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Difference between occupied and engaged #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:00 am   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

Test No. errors/advan-4 "Not the slightest idea", question 10

I'm afraid the number you want is occupied at the moment so I suggest you ring back later.

(a) afraid
(b) occupied
(c) suggest
(d) ring

Test No. errors/advan-4 "Not the slightest idea", answer 10

I'm afraid the number you want is engaged at the moment so I suggest you ring back later.

Correct entry: engaged
The error was: (b) occupied
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Difference between occupied and engaged #2 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2005 15:02 pm   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

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We use occupied for a room (like a toilet), and engaged for a telephone. They both mean busy.
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Difference between occupied and engaged #3 (permalink) Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:55 am   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

correct sentence:
I'm afraid the number you want is engaged at the moment so I suggest you ring back later.

Correct entry: engaged
The error was: (b) occupied

You have found the error but your entry is incorrect.
your sentence:
I'm afraid the number you want is busy at the moment so I suggest you ring back later.
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If 'engaged' means 'busy' why is the answer incorrect?
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Busy and engaged #4 (permalink) Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:00 am   Busy and engaged
 

You are right, busy can be used instead of engaged here and we'll add this option as another correct answer.

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Difference between occupied and engaged #5 (permalink) Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:50 am   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

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Difference between occupied and engaged #6 (permalink) Mon Jul 04, 2011 20:20 pm   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

1) The Number of Occupied Hotel Rooms: A Time Series Model that
Accounts for Constrained Capacity and Prices
2) While watching BBC Horizon : To Infinity and Beyond a question is mentioned:
In a hotel with infinite rooms all of which are occupied. Can you accomodate a newly arriving guest?
3) Labor Day may see record for occupied hotel rooms
-So, what's wrong with 'occupied room/number'?
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Difference between occupied and engaged #7 (permalink) Mon Jul 04, 2011 23:12 pm   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

Nothing, but the question is talking about telephone numbers, not room numbers.
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Difference between occupied and engaged #8 (permalink) Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:43 am   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

Oh, it somehow didn't happen to come to my mind. I wonder if I was the only one who hadn't felt the question.
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Difference between occupied and engaged #9 (permalink) Wed Apr 17, 2013 14:58 pm   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

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Difference between occupied and engaged #10 (permalink) Wed Apr 17, 2013 15:11 pm   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

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Difference between occupied and engaged #11 (permalink) Wed Apr 17, 2013 16:20 pm   Difference between occupied and engaged
 

"Today I am very engaged" is not correct.

You can say
Today I am very busy
or
Today I will be engaged in doing something all day (so I won't have spare time).
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