Student or Learner
I have six questions to ask:
They have found that all caregivers share a _________ characteristic.
a. common b. general c. ordinary d. widespread
I think because there is the word 'share' so I should choose 'a'. However, what if there isn't the word 'share'? The first three are extremely confusing. Could you please kindly explain them to me?
One caregiver said that she had always been close to her mother. The sentence means 'By taking care of her mother she could always stay around her mother'. Is that right?
They all felt that they could do the job better than _________ else.
a. anyone b. everyone c. no one d. someone
I think both 'a' and 'd' are correct. To me the only difference is that 'a' means people in general while 'd' means definite people. Is that right?
They took on the respondibility of caring for an elderly,__________relative.
a. dependent b. helpless
I think both are correct. 'a' refers to relation while 'b' refers to ability. Is that right?
People today live longer __________ an illness than people did year ago.
a. after b. in spite of
I think both are correct. 'a' refers to time while be refers to 'situation'. Is that right?
These facts also _________ that after caregivers provide for their elderly parents, who will eventually die, they will be old and may require care too.
a. mean b. prove c. show d. suggest
I can decide 'b' isn't correct. But I think all the other can be correct. Is that right?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
suggest- less certain
general- widespread but not universal
ordinary- not exceptional
3 Everyone- better than all of a certain group of people
4 They are probably dependent, but could be helpless if they are phsyically incapable. An elederly person in a wheelchair might be dependent, but it doesn't follow that they are helpless. However, someone with a much more serious condition might be helpless.
Last edited by jiang; 09-Dec-2006 at 23:59.