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  1. rayon2
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    anyhow?

    Hi,
    I don't understand the choice:
    While admitting that this forecast was______ uncertain, the scientists warned against treating it as a cry of wolf.
    a. anyhow b. somewhere
    c. somewhat d. anyway

    anyhow is the correct choice. What's wrong with somewhat

    Best wishes,

    Rayon

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayon2
    Hi,
    I don't understand the choice:
    While admitting that this forecast was______ uncertain, the scientists warned against treating it as a cry of wolf.
    a. anyhow b. somewhere
    c. somewhat d. anyway

    anyhow is the correct choice. What's wrong with somewhat

    Best wishes,

    Rayon
    "Anyhow" is incorrect, IMO. I would choose "somewhat".

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    Somewhat

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Somewhat
    That is anyhow better, innit? :D

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    I agree with my colleagues. Anyhow is definitely not the correct choice. It should be the forecast was somewhat uncertain.

    :)

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    'Somehow'could be used to imply that it was not clear how it was uncertain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Somehow'could be used to imply that it was not clear how it was uncertain.
    Yes, or why. :wink:

  8. rayon2
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    Sorry. Your explanation is too brief to be understood. Please explain it in detail.
    Best wishes,

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Somehow'could be used to imply that it was not clear how it was uncertain.

  9. rayon2
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    I got confused. What do your 'yes' and 'or why' mean?
    Best wishes,

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Somehow'could be used to imply that it was not clear how it was uncertain.
    Yes, or why. :wink:

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    He means that it could mean it was not clear how or why there was uncertainty.

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