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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
D.always D.bring "
(1) I chose necessarily but I don't understnad (2)
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.
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.