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    #1

    help

    Hi there,
    Which option is correct?

    Child prostitution is _____ but not exclusively a problem in poor countries, and the conference rightly deplored rich tourists wo travel to poor countries to have sex with children.

    a. mainly b. chiefly, c. predominantly d. majorly

    thks
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    #2

    Re: help

    I pick a - mainly

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    #3

    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I pick a - mainly

    not a teacher
    predominantly (most noticiable in a situation)


    not a teacher

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    #4

    Re: help

    Hi there,

    In fact, 'mainly' is the answer. But why is 'predominantly' not the answer?
    Tks
    pete

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    #5

    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Which option is correct?

    Child prostitution is _____ but not exclusively a problem in poor countries, and the conference rightly deplored rich tourists wo travel to poor countries to have sex with children.

    a. mainly b. chiefly, c. predominantly d. majorly

    thks
    pete
    I would choose "predominantly", simply because it fits best with "not exclusively" and the tone of the rest of the sentence. Any of a, b or c would do though.

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