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Why use "starred" in this sentence? #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:17 am   Why use "starred" in this sentence?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #167 "Action verbs and sports expressions", question 10

In 1926, Suzanne Lenglen ......... in the first U.S. professional tennis tour.

(a) invented
(b) learned
(c) starred
(d) enjoyed

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #167 "Action verbs and sports expressions", answer 10

In 1926, Suzanne Lenglen starred in the first U.S. professional tennis tour.

Correct answer: (c) starred

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Why use "starred" in this sentence? #2 (permalink) Mon Jun 15, 2009 15:18 pm   Why use "starred" in this sentence?
 

Because Suzanne was "in the tournament". ( Taking part.)

Anyone appearing in the tournament could rightly claim to have starred.

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Why use "starred" in this sentence? #3 (permalink) Fri Oct 14, 2011 14:09 pm   Why use "starred" in this sentence?
 

'star' in the above context: to be a star, to play a main role?

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