Prevention/Precaution

hcjohnny

Senior Member
Mandarin
In the dictionary, they seem to have similar meanings.
So are they actually the same and interchangeable?

Thank you.
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    No they are not the same although they are somewhat related.

    For example, you can wear a face mask as a precaution against catching the common cold, but there's no guarantee you can prevent it.
     
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