"I will attend this event" VS "I will participate in this event"
- vincentJune 2019
"To participate" means you take an active role in something.
You might attend a party. In this case, you aren't a bystander, or audience. You would be part of the party, but you wouldn't say that you are going to participate in the party. You would simply attend.
Vsevuskav4 weeks ago”To attend an event” simply means ”to be at an event”; it is a more formal way of saying ”to go to an event”. It doesn’t explicitly mean that you are part of the audience - so you can participate in an event while attending it. vincentAugust 2019Would I say : to attend an event? vincentAugust 2019Thanks
To participate means to take part in an activity To attend means to take courses, for example I participate in this role play I attend French classes in the local language school I participate in every single activity in the school I attend. You cannot participate in a university, but you can attend it and participate in the discussions on seminars
vincentJune 2019Thanks Anton, it is much clearer now, I was always using "attend the language exchange event" but it should rather be "participate in the language exchange event"