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Attempt vs. assault #1 (permalink) Thu May 04, 2006 21:10 pm   Attempt vs. assault
 

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ESL/EFL Test #65 "How to ask a question", question 4

May I make another ......... to ask you to explain the situation more clearly?

(a) assault
(b) attempt
(c) attraction
(d) advice

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #65 "How to ask a question", answer 4

May I make another attempt to ask you to explain the situation more clearly?

Correct answer: (b) attempt
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Attempt #2 (permalink) Thu May 04, 2006 21:15 pm   Attempt
 

Hi,

As you have shown in your answer, the right word to choose here is attempt meaning try used both as verb and now. Assault is another word for attack in the military sense as in make an assault on and also in a physical/personal sense on another person.

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Attempt vs. assault #3 (permalink) Mon Jan 03, 2011 15:35 pm   Attempt vs. assault
 

Hello,

Accordingly:
make attempt(to do sth; at doing sth)
They made no attempt to escape.
An attempt was made at escaping.

An attempt was made on Pope's life.

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