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    When I touched the cat;it ----------my arm [1]fractured [2]bruised [3]injured [4]seratched

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    Default Re: choose

    What would be your choice?


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    When I touched the cat it ________ my arm.

    1. fractured 2. bruised 3. injured 4. scratched
    Which is most likely?


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    Default Re: Cat

    Hint: unless it was a very big cat, "fractured" would be an unlikely choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
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    When I touched the cat it ________ my arm.

    1. fractured 2. bruised 3. injured 4. scratched
    Which is most likely?


    "Fractured" is not likely, and while "bruised" is possible, I doubt it is the answer desired by the tester/questioner. Either "injured" or "scratched" is perfectly acceptable. However, it is probable that the quiz answer (if it is a quiz) is scratched. This being because most people would presume that a cat scratched the person trying to touch/play with it.

    The "scratch" however, would be an "injury." So, "injured" is certainly a choice which can be defended.

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    The questions were for Smarteyes to help him/her figure it out.

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    No need to be disappointed, RonBee.

    This doesn't suit you.

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    Default Re: Cat

    Thank you all,In my language they may have the same meaning , but sure there is a slight difference in English could be clarified by native speakers .I think[ fractured ] is not possible ,and I 'M in doubt about the rest and if I have to give an answer i will say scrached

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    Default Re: Cat

    Have ever tried a monolingual dictionary? For example, Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus. Free access.
    It's a good place to go, especially if you aren't sure about the usage of some words that might have a similiar meaning.
    Also you can build up your vocabulary by using such a dictionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTEYES View Post
    Thank you all,In my language they may have the same meaning , but sure there is a slight difference in English could be clarified by native speakers .I think[ fractured ] is not possible ,and I 'M in doubt about the rest and if I have to give an answer i will say scrached
    Yes, scratched is most likely. (That should have been three or four sentences.)

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