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    solution or answer ?

    We should find ...........to avoid the internet shopping problems
    a- solve b- solution c- answer- d- reply

    I see both 'b' and 'c' are fine.

    What about you?

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: solution or answer ?

    find a solution to avoid
    find an answer to avoid

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    Re: solution or answer ?

    thanks.

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    Re: solution or answer ?

    Are there any more suggestions?

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    Re: solution or answer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Are there any more suggestions?
    I agree with the previous poster.

    You find the answer to a question.
    You find the solution to a problem.

    This follows in the verb form:

    You answer a question.
    You solve a problem.

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    Re: solution or answer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I agree with the previous poster.

    You find the answer to a question.
    You find the solution to a problem.

    This follows in the verb form:

    You answer a question.
    You solve a problem.
    The previous one didnt say it so.

    Thanks

    But, others told me'
    'Nado,

    Are you sure you've quoted the question accurately?

    If so, it's wrongly worded and incapable of being answered correctly.


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    Re: solution or answer ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    The previous one didnt say it so.

    Thanks

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    'Nado,

    Are you sure you've quoted the question accurately?

    If so, it's wrongly worded and incapable of being answered correctly.

    I would agree that the question is badly worded! If they were simply trying to get you to find the correct noun to agree with "problem" then that doesn't really matter, but the correct form should have been:

    We should (or must) find a/the solution to the problems of internet shopping.

    In my opinion "to avoid" should not have been used. A way of saying it, including "to avoid" would be:

    "We need to find a way to avoid internet shopping problems."

    It's unfortunate that quite regularly the questions in English exercises, tests or exams are not written by native speakers, so we see errors even in the questions.

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    Re: solution or answer ?

    Thanks for your kind reply.

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