Please read the following sentence:
They had a fierce debate as to whether their company should restore the trade relationship which was broken years ago.
We can't replace debate with disagreement because we can say fierce debate but we can't say fierce disagreement. Am I right?
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While fierce might seem to go with debate better than with disagreement, "fierce disagreement" is used.
Thank you for your examples.
I wanted to make things easy for you but it seems it didn't work.
That is a multiple choice. The sentence is as follows:
They had a fierce________ as to whether their company should restore the trade relationship which was broken years ago.
a. debate b. disagreement
The correct answer is 'a'. That's why I thought fierce is the reason that we could choose 'b'. According to what you cited now I am sure both are correct. Right?
Originally Posted by RonBee
Both are correct, but, a) is the better choice. Why? Can you figure it out? :D
Originally Posted by jiang
Hint: One implies the other.
Wouldn't it depend on how they handled it? ;-)
I would choose a, but I wouldn't say b is wrong. (I agree that a is the better choice.)
I agree, but if they were screaming and shouting...
Because people debate because they disagree with each other. Am I right?
Originally Posted by Casiopea
I have thought hard but I don't understand what you meant. If they were screaming and shouting what then?
Originally Posted by tdol
If you're screaming, it isn't much of a debate, but it is a disagreement. ;-)
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