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    #1

    He should have known better than to have left his son

    He should have known better than to have left his son in charge of the factory if only for a week.

    Which is the closest sentence to the sentence given above?

    A) Though it was only for a week, it was foolish of him to make his
    son responsible for the running of the factory.
    B) it was quite wrong of him to leave his son to run the factory for as
    long as a week.
    C) it was foolish of the boy to imagine he could take his father's place
    in the factory for a week.
    D) He must have known that he couldn't leave his son in charge of
    the factory for a whole week.
    E) He was mistaken in thinking that his son was up to the
    responsibility of running the factory for a week.


    I think D.

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    #2

    Re: He should have known better than to have left his son

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    He should have known better than to have left his son in charge of the factory if only for a week.

    Which is the closest sentence to the sentence given above?

    A) Though it was only for a week, it was foolish of him to make his
    son responsible for the running of the factory.
    B) it was quite wrong of him to leave his son to run the factory for as
    long as a week.
    C) it was foolish of the boy to imagine he could take his father's place
    in the factory for a week.
    D) He must have known that he couldn't leave his son in charge of
    the factory for a whole week.
    E) He was mistaken in thinking that his son was up to the
    responsibility of running the factory for a week.


    I think D.
    I would say A, it's the only one that talks of a week being a relatively short time, as the original sentence does.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 26-Oct-2009 at 17:24. Reason: correction

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    #3

    Re: He should have known better than to have left his son

    The key says A, Sir.

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    Re: He should have known better than to have left his son

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    The key says A, Sir.
    Sorry, I meant to write A. I think my eyes are getting worse, I should get some new glasses! I have corrected it in the post.

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    #5

    Re: He should have known better than to have left his son

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Sorry, I meant to write A. I think my eyes are getting worse, I should get some new glasses!
    No, you are ok

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