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Test incompl/elem-130, Question 5 #1 (permalink) Sun Aug 08, 2010 23:28 pm   Test incompl/elem-130, Question 5
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #130 "Vocabulary Practice: Bottlenose Dolphins", question 5

Dolphins look like they have fun in the ocean because they play with each other as well as ......... out of the water. Another word for this is jump.

(a) shriek
(b) run
(c) leap

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #130 "Vocabulary Practice: Bottlenose Dolphins", answer 5

Dolphins look like they have fun in the ocean because they play with each other as well as leap out of the water. Another word for this is jump.

Correct answer: (c) leap
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Test incompl/elem-130, Question 5 #2 (permalink) Sun Aug 08, 2010 23:50 pm   Test incompl/elem-130, Question 5
 

They can mean the same thing, but they often don't. "Leap" usually describes jumping significantly forward, but one could conceivably leap backward. You can jump and land more or less where you were before. But you cannot accurately call that leaping.
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Test incompl/elem-130, Question 5 #3 (permalink) Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:25 am   Test incompl/elem-130, Question 5
 

Hi Marica,

Both 'leap' and 'jump' suggest upward movement from a level base but possibly 'leap' has a more dramatic and energetic movement. There is a fish called salmon which is known to leap out of the water but a person would jump out of the water in a swimming pool if they found it too cold.

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