Question about wording

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Spiked Chain Training says, "You can treat the spiked chain as a double weapon. ... The primary end gains the the stout property, and the secondary end gains the off-hand property."

Blowgun training says, "You treat a blowgun as a high critical weapon."

Staff Fighting says, "You can treat the quarterstaff as a double weapon. ... The primary end gains the defensive and stout properties, and the secondary end gains the off-hand property." 

Hurl Weapon says, "You can use any one-handed off-hand weapon as a heavy thrown weapon."
 
Improvised Missile says, "You can use improvised melee weapons (not including unarmed attacks) as heavy thrown weapons"

Two-Blade Fighting Style says, "you can wield a one-handed weapon in your off hand as if it were an off-hand weapon."

Is there any significance to the different wording: "treat ... as"; "use ... as"; and "wield ... as if it were"?
Is there any significance to the different wording: "treat ... as"; "use ... as"; and "wield ... as if it were"?


No. Unless synonymic terms are explicitly defined in rulebooks as to mean something different (which, in practice, they never are) assume the common meanings. D&D books are written in English, not legalese, and the writers frequently use different colloquialisms to refer to the same thing.

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