Results 1 to 7 of 7
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 24
    #1

    Release/ Leak the Figures

    1. The ministry refused to ________ the figures to the press.

    A. release
    B. leak
    C. show
    D. add

    Key: A

    I am wondering between A and B.

    Firstly, for A, I think it could be release st (not with to) like release the unknow stories/ images. If release can use with to somewhere/ something, can you guys give me more examples?

    Secondly, I found one instance in Cambridge Dictionary: He leaked the names to the press.

    I don't understand what the difference is between the above example and the question. They somehow have the same structure and content.

  1. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,792
    #2

    Re: Release/ Leak the Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Hồ Quang Trung View Post
    can you guys give me more examples?
    https://www.google.com/search?es_sm=...hvQ&gws_rd=ssl

    Not a teacher.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 24
    #3

    Re: Release/ Leak the Figures

    Hi Wai,

    I can search Google and find many examples. However, I need a structure such as request st to sb which I didn't see in Cambridge.

  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,792
    #4

    Re: Release/ Leak the Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Hồ Quang Trung View Post
    request st to sb
    The Longman Dictionary reads 'request something from somebody', see http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/request_2

    Not a teacher.

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

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #5

    Re: Release/ Leak the Figures

    A is the best answer. One does not usually refuse to leak something to the press. That said, C could be correct as well as A.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,815
    #6

    Re: Release/ Leak the Figures

    Ministries shouldn't leak things- they release them officially. Individuals might leak things to the press.

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,814
    #7

    Re: Release/ Leak the Figures

    Using the word "leak" suggests that someone is giving out some information which they are not supposed to give out.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] which one is correct? - release day or release date
    By wenL in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-Jul-2012, 20:43
  2. [General] which one is correct? - release day or release date
    By wenL in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-Jul-2012, 16:09
  3. fishing in leak
    By Hanka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19-Apr-2008, 11:50
  4. I gotta take a leak
    By HaraKiriBlade in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-Jan-2008, 01:32
  5. take a leak
    By shery in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Jul-2005, 05:43

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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