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Credulous vs. credible #1 (permalink) Thu Sep 14, 2006 23:47 pm   Credulous vs. credible
 

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #11 "Adjectives and Verbs", question 8

You must be more credible than I thought if you believe in that load of rubbish.

(a) must
(b) credible
(c) believe
(d) load of rubbish

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #11 "Adjectives and Verbs", answer 8

You must be more credulous than I thought if you believe in that load of rubbish.

Correct entry: credulous
The error was: (b) credible

You have found the error but your entry is incorrect.
You must be more credible than I thought if you believe in that load of rubbish.
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Hi - Could you please explain the meaning of "credulous" to me? Thanks.
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Credulous vs. credible #2 (permalink) Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:15 am   Credulous vs. credible
 

A credulous person is someone who believes anything easily.
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Credulous vs. credible #3 (permalink) Sun Jun 26, 2011 14:13 pm   Credulous vs. credible
 

Would gullible work?
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Credulous vs. credible #4 (permalink) Sun Jun 26, 2011 15:32 pm   Credulous vs. credible
 

It would... if it were an option!
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Credulous vs. credible #5 (permalink) Sun Jun 26, 2011 20:26 pm   Credulous vs. credible
 

Well, the structure of the test allows for an open answer and I wrote "gullible", but it was marked as incorrect because it didn't match the key.
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Credulous vs. credible #6 (permalink) Sun Jun 26, 2011 22:34 pm   Credulous vs. credible
 

Yes, the problem with electronically administered tests is that they have to match a key exactly.
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