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Why doesn't 'clear' fit here?



 
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Why doesn't 'clear' fit here? #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:39 am   Why doesn't 'clear' fit here?
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #69 "How to compliment", question 6

I honestly can't believe that you are ......... enough to have such grown up children.

(a) wise
(b) old
(c) grown
(d) clear

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #69 "How to compliment", answer 6

I honestly can't believe that you are old enough to have such grown up children.

Correct answer: (b) old

Your answer was: incorrect
I honestly can't believe that you are clear enough to have such grown up children.
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Why doesn't 'clear' fit here?

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Why doesn't 'clear' fit here? #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:07 am   Why doesn't 'clear' fit here?
 

It just makes no sense to me, Watie. What do you think 'clear enough to have grown children' could mean?
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Why doesn't 'clear' fit here? #3 (permalink) Thu Jan 21, 2010 13:34 pm   Why doesn't 'clear' fit here?
 

Please, my apologize to you..
Sorry, I had read in different meaning and I knew I was wrong. I read 'have such grown' as present perfect (It is clear that she has grown up from children to become a man.) and 'to have grown children' means possessive (having a children) instead. ;)
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Why doesn't 'clear' fit here? #4 (permalink) Thu Jan 21, 2010 13:51 pm   Why doesn't 'clear' fit here?
 

That's right.
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