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    note vs bill

    Does "note" here mean a bill or a check that you pay for which you get cash sometime after?

    1-2. Choose one that differs from others① note ② bill ③ coin
    ④ exchange ⑤ check

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    Re: note vs bill

    It means a banknote (AE bill).

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    Re: note vs bill

    Coins are metal. The others are paper.

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    Re: note vs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Coins are metal. The others are paper.
    Good point. On the other hand, I would have chosen "exchange" because all of the others are forms of money or payment.

    As usual, we have a bottomless supply of low-quality questions, supplied to us gratis by the South Korean government.

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    Re: note vs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Coins are metal. The others are paper.
    But an exchange is not currency, is it?

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    Re: note vs bill

    I certainly went for "exchange" on the basis that the others are all types of money that you can use to pay for goods or services.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: note vs bill

    I find most odd man out questions dubious, not just those from Korea.

    The more capable a person is of thinking laterally, the more likely s/he is to be able to prove that any one of the options is the odd man out.

    ① note - the only one that is a common term in music, that can be read backwards as the name of an English public school, ...
    ② bill - the only one that can be used as a person's name, the only one to contain a doubled consonant, ...
    ③ coin
    - the only item made of metal, the only word that contains a diphthong normally written as two letters, ...
    ④ exchange - the only one to begin with a vowel, to begin and end with the same letter, to have two syllables, not to be a form of money/payment, not to be made up of just three phonemes, to contain a single letter (x) pronounced as two phonemes, ...
    ⑤ check
    - the only one that has a different spelling (cheque) in BrE, ...
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Oct-2013 at 08:13.

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