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What's the main difference between "gift" and "talent"? Are they always interchangeable?


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In this context, when we are talking about a person who is naturally skilled in or inclined towards something, both "gift" and "talent" can be used! Ex: My daughter has a gift for singing. Ex: My daughter has a talent for singing. Ex: I am very talented at sports. Ex: I have a gift for sports.

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