Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
introduction of something new; change; new method or practice
directory
official
innovation
junction
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

Slow but sure vs. slow but definite



 
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
before vs although | Idiom "back on our feet"
listening exercises
Message
Author
Slow but sure vs. slow but definite #1 (permalink) Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:15 am   Slow but sure vs. slow but definite
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #28 "The Hare and the Tortoise", question 10

The moral of this fable is: slow but ......... always wins the race in the end.

(a) sure
(b) evident
(c) certain
(d) definite

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #28 "The Hare and the Tortoise", answer 10

The moral of this fable is: slow but sure always wins the race in the end.

Correct answer: (a) sure

Your answer was: incorrect
The moral of this fable is: slow but definite always wins the race in the end.
_________________________

please explain to me the difference between these two words

Thank you,
Elga
Elga
Guest





Slow but sure vs. slow but definite #2 (permalink) Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:29 am   Slow but sure vs. slow but definite
 

Hi,

You have to accept that 'slow but sure' is an accepted phrase. As to the difference between 'sure' and 'definiite', 'sure' in this context suggests a combination of 'reliable' and 'steady' and 'definite' has the idea of 'fixed' and 'confirmed'.

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Present Simple
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Want to learn about the future tenses? Read this story and smileEnglish grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!Read these English anecdotes and maybe smile today? Subscribe to free email English course
Slow but sure vs. slow but definite #3 (permalink) Tue May 12, 2009 16:20 pm   Slow but sure vs. slow but definite
 

Please tell me the difference between : certain and sure? Why we can't use certain in the sentence above? because it is a an accepted phrase? when we should use ,,certain'' and when ,,sure''?
Saneta
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 11 Sep 2008
Posts: 1583

Display posts from previous:   
before vs although | Idiom "back on our feet"
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on English Forums
Meaning of "waited on" and "waited in"What does "slog region" mean?Shouldn't it be Chris ... want his wife to join him?What is the meaning of "mussel"?reluctant vs avoidingWhat does 'hold over' mean?The supreme court will hear a case if it meets what criteria?What does aisles mean?Odds and ends?What does priceless mean?What does go down on one knee mean?simple past of irregular verbsWhat does let me see mean?

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail