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Test incompl/elem-285, User's Answer 3 #1 (permalink) Fri Jun 25, 2010 19:32 pm   Test incompl/elem-285, User's Answer 3
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #285 "Basic Grammar Exercises (10)", question 3

That board is still ......... rough. Please sand it again until it is smooth.

(a) between
(b) around
(c) out of
(d) rather

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #285 "Basic Grammar Exercises (10)", answer 3

That board is still rather rough. Please sand it again until it is smooth.

Correct answer: (d) rather

Your answer was: correct
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Test incompl/elem-285, User's Answer 3 #2 (permalink) Fri Jun 25, 2010 23:34 pm   Test incompl/elem-285, User's Answer 3
 

Still rather rough - still feels a little too rough.
'Rather' in this case is used to contrast 'rough' and 'smooth'.
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hi #3 (permalink) Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:23 am   hi
 

Hi Beee
I know that sand is noun, but here I think it is a verb.. isn't it?
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Test incompl/elem-285, User's Answer 3 #4 (permalink) Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:25 pm   Test incompl/elem-285, User's Answer 3
 

Yes, Hanan,

To sand a piece of wood means to remove the rough edges, usually using either 'sandpaper' or 'glasspaper'.
sand/glasspaper = sheets of card covered in particles of sand or glass which can be rubbed over the surface of the wood to leave a smooth surface.
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hi #5 (permalink) Sat Jun 26, 2010 13:01 pm   hi
 

Ok my dear Beeee I see now. Thanks a lot
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