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    BLANK FILLING

    I have difficulty doing this English exercise . Someone please help me :
    " Children with ADD do not (1)_____have trouble learning , their problem is that they involuntarily (2)____their attention elsewhere .
    (1) A.absolutely (2) A.switch
    B.eternally B. carry
    C.necessarily C.move
    D.always D.bring "


    (1) I chose necessarily but I don't understnad (2)

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    Re: BLANK FILLING

    Quote Originally Posted by charmingLibra View Post
    I have difficulty doing this English exercise . Someone please help me :
    " Children with ADD do not (1)_____have trouble learning , their problem is that they involuntarily (2)____their attention elsewhere .
    (1) A.absolutely (2) A.switch
    B.eternally B. carry
    C.necessarily C.move
    D.always D.bring "


    (1) I chose necessarily but I don't understnad (2)
    To move means to go from one place to another. The children with ADD move their attention from one task (say, mathematics) to what is happening outside of the classroom.

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    Re: BLANK FILLING

    The answer the question designer wanted was C. move.

    But the question is poorly phrased. The active voice "they move" is unhappily harnessed to the adverb "involuntarily." The doing of something normally implies volition.

    The intended meaning would have been easier to grasp had the question been phrased as "their attention uncontrollably shifts elsewhere." It is not that the children do something involuntarily; it is that their attention shifts in ways they cannot control.

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    Re: BLANK FILLING

    According to the instructions, the answers are paired, and you can't pick and mix.

    Only the two C words make sense, but it's a badly-worded question.

    Rover

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