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It took place of a sudden? #1 (permalink) Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:49 am   It took place of a sudden?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #705 "Vocabulary Practice: Disaster Zones (1)", question 9

The president called a national ......... situation after the hurricane struck because it took place of a sudden and many people needed help right away.

(a) win
(b) secure
(c) arrival
(d) emergency

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #705 "Vocabulary Practice: Disaster Zones (1)", answer 9

The president called a national emergency situation after the hurricane struck because it took place of a sudden and many people needed help right away.

Correct answer: (d) emergency

Your answer was: correct
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Hello,

Instead of "of a sudden" in this Question 9, the correct idiom is "all of a sudden" according to Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Could you please double-check the difference?

Thank you.

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It took place of a sudden? #2 (permalink) Thu Nov 18, 2010 17:49 pm   It took place of a sudden?
 

Thanks again Bhikku. You're certainly eagle-eyed. It's been changed.
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