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    Which would you choose?

    This was just posted on another forum. Which answer do you think is suitable? I'm a little confused...

    I believe reserves of coal here are _____ to last for fifty years.

    A. efficient
    B. original
    C. typical
    D. principal
    I would say that sufficient would be a better choice myself. :)

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    I'd agree with you.

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    Sufficient is an excellent choice--much better than those actually given. Perhaps efficient was supposed to be sufficient. Apparently, somebody goofed.

    :)

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    Unfortunately, it has been hard to convince the student that the question is wrong. He or she is convinced that a textbook is incapable of possessing a mistake, and that maybe the foreigner is wrong. :(

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    Ah, the red nosed foreign devils trying to stir things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Ah, the red nosed foreign devils trying to stir things up.
    Would that be us?

    :)

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    I believe so. ;-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Ah, the red nosed foreign devils trying to stir things up.
    I don't get labelled 'red nose', but I do get told 'Your nose is too big'.

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    Judging from your avatar, they're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Judging from your avatar, they're right.
    Smithers! Release the hounds! :wink:

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