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    #1

    keep the floor/roof/hold/steer?

    I have a question about the following problem:

    Choose the correct word to fill the blank.

    Tough negotiators are very good at keeping the ( )
    1. floor 2. roof 3. hold 4. steer

    Which word is correct? I can't answer.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: keep the floor/roof/hold/steer?

    Welcome to the forum, mochimochi.

    I can't answer it either.

    What is the source of this question?

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    Re: keep the floor/roof/hold/steer?

    A university entrance examination given yesterday.

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    Re: keep the floor/roof/hold/steer?

    I would choose 'steer', which means control/direct.
    Tough negotiators should be in control of a negotiation.

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    Re: keep the floor/roof/hold/steer?

    I would choose "floor". That means "having the ability to speak". It is not a very good question.

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    #6

    Re: keep the floor/roof/hold/steer?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I would choose 'steer', which means control/direct.
    Tough negotiators should be in control of a negotiation.

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    "Tough negotiators are very good at keeping the steer" is nonsense, tedtmc. As Mike indicated "floor" is the only possible answer, but it's not very satisfactory.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Nov-2014 at 14:26. Reason: Fixing tiny typo

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