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I've some questions here, I hope someone can help me.

Please choose the best answer from the four options for all spaces.

a) Teenagers find it difficult to stand alone. They need to be in a group and follow what its members do. They do not understand that peer pressure can be dangerous. Peer pressure may hurt them and keep them from doing what is right. It may even interfere with their life. All they want to do is to conform ____(1) the way their group thinks, feels, behaves and speaks.

1) A. to B. by C. from D. with

b) ...Recognise the fact that they are under the same peer pressure that you feel. They are tempted to take drugs or smoke or drink for the same reason - simply because they are afraid to be different. You must know it is better to show that you have confidence in yourself when the pressure is ____(2). You can say, "If you guys want to do something crazy, go ahead. But I think it is stupid."

A. great. B. greater C. greatest D. more great

My answer for question (a) is D, but as far as I'm concerned, both 'conform to' and 'conform with' are acceptable, although the former one is more often used, but that doesn't mean it's wrong, right? By the way, the answer given is A.

My answer for question (b) is A. But the answer is C. I believe the answer is wrong. If it is not, can anyone please explain to me why it's 'greatest'?

Thanks in advance.
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Someone please help!
Conform with someone - conform with only works in very limited context. (I checked other english forums, and most seems to agree there is no specific rule, but conform to is the best bet that you won't be wrong)

Conform to (a rule, regulation, a trend, a fashion, someone) - On a personal note, conform to something greater, but you cannot conform with something greater. A rule, regulation, trend, fashion, other people/groups are more often than not greater than yourself, so you cannot conform with "the way" other people thinks.

For question (b), I don't know the grammar answer to this but I agree with you. I'll take great instead of greatest.

In the passage, I see no reason one uses greatest. One should have confidence in oneself when the pressure is great (or on). (not only confident when the pressure is greatest) A stupid sentence... once again, I don't know why it is greatest.
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Thanks a lot. I guess the 'conform to/with' issue can never be settled, yet.
Can anyone else give some opinions?
Q2:

The weather is hottest in June.

Not necessary when the meaning is 'very'.

So.. "...when the pressure is very great / greatest"
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This is my take.

Both sentences, even though grammatically fine, were not well written. Given the texts, I would say A's answer is "conform to ". However, "conform with" is also used.

For B, "... Pressure is great."
The weather is hottest in June suggests that the weather is the hottest when compared to the weather of other months. In the question I asked, there is no comparison so I still don't understand why the answer is 'greatest'. Can anyone give your opinions? Thanks.
I agree with about everything everyone has said. In essence, the distractors (the wrong answers) were poorly chosen, since D also works (though not as commonly) in question a, and A and B also work (though not as commonly) in question b. The directions for most such tests read 'choose the best answer' and in both cases the answers with the highest collocations are 'to' and 'greatest' respectively.
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