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    bare or blank

    "You can't leave the back part of your bicycle _________," noted Mr.Johnson and he fixed a metal box with buttons behind the seat.

    A. bare B. blank

    I think both answers fit the situation.

    Am I right?

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    Re: bare or blank

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    "You can't leave the back part of your bicycle _________," noted Mr.Johnson and he fixed a metal box with buttons behind the seat.

    A. bare B. blank

    I think both answers fit the situation.

    Am I right?

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    "Bare" is the answer. It's a strange concept though. Do you really need a metal box with buttons just so the back of your bike isn't bare?

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    Re: bare or blank

    thanks! But can you tell me WHY?

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    Re: bare or blank

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    thanks! But can you tell me WHY?
    Because you can't have a blank bicycle.

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    Re: bare or blank

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    "You can't leave the back part of your bicycle _________," noted Mr.Johnson and he fixed a metal box with buttons behind the seat.

    A. bare B. blank

    I think both answers fit the situation.

    Am I right?

    Jason
    Bare is usually thought of as being unadorned. Blank is thought of as something not filled in. You can say that your closet is bare, but not that your closet is blank. A sheet of paper with no writing on it is said to be blank. If someone writes random words on this paper, and the words make no sense, the writing can be said to be bare of any reason. You could conceivable expand the meaning of blank and fit blank into this sentence, but you would have to explain why you are using this word - "The back part of the bicycle was like a blank slate, just waiting for a fashionable box to be attached to it". For the time being, use bare in your sentence.

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