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'on the direction' versus 'on the course'



 
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'on the direction' versus 'on the course' #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 15, 2006 22:45 pm   'on the direction' versus 'on the course'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #188 "American Presidents - William Jefferson Clinton", question 9

Clinton had a significant influence on the ......... of the Democratic Party.

(a) road
(b) path
(c) direction
(d) course

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #188 "American Presidents - William Jefferson Clinton", answer 9

Clinton had a significant influence on the direction of the Democratic Party.

Correct answer: (c) direction

Your answer was: incorrect
Clinton had a significant influence on the course of the Democratic Party.
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Hi,
Why "direction"? I thought "course" would be right.

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'on the direction' versus 'on the course' #2 (permalink) Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:54 pm   'on the direction' versus 'on the course'
 

why not: course?

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'on the direction' versus 'on the course' #3 (permalink) Thu Nov 10, 2011 18:37 pm   'on the direction' versus 'on the course'
 

Good question, For me, 'course' fits there just as well as direction.
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