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    Is this cloze test correct?

    Hi,

    Could somebody please help me with this cloze test, I think it has some errors.
    I filled in the ones I was sure about and just left the ones I thought had errors.

    At noon, just as I was leaving my friend's office, it suddenly came to my mind that I had no idea where I had parked my car. I could __1__ go up to a policeman and tell him that I had lost a small green car somewhere! I would simply have to look for it myself. I walked down street after street. I examined each car closely and was very much __2__ to see a small green car just behind an old car. But how __3__ I was to discover that though the car was exactly like my own, it belonged to someone else.

    1- 1) hardly 2) kindly 3) merely 4) truly
    2-
    1) available 2) comfortable 3) miserable 4) responsible
    3- 1) emotional 2) experienced 3) conscious 4) terrible
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Is this cloze test correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zerobit View Post
    Hi,

    Could somebody please help me with this cloze test, I think it has some errors.
    I filled in the ones I was sure about and just left the ones I thought had errors.
    At noon, just as I was leaving my friend's office, it suddenly came to my mind that I had no idea where I had parked my car. I could __1__ go up to a policeman and tell him that I had lost a small green car somewhere! I would simply have to look for it myself. I walked down street after street. I examined each car closely and was very much __2__ to see a small green car just behind an old car. But how __3__ I was to discover that though the car was exactly like my own, it belonged to someone else.

    1- 1) hardly 2) kindly 3) merely 4) truly
    2-
    1) available 2) comfortable 3) miserable 4) responsible
    3- 1) emotional 2) experienced 3) conscious 4) terrible
    Thanks in advance.
    None of the options for 2 are correct.


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    Re: Is this cloze test correct?

    The answer given for 2 is "comfortable". It doesn't fit in at all, does it?

    How about 3? The answer given for that is "terrible". What do you think about that?

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    Re: Is this cloze test correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zerobit View Post
    The answer given for 2 is "comfortable". It doesn't fit in at all, does it?

    How about 3? The answer given for that is "terrible". What do you think about that?
    That's not good either.

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    Re: Is this cloze test correct?

    Perhaps the person who wrote the erroneous test was thinking of the word "comforted." It's not a great fit, but it works. The third should be "disappointed."


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    Re: Is this cloze test correct?

    The answer of 1 is "hardly", I think it's correct but somehow the sentence just doesn't seem right to me.

    Has the word been used correctly?

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    Re: Is this cloze test correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zerobit View Post
    The answer of 1 is "hardly", I think it's correct but somehow the sentence just doesn't seem right to me.

    Has the word been used correctly?
    Yes. That's how it's used.


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    Re: Is this cloze test correct?

    Ok then thats all

    Thanks for the help guys

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