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Why won and not ended? #1 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 13:33 pm   Why won and not ended?
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #38 "Save the Day", question 4

After all the discussions and debates it was our speaker who ......... the day.

(a) scored
(b) won
(c) found
(d) ended

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #38 "Save the Day", answer 4

After all the discussions and debates it was our speaker who won the day.

Correct answer: (b) won

Your answer was: incorrect
After all the discussions and debates it was our speaker who ended the day.
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Why won and not ended? #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 13:57 pm   Why won and not ended?
 

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Idiomatic, EL, and based on military vocabulary: to win the day is to win the battle of the day.
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Why won and not ended? #3 (permalink) Wed Jun 10, 2009 17:10 pm   Why won and not ended?
 

What kind of battle does ,to win the day' concern? Thanks
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Why won and not ended? #4 (permalink) Wed Jun 10, 2009 18:12 pm   Why won and not ended?
 

"To win the day" refers to a symbolic battle.
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Why won and not ended? #5 (permalink) Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:17 am   Why won and not ended?
 

Speaker also means mediator (as in parliament). In that case how will the speaker win a day, he'll only end a day or a debate. Please correct if I'm wrong.
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Why won and not ended? #6 (permalink) Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:22 am   Why won and not ended?
 

The term 'ended the day' would not be used in the sense that you indicate. In that case the speaker would close the meeting.
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