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    Cloze test

    "Chidren who cannot yet tug may talk on the ear ------a sign of pain."
    1)for 2)like 3)from 4)as

    Which choice is correct and why?
    Last edited by hooshdar3; 26-Nov-2011 at 18:14.

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    Re: Cloze test

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    "Chidren who cannot yet tug may tug on the ear ------a sign of pain."
    1)for 2)like 3)from 4)as

    Which choice is correct and why?
    Hmm, 86 posts and you still don't know the drill?
    Here it is: What do you think the answer is and why?

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    Re: Cloze test

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Hmm, 86 posts and you still don't know the drill?
    Here it is: What do you think the answer is and why?
    I myself answered 4 since it didn't feel bad, and the answer key gives 4 too and doesn't explain that.

    I wonder why it should be the only correct answer?since 1) seems fitting too, and maybe even 2)

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    Re: Cloze test

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    I myself answered 4 since it didn't feel bad, and the answer key gives 4 too and doesn't explain that.
    Yes, I would have chosen 4 - though it's not strictly correct.

    I wonder why it should be the only correct answer?since 1) seems fitting too, and maybe even 2)
    The problem with 4. (and 1) is that, even if a baby tugging an ear is a sign that the baby is in pain, the baby does not do it as a sign of pain. (The baby does not think, "I'll tug my ear so that they'll know I'm in pain.")
    "Children who cannot yet tug may tug on the ear as a sign of pain."
    No. They may tug on their ear in an attempt to free themselves of pain, or as a simple reflex, and it may alert the parent that the baby has ear pain, but the child is not doing it as a sign (I believe).

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    Re: Cloze test

    sorry, I corrected my first post:

    "Chidren who cannot yet talk may talk on the ear ------a sign of pain."
    1)for 2)like 3)from 4)as

    Which choice is correct and why?

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    Re: Cloze test

    It's still as, though everything Ray says makes sense to me as to why it's a poorly expressed idea.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Cloze test

    What does "tug on" mean?

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    Re: Cloze test

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    What does "tug on" mean?
    It means to pull on something.
    Look here. Definitions of tug - OneLook Dictionary Search
    OneLook Dictionary is an excellent site for word definitions. It will link you to many dictionaries that define your word.

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    Re: Cloze test

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    It means to pull on something.
    Look here. Definitions of tug - OneLook Dictionary Search
    OneLook Dictionary is an excellent site for word definitions. It will link you to many dictionaries that define your word.
    How can you pull on something?
    Doesn't pull mean over?

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    Re: Cloze test

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    How can you pull on something?
    Doesn't pull mean over?
    No, you can pull on/off/out/out of, etcetera.

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