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Detached vs. separate #1 (permalink) Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:05 am   Detached vs. separate
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #69 "Synonyms for lonely and alone", question 6

For a long time now we have been looking for a ......... house to live in.

(a) solitary
(b) single
(c) detached
(d) alone

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #69 "Synonyms for lonely and alone", answer 6

For a long time now we have been looking for a detached house to live in.

Correct answer: (c) detached

Your answer was: n/a
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Detached house #2 (permalink) Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:21 am   Detached house
 

Dear Learner,
Separate is not one of the options here and "detached house" is the collocation which is usually used for a house (or any building) standing apart from others.
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Detached vs. separate #3 (permalink) Sun May 25, 2014 19:10 pm   Detached vs. separate
 

hi all,

I answered correct to the question, but i wonder if we can say" we have been looking for a solitary house to live in'

thanks.
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Detached vs. separate #4 (permalink) Sun May 25, 2014 19:36 pm   Detached vs. separate
 

That would be an unusual description for a house because it not only means it is on its own but also a bit lonely.
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