Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    be sadly/deeply missed?

    Please help me to check my exercise below.
    1. People are often reproached for unpunctuality when their only _____ is cutting things
    A.Short; B.fine; C.fair; D.good
    I'd choose C though I don't know what meaning "fair" would be
    2. She is capable of _____ sarcasm when she puts her mind to it.
    A.Striking ; B.sharpening; C.slicing; D.biting;
    I'd choose D but really I don't understand the sentence.

    3. We have been able to use these splendid premises this evening by _____ of Headmaster and governors.
    A.Courtesy; B.thanks; C.permission D.allowance
    I'm confused between A and C because they seem to have the same meaning. Anyway, I'd choose A

    4. Jessicaís hopes were _____ when she wasnít selected for the team.
    A.Lowered; B.smashed; C.dashed; D.dimmed;
    I'd choose D but my teacher chose C
    5. The late Rev. Ivor Jones will be ______ missed.
    A.Sadly; B.unhappily; C.regrettably; D.deeply;
    I'd choose D but my teacher chose A
    6. Iím expecting several people to contact me this evening. The phone ______ ring at any moment.
    A.Will; B.can; C.ought; D.could;
    I'd choose D but my teacher chose A

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,593
    #2

    Re: be sadly/deeply missed?

    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    Please help me to check my exercise below.
    1. People are often reproached for unpunctuality when their only _____ is cutting things
    A.Short; B.fine; C.fair; D.good
    I'd choose C though I don't know what meaning "fair" would be None of the options make sense.
    2. She is capable of biting sarcasm when she puts her mind to it.
    A.Striking ; B.sharpening; C.slicing; D.biting;
    I'd choose D but really I don't understand the sentence.

    3. We have been able to use these splendid premises this evening by permission of the Headmaster and governors.
    A.Courtesy; B.thanks; C.permission D.allowance
    I'm confused between A and C because they seem to have the same meaning. Anyway, I'd choose A

    4. Jessica’s hopes were dashed when she wasn’t selected for the team.
    A.Lowered; B.smashed; C.dashed; D.dimmed;
    I'd choose D but my teacher chose C
    5. The late Rev. Ivor Jones will be sadly missed.
    A.Sadly; B.unhappily; C.regrettably; D.deeply;
    I'd choose D but my teacher chose A
    6. I’m expecting several people to contact me this evening. The phone could ring at any moment.
    A.Will; B.can; C.ought; D.could;
    I'd choose D but my teacher chose A
    Bhai.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Nov 2008
    • Posts: 1,032
    #3

    Re: be sadly/deeply missed?

    Quote Originally Posted by linhtho0211 View Post
    Please help me to check my exercise below.
    1. People are often reproached for unpunctuality when their only _____ is cutting things
    A.Short; B.fine; C.fair; D.good
    I'd choose C though I don't know what meaning "fair" would be

    I agree that none of the choices make sense.
    2. She is capable of biting sarcasm when she puts her mind to it.
    A.Striking ; B.sharpening; C.slicing; D.biting;
    I'd choose D but really I don't understand the sentence.
    Biting in this case means very sarcastic.

    3. We have been able to use these splendid premises this evening by permission of Headmaster and governors.
    A.Courtesy; B.thanks; C.permission D.allowance
    I'm confused between A and C because they seem to have the same meaning. Anyway, I'd choose A

    A and C basically mean the same, but it would be courtesy of, not by courtesy.

    4. Jessicaís hopes were dashed when she wasnít selected for the team.
    A.Lowered; B.smashed; C.dashed; D.dimmed;
    I'd choose D but my teacher chose C
    The difference between dimmed and dashed is this, if she was one of the last two to be chosen, then she still had a 50/50 chance of making the team, her hopes were dimmed. Once she was "not selected" there was no more hope, therefore, "dashed".
    5. The late Rev. Ivor Jones will be sadly missed.
    A.Sadly; B.unhappily; C.regrettably; D.deeply;
    I'd choose D but my teacher chose A
    6. Iím expecting several people to contact me this evening. The phone could ring at any moment.
    A.Will; B.can; C.ought; D.could;
    I'd choose D but my teacher chose A

    Using A means that the telephone will absolutely ring. However, just because you "expect" several people to contact you is no guarantee that it will happen. Therefore, D is the correct answer.
    I am not a teacher.

Similar Threads

  1. I have missed you today with every breath I took
    By Volcano1985 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Dec-2008, 16:05
  2. never missed
    By GUEST2008 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-Dec-2008, 11:46
  3. missed or miss
    By muktha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2008, 06:08
  4. he missed out on the free lunch at work.
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-Dec-2007, 12:44
  5. Sorely missed
    By Bushwhacker in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Sep-2007, 09:35

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •