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What does 'major problem' mean?



 
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What does 'major problem' mean? #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:24 am   What does 'major problem' mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #277 "My computer and me", question 10

It looks very smart and modern but I do have one ......... problem and that's because I don't know how to switch it on.

(a) spacious
(b) major
(c) size
(d) significant

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ESL/EFL Test #277 "My computer and me", answer 10

It looks very smart and modern but I do have one major problem and that's because I don't know how to switch it on.

Correct answer: (b) major
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"spacious problem" vs "major problem" #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:49 am   "spacious problem" vs "major problem"
 

Hi,

'Major problem' means one very big problem.

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What does 'major problem' mean? #3 (permalink) Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:16 am   What does 'major problem' mean?
 

But why isn't significant right?
By the way, what does "spacious problem" mean?
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What does 'major problem' mean? #4 (permalink) Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:35 am   What does 'major problem' mean?
 

Hi,

The emphasis is on the size of the problem (major) and not on its 'importance (significant). Spacious suggests wide-ranging, considerable in scope.

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