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    Default 6 - Commit attacks

    Attacks committed during the last year were...

    Is the usage of commit correct in this context ?

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    Smile Re: 6 - Commit attacks

    Committed is correctly in agreement.

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    Default Re: 6 - Commit attacks

    Atrocities committed during wars are often left unpunished due to lack of evidence.

    Is it correct to replace "atrocities" in the above sentence with "attacks". I am making a synonym question for a verbal ability test, and I need a good incorrect option for a multiple choice question. It doesn't need to fit the context, but be grammatically sound.

    Help please.

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    Default Re: 6 - Commit attacks

    I would say that it is not correct as a synonym, as attacks during a war can be perfectly legitimate and not subject to any punishment. If the others are synonyms or near-synonyms of 'atrocities', then I would say it's fine for the incorrect choice.

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    Default Re: 6 - Commit attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would say that it is not correct as a synonym, as attacks during a war can be perfectly legitimate and not subject to any punishment. If the others are synonyms or near-synonyms of 'atrocities', then I would say it's fine for the incorrect choice.
    Thankee!

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    You're welcome-ee

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