@Savant99 I think I got confused because in Russian “That’s the best option” is “Это лучший вариант [variant]”. But now I can clearly see the difference . There is absolutely different logic behind these words. I’ll remember that. I even feel kind of embarrassed now by the fact that I asked this question☺️. I’m not fluent in English I’m still learning so I make a lot of mistakes. And I’m grateful to everyone who makes the effort and takes the time to correct them. Thank you! You helped me a lot.💝... But now there is another problem how to distinguish between the words "variant" and "version"😅.
Never be embarrassed about asking, it's how we learn. The ones to be embarrassed are the ones who don't ask and pretend to know. 🙂 I'm always happy to answer questions.
Okay, so the difference between variant and version? Well let's first remember what variant means... It is something *different* that is *similar* to something else. Like in the example I used.
With version, if you read the definition, it sounds like it is the same thing--but it's not.
Version is usually used to talk about something that is the same thing, but the slight difference is not meant to make it a completely *different* thing. With variant you saw my examples, they are all different things. With version, the 'something' is meant to be the same thing. To clear this up... let's look at examples.
Books are an excellent example of something that can have a version. But a book that has a version is still the *same book*!. A dictionary may have a different version released every year, but it is still a dictionary. Versions are used to denote changes and additions to a dictionary, but those changes and additions don't make it something else. It's still a dictionary.
The software on a cell phone will have a 'version number' too, since it is regularly updated. However, it is still the same software. Here is a good way to help remember the difference...
Most versions are *revisions*. So if you remember the word revision (and its meaning) it will help you remember how to use the word 'version'. 🙂
@Savant99 Thank you for your detailed explanation, it was really helpful🔝! Now I will pay attention to the context in which these words occur and relate this to your explanation. And I hope I will master this topic😎.