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    steepest or deepest

    Hello!
    Could you help, please, with the following multiple-choice sentence:

    Last month's job losses were the __ (=highest) since 1984.
    a. deepest b. steepest c. steadiest

    My choice is STEEPEST

    Barack Obama said that the United States has a plan to bring the deficit ___ (=decrease the deficit) once the economic crisis has been resolved.
    a. lower b. down c. downward

    My choice is DOWN

    He doesn't think that current economic conditions will continue to __ (=he thinks that the current economic conditions will change)
    a. prevail b. lag on c. drag out

    My choice is PREVAIL

    And another question - is it OK after WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO LATELY?
    say I WAS DOING A VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT.
    I mean Past continuous after Present Perfect Continuous.

    All these questions came up during an intersting discussion with my students.

    Thank you a lot for your time and help.

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    Re: steepest or deepest

    Quote Originally Posted by vectra View Post
    Hello!
    Could you help, please, with the following multiple-choice sentence:

    Last month's job losses were the __ (=highest) since 1984.
    a. deepest b. steepest c. steadiest

    My choice is STEEPEST

    Barack Obama said that the United States has a plan to bring the deficit ___ (=decrease the deficit) once the economic crisis has been resolved.
    a. lower b. down c. downward

    My choice is DOWN

    He doesn't think that current economic conditions will continue to __ (=he thinks that the current economic conditions will change)
    a. prevail b. lag on c. drag out

    My choice is PREVAIL

    And another question - is it OK after WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO LATELY?
    say I WAS DOING A VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT.
    I mean Past continuous after Present Perfect Continuous.

    All these questions came up during an intersting discussion with my students.

    Thank you a lot for your time and help.
    All your answers to the multiple choice questions are correct. For your other question, would prefer "I have been doing..." to "I was doing..."

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    Re: steepest or deepest

    I agree with all your choices.

    I would say 'I've been doing a very important project'.

    Rover

    EDIT: too late again.

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