Friday, September 18, 2015

empathy/sympathy: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Friday, September 18, 2015

If you think you feel just like another person, you are feeling empathy. If you just feel sorry for another person, you’re feeling sympathy.

Sometimes people say they “emphasize” with someone when they mean they “empathize” with him or her.

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