act/action

yakor

Senior Member
Russian
Hi! I'm trying to get the principle difference between act and action. It's seems to me that action is close to motion. You always do something at action. When you are involved in action you move, budge...jump, run...talking.. ,other words, you do something. How acts and actions are connected with each other?One act could consists of many actions. But one action doesn't consist of the acts. Action could be the act.
-His action was jumping from the first floor. And it (this action) was the act of disobedience to existing rules.
 
  • MikeMc

    Senior Member
    USA
    English-US
    You are right that action is akin to motion. When used as a noun, you can think of an act as a kind of event--a behavior that has a beginning and an end. An action would be the process of executing the act.
     
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