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    Smile question for prep.

    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?

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    Re: question for prep.

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    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, all are possible, though A is the most , and C the least, likely, in my opinion.
    but the teacher said that only "off "was correct. Why? Probably because that was the answe given in the Teacher's Book.
    Yet another bad test question.

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    #3

    Re: question for prep.

    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.

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    Re: question for prep.

    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.

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