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Based on income? #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 15, 2008 23:53 pm   Based on income?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #180 "Australiana: expressions that describe life in Australia", question 2

In a 2003 survey conducted by the United Nations, Australia came in fourth among the best ......... in the world to live based on based on income, education and life expectancy.

(a) regions
(b) provinces
(c) territories
(d) countries

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ESL/EFL Test #180 "Australiana: expressions that describe life in Australia", answer 2

In a 2003 survey conducted by the United Nations, Australia came in fourth among the best countries in the world to live based on based on income, education and life expectancy.

Correct answer: (d) countries
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Can you explain the meaning of "based on based" in this sentense, please?

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Based on income? #2 (permalink) Tue Dec 16, 2008 0:00 am   Based on income?
 

Hi,

That's a typo which we'll remove soon.
Many thanks for pointing this out.

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Based on income? #3 (permalink) Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:08 am   Based on income?
 

came in fourth= take the fourth place?

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Based on income? #4 (permalink) Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:11 am   Based on income?
 

Hi Saneta,

'Took fourth place' or even simpler 'came fourth' would be my alternatives.

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Based on income? #5 (permalink) Sat Nov 12, 2011 17:33 pm   Based on income?
 

Desar Mr Alan, did you omit: 'in' (in came in fourth) intentionally or is it optional?
took (the?) fourth place= came fourth
or
took (the?) fourth place= came in fourth (as in the question) ?

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Based on income? #6 (permalink) Sat Nov 12, 2011 18:20 pm   Based on income?
 

Hi Saneta,

'She came fourth' without 'in' is fine. The use of 'come in ..' is often used for races and competitions.

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Based on income? #7 (permalink) Sat Nov 12, 2011 18:25 pm   Based on income?
 

So, in the question of this test, should be as is: came in fourth?

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Based on income? #8 (permalink) Sat Nov 12, 2011 18:34 pm   Based on income?
 

Hi,

I believe both would work.

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