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Difference between ridiculed and laughed at #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 09, 2005 22:39 pm   Difference between ridiculed and laughed at
 

Test No. incompl/inter-28 "The Hare and the Tortoise", question 1

One day a hare looked at a tortoise and ......... the short feet of the tortoise.

(a) laughed
(b) ridiculed
(c) ridiculous
(d) laughter

Test No. incompl/inter-28 "The Hare and the Tortoise", answer 1

One day a hare looked at a tortoise and ridiculed the short feet of the tortoise.

Correct answer: (b) ridiculed

Your answer was: incorrect
One day a hare looked at a tortoise and laughed the short feet of the tortoise.
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Why "laughed" is not correct?
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Difference between ridiculed and laughed at #2 (permalink) Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:03 am   Difference between ridiculed and laughed at
 

If you wanted to use laugh, you would have to say laughed AT.
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Difference between ridiculed and laughed at #3 (permalink) Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:43 pm   Difference between ridiculed and laughed at
 

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Difference between ridiculed and laughed at #4 (permalink) Sun Feb 28, 2010 0:09 am   Difference between ridiculed and laughed at
 

Dear Alan.
What does it means " ridiculed" please?
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Difference between ridiculed and laughed at #5 (permalink) Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:28 am   Difference between ridiculed and laughed at
 

Hi Admira,

'Ridicule' suggests make fun of and make remarks to indicate that you think that someone or something is laughable and not to be taken seriously.

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Difference between ridiculed and laughed at #6 (permalink) Mon Mar 01, 2010 17:14 pm   Difference between ridiculed and laughed at
 

Hi Alan.
Thank you for your explanation. Yeah it's clear enough.
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