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Can I use especially in the first sentence? #1 (permalink) Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:38 am   Can I use especially in the first sentence?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #102 "The Parliamentary Candidate (4)", question 2

'Do you like tomatoes?' shouted one of the tractor drivers. Henry ......... for a moment and then replied: 'Yes, I like them very much.'

(a) delayed
(b) stumbled
(c) stated
(d) hesitated

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #102 "The Parliamentary Candidate (4)", answer 2

'Do you like tomatoes?' shouted one of the tractor drivers. Henry hesitated for a moment and then replied: 'Yes, I like them very much.'

Correct answer: (d) hesitated
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Especially #2 (permalink) Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:51 am   Especially
 

Hi,

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Not stumbled? #3 (permalink) Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:57 am   Not stumbled?
 

Hi teachers,

I have a little question. Why 'stumbled' is not correct here?

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Can I use especially in the first sentence? #4 (permalink) Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:13 am   Can I use especially in the first sentence?
 

He did not stumble over his words (make a mistake when speaking). He paused before speaking.
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Is it grammatical error? #5 (permalink) Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:46 am   Is it grammatical error?
 

Hi Beeesneees,

As I can understand, your reply is relying on implication of the whole story through the test?
I can't say: Henry stumbled for a moment and then... because of an existing grammatical error?

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Can I use especially in the first sentence? #6 (permalink) Fri Nov 09, 2012 19:08 pm   Can I use especially in the first sentence?
 

'Stumbled' does not work with a pause.
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