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    What is the best answer for this question?

    Dear : Teachers

    Plz help me to solve my problem. I have a sentence and i want you to show me the best answer.

    Example
    The man are cheerful. They are in good ______
    a - temper
    b - mood
    c - spirits
    d - disposition


    I used dictionary to look up the meaning of 4 words but i still dont know what the best answer is? and Why? So i want your help ! Can u go into details? I'm very grateful!
    PS: Sorry for my bad English !


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    Re: What is the best answer for this question?

    What would be your first choice?

    note correction: "men" (plural verb so has to be plural noun)

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    Re: What is the best answer for this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    What would be your first choice?

    note correction: "men" (plural verb so has to be plural noun)
    Sorry. It is my mistake....

    The men are cheerful. They are in good ______
    a - temper
    b - mood
    c - spirits
    d - disposition


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    Re: What is the best answer for this question?

    And your choice?

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    Re: What is the best answer for this question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    And your choice?
    In my opinion, the answer is "b" (mood). I dont understand clearly about the difference between the four words. They have the same meaning. Can you explain details when they are used?
    Sorry for my bad English !


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    Re: What is the best answer for this question?

    Because the subject and verb are both plural, the sentence's construction shows you cannot use a singular word, so temper, mood and disposition are not correct in this space. The only possible answer is "spirits".

    The words are not in fact synonymous:

    a good temper = the person has an equable/even temper
    a good mood = The person is relaxed and content
    a good disposition = The person has a good character

    good spirits = the person/people are happy and cheerful

    I am sure your English is improving all the time!

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    Re: What is the best answer for this question?

    Thanks Anglikia for your enthusiasm. I'm grateful for your help...^^

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