I think, 'B'.
I'd like you all to know that this is my first post to begin with
Here is my question:
I actually had to do an English evaluation test, and I'd like to see with you what you think the answer would be for this:
"The popularity of Palmerston as Prime Minister was based on the impression he gave of aggressiveness in foreign policy, but now we realise that his policies were exceedingly cautious"
People like Palmerston because.......
A- he was foreign
B- his policies were flexible
C- they thought he was cautious
D- they thought he was aggressive
Thank you for your responses :)
I think, 'B'.
My pick is 'D'
My answer is C : They thought he was cautious.
as it says the popularity was based on an impression "...the impression he gave of agressiveness..."
then the part ".......we realise that his policies were exceedingly cautious"
now "we realise" at present, but the "cautiousness" goes back to that time, and the question does return back on about the past
What do you think ?
Sorry the question is at present, I just get so confused ?? "we now realise at this time that his policies were exceedingly cautious, so that is whay people like Palmerston" could that be correct ?
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Is it possible that 'like' got into this sentence by mistake instead of 'liked'?
If so than the correct answer would be d).
"The popularity of Palmerston as Prime Minister was based on the impression he gave of aggressiveness in foreign policy, "
Does this sentence mean...
1.Palmerston was popular among people because he gave the impression of aggressiveness in foreign policy,
or 2.Whether or not Palmerston would become popular among people depended on the impression he would give of aggressiveness in foreign policy?
I'm just curious. Maybe it means 1.
It is the first.
Palmerston was popular because his foreign policies appeared aggressive [the electorate likes a positive feel in governmental policy].