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Unreasonable vs. unclear #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 18, 2006 15:32 pm   Unreasonable vs. unclear
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #213 "What comes next (the bill)", question 7

Well, I did say I was sorry and I think ..........

(a) you're being very indistinct
(b) you're being very unclear
(c) you're being very unfavourable
(d) you're being very unreasonable

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #213 "What comes next (the bill)", answer 7

Well, I did say I was sorry and I think you're being very unreasonable.

Correct answer: (d) you're being very unreasonable

Your answer was: incorrect
Well, I did say I was sorry and I think you're being very unclear.
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I don't understand clearly why unreasonable? Can you explain me the difference between unreasonable and unclear? Thanks a lot.

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Unreasonable vs. unclear #2 (permalink) Mon Dec 18, 2006 17:30 pm   Unreasonable vs. unclear
 

Let me take a stab at this: If being unclear you're not making yourself understood very well, maybe because you're using the wrong words or use a lot of innuendo (subtle referrences) instead of straight-forward talk.

When being unreasonable you don't follow a logical path, you behave in a way that appears to lack proper reflection of all aspects of a situation.
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Unreasonable vs. unclear #3 (permalink) Mon Dec 18, 2006 23:41 pm   Unreasonable vs. unclear
 

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Yes, and the speaker says 'I said I was sorry', suggesting that the listener is being unreasonable in continuing to blame the speaker for some mistake or fault.
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Unreasonable vs. unclear #4 (permalink) Wed Dec 07, 2011 14:26 pm   Unreasonable vs. unclear
 

you're being very unreasonable= you are or you were being ..etc.?
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Unreasonable vs. unclear #5 (permalink) Wed Dec 07, 2011 14:43 pm   Unreasonable vs. unclear
 

'Are'. 'Were' cannot be contracted.
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