Sorry I have seven quesitions ( ) to ask:
A typical journey on the Mystery express offers the ____ to slove a challenging murder mystery right there on the train.
a. chance b. oppotunity
The key is 'b'. But in my dictionary one of the definitions of chance is 'oppotunity'. Could you please explain why 'a' isn't correct?
THIS IS A VERY SLIGHT NUANCE BECAUSE TECHNICALLY THEY ARE BOTH RIGHT. "OPPORTUNITY" IS MORE ABOUT TRYING SOMETHING NEW AND DESIRABLE, WHEREAS "CHANCE" IS RELATED TO POSSIBILITY AND IS MORE NEUTRAL
She knew better than to turn around or show panic. She was not surprised; she had ____ this.
a. expected b. predicted
The key is 'a'. Could you please explain why isn't 'b' correct?
WOW! THESE QUESTIONS ARE REALLY SPLITTING HAIRS! HMMM..WELL, MY FEELING IS THAT "EXPECTED" INCLUDES A MEANING OF PREPARATION AND "KNEW BETTER" AND "NOT SURPRISED" SHOW THIS.
the first thing that occurred to her was that he must not _______ that she had seen him.
a. know b. realize
I'M ASSUMING "KNOW" WAS THE ANSWER HERE BECAUSE OF THE "HAD SEEN". "REALIZE" IS A SUDDEN ACTION AND WOULD BE STRANGE IF SHE HAD ALREADY SEEN HIM AND THEN HE REALIZED IT SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE
She glanced at Larry, delighting in the pointed little face frowning in ______ over the tunnel he was digging.
a. attention b. concentration
The key is 'b'. Could you please explain why 'a' isn't correct?
"IN CONCENTRATION" IS THE COLLOCATION HERE. "AT ATTENTION" IS ANOTHER COLLOCATION WITH A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MEANING
And they say that high-pressure advertising makes people buy some things that they do not really need and cannot ______.
a. afford b. pay
The key is 'a'. Could you please explain why 'b' isn't correct?
"PAY" NEEDS THE PREPOSITION "FOR" PLUS "AFFORD" HAS THAT EXTRA MEANING OF ECONOMIC STATUS THAT THE SENTENCE IS BUILDING A CONTEXT FOR.
In many countries there is also some government ______ .
a. regulation b. rule
The key is 'a'. Can I choose 'b' if 'some' in this sentence means 'certain'?
"RULE" IS NOT USUALLY USED FOR GOVERNMENT OR LEGAL CONTEXTS. A SCHOOL OR SWIMMING POOL HAS RULES
Morton was so city-pale, cooped up _____ week inside the gray factorylike university.
a. all b. entire
The key is 'a'. But since we can say 'entire career ( from my dictionary)' why can't I say 'entire week'?
YOU NEED "FOR AN" ENTIRE WEEK
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
AS ALWAYS, MY PLEASURE; HOPE IT HELPS!
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