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Meaning of billet #1 (permalink) Fri Jul 21, 2006 15:22 pm   Meaning of billet
 

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #22 "Gerunds and Idioms", question 7

I was really embarrassed when I got to the barrier at the end of the platform and I couldn't find my train billet to show to the collector.

(a) really embarrassed
(b) barrier
(c) billet

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #22 "Gerunds and Idioms", answer 7

I was really embarrassed when I got to the barrier at the end of the platform and I couldn't find my train ticket to show to the collector.

Correct entry: ticket
The error was: (c) billet
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Meaning of billet #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 21, 2006 15:33 pm   Meaning of billet
 

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No. In French, billet means ticket (the correct answer), but in English it has another meaning: lodging for military personnel (among others).
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