English as a Second Language/Honor - praise - worship

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Hi Amy Baker!

I have read the sentence "The temple was built around the year 1100 to honor a Hindu God" in a book and I wonder if we can replace the word "honor" by praise or worship. Is there any difference among these words?

Thanks!

Ngan Tran

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Hi there,

While honor, praise and worship are normally synonyms, using "praise" here doesn't quite work. You can definitely use worship, or if you are looking for more alternatives: venerate, and even celebrate or commemorate could be used instead of "honor" in the sentence above.

I hope this helps.

Looking forward to more of your questions.

Regards,

Amy

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Amy Baker

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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.

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I'm a certified ESL teacher with 12 years of experience teaching K-12 and adults.

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