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Side of the story vs. part of the story



 
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Side of the story vs. part of the story #1 (permalink) Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:39 am   Side of the story vs. part of the story
 

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ESL/EFL Test #40 "The News", question 9

The worst part of the incident was that the audience did not see the funny ......... of his stories.

(a) edge
(b) side
(c) line
(d) part

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #40 "The News", answer 9

The worst part of the incident was that the audience did not see the funny side of his stories.

Correct answer: (b) side

Your answer was: incorrect
The worst part of the incident was that the audience did not see the funny part of his stories.
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Hi,
Why not "part" instead of "side"?
Thanks

St?phane
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Side/part #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:05 am   Side/part
 

Hi St?phane,

If you use part, you are referring only to a section or some not all of the story. Side refers to the way in which the story was written. In other words it is the aspect of the story.

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