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    The earliest complete calendars were probably based on lunar

    TOEFL reading question:

    The earliest complete calendars were probably based on lunar observations. But lunar years were not convenient for agricultural purposes. Therefore, to keep in step with the Sun, lunar-solar calendars were formed by adding an additional "leap" month when the observation of crops made it seem necessary.


    The word convenient in the passage is closest in meaning to ....... .

    1. useful
    2. ideal
    3. proper
    4. practical

    In my opinion. Both 1 and 4 could work here. Would you please share your opinions? (Answer key: practical)

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    Re: The earliest complete calendars were probably based on lunar

    I agree with you.
    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.

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    Re: The earliest complete calendars were probably based on lunar

    1 suggests that they were useless, rather than being inadequate, so I prefer 4.

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