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what's earnest? #1 (permalink) Sun Mar 30, 2008 14:13 pm   what's earnest?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #89 "Verbal Learning", question 7

It was possible to look up the topic on the internet but she decided instead to ask her ......... father who knew the answer to most things.

(a) earnest
(b) erudite
(c) learning
(d) imminent

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #89 "Verbal Learning", answer 7

It was possible to look up the topic on the internet but she decided instead to ask her erudite father who knew the answer to most things.

Correct answer: (b) erudite
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what's earnest? #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 30, 2008 14:55 pm   what's earnest?
 

Hi

You should be able to find the word 'earnest' in any dictionary.
Click here.

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Hi Torsten
In my opinion, this sentence could use a bit of editing:
- The standard spelling of Internet is still with a capital I.
- There should be a comma after the word 'father' (to separate the non-defining clause).

It was possible to look up the topic on the Internet but she decided instead to ask her erudite father, who knew the answer to most things.
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what's earnest? #3 (permalink) Sat Apr 12, 2008 14:05 pm   what's earnest?
 

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Is this going to be another let's-just-stick-our-heads-in-the-sand situation?

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It was possible to look up the topic on the Internet, but she decided instead to ask her ......... father, who knew the answer to most things.
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