scene - sight

scene - sight
'scene'
The noun scene has several meanings.
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It can refer to a part of a play, film, or novel.

...the balcony scene from `Romeo and Juliet'.

It was like some scene from a Victorian novel.

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The scene of an accident or crime is the place where it happened.

They were only a few miles from the scene of the crime.

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You can indicate your impression of the things that are happening in a place at a particular time by referring to them as a scene of a particular kind.

...a scene of domestic tranquillity.

The moon rose over a scene of extraordinary destruction.

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'sight'
If you want to indicate your impression of the appearance of a particular thing or person, you use sight.

The room was a remarkable sight.

He was an awful sight.

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Here are some other nouns that are commonly used to refer to things that people see:
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'view'
If you want to refer to what you can see from a window or high place, the word you use is view.

The window of her flat looked out on to a superb view of London.

From the top there is a fine view.

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'landscape'
If you want to describe what you can see around you when you are travelling through an area of land, the word you use is landscape. You can use this word whether the area is attractive or not.

The landscape seemed desolate.

...the industrial landscape of eastern Massachusetts.

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'scenery'
If you want to refer to what you see around you in an attractive part of the countryside, the word you use is scenery.

We had time to admire the scenery.

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Note that scenery is an uncount noun. You do not talk about `sceneries' or `a scenery'.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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