General Writing and Grammar Help/Fun & funny

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Dear Ted:

Is there any difference between "This is a FUN thing" and "This is a FUNNY thing"?

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Is there any difference between "This is a FUN thing" and "This is a FUNNY
thing"?

*** YES.  "A fun thing" is something that is entertaining to do.  "A funny thing" is something that causes laughter.

Riding a roller coaster is a FUN thing to do.

Her comedy routine was one FUNNY thing after another.  She had the audience roaring with laughter.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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