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    cause sth of a stir/rumour?

    Please help me to check my exercise below. These sentences are those that my teacher and I disagree about
    1. His appearance at the reception with the late Mayor’s widow caused something of a ________
    A. Confusion; B.rumor; C.wonder; D.stir
    My teacher chose B while I chose D
    2. “But son,” I told him, “you’re my own _____”
    A.heart to heart; B.body and soul; C.flesh and blood; D.skin and bone
    My teacher chose C while I chose B
    3. The mother separated the quarrelling children and gave each of them a sharp _____.
    A.Punch; Bslap; C.poke; D.pinch
    My teacher chose D while I chose B
    4. He wrapped all his possessions up in a sheet and carried the _____ on his back.
    A.Case; B.rucksack; C.bag; D.bundle
    My teacher chose D while I chose B
    5. Given the present economic situation, it ______ be best to wait before making further wage demands.
    A.Seemed; B.should; C.might; D.ought
    My teacher chose B while I chose C


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    Re: cause sth of a stir/rumour?

    1. His appearance at the reception with the late Mayor’s widow caused something of a ________
    A. Confusion; B.rumor; C.wonder; D.stir
    My teacher chose B while I chose D I AGREE WITH YOU.

    2. “But son,” I told him, “you’re my own _____”
    A.heart to heart; B.body and soul; C.flesh and blood; D.skin and bone
    My teacher chose C while I chose B ONE FOR THE TEACHER

    3. The mother separated the quarrelling children and gave each of them a sharp _____.
    A.Punch; Bslap; C.poke; D.pinch
    My teacher chose D while I chose B I AGREE WITH YOU.

    4. He wrapped all his possessions up in a sheet and carried the _____ on his back.
    A.Case; B.rucksack; C.bag; D.bundle
    My teacher chose D while I chose B ANOTHER TO THE TEACHER

    5. Given the present economic situation, it ______ be best to wait before making further wage demands.
    A.Seemed; B.should; C.might; D.ought
    My teacher chose B while I chose C I AGREE WITH YOU.

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    #3

    Re: cause sth of a stir/rumour?

    Same here. I wonder if the teacher's answer to 3 is a cultural thing. Was he Vietnamese? Do authority figures pinch naughty children there?

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    Re: cause sth of a stir/rumour?

    That's a thought! My parochial thinking, I fear.


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    Re: cause sth of a stir/rumour?

    No, I don't think it's Vietnamese culture. Usually mothers would slap nasty children. Pinch is something that seems like they're kidding.

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