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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #1 (permalink) Thu Dec 09, 2004 23:26 pm   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

Test No. incompl/advan-1 "Code of Practice", question 9

Some people are ......... to learn a foreign language.

(a) unaccustomed
(b) shy
(c) reluctant
(d) inhibited

Test No. incompl/advan-1 "Code of Practice", answer 9

Some people are reluctant to learn a foreign language.

Correct answer: (c) reluctant
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Unaccustomed #2 (permalink) Fri Dec 10, 2004 0:16 am   Unaccustomed
 

This word is followed by a gerund or ing form as in: I am unaccustomed to speaking in public.
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Shy #3 (permalink) Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:09 am   Shy
 

I wonder why "shy" can't be an answer.
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Shy #4 (permalink) Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:42 am   Shy
 

Shy doesn't naturally link with an infinitive construction. Possibly you could be shy at/about + the geund.
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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #5 (permalink) Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:00 pm   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

i dont' know why "inhabited" can't be used.
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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #6 (permalink) Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:17 pm   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

Hi Zero,

I think the word you mean is inhibited, meaning that you feel embarrassed about doing something. It won't work in this sentence because you would have to say:inhibited about learning.

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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #7 (permalink) Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:40 am   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

How do you do, Sir? I am very glad to know this site. I think this is the best one that I have ever seen on Internet.

Meanwhile, I would like to make sure which is correct, accustomed to do or accustomed to doing.

I have known that both are possible. I really appreciate it to you in advance.
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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #8 (permalink) Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:41 am   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

How do you do, Sir? I am very glad to know this site. I think this is the best one that I have ever seen on Internet.

Meanwhile, I would like to make sure which is correct, accustomed to do or accustomed to doing.

I have known that both are possible. I really appreciate it to you in advance.
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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #9 (permalink) Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:32 am   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

As you say, both are possible.
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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #10 (permalink) Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:48 am   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

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Hi Rocky,

I am not happy with 'accustomed to do something' You would say: I have become accustomed to bright light first thing in the morning or I am accustomed to that kind of remark from you but using the expression with an infinitive form doesn't sound right. It would be more common to use it with the 'ing' form as in: She is accustomed to receiving compliments on her singing. You could compare the use with 'used' where you can say: used to do and used to doing.

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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #11 (permalink) Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:31 am   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

what part of speech of the word 'most' please clarify
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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #12 (permalink) Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:17 am   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

Hi,

It has two main functions (1) as an indefinite determiner meaning the greatest part of and is the superlative of 'much' and 'many' and (2) used as an adverb to indicate the superlative of adjectives as 'most difficult'.

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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #13 (permalink) Sat Nov 13, 2010 14:59 pm   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

Beeesneees wrote:
As you say, both are possible.

Thank you so much for your kindness ^^
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What does "unaccustomed" mean? #14 (permalink) Sat Nov 13, 2010 15:00 pm   What does "unaccustomed" mean?
 

Beeesneees wrote:
As you say, both are possible.

thank you so much for your kindness ^^
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thank you so much. #15 (permalink) Sat Nov 13, 2010 15:02 pm   thank you so much.
 

You are such a nice instructor ^^ thank you again.

And happy to know you here.
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