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Ascertain vs. ascribe



 
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Ascertain vs. ascribe #1 (permalink) Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:31 am   Ascertain vs. ascribe
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #867 "When good business goes bad", question 10

As it was impossible to......... the exact costings of the venture, the resource department decided not to forge ahead with the plan.

(a) contain
(b) contaminate
(c) ascertain
(d) ascribe

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #867 "When good business goes bad", answer 10

As it was impossible toascribe the exact costings of the venture, the resource department decided not to forge ahead with the plan.

Correct answer: (d) ascribe

Your answer was: incorrect
As it was impossible toascertain the exact costings of the venture, the resource department decided not to forge ahead with the plan.
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Hello,

I think the correct answer is "ascertain" rather than "ascribe". Otherwise, the resource department would have decided to forge ahead with the plan.

Could you please double-check the answer?

Thank you.

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Ascertain vs. ascribe #2 (permalink) Fri Jan 14, 2011 14:00 pm   Ascertain vs. ascribe
 

Yes, I agree. I have fixed it.
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