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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 296. Today we're going to look at the
difference between resident, dweller or inhabitant. Yeah, because these can be
confusing words. Sometimes students will ask what's the difference between all
these three. All right. Let's take a look at the first note here. A resident is
someone who lives in a particular place, especially a home and in an official
sense. A resident usually has an official address one can receive mail at. All right.
So that's one of the big things about a resident is that it's very official. And
you actually have a place that can receive mail. It's an official residence,
official residency is important in many ways and different states have different
time limits before one can declare residency of a state. The period usually
is around six months. Okay. Once residency is established, this can allow a citizen
certain benefits, etc. Basically, such as voting, having a right to send children
to school. Okay, in that particular area their local area. Yeah, and it will also
affect your taxes you know your local taxes. You your local taxes. The word resident only
applies to humans. So we cannot use resident with animals. So that's one big
clear difference between resident and the next two. Okay. Let's, let's continue
with the note here. The word dweller could apply to humans or animals and the
focus is often in on a particular type of area or one's nearby environment. So
the focus is on the environment that you're around, when we're talking about a
dweller. For humans, common examples might be a city dweller or a slum dweller.
So you know, maybe the idea of the slum, it's a bad neighborhood or something
like that. So the that's sort of the immediate area.
Okay. We definitely use it for animals, such examples as a tree dweller or a
cave dweller. Yeah. So for example you know monkeys or Apes are tree dwellers.
Maybe a bear could be a cave dweller. So again the focus is on the immediate area
around you, you know, and describing that area. The environment around you. So we
say dweller. Dweller really means to dwell, means to live. So you're living in that
particular area. Okay. Let's, let's go on. Inhabitant now inhabitant and dweller are
probably a little closer than that with resident. An inhabitant is someone who
generally lives in a place, but an official address is not important.
So you know, you just like we say here a homeless person could be an inhabitant
or a dweller. But you know, he residency maybe he has, maybe he did have residency
before. And he he since, he lost his home nobody officially knows where he lives.
Or maybe he was a person that was never really a resident of that state. Maybe
they became homeless and they went somewhere else and lived on the street.
They were really never a resident there, but if they lived there for a period of
time. Then they're still an inhabitant. If you're living in this place you're
inhabitant whether you're a person or an animal or you can even use it for plants.
Okay, good. Let's go on. So a homeless person could be.
An animal could be an inhabitant as well. But again, when we say an animal is an
inhabitant, it's usually in a more broader or wider sense. As opposed to
like a dweller where it's you know, like specifically on a cave or a tree it's
not on this broad area, like the whole country. Or you know, maybe you could be
an inhabitant of like a jungle which could be like very large or a forest or
something like that. Good so that's the way we'd say it. Yeah.
Okay. Let's continue. So here are some examples that we would use. Example one,
you must be a resident of a state to legally vote in their election. So again,
it's more in the official sense. Number two. Slum dwellers or slum
dwellers often live in poverty. Yeah. So so it's a real focus on the area that's
around them. You know a slum could just be a very small part of a city. So the
focus is on your immediate area when we use it with people or animals. Okay.
Monkeys are tree dwellers. Again these are just focusing on the actual tree. This is
this is that particular area. That's , that environment that they live in. Okay.
Nearly three percent of inhabitants of that city are homeless. Okay. So that's
the way we use it. W do use it well obviously it's still of a place, but it's
on a broader sense you know like of the entire city. These people are
homeless. You're not focusing on just you know, like a neighborhood or something
like that and the last part is, that endangered species is an inhabitant of
this forest. So again. It's a much broader sense. It's not focused on like a cave or
a tree or something along that line. Okay. Good well I hope you can see a
difference. Obviously, there is some crossover though. If you're like a you
know a slum dweller or a city dweller, you know, you are also an inhabitant of
that city. Or if you, you know, if you are a city dweller, it's very possible you
are a resident. You may have an official address. So there is some crossover with
these. But you have to look at where the focus is . On resident, the focus is on
being official, and being recorded. With dweller, the focus is more on your
immediate area. And there they want to focus on the the idea of
the area around you. And inhabitant is kind of a broader sense. But it also means
that you just live in this place generally. Okay anyway I hope you got it.
I hope it's clear.Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Lesson (296) The Difference Between Resident Dweller and Inhabitant

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