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What is the difference between Essential and Necessary?

Asked by Demi , Last updated: Jul 28, 2020

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M. Klose

M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Jul 28, 2020

“Essential” and “necessary” are words that are often confused together, these words have a different meaning, and they are used in different circumstances. Essential and necessary are adjectives and nouns that are used to express the importance and also the urgency.

“Essential” and “necessary” are words that are often confused together,
Essential is a noun, and also an adjective, essential can be simply put as something you cannot do without. The main characteristics of the word essential are that it has the utmost linked with it, in which it important is indispensable. Necessary can be simply defined as something that is important, but you can do without it; necessary is used to refer to law. The adjective necessary is less effective when compared to the adjective essential.

 

S. Hughes

S. Hughes

Answered Jun 18, 2020

There are different circumstances wherein essential and necessary are used. When you say “essential,” this means that this is something that you may need; otherwise, you will not be able to do other things. When you say “necessary,” this may be something that you know that you need to do, but you actually do not want to do. For example, “essential” may refer to something that you may need in order to do different things.

There are different circumstances wherein essential and necessary are used. When you say
For example, you will not be able to work on a task when you do not have the right details to make sure that you are doing things properly. You can use the word “necessary” when you know that you need to do a task even though you do not want to.

 

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