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Test incompl/inter-836, User's Answer 4 #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:04 am   Test incompl/inter-836, User's Answer 4
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #836 "More Common Errors (1)", question 4

Shelby was ill, but she ......... better quickly.

(a) became
(b) created
(c) got
(d) started

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ESL/EFL Test #836 "More Common Errors (1)", answer 4

Shelby was ill, but she got better quickly.

Correct answer: (c) got

Your answer was: incorrect
Shelby was ill, but she started better quickly.
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Why not started?
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Test incompl/inter-836, User's Answer 4 #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:06 am   Test incompl/inter-836, User's Answer 4
 

'Started better' makes no sense here, that's all.
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Test incompl/inter-836, User's Answer 4 #3 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:18 am   Test incompl/inter-836, User's Answer 4
 

To use 'started' you would also have to add a verb:
... 'but she started to get better.'
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Test incompl/inter-836, User's Answer 4 #4 (permalink) Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:54 am   Test incompl/inter-836, User's Answer 4
 

'but she started to get better.'
Thank you Beeesneees. It is very helpful.
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