Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Voluntarily"

Synonyms of "Voluntarily" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre voluntarily e on purpose ?
A: Voluntarily = you choose to do something, you have the choice not to do it

On purpose = intentionally, you mean to do something and you do it


Mom: Did you hit your brother on purpose?

Child: No! I didn’t mean to hit him!

Mom: Really? It was an accident?

Child: Yes!

Mom: What about breaking his toy? Did you accidentally break his toy too?

Child: Oh, no. That wasn’t an accident. I broke it on purpose. I wanted to make him mad.

Emily: Did you leave the oven on on purpose, or did you forget to turn it off?

Will: No, I left it on on purpose. I’m heating it up to cook chicken.

(Parents are talking about their kid’s soccer game.)

Will: What time is the soccer game today?

Emily: It’s at 3 o’clock. I’m bringing cookies for the team.

Will: Are you doing that voluntarily or did someone ask you to do it?

Emily: I volunteered. It was my idea to bring them.

(Friends are planning a party.)

Sarah: Whose house should we have the party at?

Joe: I think we should have it at your house.

Sarah: No, I’m not volunteering for that. Last time we had a party at my house, no one helped clean up afterwards.

George: We can have it at my house.

Sarah: Are you sure?

George: Yeah, I’m sure.

Sarah: There might be a mess left after the party.

George: It’s fine. I’m voluntarily accepting the risk.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre voluntarily e of one's own accord e spontaneously ?
A: voluntarily = someone is willingly doing something

"She is voluntarily staying late after work this week"

of one's own accord = someone is deciding, on their own, to do something.

"On her own accord, she decided to go to the doctor."

spontaneously = suddenly. out of nowhere.

"A cat spontaneously appeared from the shadows"
Q: Qual é a diferença entre voluntarily e for free ?
A: Voluntarily means you sign yourself up for something, or you volunteer yourself to do it. Example: Since I like animals, I fed the dog voluntarily.

Free means without any cost, usually used in terms of money. It can also mean liberated.
Examples: The lunch at the office is free.
The man was set free from prison.

So, if someone voluntarily teaches you English, they will put themselves up to the task to teach you — it doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be free.
If it’s free, that means you won’t be paying them any money.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre voluntarily e willingly ?
A: voluntarily is when usually when you would do something on your own, while willingly would usually mean you would allow something to happen. for example;
“I volunteered for help at the animal shelter.”
“Willingly, I was brought to the animal shelter to help.”

hope i explained well enough !

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