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Mention vs. describe #1 (permalink) Wed Feb 01, 2006 16:55 pm   Mention vs. describe
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #29 "Letter Writing (1)", question 2

I am referring to your lawnmower ......... in the catalogue as 'Supercut'.

(a) described
(b) deferred
(c) considered
(d) mentioned

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #29 "Letter Writing (1)", answer 2

I am referring to your lawnmower described in the catalogue as 'Supercut'.

Correct answer: (a) described

Your answer was: incorrect
I am referring to your lawnmower mentioned in the catalogue as 'Supercut'.
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Why "mentioned" is not suitable in this case?

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Described #2 (permalink) Wed Feb 01, 2006 17:05 pm   Described
 

Hi Vitaly,

To use mentioned in this sentence would not be appropriate here because that has only the idea of listed - the type of machine is given and that's all. But in this sentence I have included the name Supercut and that means it is described as Supercut and has been given a name.

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