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flight of planes #16 (permalink) Wed Apr 06, 2016 17:38 pm   flight of planes
 

A flight of planes is also a correct answer, why should we exclude that answer?
because is military?, that's nonsense.
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Meaning of "a flight of stairs" #17 (permalink) Wed Apr 06, 2016 20:47 pm   Meaning of "a flight of stairs"
 

I'm afraid your understanding is a little off.

In a multiple choice question, only one answer should be correct. If two correct answers are included then it becomes impossible to choose one, which is the purpose of the exercise.
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flight #18 (permalink) Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:11 am   flight
 

You say I'm wrong, but not why.
Word reference give this sentence:
"The first flight of planes took off in unison"
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Re: flight of planes #19 (permalink) Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:37 am   Re: flight of planes
 

[quote="Alfwm"]A flight of planes is also a correct answer, why should we exclude that answer?
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Hi Alfwm,
If you look at the test again, you’ll see no ‘planes’ among the options.
Since you have three similar things --birds, insects and crows--and you cannot choose among them, then logically, you should look closer at the remaining option, a flight of stairs, where ‘flight’ bears a totally different meaning. The test checks you on your knowledge of those two meanings of ‘flight’.
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Re: flight #20 (permalink) Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:14 am   Re: flight
 

Alfwm wrote:
You say I'm wrong, but not why.

I did say why - in the 2nd line.
It has nothing to do with whether or not it is possible to say a flight of planes.
Your error appears to be in your understanding of the original question or in your understanding of the way multiple choice questions work.
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Re: flight of planes #21 (permalink) Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:38 am   Re: flight of planes
 

[quote="Alfwm"]A flight of planes is also a correct answer, a correct answer to what?
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Re: flight of planes #22 (permalink) Mon Apr 18, 2016 17:56 pm   Re: flight of planes
 

Canadian45 wrote:
a correct answer to what?

If it's that difficult to spot, perhaps you should read the entire thread.
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