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    and, bring up, act, possibly,for

    Dear teachers,

    I have five questions to ask:

    No.1
    If the family is the number one institution in Italian life, church will be the next one,____________ the Caffe rating the third place.
    a. and b. with
    The key is "b". 'a' isn't correct because if I use 'and' then the latter part of the sentence should be:
    and the Caffe rates the third place. Is that right?

    No.2
    They are ___________ as babies in the Church.
    a. cultivated b. trained c. drilled d. brought up
    The key is 'd', which I think is best choice. My question is: Is it correct to say "....as babies"?

    No.3
    Although many of the great churches are museums of art, they always __________ as places of refuge.
    a. stand b. act
    The key is 'a'. But I think 'b' is also possible. Is that right?

    No.4
    You will________ feel the power of the Church in Italy whether you are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or others.
    a. surely b. possibly
    The key is 'a'. But I think 'b' also means 'certainty'. Is that right?

    No.5
    A curious person is one who concerns himself_other people's business.
    a. about b. for
    The key is 'a' which means "to be busy with" but I think 'b' is also possible because that means he is worried about other people business. Is that right?

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

    Jiang

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    Re: and, bring up, act, possibly,for

    No.1
    You're right, but the test sentence is an odd one, wouldn't you agree?

    No.2
    'as babies' is fine; they are 'brought up' or reared by their parents.


    No.3
    Act doesn't work in that particular context.

    No.4
    Possibly expresses a certain degree of uncertainty.

    No.5
    You can "have a concern for someone/something" but you can't "concern yourself for someone/something.

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    Re: and, bring up, act, possibly,for

    Hi Soup,

    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    No.1
    I don't know whether the sence is odd or not because I don't know much about Italian life.

    No.3
    Could you please kindly explain why 'act' doesn't work in that paricular context?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Have a nice weekend!

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    No.1
    You're right, but the test sentence is an odd one, wouldn't you agree?

    No.2
    'as babies' is fine; they are 'brought up' or reared by their parents.


    No.3
    Act doesn't work in that particular context.

    No.4
    Possibly expresses a certain degree of uncertainty.

    No.5
    You can "have a concern for someone/something" but you can't "concern yourself for someone/something.

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