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'real adventure to me' vs. 'real threat to me'



 
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'real adventure to me' vs. 'real threat to me' #1 (permalink) Thu May 11, 2006 4:31 am   'real adventure to me' vs. 'real threat to me'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #117 "Synonyms for threat and danger", question 4

Going in the jungle all alone at night seems like a real ......... to me.

(a) harm
(b) threat
(c) chance
(d) adventure

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #117 "Synonyms for threat and danger", answer 4

Going in the jungle all alone at night seems like a real adventure to me.

Correct answer: (d) adventure

Your answer was: incorrect
Going in the jungle all alone at night seems like a real threat to me.
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okay,
but in my case it would sound more like a threat than adventure.

Why can't I say threat?

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'real adventure to me' vs. 'real threat to me' #2 (permalink) Thu May 11, 2006 7:38 am   'real adventure to me' vs. 'real threat to me'
 

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Threat = something that is a source of danger.

Going (the subject of this sentence), however is not a danger; it is the jungle that is dangerous.

If jungle were the subject, then threat would work:

The jungle seems like a real threat to me.
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