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View versus gap #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:05 am   View versus gap
 

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #123 "Synonyms for see and watch", question 5

As Jeremy had never been in a city like New York before, he just stood in front of the tall skyscrapers with his mouth open and ......... at them.

(a) viewed
(b) gaped
(c) peeped
(d) concentrated

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #123 "Synonyms for see and watch", answer 5

As Jeremy had never been in a city like New York before, he just stood in front of the tall skyscrapers with his mouth open and gaped at them.

Correct answer: (b) gaped

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As Jeremy had never been in a city like New York before, he just stood in front of the tall skyscrapers with his mouth open and viewed at them.
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how is gapped differnt from viewed...????

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View versus gap #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:44 am   View versus gap
 

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Gaped is different from viewed in that it conveys the idea of viewing with awe, with the mouth open in amazement. Irrespective of this difference, however, view at is incorrect grammatical structure; we do not use a preposition after view.
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View versus gap #3 (permalink) Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:33 am   View versus gap
 

many thanks to Micawber, in the past i thought using a prep after the verb "view", now i've just learned a new structure! hope u 2 help me more in this forum!, my el is so bad! :-)
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View versus gap #4 (permalink) Thu Mar 12, 2009 20:21 pm   View versus gap
 

Hello,
Could you tell me whether using the adjective "tall" with the noun "skyscrapper" is right. I was told that adjectives tall/short can be reffered only to people and for buildings etc high/low are used.
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View versus gap #5 (permalink) Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:23 am   View versus gap
 

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That is not true, and you can certainly have a 'tall skyscraper' (is there any other kind?!)
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View versus gap #6 (permalink) Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:56 am   View versus gap
 

HI Andrei,

Do you know what a 'tall story' is?

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View versus gap #7 (permalink) Fri Mar 13, 2009 19:19 pm   View versus gap
 

Hi, Alan,
Unfortunately, I don't.
But I hope you'll explain me, won't you?
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