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    We carried out a careful ______ of the area.
    A. education B. preparation C. calculation D. examination
    I choose “D. examination” but the answer is “B. preparation”. I don’t know why. Thanks in advance

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    Re: We carried out a careful

    Quote Originally Posted by fire fly View Post
    We carried out a careful ______ of the area.
    A. education B. preparation C. calculation D. examination
    I choose “D. examination” but the answer is “B. preparation”. I don’t know why. Thanks in advance
    This depends completely on context. If, for example, someone was intending to construct a garden on an area of uncultivated ground, he might say: 'We carried out a careful preparation of the area.' In other words, 'We carefully prepared the area before planting the garden.'
    If, on the other hand, the police are searching for clues after a crime, they might say: 'We carried out a careful examination of the area.' Both 'preparation' and 'examination' could be correct in the appropriate context.

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    Re: We carried out a careful

    Many thanks to Bhaisahab. I got it.

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    Re: We carried out a careful

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    This depends completely on context.
    Exactly. And in preparing the area, they needed an estimate of how many seeds to buy.
    We carried out a careful calculation of the area of the garden. It was 24 sq. m. so we bought six packets of seeds.

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    Talking Re: We carried out a careful

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Exactly. And in preparing the area, they needed an estimate of how many seeds to buy.
    We carried out a careful calculation of the area of the garden. It was 24 sq. m. so we bought six packets of seeds.
    Thanks for your further explanation.

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