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    #1

    She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    It took him a long time to _______________ in what she was saying.

    We are planning to _______________ in the castle when we see the sights of the city.


    What word best fits the blank?

    I firstly thought believe but I am not sure.

    Please help.



    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    'Believe' does not work in any of them. Concentrate on #1. If she has clothes on the line in the garden and it begins to rain, is she going to leave the washing on the line to get wet again or ....?

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    Re: She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'Believe' does not work in any of them. Concentrate on #1. If she has clothes on the line in the garden and it begins to rain, is she going to leave the washing on the line to get wet again or ....?
    Do you not think "believe" works in #2? I can't think of an alternative.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    Fish ........... in oxygen through their gills.

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    Re: She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you not think "believe" works in #2? I can't think of an alternative.
    Oops, Sorry. 'Believe' is just about possible, though I think it would be far more likely without the 'in'. The alternative is the verb that works in all three.

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    Re: She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Oops, Sorry. 'Believe' is just about possible, though I think it would be far more likely without the 'in'. The alternative is the verb that works in all three.
    Ah, sorry! I was being particularly dim and didn't realise we were looking for one verb which fits all three. I had come up with a separate answer for each one.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'Believe' does not work in any of them. Concentrate on #1. If she has clothes on the line in the garden and it begins to rain, is she going to leave the washing on the line to get wet again or ....?

    What about 'drop' then?

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    Re: She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    Have you heard that people "drop in their clothes when it starts to rain?" Why would they do that?

    Here is a clue - the verb you need has actually already been used in one of the three sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Have you heard that people "drop in their clothes when it starts to rain?" Why would they do that?

    Here is a clue - the verb you need has actually already been used in one of the three sentences.

    Then, is it 'take(s)'?

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    Re: She ____________ in the washing when it began to rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Fish ........... in oxygen through their gills.
    take!!

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