What is the
difference between Owe and Awe?
What is the difference between Owe and Awe? :
) Be in debt to someone
She owes me five hundred rupees.
He owes USD $12,000 to his father.
) Recognize something / someone as the cause or source of something
Be indebted to something / someone for something
I owe my success to my brother.
She owes her success more to luck than to her ability.
) Be under an obligation to someone
Give something as a duty to someone
You must owe loyalty to your employer.
) Feel gratitude to someone in return for a service, favour, etc…
I owe my parents and teachers a great deal.
He owes a lot to his parents and teachers.
) Feeling of respect combines with fear or wonder
Her first view of Taj Mahal at Agra filled her with awe.
I lived in awe of my father until I was at least twenty.
) Fill someone with awe
Children were awed by the solemnity of the occasion.
They were awed into silence by the sternness of my voice.
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