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    #1

    He's one of those people who is always ready

    He's one of those people who is always ready to promise help but rarely keeps his promise.

    Which is the closest sentence to the one given above?

    A) He's often promised to help one, but never once
    done so.
    B) He's like lots of other people; he promises to help
    but rarely does.
    C) It's easy for him to promise to help, but he never
    actually does help.
    D) Like so many others, he often promises to help
    but then forgets to do so.
    E) He's the sort of person who is good at promising
    help, but almost always fails to do so.


    I think B, you?


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    Re: He's one of those people who is always ready

    B? No! E. B means there are a lot of "promiseland" men, which the original sentence does not divulge.

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    #3

    Re: He's one of those people who is always ready

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    He's one of those people who is always ready to promise help but rarely keeps his promise.

    Which is the closest sentence to the one given above?

    A) He's often promised to help one, but never once
    done so.
    B) He's like lots of other people; he promises to help
    but rarely does.
    C) It's easy for him to promise to help, but he never
    actually does help.
    D) Like so many others, he often promises to help
    but then forgets to do so.
    E) He's the sort of person who is good at promising
    help, but almost always fails to do so.


    I think B, you?
    I would say that both B and E could fit.


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    Re: He's one of those people who is always ready

    B says there are a lot of people who promise things but fail to be as good as their word.
    The original sentence does not contain such info. Consequently, I exclude B as a possibility.

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    #5

    Re: He's one of those people who is always ready

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    He's one of those people who is always ready to promise help but rarely keeps his promise.

    Which is the closest sentence to the one given above?

    A) He's often promised to help one, but never once
    done so.
    B) He's like lots of other people; he promises to help
    but rarely does.
    C) It's easy for him to promise to help, but he never
    actually does help.
    D) Like so many others, he often promises to help
    but then forgets to do so.
    E) He's the sort of person who is good at promising
    help, but almost always fails to do so.


    I think B, you?
    I think E is the closest, with B being a second choice.

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