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    1 The villagers,__had been damaged by the tsunami,were given help by the Red Cross.

    C whose all houses D all of whose houses

    The correct answer is D, I agree. But can I choose C?



    2 The chairman's speech was __boring, it is, as a matter of fact, rather inspiring and interesting.

    A anything but D all but

    The correct answer is A,again I would ask whether D would be OK.

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    Re: option

    C) . . . villagers, whose all houses . . .

    'all' modifies 'villagers', not houses, so it should be close to 'villagers' Note, colloquial ". . . villagers, all (of) whose houses had been damaged . . . ."

    A) all but boring

    I've heard A) before, but in terms of Standard usage "anything but boring" is the correct choice. The reason being, "all" is synonymous with everything, all things. The chairman's speech wasn't 'everything, all things'. Rather, it was anything but boring; i.e., it wasn't boring.

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