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competed vs. originated #1 (permalink) Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:05 am   competed vs. originated
 

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ESL/EFL Test #167 "Action verbs and sports expressions", question 1

People have ......... against each other in bowling for thousands of years.

(a) originated
(b) competed
(c) enjoyed
(d) gained

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #167 "Action verbs and sports expressions", answer 1

People have competed against each other in bowling for thousands of years.

Correct answer: (b) competed
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competed vs. originated #2 (permalink) Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:20 am   competed vs. originated
 

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No; 'competed'. 'Originated' makes no sense in this sentence; 'originate' means 'come into existence; take on form or shape; begin a trip at a certain point, as of a plane, train, bus, etc.'
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