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So far, several ships have been reported missing____ the coast of Bermuda Island.
A. off B. along C.around
I think all of answers are correct, but the teacher said that only "off "was correct. Why?
I agree with fivejedjon. That's a bad question - all three are fine. My initial reaction would be "along" but there's nothing wrong with the other two.
Off is the answer they're looking for, and the most obvious answer, but one problem with writing tests is that it is easy to include options that can be correct- it's a clumsy question.