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    #1

    which hoice?

    "The audience was surprised with the student's ---------- speech.
    1)diligent 2)menacing 3)inquisitive 4)spontaneous"


    I chose 1, answer sheet gives 4.Which is correct and why?

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    #2

    Re: which hoice?

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    "The audience was surprised with the student's ---------- speech.
    1)diligent 2)menacing 3)inquisitive 4)spontaneous"


    I chose 1, answer sheet gives 4.Which is correct and why?
    The correct answer is 4. Have you tried to look up these words in a dictionary? I suggest OneLook Dictionary Search.

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    #3

    Re: which hoice?

    The clue's in the word surprised, though it's not a particularly good question IMO.

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    #4

    Re: which hoice?

    Not a good quesiton at all. I expect if he were menacing, that would have been a bit of a surprise as well!
    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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    #5

    Re: which hoice?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    The correct answer is 4. Have you tried to look up these words in a dictionary? I suggest OneLook Dictionary Search.
    diligent also means "detailed and careful" , doesn't it?
    Why do you say 4 is correct?
    Last edited by hooshdar3; 12-Jan-2012 at 15:54.

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    #6

    Re: which hoice?

    Why would you be surprised that someone's speech was "detailed and careful"? Unless the student was known to be sloppy and unprepared.

    This is a poor question.

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    #7

    Re: which hoice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Not a good quesiton at all. I expect if he were menacing, that would have been a bit of a surprise as well!
    Yes, and it's possible to be surprised by an inquisitive speech as well.

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    #8

    Re: which hoice?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Why would you be surprised that someone's speech was "detailed and careful"? Unless the student was known to be sloppy and unprepared.

    This is a poor question.
    When you think someone may not be able to perform well because he is young and inexperienced, you would certainly be surprised if he performs well, won't you?

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    #9

    Re: which hoice?

    While I think it's a poor question, I think diligent speech is the least likely answer.

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    #10

    Re: which hoice?

    Yes. It's a poor question. But spontaneity would be the most surprising, if forced to choose an answer. The others deal with the content of the speech. This is with the very fact that the student spoke at all.

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