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    Which is appropriate?

    Hello, teachers!

    I'm in trouble with some questions. Would you read the following?


    All instances of vernacular architecture are sustainable constructions, as they are characterized by the use of locally available materials; ( a ), if the architecture is not sustainable, it is likely not vernacular. It should be noted, however, that within vernacular architecture there are as many forms of design and variations in materials as there are different environments and cultures in the world. Details of traditional building styles within one particular region can vary significantly even between villages separated by only tens of kilometers.

    Factors which can have an influence on the design and material of vernacular architecture vary according to specific ways of living and physical environment. ( b ), temporary dwellings of nomadic peoples tend to be smaller and lighter than more permanent buldings constructed by settled peoples. Inuit igloos are created only from snow, a plentifully available local materical. They possess no window ...


    Which of the following are appropriate for (a) and (b)?

    1) for instance 2) in spite of this 3) in this sense 4) moreover 5) on the contrary 6) similarly

    According to a teacher of English, the answers are 3) for (a) and 1) for (b). Another teacher, however, insists that 4) should be the answer for (a).

    Which do I believe?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    yam.

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    Re: Which is appropriate?

    I would put something like "in other words" in (a).
    Would it make sense?

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    Re: Which is appropriate?

    For a) I think 3 and 4 are just about justifiable, but I'm inclined to agree with Robert J and choose 6 as the most logical choice.

    Anyway, I want to use a different word to show that we're talking about the other side of things, as it were -- perhaps conversely.

    I'd choose 1 for b).

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    Re: Which is appropriate?

    I'd also choose 1) for (b).

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