intense or intensive?

QuestioningThese two adjectives are very similar, so who do you know when to use which? It really is rather easy, and just may take some practice.

Emotions areĀ intense.

Actions areĀ intensive.

Intense describes qualities and conditions that come from within.

Intensive describes the degree of an outside influence.

Can you use each word in a complete sentence?

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