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    Which is the best choice for the gap .

    Hello , teachers .

    Which is the best choice for the gap ?


    1. We hadn't ___ for such heavy traffic, and we were delayed.

    A. bargained B. calculated


    2. ___ of cattle graze in fertile plains.

    A. flocks B. herds


    3. I'm afraid your luggage is ten kilos ___ ; you will have to pay extra.

    A. excess B. overweight


    Thanks in advance .

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    Re: Which is the best choice for the gap .

    1. We hadn't bargained for such heavy traffic, and we were delayed.

    A. bargained B. calculated


    2. Herds of cattle graze in fertile plains.

    A. flocks B. herds


    3. I'm afraid your luggage is ten kilos overweight; you will have to pay extra.

    A. excess B. overweight

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    Re: Which is the best choice for the gap .

    Are you testing us?

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    Re: Which is the best choice for the gap .

    No,I am confused with them .

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    Re: Which is the best choice for the gap .

    OK, so if you explain your confusion and tell us what you think the alternatives mean we shall know that we are not just doing your homework for you.

    1. is an idiomatic use - there's no really logical explanation for it; it just has to be remembered;

    2. these two are the most common collective nouns. Sheep and birds move in flocks, but cattle and many similar animals such as zebra, wildebeeste, antelope and also elephants, get together in herds;

    3. 'overweight' is an adjective that simply describes the problem with the luggage. 'Excess' is usually used as a noun, as in "You must pay £20 for the excess.", meaning in this sentence 'the extra weight'.

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