What is the difference between 'source' and 'resource'?
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According to Concise Oxford English Dictionary, "source" is:
"1. a place, person, or thing from which something originates. 2. a person who provides information." In turn, resource is usually used in plural and presumes an asset, material, person or capital which might be used for accomplishing certain goal.
|link comment||answered Mar 23 '11 at 12:37 li hao New member|
I think ''source'' is a general word: a group of defined components in a certain field that people take materials from, whether supply were theoritical or practical, while ''resource'' is a group of defined components in a certain field, but only in scholar, educational, theoritical way We can describe oil wells as sources, but, when talking about materialistic references like a college textbook we go to ''resource''. I'm not certain anyway, wating for other opinions,
|link comment||answered Jul 06 '14 at 10:56 Mohammad Jamal Shaaban New member|
When we speak about a 'source', our focus is on where we obtain something. What can be obtained from that source can be good or bad. When we speak of something being a 'resource', implicit in our use of the word is that what we obtain from that 'source/resource' is something good, or at least what we consider to be good and of value.
|link comment||answered Jul 18 at 07:12 David Robertson New member|
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