coherence or cohesion?

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Moonchild.F

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persian
Hello, hope you all be fine:)This is my first question in Word Refrence.

What is the difference between Cohesion and Coherence?

In Longman dictionary They are nearly the same .
 
  • Moonchild.F

    Member
    persian
    Welcome to the forum, Moonchild. Have you got a couple of sample sentences with the words in?
    Well, not exactly, but I've heard that in IELTS writings the coherence and cohesion both must be observed. That's why i asked about the difference .
     

    Shweggeh

    Senior Member
    Lithuanian (not certain)
    Well, not exactly, but I've heard that in IELTS writings the coherence and cohesion both must be observed. That's why i asked about the difference .
    The way I see it, cohesion is the act of working cohesively as a group. Being effective by being semi-reliant on one another.
    Coherence is when things are logical and make sense I guess.
     

    rhitagawr

    Senior Member
    British English
    Coherence has more to do with making sense. He spoke coherently - his words were clear and made sense.
    Cohesion has more to do with sticking together. There's not much group cohesion - the group doesn't act as a unit. These tyres give good cohesion - they help the car stay on the road without it skidding.
    It looks as though Shweggeh and I agree with each other.
     

    Moonchild.F

    Member
    persian
    Coherence has more to do with making sense. He spoke coherently - his words were clear and made sense.
    Cohesion has more to do with sticking together. There's not much group cohesion - the group doesn't act as a unit. These tyres give good cohesion - they help the car stay on the road without it skidding.
    It looks as though Shweggeh and I agree with each other.
    Thank you so much, I got the answer .:):thumbsup:
     
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