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Dear teachers,

Could you please tell me whether my explanations to the following choices are correct or not?

1. He believed that the greatest of his_____ was that he'd never had a college education.
a. misfortune b. sorrow
The correct answer is 'a'. The reason that 'b' is incorrect is because it stresses grief. Am I right?
2. The traffic police were searching for evidence to prove the accused man's______,but in vain.
a. fault b. guilt
The correct answer is 'a' . 'b' is incorrect. Is it because whether a person is guilty or not should be decided by court instead of by traffic police?
3. The fact that they reacted so differently was a reflection of their different_____.
a. personalities b. qualities
The correct answer is 'a'. What I am thinking is that 'personality' refers to characteristic of a person, such as being timid, shy, rude etc. 'Quality ' refers to a person's feature, such as being honest, hard working, kind etc. If a person's reaction to something was to speak straight instead of hiding something that's personality. If a person reacted to something bad by ignoring it that's qulity. Am I right?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Jiang
 

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Casiopea said:
I for one do not see a problem with the test. Sorry. :oops:

a. misfortune b. sorrow
1. He believed that the greatest of his misfortune was that he'd never had a college education.
Sorrows are feelings quantified as being deep, not great.

Wouldn't you use the plural, though, or say 'his greatest misfortune'? I would. :)
 

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shane said:
MikeNewYork said:
How does one advise these students on the choice between incorrect answers. :?

I advise them to close their eyes and put their finger on an answer. (Joking!!) :wink:

Take for example, a recent test paper I saw the other day. The passage began like this:

When Jill was a boy, he always liked and watched radios very much.

(Those are the exact words, I noted them down.)

Others have commented on the "boy named Jill" thing, but I wonder why he liked watching radios. Most people listen to the radio. They don't watch it.

:)
 

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RonBee said:
shane said:
MikeNewYork said:
How does one advise these students on the choice between incorrect answers. :?

I advise them to close their eyes and put their finger on an answer. (Joking!!) :wink:

Take for example, a recent test paper I saw the other day. The passage began like this:

When Jill was a boy, he always liked and watched radios very much.

(Those are the exact words, I noted them down.)


Others have commented on the "boy named Jill" thing, but I wonder why he liked watching radios. Most people listen to the radio. They don't watch it.

:)

Do you remember Diannai from dict.com? She used to watch Radio Canada. :roll:
 

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A watched radio is never stolen. ;-)
 

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MikeNewYork said:
RonBee said:
shane said:
MikeNewYork said:
How does one advise these students on the choice between incorrect answers. :?

I advise them to close their eyes and put their finger on an answer. (Joking!!) :wink:

Take for example, a recent test paper I saw the other day. The passage began like this:

When Jill was a boy, he always liked and watched radios very much.

(Those are the exact words, I noted them down.)


Others have commented on the "boy named Jill" thing, but I wonder why he liked watching radios. Most people listen to the radio. They don't watch it.

:)

Do you remember Diannai from dict.com? She used to watch Radio Canada. :roll:

LOL! Well, Diannai is a little strange.

:lol:
 
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