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    A great many different isolators are available

    A great many different isolators are available commercially in numerous sizes and load capacities, with various attachment means, and with many types of specialized features.
    Most commercial isolators incorporate metallic or elastomeric resilient elements. Metalic elements most often are in the form of coil springs but also occur in the form of flexual configurations such as leaf springs or conical Belleville washers.


    What does the word "resilient" mean?

    1. strong
    2. tender
    3. effective
    4. springy

    I would choose No.4 but answer key went for No.2.

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    Re: A great many different isolators are available

    Definitions of resilient - OneLook Dictionary Search

    So, the key is wrong again. It usually is. Do you need us to confirm this?

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    Re: A great many different isolators are available

    On the grounds that I trust your knowledge, the answer of your question is yes. However, If it takes up your valuable time, let me know that.

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    Re: A great many different isolators are available

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    However, If it takes up your valuable time, let me know that.
    No, you are welcome to continue. We don't have to respond.

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    Re: A great many different isolators are available

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    On the grounds that I trust your knowledge, the answer of to your question is yes. However, if it takes up your valuable time, let me know that.
    See above. It's the answer to a question, and we don't capitalise the first word after a comma unless it's "I" or a proper noun.

    For the life of me, I can't work out how the people who wrote that test question came up with any way that "resilient" could mean "tender".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A great many different isolators are available

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For the life of me, I can't work out how the people who wrote that test question came up with any way that "resilient" could mean "tender".
    Lack of intelligence?
    Absence of real knowledge/understanding of English?
    Printer's error?
    Downright stupidity?

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    Re: A great many different isolators are available

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Lack of intelligence?
    Absence of real knowledge/understanding of English?
    Printer's error?
    Downright stupidity?
    All of the above?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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