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Test incompl/inter-474, Question 4 #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:41 am   Test incompl/inter-474, Question 4
 

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ESL/EFL Test #474 "English Slang Idioms (216)", question 4

"Yes, I know Tom very well. He is an old friend from ......... back," Gina told Rachel.

(a) way
(b) history
(c) close
(d) out

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ESL/EFL Test #474 "English Slang Idioms (216)", answer 4

"Yes, I know Tom very well. He is an old friend from way back," Gina told Rachel.

Correct answer: (a) way
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Test incompl/inter-474, Question 4 #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:05 am   Test incompl/inter-474, Question 4
 

'out' is incorrect. You can see from what you have copied that the correct answer is 'way'.

We can say 'from way back' when we mean from a long time ago.

The outback (one word) refers to Australian bush country.
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