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    Dear teachers,

    I have two qustions to ask:

    No.1
    The members in the testing team were quite _____ and could change their schedule upon request.
    a. lenient b. flexible

    The key is 'b'. No problem. Could you please explain if 'a' is possible?

    No.2
    Tim, the fooltballer, always scores____ at football matches.
    a. goals b. points
    The key is 'a'. No problem. But I have read the phrase "score points". Does it mean in football match we must use 'goals'? Could you please kindly explain in what matches we can use "score points"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    I used to be a football referee for 11 years and before that I played another 15 years, but I have never heard the phrase "to score points" in football.

    lenient means to turn the other side when something does not happen as it should. What the context requires is not this.

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    Default Re: lenient, points

    Or is it American football?

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    Default Re: lenient, points

    Dear svartnik,

    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    I don't know whether it is American football or not . This is simply a multiple choice sentence.

    Have a nice weekend.
    jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Or is it American football?

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