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Difference between 'populated' and 'popular'?



 
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Difference between 'populated' and 'popular'? #1 (permalink) Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:28 am   Difference between 'populated' and 'popular'?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #23 "On TV tonight", question 4

This will be a programme presenting that ......... comedian, George Blair.

(a) populated
(b) popular
(c) populous
(d) poplar

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #23 "On TV tonight", answer 4

This will be a programme presenting that popular comedian, George Blair.

Correct answer: (b) popular

Your answer was: incorrect
This will be a programme presenting that populated comedian, George Blair.
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hi, why we use popular and not populated ?
popular s a noun and populated is an adjective, and i think we need adjective , isn't it ?
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Difference between 'populated' and 'popular'? #2 (permalink) Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:50 am   Difference between 'populated' and 'popular'?
 

Hi,

Both 'popular' and 'populated' are adjectives. 'Popular' means well liked by a lot of people and this is the word you need in the test sentence. 'Populated' is the past participle of the verb 'populate' meaning live in the area and constitute its population.

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Difference between 'populated' and 'popular'? #3 (permalink) Sat Sep 15, 2012 18:35 pm   Difference between 'populated' and 'popular'?
 

Could you please explain the meaning of "presenting" here?
This will be a programme
presenting that popular comedian, George Blair.
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Difference between 'populated' and 'popular'? #4 (permalink) Sat Sep 15, 2012 19:05 pm   Difference between 'populated' and 'popular'?
 

A programme featuring George Blair. This means George Blair can be seen on the programme.

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