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    Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    Hello fellow members of this wonderful community!

    I had an English test very recently, on which a particular question stood out to me.
    As you can see in these images my doubt is very simple: On question 2. isn't it possible for option b) to be correct?
    The teacher couldn't give me a satisfying clarification, unfortunately, so I'm resorting to all of you.

    Any and every comment is very much appreciated!

    Here's the full excerpt in case it is needed for context, with a highlight regarding question 2:


    Here's the portion of it that made me conclude option b) was equally correct:


    And finally here's the question itself:


    Note: This is NOT my test.
    Last edited by Joćo Gomes Pedro; 03-Feb-2016 at 18:54. Reason: Linked wrong image (last one)

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    #2

    Re: Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    Your third snapshot bears no relation to the other two.

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    #3

    Re: Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    I can't see any of the images.

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    #4

    Re: Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    I have to right click on them and 'Open image in new tab'.

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    Re: Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    I am terribly sorry, since somehow I copied the wrong image (the last one). It's better if I just link the full album: http://imgur.com/a/adno8
    Yet again I'm really sorry, I'm quite new around.

    Cheers, Joćo

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    Re: Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    Write I'm quite new around here or just I'm quite new here.

    Answer b) is "several teens will read Harry Potter books over and over again." The author writes "...many teens... will just start from the first book and read through them all again." I suppose the test writer would point out that many is not the same as several, so b) is wrong.

    This is a poorly-constructed question.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    Thanks for the correction, even though it just happened because I didn't proofread my text!
    I was referring to the other question, the one directly below the one you mentioned.

    The reason I highlighted that whole sentence was because it specifically says "Addopting (...) reading habits are duties parents and teachers share." My understanding of this sentence is that parents and teachers, besides just supporting/encouraging reading habits, should addopt them, and therefore question 2., option b) would be equally correct as c).
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Feb-2016 at 22:50. Reason: Deleting quote.

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    #8

    Re: Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    Could you copy and paste from now on?

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    #9

    Re: Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    What exactly? I'm quite tired so it might be affecting my judgement.

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    #10

    Re: Doubt about an answer given on a test.

    None of the links worked for me.

    Get some rest.

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