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Difference Between Occur and Incur

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Created Date: Fri 10 Feb 2012

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Do you know how to use occur and incur properly? Incur is rarely used compared to occur so it seems to be more difficult.

 

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Occur: to happen, to take place unexpectedly.
> The lunar eclipse occurred while I was traveling to Australia.
> The corruption of the bank occurred during the 1980s.

Incur: To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable).
> Peter incurred many additional expenses while he was studying abroad.
> Any extra cost will be incurred by the client. (the client will have to pay)


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