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  1. Key Member
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    get away and move off,

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    Summer here is so hot that most people try to ________ somewhere.
    a. get away b.move off
    The key is "a". No problem. Could you please explain why "b" isn't correct?

    His repeated efforts did not ________ a miracle.
    a. make b. work
    The key is "b". No problem. But I can find "make a miracle" on the Internet. Could you please explain why "a" isn't the correct choice?

    Smoking in theis five-star hotel is _________.
    a. declined b. prohibited
    The key is "b". No problem. Could you please explain if I want to show politeness can I choose "a"?

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


  2. Editor,
    English Teacher
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    Re: get away and move off,

    1 'Move off' is used for things like cars when the traffic lights turn green and most verbs with 'move' have a greater sense of permance- if you move away, you go and live somewhere else.

    2 It's there, but take a look at the contexts; they're mostly about love, while working miracles is more down-to-earth and about achieving practical results.

    3 No; you are capable of making choices and can decline something, but smoking cannot make decisions.


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