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    Could you please give me further help as to vocabulary

    Dear teachers,

    Thank you so much for your reply and your explanations.

    The problem is that I have got different answers. I felt at a loss. If you experts and teachers can't agree with each other. What can I do about it? So could you please tell me the correct answers when you agree with each other? I am faced with those choices.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: Could you please give me further help as to vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    Thank you so much for your reply and your explanations.

    The problem is that I have got different answers. I felt at a loss. If you experts and teachers can't agree with each other. What can I do about it? So could you please tell me the correct answers when you agree with each other? I am faced with those choices.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I assume that you are referring to the question about the multiple choice test. I know it is frustrating when we disagree, but that is the way of language and testing. If two "experts" disagree about the answer to a question, it is very likely that the question is the problem. In one case, a question may ask for a choice between two correct answers. In another, the choice may be between two incorrect answers. That will always lead to confusion and disagreement. WE are here to help you, not to confuse you. But, sometimes, that cannot be avoided. :?

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    While there is deisagreement over some issues, this is the same in any area of academic or educational life. However, there is far more agreement thatn disagreement. I also think Mike is right about multiple choice answers. Sometimes an incorrect answer can be given that looked correct to the test writer at the time.

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    Re: Could you please give me further help as to vocabulary

    Dear Mike,
    Thank you for your patience. You are right. The test paper is to blame. They are really demanding and make you feel unreliable as far as their keys are concerned.
    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    Thank you so much for your reply and your explanations.

    The problem is that I have got different answers. I felt at a loss. If you experts and teachers can't agree with each other. What can I do about it? So could you please tell me the correct answers when you agree with each other? I am faced with those choices.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I assume that you are referring to the question about the multiple choice test. I know it is frustrating when we disagree, but that is the way of language and testing. If two "experts" disagree about the answer to a question, it is very likely that the question is the problem. In one case, a question may ask for a choice between two correct answers. In another, the choice may be between two incorrect answers. That will always lead to confusion and disagreement. WE are here to help you, not to confuse you. But, sometimes, that cannot be avoided. :?

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    Thank you for supporting Mike. Now I think I should follow the majority.
    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    While there is deisagreement over some issues, this is the same in any area of academic or educational life. However, there is far more agreement thatn disagreement. I also think Mike is right about multiple choice answers. Sometimes an incorrect answer can be given that looked correct to the test writer at the time.

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    I must confess that Mike and I don't agree on absolutely everything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I must confess that Mike and I don't agree on absolutely everything.
    It is not necessarily a bad point.
    That's the way we learn further.

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    Dear Mike,
    Thank you for your patience. You are right. The test paper is to blame. They are really demanding and make you feel unreliable as far as their keys are concerned.
    Jiang
    I don't blame you for being frustrated. I would be :mad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I must confess that Mike and I don't agree on absolutely everything.
    I agree with that.

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    Re: Could you please give me further help as to vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    Thank you so much for your reply and your explanations.

    The problem is that I have got different answers. I felt at a loss. If you experts and teachers can't agree with each other. What can I do about it? So could you please tell me the correct answers when you agree with each other? I am faced with those choices.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Jiang, consider the fact that Mike, tdol, Ronbee, and I live in different parts of the world. We do not speak the same dialect of English. Moreover, the same can be said to hold true for the person who wrote the questions for the multiple choice test. The test sentences are grammatical.

    All the best,

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