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japanjapan

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Dear teachers,
Please look at the questions(these questions have nothing to do with any passage):
1. It so ______ that two men were caught in the act of hunting wildlife in that forest.
A. occurred B. happened C. took place D. arose
which one is correct? and what does "so" mean here?

2. The _______ cause of the rapid growth of population is attributed to the uncontrolled birthrate.
A. underlying B. essential C. elemental D. basic

3. Hunting is thought to be ______ for the extinction of some wildlife.
A. responsible B. blamed C. charged D. denounced

I am lost, and I need to know the answers. please help, I am waiting online right here.

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Good, so you're right there at the keyboard.
Now, what do you think is the right answer for each?

Except the 3C-charged,(be charged with), I think all of the other choices are right. that's why I need help.
 

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- 1- choose 'happened': I think here the word 'so' to emphasize the meaning of 'surprise' of 'happened'
- 3 - it should be 'responsible' . It cannot be 'charge' because 'charge' is always goes for 'money'. here it is not the case/
 

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The simple answers are (and I will need to justify one of my choices to see if my reasoning holds up to the scrutiny of other posters to this thread - and their reasons for disagreeing with me!)

1. It so happened that two men were caught in the act of hunting wildlife in that forest.
A. occurred B. happened C. took place D. arose

2. The underlying cause of the rapid growth of population is attributed to the uncontrolled birthrate.
A. underlying B. essential C. elemental D. basic
compare:
The basic cause of the rapid growth of population is the birthrate.

3. Hunting is thought to be responsible for the extinction of some wildlife.
A. responsible B. blamed C. charged D. denounced

In (2), I choice 'underlying' because population growth is influenced by birthrate; access to good health care at each stage of the life cycle, which keeps more people alive and for longer; good food and water supply so people have nutrition as opposed to famine and dehydration; and even how safe the environment is.
'attributed to' suggests that several factors were considered; and moreover, it is not simply the 'birthrate', but the uncontrolled nature of this. Hence, I thought 'underlying' the better choice over 'basic'
 
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The simple answers are (and I will need to justify one of my choices to see if my reasoning holds up to the scrutiny of other posters to this thread - and their reasons for disagreeing with me!)

1. It so happened that two men were caught in the act of hunting wildlife in that forest.
A. occurred B. happened C. took place D. arose

2. The underlying cause of the rapid growth of population is attributed to the uncontrolled birthrate.
A. underlying B. essential C. elemental D. basic
compare:
The basic cause of the rapid growth of population is the birthrate.

3. Hunting is thought to be responsible for the extinction of some wildlife.
A. responsible B. blamed C. charged D. denounced

In (2), I chose 'underlying' because population growth is influenced by birthrate; access to good health care at each stage of the life cycle, which keeps more people alive and for longer; good food and water supply so people have nutrition as opposed to famine and dehydration; and even how safe the environment is.
'attributed to' suggests that several factors were considered; and moreover, it is not simply the 'birthrate', but the uncontrolled nature of this. Hence, I thought 'underlying' the better choice over 'basic'
Excellent! :up:
 
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