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The same vs. identical #1 (permalink) Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:58 am   The same vs. identical
 

Test No. incompl/inter-57 "A Night Out", question 10

The following evening we were back again watching television but after the cinema it's never the ......... again.

(a) same
(b) identical
(c) similar
(d) like

Test No. incompl/inter-57 "A Night Out", answer 10

The following evening we were back again watching television but after the cinema it's never the identical again.

Correct answer: (a) same

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The same #2 (permalink) Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:18 am   The same
 

The same is a set phrase and it's the correct choice in this answer.

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The same #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 15, 2005 17:26 pm   The same
 

Torsten wrote:
The same is a set phrase and it's the correct choice in this answer.

Hi;
But you have written "identical" in the answer?!
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The same #4 (permalink) Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:54 am   The same
 

Hi Hiwa,

You can't use "identical" in that sentence because grammatically you must use a noun or a pronoun after an artical "the". In this situation, same is a pronoun so it is used. "Identical" is only an adjective here, do you understand?
In meaning, identical means similar in every details but same means very the one or thing mentioned to.

Example:
I saw a row of identical houses.
Was that Helen on the phone? => The same. (It means it was Helen).

Thanks for your answer.
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