Are the students ‘repeating’ their notes or ‘reviewing’ their notes? Many languages use the same word for repeat, review and revise. So in this post, we are going to look at the differences between these English verbs.
If you repeat something, you say or do it again.
Can you repeat that trick again?
I didn’t hear what you said. Can you repeat it?
I repeated her name three times, but she still didn’t hear me.
If you review something, you study material again (usually for a test or examination).
She‘s reviewing her notes.
You need to review for your exam if you want to pass it.
The verb revise has the same meaning as review, but it is used more in British and Australian English:
She‘s revising her notes.
You need to revise for your exam if you want to pass it.
Revise also has another meaning in both American and British English. It means to edit a written paper in order to correct and change it.
The professor advised me to revise my paper before submitting it.