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Why can't soldiers desert their posts? #1 (permalink) Mon Jul 26, 2010 22:51 pm   Why can't soldiers desert their posts?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", question 6

Soldiers can't ......... their posts while on guard duty without getting into big trouble.

(a) lose
(b) jump
(c) desert
(d) throw

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ESL/EFL Test #280 "English Slang Idioms (2)", answer 6

Soldiers can't desert their posts while on guard duty without getting into big trouble.

Correct answer: (c) desert
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This is an anticipation. To desert is to abandon.
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Why can't soldiers desert their posts? #2 (permalink) Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:39 am   Why can't soldiers desert their posts?
 

Hello Jati,

I;m not sure what point you are making, but you are correct. If the soldiers deserted (abandoned) their posts they would get into trouble.
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Why can't soldiers desert their posts? #3 (permalink) Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:06 am   Why can't soldiers desert their posts?
 

Hi,

'Post' in this sentence suggests place of duty where a soldier is supposed to remain as a guard. If he leaves his post without permission, he will be in big trouble.

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Why can't soldiers desert their posts? #4 (permalink) Thu Nov 14, 2013 15:58 pm   Why can't soldiers desert their posts?
 

Hello Bev,

You had wondered how I found the correct answer. It was easy as in our country also if a soldier leaves his post he will be punished. As desert (v) means leave (v) the answer went without saying.

I am sorry that my answer to your letter had been few years late, but I didn't know the rules of the etiquette of the correspondence that also I would have known without saying.

Sorry.

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