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persuasive vs pernicious #1 (permalink) Wed Jul 04, 2007 0:51 am   persuasive vs pernicious
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #138 "Ways of disagreeing", question 5

No matter how ......... you are, I won't change my mind.

(a) perceptive
(b) perverse
(c) pernicious
(d) persuasive

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #138 "Ways of disagreeing", answer 5

No matter how persuasive you are, I won't change my mind.

Correct answer: (d) persuasive
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Why not pernicious?

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persuasive vs pernicious #2 (permalink) Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:41 am   persuasive vs pernicious
 

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The word does not make good sense in this sentence. All of the given adjectives are grammatically possible; your task is to decide which one make reasonable sense in the context.
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