don't be desperate/ don't despair

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sergiofreeman

Senior Member
Spanish
Hi there!I

would like to know if these two examples are correct and completly idiomatic in AE or BE.

Ex. I don't like to despair, I know everything is gonna be alright, worst case scenario if I'm desperate , it wasn't change anything.

Any help of you will be appreciated indeed.
 
  • sergiofreeman

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    Thanks copyright! so , to be desperate would be used in some cases? I don't have that clear.

    Would be used as equivalent the expression: I don't push things.
    You are really a great help to me, I appreciate it very much.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    For me, I think desperation can drive you to despair, but they're not synonyms or particularly closely related. In your second sentence, if you change it to: Desperation won't change anything, that's not necessarily true: it may make you do something to change your situation. It's despair that won't change anything (except perhaps make your situation worse).
     
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