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Modify vs. change



 
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Modify vs. change #1 (permalink) Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:48 am   Modify vs. change
 

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ESL/EFL Test #106 "Synonyms for change and shift", question 2

Marina had to ......... her opinion if she wanted to please her parents.

(a) transform
(b) alter
(c) modify
(d) change

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #106 "Synonyms for change and shift", answer 2

Marina had to change her opinion if she wanted to please her parents.

Correct answer: (d) change

Your answer was: correct
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why should i use the verb modify in this sentence?This political change will completely modify the structure of the city administration.
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Writing rules #2 (permalink) Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:14 am   Writing rules
 

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This political change will completely modify the structure of the city administration.

In the above sentence, the verb 'modify' has been used so as not to repeat the verb 'change'. It's one of the basic writing (and speaking) rules: Try to avoid repeating a word or phrase within a sentence or pair of sentences.
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