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    Default Re: Which would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    This was just posted on another forum. Which answer do you think is suitable? I'm a little confused...

    I believe reserves of coal here are _____ to last for fifty years.

    A. efficient
    B. original
    C. typical
    D. principal
    I would say that sufficient would be a better choice myself. :)
    I agree with you also. One could also insert "expected", "supposed", etc. Just out of curiosity, which answer did the student choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Ah, the red nosed foreign devils trying to stir things up.
    I don't get labelled 'red nose', but I do get told 'Your nose is too big'.
    Would it be a misuse of "big" for "long"?

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    I'm not sure if it's a misuse- we say 'big nose' as well as 'long'.

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    Here in China, 'big' is a reference to the bridge of the nose, not the size or length, apparently. ;)

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    It's got to have some dimensions, hasn't it?

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