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    #1

    Industrial cities appeared after the full

    Industrial cities appeared after the full development of industrial capitalism in the core nation-states of the eighteenth century.

    The word core in the passage is closest in meaning to ..... .
    1. chief
    2. ancient
    3. important
    4. central

    Me: No.1 / Answer key: No.4

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    #2

    Re: Industrial cities appeared after the full

    4 and 2 are wrong. I think 3 is the best answer, but 4 is possible.

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    #3

    Re: Industrial cities appeared after the full

    You mean chief is wrong?

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    #4

    Re: Industrial cities appeared after the full

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    You mean chief is wrong?
    I guess so.

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    #5

    Re: Industrial cities appeared after the full

    Unfortunately, Toefl essential words book has introduced the word chief as a synonym for the word core. You know that this book is reliable. However, I agree with you about 3 and 4. Let me thank you :)

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    Re: Industrial cities appeared after the full

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Unfortunately, Toefl essential words book has introduced the word chief as a synonym for the word core. You know that this book is reliable. However, I agree with you about 3 and 4. Let me thank you :)
    In this context, I think TOEFL is wrong.

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    #7

    Re: Industrial cities appeared after the full

    The "core" of anything is at the centre of that thing. For me "central" is the obvious answer.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Industrial cities appeared after the full

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The "core" of anything is at the centre of that thing. For me "central" is the obvious answer.
    Except it is talking about nations. If I here "central" talking about nations, I think it is talking geographic location.

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    #9

    Re: Industrial cities appeared after the full

    I don't think any of the options are very satisfactory. In fact, I don't like the question very much.

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