字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is lesson 269. Today the title of the lesson is difference between resolve and solve. Yeah. Sometimes I will get students ask me what's the difference between these two words ? So, let's look at the note here. If you resolve a problem , issue, etc. , you have dealt with it and have worked something out and brings the matter or the question to an end. However, this does not necessarily mean that everyone involved in the final decision or conclusion is happy. Yes. So when you resolve something you probably have two different sides, and probably some people will have to give in. And you know, give up something in order to compromise, in order to to make something come to an end. So then we say that we resolve that. We finally worked it out. Now it's definitely over. But you had to resolve how to work it out especially between two different sides Let's continue. When you solve something, you have found a solution. You found an answer to something. You have dealt with it successfully and have found a logical and complete answer. Let's continue here. We are more likely to use solve with a math problem Yeah. We would never say that we resolved the math problem. We didn't work with two different sides of two different groups and negotiate an answer , or negotiate a conclusion. We have found the answer. That's it. It's clear . A puzzle the same thing. You found the answer to the puzzle. No, no negotiation no compromise. no nothing like that. Riddle , the same thing. A mystery you finally found the answer to the answer to the mystery. You have a conclusion. You have an answer that tells you definitely why something happened. I think like a few years back they finally figured out the mystery of the aurora borealis. Remember those beautiful lights that used to appear in the sky. For many, many years they didn't know why it happened. Now they finally scientifically came up with an answer that they know how it happened. So they they solved the mystery. A murder case Yes. A detective solved a murder case, he figured out who was the murderer. Who killed someone. Again you wouldn't say you resolved the murder case. Again there's no negotiation here. You're not trying to negotiate with somebody to come to an answer. You solved it. You figured it out. You figure out the definite answer. He is the murderer and hopefully they're right. Let's go on. We are more likely to use resolved with a dispute. Again here, clearly you have two different sides and probably each side is probably going to have to compromise. So in the end. You may come to a conclusion. You may put it to an end, but maybe not everybody got what they wanted. So maybe not everybody's completely happy. The same thing with conflict . You know , conflict in a war. Again you may have to work with two different groups, two different sides. You have to work something out. Disagreement definitely, negotiation. So. Yeah, so usually when we say resolve, it often implies one or more of these things were happening. There was a dispute, conflict and disagreement , negotiations. Two sides had to work something out to come to a final end. So that the situation or the matter is now over. Completely. Okay. so let's look at some examples . Example number one I finally solved that puzzle. Yeah. You found the answer to that puzzle. You know how to do it. Maybe like, you know like a Rubik's cube or something. you wouldn't say you resolved a Rubik's cube. That would be really weird. Number two he was the only one who was able to solve that math problem. You know, math problems definitely are solved. We don't resolve it. There's no negotiations, where you're not trying to work out some dispute on both sides. You, you solve a math problem. All right. Number three. That detective solved this murder case. So you know maybe he found enough evidence of proof to say you know with most certainty that , that's probably the murderer. Good. Number four, the mediator resolved the dispute. Again, it's dispute two different sides arguing. Between management and the union. Yeah. So a particular union and the management . You know maybe it was a possibly of a strike or maybe they were on strike already. You had to work with both sides had to work out some, some, some agreements between them. So you resolved the agreement. You resolved the dispute. You brought it to an end. All right. Number five. Keep your fingers crossed. Remember we always say that. You know especially for luck. I hope this administration has resolved the North Korean conflict. Yeah. You know what's presently happening in North Korea, at the moment it does seem like North Korea is really denuclearizing. There's a lot of evidence that they're taking them apart and possibly in the future, maybe the two Koreas will reunite. Let's hope that the conflict between them has finally resolved. Okay. I hope it's clear. I hope you got it. I hope it was informative Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.