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Stride vs. stalk #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 22, 2006 18:06 pm   Stride vs. stalk
 

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ESL/EFL Test #110 "Synonyms for wander", question 10

Arthur was one of the awarded men and when they called his name he ......... proudly among the people in the audience to get to the stage.

(a) prowled
(b) paced
(c) strode
(d) stalked

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ESL/EFL Test #110 "Synonyms for wander", answer 10

Arthur was one of the awarded men and when they called his name he stalked proudly among the people in the audience to get to the stage.

Correct answer: (d) stalked

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Arthur was one of the awarded men and when they called his name he strode proudly among the people in the audience to get to the stage.
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Then could you explain why in previous test we used "stride" describing how a woman was moving being proud of him/hirself?

A moment later I saw her stride into the room, proud of her success.

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Stride vs. stalk #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 22, 2006 21:30 pm   Stride vs. stalk
 

Hi Greta

I think we may have to wait for an explanation from Daniela here.

However, in my opinion stride fits the sense of the sentence better than stalk.

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Stride vs. stalk #3 (permalink) Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:41 am   Stride vs. stalk
 

I think both strode and stalked work here.
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Stride vs. stalk #4 (permalink) Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:33 am   Stride vs. stalk
 

Hi,

'Stalk' has very much the sense of following someone in a secretive way. This meaning doesn't fit with the adverb 'proudly' used in the test sentence.

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