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What is the difference between Task and Activity?

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Ben

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Ben , Professional Gamer, Styria

Answered Dec 30, 2020

The word task refers to work or a piece of work to be done or undertaken. On the other hand, the word task means to make great demands on someone to get something done quickly and efficiently. Task is a word used a lot in business situations. Employers will provide tasks for their employees to complete. Activity refers to an event or happening. You could also refer to outdoor activities, like hiking or bicycling. These are the main differences between the two words. Activity means the condition of being active or moving about, and it involves the exertion of energy or action. The task is intended for completion, while the activity is meant for movement.
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E. Reyes

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E. Reyes, Builder, graduate, Birmingham

Answered Dec 23, 2020

When you say “task” you are referring to work that you would need to do. When you say “activity” you are referring to something that will occur. For example, the school’s talent show can be considered as an activity. The dance that the students will do in order to participate in the school’s talent show can be considered a task.

They would need to memorize the steps so that people can appreciate their effort. A task would usually require some thinking and concentration. For instance, memorizing steps will require the use of one’s memory. An activity will usually need more energy and also a little bit more action.

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Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Dec 18, 2020

Task and activity are two terms that, when looked at closely, you would discover that they really have their differences. While a task can be explained as work to be done, an activity is somewhat like a happening or event. A task is typically an assignment being handled by someone in order to achieve a particular purpose. An activity is not as really serious or purposeful as a task.

A task can also be described as an activity that is to be carried out, but an activity is not really a task. You can be asked to perform some sort of activity by authority; this can be described as a task, so far, it is purposeful. Activity is usually more demanding in terms of strength and action and can just be some casual doings. The task is the purposeful completion of a set of activities. Also, it is important to note that these two words are used majorly as nouns in sentences.

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L. Agate

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Answered Dec 11, 2020

Task and activity are mostly used as nouns. However, the word task can also be a verb. The word task comes from Middle English, while Late Middle English generated the word activity. Task refers to work that must be accomplished, while activity relates to something in the process of occurring. The word activity is the action of moving or doing something.

The word task represents achievement, while activity represents movement constructed by something happening. It involves the work of energy, while a task makes demands of a person. Therefore, a task is more like busywork, while activity can mean an occupation or a pursuit of some kind.

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G. Woods

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G. Woods, College student, Graduate, Southampton

Answered Dec 03, 2020

The two terms task and activity are words used interchangeably and cause confusion in most cases if a sharp disparity is not cut between the two. The term task actually suggests a piece of work that has to be done or undertaken; it can also mean work while an activity means some events or some things which are happening.

A task is also known as an assignment that has been given or assigned to someone to do. A task can be any activity, which is done with a certain purpose. At the same time, activity in comparison can be said to be work that is done with no purpose or sense of achievement in mind.

Unlike a task, an activity needs a lot more energy and action than a task. Another sharp cut difference between task and activity is that task implies the completion of a certain activity, but the later is just some movements.

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Brendan

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Brendan , Analyst, NY

Answered Nov 27, 2020

When you say a task, you mean to say that this is something that you have to do. Most people would equate a “task” to “work.” Activity, on the other hand, is a bit different because this would refer to an event that is currently happening. There are some people who would take on “tasks” knowing what is in store for them. They already know what the purpose of the work is going to be. This is different from an “activity” in the sense that it would require a lot of energy and more action so that it can be properly done. There are times when people would take on activities without knowing what the main purpose is going to be.
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Jessica Rhodes

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Jessica Rhodes, Economic advisor, Master of Economics (MEcon), Ohio

Answered Jul 23, 2020

Task and activity are two words in the English language that are often used interchangeably. The reason for this is they are similar in context, but they do have differences between them. A task is work that is done for a purpose. It is normally one of the last steps of a project so that the project can be completed.

Task is normally used when people are finishing assignments or responsibilities. An activity is done as a duty to help progress towards completing of the project. Most times activities have no purpose. It can even be done for entertainment, such as playing a game or watching TV.

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O.Olivia

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Answered Jul 20, 2020

When you say a task, this means “work.” This is something that you have to do in order to achieve something. For example, there is a project that you are working on. You need to make sure that you will do the various tasks that are available; otherwise, you will not be able to complete your task.

When you say a task, this means “work.” This is something that you have to do in order
When you say activity, this may be something that you have to do so that you can be sure that something is happening. Sometimes you would be doing an activity without any particular purpose in mind. You do not know exactly what you are going to achieve from it. With work, you are doing something because you have an end goal.

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Samantha Stewart

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Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Jul 13, 2020

One of the reasons why "task" and "activity" are most times used interchangeably is because they are a little bit similar in meaning. Although they can have similar meanings in some contexts, there are still some differences between the two words, even in terms of meaning. A task is a piece of work done with a particular purpose. Most times, people use the word "task" when committing certain responsibilities or assignments to others.

One of the reasons why
The reasons for these assignments are well stated. A task can also be an activity that is part of your duties. The word task can also be used to describe a very tedious or difficult undertaking. An activity, on the other hand, may also share the same meaning with the word "task," but some activities are done with no purpose in mind. At times, the word activity can be used to describe something done for entertainment or pleasure, whereas the word task doesn't hold this meaning.

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