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    Default noticed the book favorably

    I think 2 definitely has the same meaning, but I doubt if 1 can also be a candidate. Does 1 only have the meaning of "perceive" or can both 1 and 2 be the answers?

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    Q. Choose the one which has the same usage as the underlined in the paragraph. - A:2
    1.He has noticed the book favorably.
    2.It took officials two days to notice their error and remove the document.
    3.He was noticed to quit.

    ex)In 1173, town officials chose a spot to build the tower. Only five years after work began, the tower began to lean to the north. This was first noticed during the construction of the third floor...

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    Default Re: noticed the book favorably

    Only 2 is correct. 1 doesn't seem like correct English to me. I don't think you can notice something favorably.

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    Default Re: noticed the book favorably

    Are you asking which of these uses of "notice" has the same meaning as in your example text?

    Sentence 3 can use the word notice, but you would need to reword it to not be passive, like "everybody in the office noticed that he quit." or something like that.

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    Default Re: noticed the book favorably

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Q. Choose the one which has the same usage as the underlined in the paragraph. - A:2
    1.He has noticed the book favorably.
    2.It took officials two days to notice their error and remove the document.
    3.He was noticed to quit.

    ex)In 1173, town officials chose a spot to build the tower. Only five years after work began, the tower began to lean to the north. This was first noticed during the construction of the third floor...
    Hi, Keannu! As you said, #2 is definitely the correct choice.

    I think #1 is just a slight misuse of the word, in order to confuse you: The book received favorable notices. (In AmE this means The book was reviewed favorably.)

    As for #3, I wonder if they weren't trying to trick you again, since the expression "to give notice" does mean to quit a job... As it is, the sentence makes no sense to me; I suppose one could say, He was noticed to have quit, with the meaning that people noticed he had quit at some previous time, but I don't think many native speakers would ever do this!

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    Default Re: noticed the book favorably

    For (1): "He has noted the book favourably" is the nearest possibility, using "note" in the sense of referring to or drawing attention to something. For example: "Although the critic has not written a full review of the book, he has noted it favourably a couple of times in other articles".

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