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    The population in Saudi Arabia increased(ascended) from eight millions to fourteen

    : In the following sentence there is a word in boldface. From the words below ,choose the one that has the nearest meaning to the boldfaced word.

    The population in Saudi Arabia increased from eight millions to fourteen millions in the past ten years.



    a )produced
    b) decreased
    c) reduced
    d) ascended

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    Re: The population in Saudi Arabia increased(ascended) from eight millions to fourtee

    Who set this test question, ali7772016? Is the option in blue your choice?

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    Re: The population in Saudi Arabia increased(ascended) from eight millions to fourtee

    Hi, How are you?
    It is an official exam taken by adults in
    Saudis to work as teachers.I saw it on the internet with answers.
    But I found so many strange answers.
    ascended is my answer,but its answer which I saw is produced

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    Re: The population in Saudi Arabia increased(ascended) from eight millions to fourtee

    Ascended is not a close match but it is the nearest in meaning because it means "went up".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The population in Saudi Arabia increased(ascended) from eight millions to fourtee

    Are you sure it's an official exam, Ali? There's so much wrong here.

    First, the example sentence contains mistakes with its grammar. It should be: The population in Saudi Arabia has increased from 8 million to 14 million in the past ten years.

    Second, none of the four possible answers are synonyms for increased and so do not work in the given sentence.

    Third, despite this, the nearest in meaning is ascended and definitely not produced.

    Could you send us a link to the page?

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    Re: The population in Saudi Arabia increased(ascended) from eight millions to fourtee

    yes, I will try to put two photos taken from it to show you why I am asking.

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    Re: The population in Saudi Arabia increased(ascended) from eight millions to fourtee

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    Re: The population in Saudi Arabia increased(ascended) from eight millions to fourtee

    What an appalling exam.

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    Re: The population in Saudi Arabia increased(ascended) from eight millions to fourtee

    Thanks for sending the thumbnails. You should know that the person who made that particular test did an awful job. I can't see how anybody could pass!

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