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'to alter' versus 'to change'



 
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'to alter' versus 'to change' #1 (permalink) Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:38 am   'to alter' versus 'to change'
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #64 "Synonyms for change", question 2

You can't wear this dress, it's too big and the tailor has to ......... it a bit.

(a) change
(b) shift
(c) alter
(d) transform

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #64 "Synonyms for change", answer 2

You can't wear this dress, it's too big and the tailor has to alter it a bit.

Correct answer: (c) alter

Your answer was: incorrect
You can't wear this dress, it's too big and the tailor has to change it a bit.
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'to alter' versus 'to change' #2 (permalink) Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:55 am   'to alter' versus 'to change'
 

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Alter is the normal collocation with articles of clothing.
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