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    insensible etc.

    Dear Beddhaheart,

    I am to explain them myself. But the problem is I really have no idea how to.


    I have 5 questions to ask. Could you please explain which are the correct answers?

    No.1

    He was by no means _______ to feminine charms.
    a. insensible b. insensitive

    I have consulted my dictionary and found the following examples:

    a. I think he's largely insensible to other people's distress.
    b. His feet seem to be insensitive to pain.

    As far as I can understand it seems both are correct in this sentence. The only difference is meanings. How would you explain it?


    No.2

    The natural method of learning a foreign language almost necessarily implies residence in the country where the language is spoken. But residence abroad has also its own linguistic drawbacks. It sounds well to talk of "picking up " a language" by ear in the ocuntry ____1___, but most good lingusits wil confess that they learnt ___2____ everything from books,____3_____ at the beginning of their study.
    1. a. connected b. involved c. mentioned d. concerned
    2. a. scarcely b. nearly c. surely d.likely
    3. a. specially. ordinarily c. normally d. commonly

    1. concerned means 'related'. 'involved' can also mean 'related'. How would you explain which one is correct?
    2. 'nearly' means 'almost all'. 'surely' means 'without doubt'. My first thought is the former. Then I thought if I chosse 'surely' that might suggest 'one hundred percent'. Is that right?
    3. I think 'normally' is the best. I can't give the reason. It just sounds right to me.
    No. 3

    In the _______ of talk we are likely to mishear and forget.
    a. speed b. urgency c. quickness d. hurry
    I think 'c' is correct. I can't give the reason. It just sounds right to me.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Last edited by jiang; 03-Aug-2007 at 08:14.

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    #2

    Re: insensible etc.

    Please try to provide and explain your answers to the questions yourself first and we could help you better later.

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    Re: insensible etc.

    Dear Buddhaheart,
    Thank you very much for your suggestion. I have done as you suggested. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Best wishes,
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    Please try to provide and explain your answers to the questions yourself first and we could help you better later.

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