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Difference between 'clears' and 'explains'



 
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Difference between 'clears' and 'explains' #1 (permalink) Wed May 10, 2006 14:54 pm   Difference between 'clears' and 'explains'
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #20 "Will or Shall?", question 3

I think the best way is to tell you a story that ..........

(a) clears the difference
(b) explains the difference
(c) expounds the difference
(d) exposes the difference

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #20 "Will or Shall?", answer 3

I think the best way is to tell you a story that explains the difference.

Correct answer: (b) explains the difference

Your answer was: incorrect
I think the best way is to tell you a story that clears the difference.
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What is the difference between "clears" and "explains" in this sentence?
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To explain vs. to clear the difference #2 (permalink) Wed May 10, 2006 15:17 pm   To explain vs. to clear the difference
 

'To explain the difference' is to make the difference clear.

'To clear the difference' is to remove the difference.
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