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Forgive VERSUS excuse #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:22 am   Forgive VERSUS excuse
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #85 "Common English Errors (1)", question 4

Don't forget about your daughter's soccer game she'll never ......... you!

(a) absolve
(b) exonerate
(c) excuse
(d) forgive

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #85 "Common English Errors (1)", answer 4

Don't forget about your daughter's soccer game she'll never forgive you!

Correct answer: (d) forgive
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Why is excuse incorrect?

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Forgive vs. excuse #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:47 am   Forgive vs. excuse
 

Hi,

Forgive is the word here suggesting pardon. Excuse has the idea of allow something as an exception.

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