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    upheaval

    Dear teachers,

    Maybe you are in ccollege to train or retrain because you have recently experienced an upheaval in your life.

    a. turmoil b. change

    The given answer is 'a'. But I think 'b' is also correct. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: upheaval

    Well, you may be right that you can't imagine an upheaval without a change, but no, it is not correct, because it does not convey the same restricted meaning: a strongly negative event. With b), the sentence could be read very positively, which is a vast change in overall meaning.

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    Re: upheaval

    Think of an earthquake - the earth really does heave. (I don't know if that's etymologically correct, but it's a good way of remembering how 'earth-shattering' an upheaval is.)

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    Re: upheaval

    Hi,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. So 'turmoil' is the answer. Is that right?

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Well, you may be right that you can't imagine an upheaval without a change, but no, it is not correct, because it does not convey the same restricted meaning: a strongly negative event. With b), the sentence could be read very positively, which is a vast change in overall meaning.

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    Re: upheaval

    Yes

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