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Investigators vs invigilators #1 (permalink) Thu Dec 22, 2005 18:12 pm   Investigators vs invigilators
 

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #8 "Admire his Achievement", question 9

It's virtually impossible to deceive in the examination because investigators patrol the room every ten minutes.

(a) virtually
(b) deceive
(c) investigators
(d) every

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #8 "Admire his Achievement", answer 9

It's virtually impossible to cheat in the examination because investigators patrol the room every ten minutes.

Correct entry: cheat
The error was: (b) deceive

You have not found the error.
It's virtually impossible to deceive in the examination because investigators patrol the room every ten minutes.
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shouldn't "investigators" be "invigilators"?

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Checking #2 (permalink) Thu Dec 22, 2005 21:02 pm   Checking
 

Hi,

Thanks for that. We'll put that right

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Investigators vs invigilators #3 (permalink) Sat Mar 29, 2008 22:53 pm   Investigators vs invigilators
 

karrolina wrote:
shouldn't "investigators" be "invigilators"?
We use the word 'proctor' (or possibly 'monitor') in the US. I've never heard anyone use the word 'invigilator'.
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Investigators vs invigilators #4 (permalink) Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:35 am   Investigators vs invigilators
 

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It is not appropriate to tell a learner who fills in the word 'proctor' as a correction that 'proctor' is incorrect.
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Investigators vs invigilators #5 (permalink) Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:56 am   Investigators vs invigilators
 

We've added the word 'proctor' as a correct answer and it will go online with the next update. The 'one-by-one' version of the test already contains 'proctor':
http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ar008/

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Investigators vs invigilators #6 (permalink) Tue Apr 08, 2008 18:44 pm   Investigators vs invigilators
 

Thank you for the feedback, Torsten.
When I checked the test a little while ago, 'proctor' was still not being accepted.

How often do you do the updates?
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Investigators vs invigilators #7 (permalink) Tue Apr 08, 2008 19:07 pm   Investigators vs invigilators
 

Hi Amy,

It depends on how many changes we make and how time Slava has available. I'll ask him to update the data base asap.

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