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suspicious vs. suspecting #1 (permalink) Wed Sep 01, 2010 16:00 pm   suspicious vs. suspecting
 

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ESL/EFL Test #24 "What now?", question 6

People started to be ......... of her and thought that perhaps she had a secret source of information.

(a) suspect
(b) suspecting
(c) suspicion
(d) suspicious

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #24 "What now?", answer 6

People started to be suspicious of her and thought that perhaps she had a secret source of information.

Correct answer: (d) suspicious

Your answer was: incorrect
People started to be suspecting of her and thought that perhaps she had a secret source of information.
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Hello,

Why not suspecting?

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Maddy
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suspicious vs. suspecting #2 (permalink) Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:51 am   suspicious vs. suspecting
 

'to be suspecting of' is not a natural English structure. 'Suspecting' is not normally used as an adjective.
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suspicious vs. suspecting #3 (permalink) Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:01 am   suspicious vs. suspecting
 

Mister Micawber wrote:
'to be suspecting of' is not a natural English structure. 'Suspecting' is not normally used as an adjective.

Hello,

Thank you for your explanation.

Maddy
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