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    Thumbs down The police are ...

    The police are ___________ an incident which took place this afternoon.
    A. inspecting B. searching C. looking out D. investigating
    I choose “D. investigating”. How can I explain to the others that “A. inspecting” is never correct? Thanks in advance

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    Re: The police are ...

    Quote Originally Posted by fire fly View Post
    The police are ___________ an incident which took place this afternoon.
    A. inspecting B. searching C. looking out D. investigating
    I choose “D. investigating”. How can I explain to the others that “A. inspecting” is never correct? Thanks in advance

    We inspect something concrete, a physical object, an incident is not concrete.

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    Re: The police are ...

    The could be inspecting the scene in which the incident occurred.

    I am not a teacher.

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    I got it. Many thanks.

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