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Meaning of 'a power failure'



 
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Meaning of 'a power failure' #1 (permalink) Sat Jul 11, 2009 16:58 pm   Meaning of 'a power failure'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #46 "Speaking: At the Station", question 3

The train at platform 14 cannot leave because there is a power ......... on that particular line...

(a) failure
(b) miss
(c) failing
(d) missing

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #46 "Speaking: At the Station", answer 3

The train at platform 14 cannot leave because there is a power failure on that particular line...

Correct answer: (a) failure

Your answer was: correct
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what does,, a power failure'' mean in this sentence? thanks
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Meaning of 'a power failure' #2 (permalink) Sat Jul 11, 2009 17:17 pm   Meaning of 'a power failure'
 

Hi,

'Power failure' suggests that the electricity supply (power) had stopped (failed).

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