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Post by Quoc » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:09 am

Hi,

1/ Can I say aware of doing sth?

Ex: He became acutely aware of having failed his parents.

2/ What is the difference in meaning between aware and conscious?
Ex: She's very conscious of the problems involved. (a)

=She's very aware of the problems involved. (b)?

Quoc
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:00 pm

They're the same, though aware refers to the senses and conscious refers a bit more deeply to thought.
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Post by Quoc » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:06 am

Hi,

What are the meanings of senses and thought here? I think they mean the same.

How about my first question?

Quoc
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:34 pm

Gdwdwrkr's reference to 'senses' means the mechanisms for apprehending one's surroundings, e.g. sight, hearing etc.

While awareness is certainly applied to the senses, it is not exclusively applied to them. For instance, one can become aware of another person's (or one's own) shortcomings, intelligence, courage etc.
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:46 pm

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