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Change versus shift #1 (permalink) Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:42 am   Change versus shift
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #64 "Synonyms for change", question 1

This key lock is broken and we have to ......... it.

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

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #64 "Synonyms for change", answer 1

This key lock is broken and we have to change it.

Correct answer: (a) change
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Why change don't shift?

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Change versus shift #2 (permalink) Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:30 am   Change versus shift
 

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Change versus shift #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 14, 2006 14:41 pm   Change versus shift
 

IMO, "Change" implies transformation, replacement or substitution. "Shift" is similar but it implies transition.

In the given sentence, change is appropriate because it implies replacement.
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Change vs. shift #4 (permalink) Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:25 am   Change vs. shift
 

Just want to add my 'grain of salt', as we say in French:

    I need to change my car, as it is too old and worn out (substitute one thing for another).

    Can you shift your car -- it's blocking the entrance to my garage (change position/direction).
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