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What are male Emperor penguins?



 
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What are male Emperor penguins? #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 17, 2010 13:55 pm   What are male Emperor penguins?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #224 "Confusing Words test (7)", question 7

At the South Pole, ......... Emperor penguins stay with their female mates' eggs until their chick hatches. They endure long periods of cold and hunger during this time.

(a) mail
(b) male
(c) man
(d) moan

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #224 "Confusing Words test (7)", answer 7

At the South Pole, male Emperor penguins stay with their female mates' eggs until their chick hatches. They endure long periods of cold and hunger during this time.

Correct answer: (b) male
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Can I use man here?

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What are male Emperor penguins? #2 (permalink) Tue Aug 17, 2010 14:28 pm   What are male Emperor penguins?
 

No, 'man' refers to human males or mankind.
You would have to use 'male' here because the question is about an animal.
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