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16

Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;

Mrs. Dada has been deserted by her husband because he feels she has a heart of stone

  • A. she has a heavy heart
  • B. she has little warmth of feeling
  • C. she has a hard heart
  • D. she is hard hearted
  • E. she has a strong heart
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17
Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
Mr. Jack could be a successful businessman if he paid more attention to the more intricate aspects of his account
  • A. Mr Jack will undoubtedly succeed
  • B. Mr Jack cannot succeed
  • C. Jack will have a very good chance of succeeding
  • D. Mr. Jack will find it difficult to succeed
  • E. Mr Jack will succeed in spite of all odds
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18

If my father had not arrived, I would have starved. This sentence means

  • A. My father did arrive and I didn't starve
  • B. I had to starve because my father didn't come
  • C. my father didn't arrive and I didn't starve
  • D. I should have starved but I didn't
  • E. I had starved before my father arrived
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19
Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
The two sprinters were running neck and neck
  • A. exactly level
  • B. very slowly
  • C. very fast
  • D. with their necks together
  • E. together
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20
Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
He stared at her
  • A. glanced
  • B. peeped
  • C. looked
  • D. gazed
  • E. fixed
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