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Meaning of cliche / cliches #1 (permalink) Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:01 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #60 "Cliches", question 5

It was one of those sights that you never forget it was ..........

(a) fine
(b) awesome
(c) interesting
(d) clear

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #60 "Cliches", answer 5

It was one of those sights that you never forget it was awesome.

Correct answer: (b) awesome

Your answer was: incorrect
It was one of those sights that you never forget it was interesting.
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Hi,
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I can't find what does it mean cliche / cliches
what I had found is cliche written cliche'
"an expression or idea that is no longer effective because of overuse".
Is it this , what sense does it make?
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Cliche #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 26, 2006 20:53 pm   Cliche
 

Hi Jan,

You're right the word is cliche with an accent on the final 'e' and it means an expression that is used so much that in the end it loses its real meaning.

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Meaning of cliche / cliches #3 (permalink) Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:52 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

Hi Alan,
So, I want to express the sight that is very interesting, I never forget it. Please tell me How must I write?
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #4 (permalink) Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:15 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

It was one of those sights that you never forget. It was interesting.
It was an amazing sight.
It was an unforgettable sight.
It was a sight which will stay in my mind forever.
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #5 (permalink) Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:08 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

hi Beeesneees,
why the following sentence not correct? may be "."?
It was one of those sights that you never forget it was interesting.
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #6 (permalink) Mon Apr 26, 2010 23:30 pm   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

Hi CDT. You're right.
The sentence really needs some form of punctuation: either a comma (,) separating the phrases, or a full stop making two separate sentences.
Either
"It was one of those sights that you never forget. It was interesting."
or
It was one of those sights that you never forget, it was interesting."
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #7 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:08 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

Hi Beeesneees,
Thanks for your help.
so please explain clearly to me why the sentence "It was one of those sights that you never forget it was awesome" is correct.
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #8 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:35 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

CDT.
Without the punctuation, it isn't. They typo makes it incorrect.
Assuming that the punctuation is corrected, then 'interesting' is the best fit word, because although 'awesome' appears to make sense (inspiring, very impressive) in its true sense, it often indicates impressiveness through an underlying sense of terror or fright Remember, this particular exercise is about cliches. The word 'awesome' has become a cliche, just like 'cool!'
It was awe inspiring would probably be an acceptable answer if it were included. (It inspired a sense of awe).
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #9 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:29 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

Hi Beeesneees,
as mentioned above:
It was one of those sights that you never forget it was awesome.

Correct answer: (b) awesome

Your answer was: incorrect
It was one of those sights that you never forget it was interesting.

so, I am really confused!

Thanks for your kind explanation
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #10 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:49 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

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Hi,

Oh dear! This is going on a bit. I would have thought after a build up of
Quote:
It was one of those sights that you never forget,
you really need something a little more powerful than 'interesting' unless of course this is supposed to be amusing, and I'm personally not laughing.

'Awesome' is now sufficiently down graded as is its cousin 'awful' to suggest a fashionable variation of the old favourites 'super' 'fantastic.'

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Meaning of cliche / cliches #11 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:14 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

Hi,
you are very kind.
Thanks all,
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #12 (permalink) Tue Apr 27, 2010 15:48 pm   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

Oops. My mistake! I thought the correct answer was given as 'interesting' and was trying to think of reasons why 'awesome' would have been rejected as correct. My post above was all I could think of, even though I wanted to use 'awesome' rather than 'interesting.

Pah! Reading and comprehension skills need work!! :D
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #13 (permalink) Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:17 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

Hi all,
Can I write "It was one of those movies that you never forget, it was interesting"?
is it correct?
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #14 (permalink) Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:27 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

Hi Cdt. I think if your sentence is not cliche it is right.
If it is cliche like above sentence it must be use "awesome"
. But I think the movie you see, you think that is interesting, it is ok

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Mr Alan, please explain for us more
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Meaning of cliche / cliches #15 (permalink) Tue May 04, 2010 9:28 am   Meaning of cliche / cliches
 

Mr Alan, Could you answer clearly for me please? I have been waiting your answer.
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