what is the difference between "firm" and "farm"?

asked Jun 18 '13 at 12:23 Scarlet Darwin Contributor

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Are you serious?  Don't you have a dictionary? 

link answered Jun 18 '13 at 12:42 Shawn Mooney Expert

Thanks for the downvote, my dear Scarlet, but with a name like Scarlet Darwin, there is no excuse for such a silly question here. From someone named Wei Douzhang, I might have answered but...

Shawn MooneyJun 18 '13 at 15:26

I think it's my fault to have asked this question. But you see, I really don't mind. What I feel is that I should always ask questions to which I don't know the answers, because I am eager to learn. It's a different matter if you don't want to answer.

Scarlet DarwinJun 18 '13 at 15:48

Scarlet, some of your questions are good, and I am happy to help you. But all of the people who answer questions here are doing it as volunteers. We are all busy people, and explaining the difference between "firm" and "farm" is something that anyone with a grade-school dictionary should be able to answer for themselves without bothering us.

Shawn MooneyJun 18 '13 at 16:13

Well said.

Patty TJun 18 '13 at 17:27

Actually I was wrong in asking the question. I have economics as one of my subjects and in it we address industries as "firms". What I had known till date was that firm meant strict. But now it has all become different to me ...all of a sudden. That is why I just wanted to clarify my doubts from you expert people here.

Scarlet DarwinJun 19 '13 at 15:08

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Scarlet, I'll second Shawn's answer. There are many online dictionaries that will give simple definitions to words.

If you will google 'farm definition', the answer will pop right up. The advantage is that you don't have to wait for an answer.

link comment answered Jun 18 '13 at 16:31 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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