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punctual vs pointed #1 (permalink) Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:31 am   punctual vs pointed
 

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ESL/EFL Test #75 "Christmas Postman (2)", question 2

The first thing was to be ......... since you started at a time when most people were asleep.

(a) punctual
(b) pointed
(c) punctilious
(d) pointing

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #75 "Christmas Postman (2)", answer 2

The first thing was to be punctual since you started at a time when most people were asleep.

Correct answer: (a) punctual

Your answer was: incorrect
The first thing was to be pointed since you started at a time when most people were asleep.
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punctual vs pointed #2 (permalink) Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:42 am   punctual vs pointed
 

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'Punctual' means 'on time'. 'Pointed' would have no meaning here that I can see.
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punctual vs pointed #3 (permalink) Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:39 am   punctual vs pointed
 

correct sentence:
The first thing was to be punctual since you started at a time when most people were asleep.

Correct answer: (a) punctual

Your answer was: incorrect
your sentence:
The first thing was to be punctilious since you started at a time when most people were asleep.

Translate sentence or define "punctual"
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please explain why my answer was wrong....
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punctual vs pointed #4 (permalink) Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:03 am   punctual vs pointed
 

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Punctilious = meticulous; attention to details. It does not fit with the sense of the sentence, which has to do with timing.
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