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    chance etc.

    Dear teachers,
    Sorry I have seven quesitions ( ) to ask:

    No.1

    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?

    No.2
    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?

    No.3
    the first thing that occurred to her was that he must not _______ that she had seen him.
    a. know b. realize

    No.4
    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?

    No.5
    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?


    No.6
    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'?

    No.7
    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'?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Sorry I have seven quesitions ( ) to ask:
    NO PROBLEM!

    No.1

    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
    No.2
    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.
    No.3
    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
    No.4
    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
    No.5
    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.
    No.6
    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
    No.7
    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!

    Jiang
    FIONA

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    Oh, and I meant to add that (#7) "an entire week" could be any week, whereas "all week" suggests "this week"

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    Dear fiona bramble,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. I understand No1. 3. 4. 5. 6 and 7.
    No.2: You explained 'expect'. Could you explain 'predict'?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Re: chance etc.


    Dear fiona bramble,
    The following is from my dictionary:
    He'd spent the entire journey asleep.
    Do did you mean 'entire week' can mean but doesn't necessarily mean ' any week' but 'all week' can only mean 'this week'?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by fiona bramble View Post
    Oh, and I meant to add that (#7) "an entire week" could be any week, whereas "all week" suggests "this week"

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    Dear fiona branmble,
    I found the sentence in my Cambridge dictionary:
    Before you start your own business you should be familiar with the government's rules and regulations.
    Here is 'government rules'. So could you please explain my question again?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post

    Dear fiona bramble,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. I understand No1. 3. 4. 5. 6 and 7.
    No.2: You explained 'expect'. Could you explain 'predict'?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Hi Jiang
    Well, I'm sure you know the meaning of "predict"; the difference is that it doesn't carry the meaning of preparation, only knowledge.
    Fiona

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post

    Dear fiona bramble,
    The following is from my dictionary:
    He'd spent the entire journey asleep.
    Do did you mean 'entire week' can mean but doesn't necessarily mean ' any week' but 'all week' can only mean 'this week'?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

    You are a keener
    Yes, generally speaking. Of course the verb tense would also be relevant.
    I'm not sure how your example relates...?

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    Re: chance etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post

    Dear fiona branmble,
    I found the sentence in my Cambridge dictionary:
    Before you start your own business you should be familiar with the government's rules and regulations.
    Here is 'government rules'. So could you please explain my question again?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    You remind me of me...
    "rules and regulations" is a collocation but "rules" on its own related to government is odd.
    Oh, and by the way, how do you quote multiple times & portions of text? Nobody has been able to tell me!
    Let me know if I haven't been clear!
    Fiona

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    Re: chance etc.


    I example relates to No.7 question.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by fiona bramble View Post
    You are a keener
    Yes, generally speaking. Of course the verb tense would also be relevant.
    I'm not sure how your example relates...?

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