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    Taking a pause year





    Taking a ________ year volunteering or working before going to university can help high school graduates define their goals more clearly.




    【A】 pause
    【B】 gap
    【C】 break
    【D】 rest

    Hi,
    Why don't the other three choices work except for "pause" in the above? Thanks.









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    Re: Taking a pause year

    The usual expression in AmE is gap year.
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    Re: Taking a pause year

    It's the same in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Taking a pause year

    That sentence has an interesting combination of BrE "going to university" and AmE "high school graduates". Maybe it's Canadian English?
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    Re: Taking a pause year

    I have a feeling it's ESL English.
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    Re: Taking a pause year

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbha View Post
    That sentence has an interesting combination of BrE "going to university" and AmE "high school graduates". Maybe it's Canadian English?
    That's normal for AusE. We say 'gap year'.

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    Re: Taking a pause year

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I have a feeling it's ESL English.
    Possibly a non-native speaker variant, given the answer suggested as correct.

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