I have three questions to ask:
I guess Patricia will invite ___ you want.
a. whomever b. whoever
"a" is correct. No problem. But since in oral English we can say "Whom are you looking for" or "Who are you looking for" I think "b" is also possible. Is that right? Yes.
The boy began to cry and tears slowly _______ his face.
a. trickled b. dribbled
"a" is correct because I found the collocation in my dictionary. But the meaning of dribble is similar to that of trickle. Is it an issue of collocation? Yes, it is. We don't talk about tears "dribbling".
Eighteen is the ___________ voting age in our country.
a. minumal b. minimum
The key is "b". But the definitions of the two are the same: Only 'b' is correct.
minimum: the smallest amount or number allowed or possible
minimal: very small in amount
Do you really see these definitions as the same?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
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