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Topic: What are the most suitable synonyms?
Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:58:15 AM
Regardless of what the lecturer aim was...
for me I did get a good benefit studying all these dictionaries while I was looking for the synonyms, I learned a lot of new words and meanings, and up to my concern what ever the result of the test I know that I did my best .
and above all its enough for me to know this forum and you guys and we are thousands of kilometers apart, and we are discussing an issue like we were close neighbors ....
I think this the best benefit.
Topic: What are the most suitable synonyms?
Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011 4:35:43 PM
You are guys are amazing, you are speaking exactly what in my mind about the test, we are a group of six pilots and we all agree that the test is either was wrong or he did not know how to write a test, but a previously tested pilots said that: he wants the test to be so hard that no body get a full mark.

any way it was a great help from your side and i will keep checking with you from now and then.....
and in two weeks time i will post again after finishing the real test and i will tell you about it.

thanx for every thing.
Topic: What are the most suitable synonyms?
Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2011 4:27:20 PM
Hello imacann and Ray41

I can see that you are all trying to help as much as you can and I do appreciate your effort, but I did try most of the popular dictionaries on line to look for these synonyms before I ask assistance here,

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

http://www.merriam-webster.com/

http://www.urbandictionary.com/

plus Google of course,
but as you all saw even in these dictionaries there was no exact synonym for most of the words, and I did not choose the suggested synonyms; they where in the test and you have to choose one of them, as I said my choices were the A`s and I wanted to check if they were correct, because thanks god it is only a practice test now, and who knows how the real test will be????

for Q-7 these are the choices!!!!!!!and I did not omit anything from the sentences .

and here is a new challenge ,it just came up:

what is the synonym for pun and the synonym must be about food or concerning food, not word playing or the other synonyms suggested in the dictionaries, the lecturer said : look for a synonym concerning food.


Topic: What is the correct answer??
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 2:08:59 PM
I cant thank you enough my friends, this was a very comprehensive;(DavidL) I do appriciate all your effort and time you have spent with me.

Many thanks from Jordan to all of you
Topic: What are the most suitable synonyms?
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 1:56:50 PM
Isaac Samuel wrote:
you are not wasting our time; but you sure are hitting us below the waist.



I am sure you did not miss understand me; it should be wasted'oh!
Topic: What are the most suitable synonyms?
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 1:46:28 PM
jmacann wrote:
Thar and DavidL were/are right, and this time the questions are quite less clear.
Besides, there are too many points at which this second test seems to fall apart. I have chosen only a few as examples -to illustrate what I mean.
I am afraid this second test does have some misconceptions. The way questions are put forward leaves a lot to be wished for. Sorry -I am not blaming you anyway, but that is the way I see it. Hope it helps.

3- The wages are received weekly.
a- payment is = right (though not in a strict sense)


4- The old shop merges into the big company.
a- brings new ideas into / b- is swallowed by

?? misses the point IMO

5- There is a constant lack of water in this area.
a- deficiency /b- reduction

?? misses the point IMO

6- At the airport they didn't search my luggage.
a- look for / b- ask for

?? misses the point IMO


You are absolutely correct, its very deceiving sentences, I could guess what the single word means, but I cant tell what they need behind it ; is it the whole sentence meaning ?? or only the word, regardless of the whole meaning????

Topic: What are the most suitable synonyms?
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 6:03:38 AM
Yes of course as I forgot also in the grammar section , the red is the word and other words (a/b) are the possible synonyms , and my choice was always the A`s

please forgive me again for that; I am not trying to test any body or to waist your time but I am a pilot going into an English test with two English experts, as I said in the grammar section I was a graduate from RAF Halton 20 years ago, but my English was focused in the aviation expressions , and once I checked my vocabulary knowledge I found it a bit rusty,

Tanks again for all of you , and I appreciate your assistance.
Topic: What is the correct answer??
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:43:41 AM
Yes this was very fast reply and I am sorry that did not mark my - what I think - the correct answer ,
all the A`s were my choice.

and please forgive me again and really I am in bad need to the correct answers and I am not trying to test any one or to waist your time.

It seems to be a home work for someone else but not for a 40 years old pilot going into an English exam by two British/German English experts, I can speak good English but when it comes to grammar the story will be deferent, as I was a graduate from RAF Halton since 20 years ago.

Thank you all very very much.
Topic: What are the most suitable synonyms?
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:18:05 AM
Hello everybody, here I am again and I am stuck to the knees in the lake of English synonyms, Pls anybody can help me in the following words:

1- I was disturbed by the continual ringing of the bell.
a- permanent / b- enervating

2- He gave an astonished look.
a- glance / b- appearance

3- The wages are received weekly.
a- payment is / b- donations are

4- The old shop merges into the big company.
a- brings new ideas into / b- is swallowed by

5- There is a constant lack of water in this area.
a- deficiency /b- reduction

6- At the airport they didn't search my luggage.
a- look for / b- ask for

7- His performance left something to be desired
a- was substantial /b- satisfactory / c- was admirable

8- I am afraid I`ll have to put my foot down.
a- insist / b- take the responsibility c- try harder

9- We think he did it deliberately.
a- on purpose / b- unintentionally / c- without thinking

10- He comes from Spain ,he is a ......
a- Spaniard / b- Spanish / c- Spanish man

11- He calls a spade a spade
a- is direct / b- is loud / c- is rough

12- It was a superfluous thought.
a- brilliant /b- tremendous / c- an irrelevant / d- superficial

I will be very thankful for you help.
Topic: What is the correct answer??
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 4:31:41 AM
Hello everybody,
I am a new user of this forum, and really I have problems with my learning English as I am not a native English speaker, please I need help in the following questions I will be very thankful:

1- I will drive to London on Friday. John said that he ....drive to London on Friday.
a- would drive b- will drive

2- The police man ran after the thief and ..... him from escaping.
a- prevented b- had prevented


3- A super market is a place that ..... snacks.
a- sells b- sell

4- I cant make up my mine before I ....... all the facts.
a- know b- knew

5- Shall we take the train? No I`d rather .....the plane.
a- take b- be taking

6- The bus .......arrive at 1400 hrs but it was late.
a- supposed to b- was supposed to c- should

7- My car ...... at present
a- is in repair b- is being repaired

8- He is still denying ...... the crime.
a- having committed b- having been committed c- to have committed

9- By this time tomorrow we .... in London.
a- would arrive b- will be arrived c- will have arrived

10- I am going to the hair dresser's.......
a- to cut my hair b- to have my hair cut


I appreciate your time and effort and thanks a million.