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    #1

    Which word is missing?

    ...... the room so that she canīt leave.
    We need to buy a ........ for the coffee machine.
    The only thing left now is to ....... the agreement.


    Which word fits in all three sentences? Seal seems okay. Is there any other word that matches in a way that threse sentences sound realistic?


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    #2

    Re: Which word is missing?

    "Seal" seems the most likely.


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    Re: Which word is missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "Seal" seems the most likely.
    Is "lock" correct, in you opinion? Why? Thanks.


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    Re: Which word is missing?

    Not in mine.

    How do you "lock the agreement"? And why do you want to buy a lock for the coffee machine, which means it cannot be used?


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    Re: Which word is missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Not in mine.

    How do you "lock the agreement"? And why do you want to buy a lock for the coffee machine, which means it cannot be used?
    I am trying to convince a student that "lock" is not correct, but (s)he is stubborn.

    "lock an agreement" -- Is it not a collocation?


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    Re: Which word is missing?

    [quote=svartnik;454069]I am trying to convince a student that "lock" is not correct, but (s)he is stubborn. Difficult! Perhaps she should write out the definitions of each word ten times, and then explain why "lock" could be used.

    "lock an agreement" -- Is it not a collocation? No - ratify an agreement /quote]..


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    Re: Which word is missing?

    [QUOTE=Anglika;454070]
    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    I am trying to convince a student that "lock" is not correct, but (s)he is stubborn. Difficult! Perhaps she should write out the definitions of each word ten times, and then explain why "lock" could be used.

    "lock an agreement" -- Is it not a collocation? No - ratify an agreement /quote]..
    Thanks!

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