Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Apr 2012
    • Posts: 867

    similar or equal

    My flight was 40 minutes late last Friday and there was a(n) ______ delay this time.
    A. similar B. equal

    I think both answers make sense. Am I right?


  2. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,063

    Re: similar or equal

    Yes, if you were delayed exactly 40 minutes this time, then it was equal, and if it was somewhere between 30 and 50 minutes, it was a similiar delay.
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. All people are created equal/ to be equal.
    By wotcha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Nov-2011, 13:41
  2. [General] You are of the few who will be equal to it.
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Sep-2011, 10:02
  3. one/equal
    By aous02 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Oct-2009, 12:58
  4. Similar words, similar meaning?
    By rappiolla in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-Jun-2007, 16:27
  5. Equal
    By kahhong in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Jul-2006, 05:07


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts