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    He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    Hi,

    Choose the correct option.

    He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.
    (a) remove (b) destroy (c) rectify (d) amend
    I'm confused. It could be either "a" or "b" but I go for "a".

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    Re: He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    Not a teacher.

    He urges to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    Ans:(b)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Jan-2015 at 21:09. Reason: Added "not a teacher" to the start of the post

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    Re: He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    Untaught88, I would go for a) as my first choice but you could make an argument for b). It's not a fair test question.

    Kumar Nadimuthu, why did you change the (correct) wording of the original statement?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    I understood that "eradicate" means "destroy". I thought that would be simple present tense. I am very weak in tenses.

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    #5

    Re: He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi,

    Choose the correct option.

    He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.
    (a) remove (b) destroy (c) rectify (d) amend
    I'm confused. It could be either "a" or "b" but I go for "a".
    If you could amend (change) them you could possibly make them right beliefs, couldn't you?

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    Re: He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar Nadimuthu View Post
    I understood that "eradicate" means "destroy". I thought that would be simple present tense. I am very weak in tenses.
    I was referring to the fact that you changed "He had an urge to eradicate ..." (correct) to "He urges to eradicate ..." (incorrect).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar Nadimuthu View Post
    I understood that "eradicate" means "destroy". I thought that would be simple present tense. I am very weak in tenses.
    In that case, please wait longer than four minutes before suggesting an answer you are not sure about, and don't forget to state you are not a teacher.

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    Re: He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    Remove and destroy are too strong words, which are not realistic when you talk about people's beliefs
    If you could amend beliefs, you could also rectify them.
    I would prefer to dispel beliefs.
    But of course, this is not answering the question.

    Not a teacher

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    #9

    Re: He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    In my view, the test questions were made by someone who is not a native English speaker, or is the worst writer of our time. Eradicating incorrect beliefs may be a noble cause, but I would not use the word "urge" in this context. It sounds like he wants to scratch his bum. How about He resolved to combat false beliefs or He was committed to fighting against superstition?

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    Re: He had an urge to eradicate wrong beliefs.

    "Eradicate" is very strong. I would choose "destroy." ISIS is out to eradicate "false beliefs."

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