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meaning of temporary #1 (permalink) Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:11 am   meaning of temporary
 

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ESL/EFL Test #44 "Speaking: At the Theatre", question 5

Don't worry I'm sure it's only ......... and that he'll soon recover before the next performance.

(a) temperate
(b) temporary
(c) contemporary
(d) temporarily

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #44 "Speaking: At the Theatre", answer 5

Don't worry I'm sure it's only temporary and that he'll soon recover before the next performance.

Correct answer: (b) temporary

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Don't worry I'm sure it's only contemporary and that he'll soon recover before the next performance.
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meaning of temporary #2 (permalink) Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:05 am   meaning of temporary
 

Hi,

'Temporary' means only lasting for a short time.

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meaning of temporary #3 (permalink) Sat Jan 27, 2007 14:00 pm   meaning of temporary
 

I would rather say "temporary" means lasting only for a limited period of time.
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meaning of temporary #4 (permalink) Sat Jan 27, 2007 14:17 pm   meaning of temporary
 

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meaning of temporary #5 (permalink) Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:11 am   meaning of temporary
 

Hi, Alan

Why can't I say don't worry I'm sure it's only temporarily ?
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meaning of temporary #6 (permalink) Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:19 am   meaning of temporary
 

Hi Geo,

This is a difference between adjective (temporary) and adverb (temporarily).

Look at these sentences:

At the moment she has a temporary (adjective) job as a clerk until she can find a permanent job.

At the moment she is working temporarily (adverb) as a clerk until she finds permanent job.

Hope that works for you.

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meaning of temporary #7 (permalink) Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:29 am   meaning of temporary
 

Hi, Alan

Thank you for this clear explanation. I've understood my mistake now. By the way, I would like to express my appreciation to you for your wonderful essays.

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