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231 Comments
Peter van Oest
pretty good for a Dutchman huh 7 out of 9 correct.
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Jul 25, 2017 3:14PM
Julia Belinda Reid
These must be British English usages. In American English, according to Webster's dictionary, "alternate" can mean "alternative". Both "historic" and "historical" can mean "famous in history". "Enormity" can also be used to mean "hugeness, immensity".
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Jul 25, 2017 5:06PM
Michael Hamlyn
9/9./ and I do so disagree with Julia Reid. but then I do speak british english
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Jul 25, 2017 5:54PM
SusieQ
10/10 💜🎶💜
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Jul 25, 2017 6:32PM
SusieQ
Oops! I meant 9/9! (I got the answers right but the comment wrong! LOL)
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Jul 25, 2017 6:38PM
Manuel Marti
9/9
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Jul 25, 2017 7:41PM
Anantha Narayana Raju Raju
77.8% good
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Jul 25, 2017 8:11PM
ogimmersi
Not Bad !
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Jul 25, 2017 8:50PM
Larry Freeman
Michael Hamlyn, 9/9 and I agree with you in disagreeing with Julia Reid: alternate means to take turns, alternative is an option; historic means 'famous or important in history', historical means 'concerning history'. A historic event means an important event, a historical event just refers to something that happened in the past. You can use 'enormity' to mean 'immensity', but it would be incorrect to do so. The word 'enormity' originally meant "a crime," so most grammarians agree that it should only be used to describe something bad or morally wrong, a crime or atrocity.
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Jul 25, 2017 10:02PM
Janice Marler
7/9, not so bad.
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Jul 25, 2017 10:05PM
Janice Marler
Julia Belinda Reid, Those were the ones I got wrong or questioned.
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Jul 25, 2017 10:07PM
Diding Otico
Good questions!!!!
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Jul 25, 2017 11:19PM
Hester Williams
4/9 Right
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Jul 26, 2017 12:10AM
Kenjar Suresh Rai
7 out of 9
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Jul 26, 2017 12:19AM
Ike Hinlo Caceres
9/9.
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Jul 26, 2017 2:18AM