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    Default Please look at the multiple choice question

    7. Competition, they believe, _________ the national character than corrupt
    it.

    A. enforces B. confirms C. intensifies D. strengthens

    It seems to me that C and D are more likely to be the answer.
    but i do not know which is the one.

    plz tell me the answer and why. thanks

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    D looks more natural to me.
    (strong character => ok; intense character => ?)

    FRC

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    Shouldn't it be 'rather than'?

    PS- I'd go for Francois' choice.

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    Default Re: Please look at the multiple choice question

    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan
    7. Competition, they believe, _________ the national character than corrupt
    it.

    A. enforces B. confirms C. intensifies D. strengthens

    It seems to me that C and D are more likely to be the answer.
    but i do not know which is the one.

    plz tell me the answer and why. thanks
    I agree with answer D and agree that the stem is incorrect.

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