Q&ACategory: GrammarWhat's the difference between urgency and emergency?
Gia Asked 2 years
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iamuwajimaya Staff answered 2 years

Good question. The answer is pretty simple. Both are things which require immediate or fast action, but emergency usually involves danger and severity (something suddenly happens unexpectedly).
 
Urgency = being in a hurry
 
Emergency = if you don’t hurry, the situation will get worse suddenly (death)
 
I will below provide a few examples to make it more clear:
 
Urgency
He has a sense of urgency in everything he does, but I don’t know why.
Your urgency is noted.
The urgency of the situation is clear.
 
Emergency
Medical emergencies are scary.
How would you respond to an emergency situation?
If it’s not an emergency, you can wait. 

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