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    please... help me!!

    What I want to know is not about grammar, but about reading comprehension.

    Please give me the answers to the following two questions.


    I'd like your explanation. Help!



    1. What is the common answer for the blanks?
    A. condition of wanting to know or learn about something or
    somebody : I have no _______ in politics.
    B: advantage ; profit ; well-being : It is your _____ to go.
    C: money paid for the use of money : He lent me the money at 6 % ______.

    ① principle ② turn ③ recreation ④ necessity ⑤ change


    2. What is "It" ?

    Have you ever looked along a smooth road in hot weather and seen what appears to be a stretch of water where none exists? It is caused by the air being heated in such a way that hot layers of air lie under cold layers. The cold air is thicker than the hot air and this causes light passing through the layers to be bent. This bending gives the illusion of water, or even sends a picture of the scene many miles away. "It" often occurs in the desert. Lakes are seen where there is really nothing but sand. And sometimes images of towns and palm trees appear and taunt the thirsty traveler. The same thing happens at sea, when ghostly ships are seen floating in the sky.

    ① impression
    ② ghost
    ③ mirage
    ④ reflection
    ⑤ image


    I think the answers are ....
    1. ② turn
    2. ③ mirage

    Right? Wrong?

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    Re: please... help me!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    What I want to know is not about grammar, but about reading comprehension.

    Please give me the answers to the following two questions.


    I'd like your explanation. Help!



    1. What is the common answer for the blanks?
    A. condition of wanting to know or learn about something or
    somebody : I have no _______ in politics.
    B: advantage ; profit ; well-being : It is your _____ to go.
    C: money paid for the use of money : He lent me the money at 6 % ______.

    ① principle ② turn ③ recreation ④ necessity ⑤ change


    2. What is "It" ?

    Have you ever looked along a smooth road in hot weather and seen what appears to be a stretch of water where none exists? It is caused by the air being heated in such a way that hot layers of air lie under cold layers. The cold air is thicker than the hot air and this causes light passing through the layers to be bent. This bending gives the illusion of water, or even sends a picture of the scene many miles away. "It" often occurs in the desert. Lakes are seen where there is really nothing but sand. And sometimes images of towns and palm trees appear and taunt the thirsty traveler. The same thing happens at sea, when ghostly ships are seen floating in the sky.

    ① impression
    ② ghost
    ③ mirage
    ④ reflection
    ⑤ image


    I think the answers are ....
    1. ② turn
    2. ③ mirage

    Right? Wrong?
    Is this your homework?...
    The first four questions with blanks to fill in seem to have somewhat strange answers to them. Maybe I am missing something but if you want to learn something, you have a desire to learn.

    I have no desire for politics.
    It's to your advantage to go.
    He lent me the money at 6% rate.

    None of your multiple choice words seem to fit.

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    Re: please... help me!!

    1. What is the common answer for the blanks?
    A. condition of wanting to know or learn about something or
    somebody : I have no _______ in politics.
    B: advantage ; profit ; well-being : It is your _____ to go.
    C: money paid for the use of money : He lent me the money at 6 % ______.

    ① principle ② turn ③ recreation ④ necessity ⑤ change

    Let me have a guess at it.

    A- I have no INTEREST in politics.
    B- It is your TURN to go.
    C- He lent me the money at 6% INTEREST.


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    Could b. be It is (in) your interest to go?

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    Yes, the answer to "b" could be It is in your interest to go.

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    To all,

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