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comedy vs. tragedy #1 (permalink) Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:06 am   comedy vs. tragedy
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #44 "Speaking: At the Theatre", question 10

The reason for this is possibly that you thought it was a ......... but in fact it is a tragedy.

(a) comic
(b) comedy
(c) comedian
(d) comely

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #44 "Speaking: At the Theatre", answer 10

The reason for this is possibly that you thought it was a comedy but in fact it is a tragedy.

Correct answer: (b) comedy

Your answer was: correct
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comedy vs. tragedy #2 (permalink) Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:36 am   comedy vs. tragedy
 

Which words do you not understand, Zhangbaixiang? There are no idioms in the sentence.
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comedy vs. tragedy #3 (permalink) Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:26 am   comedy vs. tragedy
 

Sorry, what I felt confused about this is that does the speaker mean the audience can't tell a tragedy from a comedy? And if it is a tragedy why received so much laughter? Maybe I just thought too much that is unmeaningful.

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comedy vs. tragedy #4 (permalink) Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:55 am   comedy vs. tragedy
 

I see. Yes, for some reason, "you" (the listener) was perhaps confused about which the sort of play it was, a comedy or a tragedy.
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