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    1. Although some people earn a lot of money, they are not_________ with their lives
    A pleasant B concerned C satisfy D contented

    I chose A but the answer is D. Can you tell me the difference between pleasant with or contented with?

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    Default Re: pleasant with or contented with

    Quote Originally Posted by san2612 View Post
    1. Although some people earn a lot of money, they are not_________ with their lives
    A pleasant B concerned C satisfy D contented

    I chose A but the answer is D. Can you tell me the difference between pleasant with or contented with?
    "Pleasant with" is meaningless.
    If you look up a dictionary, you'll find that things can be pleasant to a person; a person can find something/someone pleasant; but a person cannot be "pleasant with" something/someone.
    "Pleasant" means something similar to "pleasing".

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    Default Re: pleasant with or contented with

    Quote Originally Posted by san2612 View Post
    1. Although some people earn a lot of money, they are not_________ with their lives
    A pleasant B concerned C satisfy D contented

    I chose A but the answer is D. Can you tell me the difference between pleasant with or contented with?
    "Pleasant" is a description of a person or a thing. It is not an emotion. I think they were trying to trick you into thinking that maybe it could be "...they are not pleased with their lives." Having said that, that would not be a natural phrase either.

    I personally think that "happy" should have been one of the choices but, as is so often the case, the most natural answer does not appear. Of the four choices you were given, "contented" is the only which fits grammatically and logically.

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    Default Re: pleasant with or contented with

    I think "satisfied" would be the most natural, but it's not one of the choices.

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