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Could anyone try to answer the question below, please ? Is the answer "c" or "e" ?

Surviving a crisis depends upon a.........and well thought-out-plan and a commitment to.........communication with the public throughout the crisis.

a)throughly/continual
b)thorough/continuously
c)thorough/continuous
d)thorough/ continual
e)thoroughly/continuous

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Hi yulysess,

Do you mean to write:
Surviving a crisis depends upon a.........and well thought-out (*no hyphen) plan and a commitment to.........communication with the public throughout the crisis.

I'd pick c (without the hyphen).

Of course, one can argue that "thoroughly" and "well" both modify "thought out", but that seems a tad redundant to me. Isn't a well thought out plan also a thoroughly thought out plan?

This is just my 2 cents.
Hi julielai,

Thanks for your care. One more vocabulary question;

The president began the session with a.......to the soldiers and civilians who had died in Iraq.

a)tribute
b)salute
c)greeting
d)welcome
e)remark

Is the answer "a" or "c" ?
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I would find it extremely difficult to greet dead soldiers... So I'd choose "a".
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The difficulty on the first post is the choice between 'c' and 'd', with the choice between 'continuous' and 'continual' being debatable. I vote for 'd'.

I believe 'continuous' has the connotation of 'uninterrupted', and 'continual' the connotation of 'ongoing'. They are both adjectives.

'e' is awkward. "..a thoroughly and well thought-out plan..."

If the intention is to say that the plan is thoroughly, well thought-out, you would not want the 'and' in there. It makes more sense to think that the intention is to say that the plan is thorough (complete in its detail), and well thought-out.
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I guess that correct answer is E. But I'm not sure about it. It is the most probable answer.

c adjective