**Florent Lefortier**answered

There’s actually quite a lot of difference!

Making an inference means using logic to come to a conclusion about something. You’re using your knowledge and experiences to predict something.

Making a generalization is using what you know about something and applying it to something larger.

**What Is Making An Inference?**Making an inference means using logic to come to a conclusion about something. You’re using your knowledge and experiences to predict something.

**Example 1**: Sarah won the race last time, therefore she’ll win this time, too.**Example 2**: Your dad always eats white chocolate after dinner, so his favorite type of chocolate must be white chocolate.

**What Is Making A Generalization?**Making a generalization is using what you know about something and applying it to something larger.

**Example 1**: You drop a piece of cheese from your sandwich, and your cat eats it. Therefore all cats eat cheese.**Example 2**: Chris is rude, and he's a boy. Therefore all boys are rude.