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Exchange vs. transmit #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:30 am   Exchange vs. transmit
 

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ESL/EFL Test #106 "Synonyms for change and shift", question 7

Since she was in a hurry we only managed to ......... a few words.

(a) change
(b) exchange
(c) transmit
(d) shift

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #106 "Synonyms for change and shift", answer 7

Since she was in a hurry we only managed to exchange a few words.

Correct answer: (b) exchange

Your answer was: incorrect
Since she was in a hurry we only managed to transmit a few words.
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why not transmit here?

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Exchange vs. transmit #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:46 am   Exchange vs. transmit
 

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To have a brief conversation is to exchange a few words; that is the meaning of the phrase. Transmit might be used if you were sending a fax or telegram.
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