Respondent vs. Correspondent

Respondent = a person who replies to something, especially one supplying information for a questionnaire.

  • The majority of respondents were of the opinion that there was no chance for an early poll.
  • Some of the respondents were not willing to give more details about the controversial issue.

Correspondent = a person employed to report for a newspaper or broadcasting organisation;  reporter, journalist etc.

  • A football correspondent.
  • He was a war correspondent.
  • Their foreign correspondent passed on more information regarding the outcome of the election.

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