I have two questions to ask:
Advertising is used for public service ________ as well we for commercial ones. Advertising agencies produce the campaigns of organizations such as the Red Cross, helping them to collect money for their work.
a. information b. messages c. news
The key is 'b'. I don't know why 'a' and 'c' are not correct. Could you please explain them to me.I would prefer "information" in this context, but the writer is indicating that the agencies are putting across a message about the public service(s) and what they do.
The sentences in themselves are not well written. If I was writing them, I would phrase them:
As well as commercial work, advertising can be used to inform about public services. Advertising agencies produce campaigns for organizations such as the Red Cross, helping them in their fund-raising.
Another point: charities such the the Red Cross are really "non-commercial bodies" rather than "public services, which usually means services provided by government.
Morton was reading the Times Magazine section, one arm __________ around her shoulder.
a. flinging b, flung
The key is 'b'. Why isn't 'a' correct? Does it mean we should say 'One arm was flung around her shoulder'? In other words I can't say 'One arm flung around her shoulder'?Yes, you can. "Flinging" would imply he is doing the action now. As he "was reading" - already reading - he is sitting beside her with one arm over her shoulders. Shoulders should be plural here as the writer has used "around" - difficult to put an arm around one shoulder.
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