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'to stance' #1 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 15:15 pm   'to stance'
 

Regarding the verb 'to stance', on this site it says that it means 'to pose', however 'to pose' may have several meanings depending on the context, as in the following examples:

1. The delegates posed for a group photograph.

2. He likes to pose as an authority on literature.

3. That poses a difficult problem.

4. A man posed as officer and stole victim's car.

In which of the above sentences may 'pose' be replaced by 'stance'? Thank you!
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'to stance' #2 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 16:47 pm   'to stance'
 

None of them, I'm afraid.

'Stance' is a noun, not a verb.
Where did you see it described as a verb? Please can you post a link?
Are you sure that you weren't looking at the verb, 'to stand'?

Your stance is the way that you are standing:
"The man shifted his stance from one foot to the other."

Your stance on a particular matter is your attitude to it.
"Congress confirmed that they were reconsidering their stance on immigration."
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'to stance' #3 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 18:04 pm   'to stance'
 

Ah, so that's why I couldn't find the verb 'to stance' in any dictionary! Well, I found it as a verb on this site. Here is the link:
http://www.english-test.net/toeic/vocabulary/words/042/toeic-test.php

(it appears at no.9)
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'to stance' #4 (permalink) Mon May 17, 2010 20:21 pm   'to stance'
 

Someone's definitely made a mistake there!

This error has now been submitted and should be changed soon.
Apologies from english-test.net for the misleading advice!
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'to stance' #5 (permalink) Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:22 am   'to stance'
 

It's been a month and nobody corrected the error.
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'to stance' #6 (permalink) Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:26 am   'to stance'
 

My understanding is that some errors can be corrected online on the spot. Others have to wait until the website's database is refreshed. This is done less often.
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'to stance' #7 (permalink) Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:09 am   'to stance'
 

Oh, I see. I thought that this error might have been overlooked. Thank you!
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'to stance' #8 (permalink) Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:53 am   'to stance'
 

Sometimes errors are repaired rather quickly, but sometimes it takes years to fix errors in the tests on this site.
There are also a few test errors that will probably never be fixed.

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