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    Metaphor and metonymy are both figures of speech

    Metaphor and metonymy are both figures of speech _______ one word may be used in place of another._____, especially in cognitive scicence and linguistics, the two figures of speech work very differently.

    A) which / Therefore
    B) at which / Correspondingly
    C) where / However
    D) whether / On the grounds that
    E) most of which / On the other hand


    Could you explain me why E, why not C?

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    Re: Metaphor and metonymy are both figures of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Metaphor and metonymy are both figures of speech _______ one word may be used in place of another._____, especially in cognitive scicence and linguistics, the two figures of speech work very differently.

    A) which / Therefore
    B) at which / Correspondingly
    C) where / However
    D) whether / On the grounds that
    E) most of which / On the other hand


    Could you explain to me why the answer is E and not C?
    E is incorrect. The "On the other hand" could work (though I don't like it) but "Metaphor and metonymy are both figures of speech most of which one word may be used..." is absolutely incorrect and makes no sense.

    Of those choices, I would have chosen C.

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    Re: Metaphor and metonymy are both figures of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Metaphor and metonymy are both figures of speech _______ one word may be used in place of another._____, especially in cognitive scicence and linguistics, the two figures of speech work very differently.

    A) which / Therefore
    B) at which / Correspondingly
    C) where / However
    D) whether / On the grounds that
    E) most of which / On the other hand


    Could you explain me why E, why not C?
    All of these answers are poor. It should be

    F) in which / However

    in my view. "Where" is often used in speech as a substitute for "in which" but in an English test, no.

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    Re: Metaphor and metonymy are both figures of speech

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    All of these answers are poor. It should be

    F) in which / However

    in my view. "Where" is often used in speech as a substitute for "in which" but in an English test, no.
    Absolutely. Initially, when I saw choice (B) I thought they had got "in which" wrong and put "at which" but then "Correspondingly" didn't work either.

    The test questions which are posted here frequently don't have a correct answer as one of the choices. Poor students!

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