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    yoriko520 is offline Junior Member
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    Q : Bill was (about average) (in) performance in comparison (with other students) in (his) class . * choose the sentences in bracket which is incorrectly . - the answer is (with other students) . I am wondering why it is the answer but not (about average) ? Hope someone can explain it , thanks in advance ^^

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    Default Re: with other students ??

    1 about average = more or less/approximately average
    2 It should be the other students as these are specific stduents (the ones in his class).

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    Default Re: with other students ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 about average = more or less/approximately average
    2 It should be the other students as these are specific stduents (the ones in his class).

    Thanks a lot ^^

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    Default Re: with other students ??

    Quote Originally Posted by yoriko520 View Post
    Thanks a lot. ^^ Unnecessary.
    Note that we end a sentence with a single full stop (or question mark or exclamation mark). I don't know what ^^ means. If you want to use a smiley/emoticon, click on the smiley face icon in the toolbar and choose one, but put it after the full stop.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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