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hi,

Choose the word that best fits the context.

1. The killing of two students ---- a violent rebellion.

A) caused B) triggered off

2. If you don't like washing up, you could ---- into the possibility of

buying a washing-up machine.

A) inquire B) ask

3. The witness was ---- tell us anything, but in the end he agreed.

A) unwilling B) reluctant

4. The father vowed he would ---- his daughter marrying the man.

A) forestall B) prevent

5. Exactly how children learn to speak is a problem which ---- linguists

no less now than twenty years ago.

A) baffled B) astonished

6. The peacock does not always ---- its feathers to its admiring

visitors.

A) exhibit B) show C) display

my choices:

1- triggered off

2- inquire

3- reluctant

4- prevent

5- baffled

6- display

what do you think?
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This is being answered for you [url=http://www.lydbury.co.uk/grammar/forum_posts.asp?TID=14299]HERE[/url]. And I think Francis is being very kind to do your homework for you.
Mister MicawberThis is being answered for you [url=http://www.lydbury.co.uk/grammar/forum_posts.asp?TID=14299]HERE[/url]. And I think Francis is being very kind to do your homework for you.

hi, M Micawber. It is not my homework and I don't think it was answered. That's why I wrote it here.
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Judging from your latest post, you did not read carefully what he had already explained; you have now asked Francis for clarification on that thread, and it is internet courtesy to wait for one thread to finish before you cause extra work for other advisors on the same question.

Advisors give of their own time freely, and you should always be patient in awaiting a response.
Mister Micawber Judging from your latest post, you did not read carefully what he had already explained; you have now asked Francis for clarification on that thread, and it is internet courtesy to wait for one thread to finish before you cause extra work for other advisors on the same question.

Advisors give of their own time freely, and you should always be patient in awaiting a response.
sorry. I thought he had quoted just what I wrote. now I see his comment. but I expect you to understand that these questions are from a book which was written by a native and test fine shades of meaning. Indeed, it is not my homework. I am not a student in the literal sense, but I am a student of the English language. I gave my own choices and just expect a few comments. don't you think we, nonnatives, should learn something about how synonyms differ as well?
Of course I do, TT-- all I expect you to do is await one response before you use another advisor's time. Your latest post there solicited Francis's further comments; please have the courtesy to await them.
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OK MrMicawber. Deal. ||*(