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    broken, through, speaking as

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    But my wife was killed a year later in a car accident. I was completely _______.
    a. broken b. shattered
    The key is 'b'. No problem. My qustion is: can I use 'a'.

    No.2
    They'd met _________ a Marriage Bureau.
    a. through b. at
    The key is 'a' which I think means ''as a result of''. My question is: Can I choose b which means 'place'?

    No.3
    Speaking as a businessman this is the best dwal I've ever made.
    Could you please explain if 'speak as' a phrase? I can't find it in my dictionary.

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

    Jiang


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    Re: broken, through, speaking as

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    But my wife was killed a year later in a car accident. I was completely _______.
    a. broken b. shattered
    The key is 'b'. No problem. My qustion is: can I use 'a'. It would make sense.

    No.2
    They'd met _________ a Marriage Bureau.
    a. through b. at
    The key is 'a' which I think means ''as a result of''. My question is: Can I choose b which means 'place'?
    You can, though usually one does not meet at the Bureau.

    No.3
    Speaking as a businessman this is the best dwal I've ever made.
    Could you please explain if 'speak as' a phrase? I can't find it in my dictionary. speaking as - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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

    Jiang
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    Re: broken, through, speaking as

    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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