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Hi teachers,
I have founf this direction for a test:
Hi teachers,

Circle the letter of the correct answer to complete each sentence.
Mark __________ a headache last night.
A. had B. has C. has had D. was having

Isn't better to say, circle the letter of the correct option to complete each sentence since it it a multiple choice test.

On the other hand, is it fine to say?
Circle the letter of the correct option to complete the given simple present sentence.
Robert usually ____________ at 7:00 every Monday.
A. get up B. gets up C. got up D. gots up

Is my direction too long and complicated? is there a better way?
The only thing that must be in the direction is the tense 'simple present' 'future', or 'simple past' etc.

Thanks in advance
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Circle the letter of the correct answer to complete each sentence.
Mark __ a headache last night.
A. had B. has C. has had D. was having

Isn't better to say, circle the letter of the correct option to complete each sentence since it it a multiple choice test.-- 'Answer' is fine and 'option' is fine. 'Answer' is an easier word for low-level students to understand.

On the other hand, is it fine to say?-- 'Given' is unnecessary and may be too difficult for low-level students to understand.

Is my direction too long and complicated? is there a better way?-- 'Circle the correct completion of the sentence.' There is no point to indicating the tense, which will immediately eliminate the other 3 choices.

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Thank you very, very much Mister Micawber. Is there an easier word for 'completion'?
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By the way the word 'option' is much better for Spanish students because in Spanish the word is very similar 'opción'. That is why I asked you. See now you may know a Spanish word.Emotion: wink
Good point about opción -- that is the sort of thing that I do not realize until I have taught students of that particular L1 for a long time. By the same token, Spanish includes the words completar, completo, completamiento, y completamente, so your students should have no trouble with 'completion'.
Thank you. I can see that you know much more than just a word in Spanish.Emotion: embarrassed
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What about this one?
Circle the letter of the correct option to complete the sentence.
Yes, that's OK, too. However, I think it makes the instruction longer and more complicated, and the test too regimented, if you insist on their circling only the letter. Let them circle the letter or the word or both if they want to, just as long as they choose the correct one: Circle the correct option to complete the sentence.
All right. Thank you for your advise and for your explanations. They always help me a lot Mister Micawber.[Y]
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