First, neither are correct, IMO, because the correct answer should be in the plural. If he had only one sorrow or misfortune, the beginning should read "His greatest misfortune/sorrow...."Originally Posted by jiang
The answers are pretty close, but stressing his grief or sadness sounds appropriate to me. I would choose "sorrows" on the grounds that not going to college is a matter of choice or life circumstance, not a matter of luck.
The determination of both "fault" and "guilt" are matters reserved for a judge or jury, so that cannot differentiate the selections. Searching for evidence to prove "fault" or "guilt" is the purview of the police and the prosecution.2. The traffic police were searching for evidence to prove the accused man's______,but in vain.
a. fault b. guilt
The correct answer is 'a' . 'b' is incorrect. Is it because whether a person is guilty or not should be decided by court instead of by traffic police?
I would choose "guilt" here, just because of the construction. We often use the phrase "prove someone's guilt". "Prove someone's fault" is just not idiomatic English. We can prove that "it was someone's fault" or that "someone was at fault".
I agree with your answer and reasoning here. The last sentence gets a "that depends" from me. People ignore wrongdoing for all kinds of reasons.3. The fact that they reacted so differently was a reflection of their different_____.
a. personalities b. qualities
The correct answer is 'a'. What I am thinking is that 'personality' refers to characteristic of a person, such as being timid, shy, rude etc. 'Quality ' refers to a person's feature, such as being honest, hard working, kind etc. If a person's reaction to something was to speak straight instead of hiding something that's personality. If a person reacted to something bad by ignoring it that's qulity. Am I right?