Hello everyone .
Here's a test question:
"This is a ... example of what not to do."
a) pure b) simple c) prime
All three work for me. How about you?
Any comments are appreciated.
My collocations dictionary gives 'simpe' and 'prime' as possible collocations. How do I know which is more common if, say, I have no-one to address the question? Why should we, learners, guess what the compiler had in mind? The question's rhetorical.
Collocations are useless for that. You might get an equal number of hits for "good dog" as for "bad dog", but you must use the phrase you need.
Sorry for an answering a rhetorical question. I think your complaint should be against the setters of these types of questions.