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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    Default are they the same

    I came across such a question as follows:

    By using a lot of figures, the author intends to ________.

    A. show there is no standard price for every single airline

    B. prove airfares can vary widely

    I think both express the same meaning.

    Is "no standard price" equal to "airfares can vary widely" from a teacher's point of view?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Default Re: are they the same

    It could mean that prices may vary, but widely is a bit of a stretch. I would have to see more context to arrive at that conclusion.

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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: are they the same

    Harriet Levy paid $179 for a recent round-trip flight on American Airlines between New York and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Sitting just one row behind her, Shirley Harrison paid $215. A few rows back,Ellis and Dianne Traub paid $317 each. There were at least 12 fares on the flight, ranging from $169 to $360.
    There is no reason for it, Harrison said.
    Fares can change significantly in just a few hours. One Delta flight from New York to Los Angeles jumped from $755 to $1,143 from a Friday to Saturday in late April, then fell to $718 on Sundays.

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    Default Re: are they the same

    Only two airlines are mentioned. There is no justification for choosing an answer that refers to "every single airline."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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