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    possibly, discuss, expect

    Dear teachers,
    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    If a conversation does start personal questions like "How old are you?" is not _____ asked.
    a. easily b. possibly
    The key is 'a'. No problem. Could you please explain why 'b' isn't possible?

    No.2
    Other classrooms have an informal atmosphere. Students and teachres_____ their ideas.
    a. discuss b. present
    The key is ""a''. No problem. Could you please kindly explain why 'b' isn't correct?

    No.3
    My doctor told me that I was definitely overweight and that if I did not make an effort to lose some weight, I could ____ to have a heart attack.
    a. be able b. expect
    The key is 'b'. The word 'expect' means 'to think or believe something will happen'. But it seems it doesn't bear this meaning. Could you please explain it?

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

    Jiang

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    Re: possibly, discuss, expect

    No.1
    If a conversation does start, personal questions like "How old are you?" are not _____ asked.

    a. easily
    b. possibly (Such questions are possible, just not easily asked.)


    No.2
    Other classrooms have an informal atmosphere. Students and teachers_____ their ideas.

    a. discuss
    b. present (Presentations are formal)


    No.3

    My doctor told me that I was definitely overweight and that if I did not make an effort to lose some weight, I could ____ to have a heart attack.

    a. be able
    b. expect (regard as likely to happen)

    Please find a better dictionary.
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