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    purpose

    Dear teachers,

    I have five questions to ask:

    No.1
    With people, the ______ must be not only to improve the quality.
    a. goal b. intention c. purpose
    The key is 'a'. No problem. My question is: I can't choose 'b' and 'c' because 'b' means 'c'? Is that right?

    No.2
    Scientists have said that the human body is made up of about two-thirds water, plus carbon, calcium, adn a few other chemicals--- all worth about five dollars. _______ the body performs amazing feats of engineering, chemistry, and physics that no machine designed by humans can duplicate.
    a. But b. However
    The key is 'a'. No problem. Could you please explain if I can choose 'b'?

    No.3
    A ________ tour---out from the heart and back---takes less than a minute.
    a. complete b. entire
    The key is 'a'. No problem. Could you please explain what's wrong with 'b'?

    No.4
    _____ the body's 206 bones, more than half are in the hands and feet.
    a. Of b. Out of
    The key is 'a'. No problem. If I use 'b' it should go like this:
    More than half out of the body's 206 bones are in the hands and feet. Is that right?

    No.5
    Even when we are not exerting, we perspire _____ one and two pints of water a day.
    a. between b. about c. over
    The key is 'a'. No problem. If I use 'b' or 'c' it should be 'about/over one or two pints of water a day. Is that right?

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

    Jiang

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    Re: purpose

    I can help with two.

    No.2
    See here: § 32. however. 1. Grammar. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996

    No.5
    a. between one and two
    b. about one to two
    c. over one and two

    All the best.

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    Re: purpose

    Dear Cas,
    Thank you very much for your help. I hope other teachers can help me with the other three.
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    I can help with two.

    No.2
    See here: 32. however. 1. Grammar. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996

    No.5
    a. between one and two
    b. about one to two
    c. over one and two

    All the best.

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