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jump in the lake vs. jump in the field



 
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jump in the lake vs. jump in the field #1 (permalink) Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:03 am   jump in the lake vs. jump in the field
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #207 "What Comes Next? (1)", question 7

As far as I'm concerned they can all go ..........

(a) jump in the oven
(b) jump in the bin
(c) jump in the field
(d) jump in the lake

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #207 "What Comes Next? (1)", answer 7

As far as I'm concerned they can all go jump in the lake.

Correct answer: (d) jump in the lake

Your answer was: incorrect
As far as I'm concerned they can all go jump in the field.
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Why we should use jump in the lake?

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jump in the lake vs. jump in the field #2 (permalink) Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:14 am   jump in the lake vs. jump in the field
 

Hi,

If you tell someone to 'jump in the lake', you are being impolite because you are telling them to go away. It is an idiomatic expression.

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jump in the lake vs. jump in the field #3 (permalink) Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:17 am   jump in the lake vs. jump in the field
 

Yulja wrote:
Why should we use 'jump in the lake'?

Because that's how the idiom goes:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=lake*1+0&dict=I
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