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    #1

    I tried to____ in my speech we were all grateful for his help.

    I tried to ______ in my speech we were all grateful for his help.
    A. express B. convey
    The answer is "convey". Why can't I use "express" in this sentence?

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    Re: I tried to____ in my speech we were all grateful for his help.

    Perhaps because "convey" involves the idea of "transmit".

    His poetry conveys a great sense of religious devotion.



    Neither a teacher nor a native English speaker.

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    #3

    Re: I tried to____ in my speech we were all grateful for his help.

    Both words are suitable and would be said in that context. It's a bad test question.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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