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1. He asked her to meet at a specific location.
How certain creatures are able to find their way home, sometimes over great distances, remains a great mystery to us.


(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “specific”?
“Certain”, “definite”, “particular”. “some”, “exact”, “precise”?
(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “certain”?
“Specific”, “definite”, “particular”. “some”, “exact”, “precise”?

(3.)   In the second, can I use the plural "ways"? What is the difference?


2.Each key on the cell phone screen performs a specific function.
The upgraded work conditions brought about a definite change in attitude from the factory workers.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “specific”?
“Certain”, “definite”, “particular”. “some”, “special” or “individual”?
(2.)    What is a substitute for “definite” in the second?
“Certain”, “specific”, “particular”. “distinct”, “ an exact”, “ an obvious” , “noticeable” or “marked”?

(3.)    In the second, can I say also, “brought about some change” or “brought about some changes”?

3. He wanted to focus his studying on particular parts that he missed in class.
The aftermath of the hurricane was chaotic, with destroyed homes and uprooted trees.


(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “particular”?
“Certain”, “definite”, “specific”. “some”or “special”?
(2.)    What is a substitute for “chaotic”?
“Tumultuous”, “anarchic”, “disorganized”, “ a mess”, “messy”, “riotous”, “turbulent” or “out of order”?

(3.)    What is another way to say “the aftermath of the hurricane”?

4. The tumultuous concert crowd was made up of mostly students.
When the report disclosed the impending layoffs, there was an anarchic state of affairs at the office.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “tumultuous”?
“Chaotic”, “anarchic”, “disorganized”, “messy”, “riotous”, “turbulent”, “raucous”, “stormy”, “loud” , “noisy”, “violent” or “disturbed”?

(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “anarchic”?
“Chaotic”, “tumultuous”, “disorganized”, “messy”, “riotous”, “turbulent”, “raucous”, “stormy”, “loud” , “noisy”, “confusing” or “disturbed”?

5. The CEO was not impressed by their disorganized presentation.
The riotous crowd began to boo loudly and throw things on stage.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “disorganized”?
“Chaotic”, “tumultuous”, “disorganized”, “messy”, “riotous”, “turbulent”, “raucous”,  “confusing”, “confused” or “disturbed”?

(2.)    In the second, what is a substance for “riotous”?
“Chaotic”, “anarchic”, “disorganized”, “messy”, “turbulent”, “raucous”, “loud” , “noisy”, “violent” or “disturbed”?

6. They collectively attended the funeral to give support to their classmate.
They unitedly protested the destruction of the old cathedral.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “collectively”?
“Unitedly”, “together”,  “en masse” or  “all”?

(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “unitedly”?
“Collectively”, “together’, “en masses” or “all”?

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1. He asked her to meet at a specific location.
How certain creatures are able to find their way home, sometimes over great distances, remains a great mystery to us.


(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “specific”?
“Certain”,  “particular”  “exact”, “precise”
(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “certain”?
“some”
(3.)   In the second, can I use the plural "ways"? What is the difference? Yes you can. No difference.


2.Each key on the cell phone screen performs a specific function.
The upgraded work conditions brought about a definite change in attitude from the factory workers.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “specific”?
“Certain”, “particular” “special”
(2.)    What is a substitute for “definite” in the second?
“ an obvious” , “noticeable” or ("marked")

(3.)    In the second, can I say also, “brought about some change” or “brought about some changes”? Yes

3. He wanted to focus his studying on particular parts that he missed in class.
The aftermath of the hurricane was chaotic, with destroyed homes and uprooted trees.


(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “particular”?
“Certain”, “specific”
(2.)    What is a substitute for “chaotic”?
“a mess”
(3.) What is another way to say “the aftermath of the hurricane”? The (after) effects of the hurricane

4. The tumultuous concert crowd was made up of mostly students.
When the report disclosed the impending layoffs, there was an anarchic state of affairs at the office.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “tumultuous”?
“Chaotic”, “riotous”, "loud”, “violent”

(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “anarchic”?
“Chaotic”, “disorganized”, “messy”, “stormy”

5. The CEO was not impressed by their disorganized presentation.
The riotous crowd began to boo loudly and throw things on stage.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “disorganized”?
”messy"
(2.)    In the second, what is a substance for “riotous”?
"violent"


6. They collectively attended the funeral to give support to their classmate.
They unitedly protested the destruction of the old cathedral.

(1.)    In the first sentence, what is a substitute for “collectively”?
“together”,  “all”

(2.)    In the second, what is a substitute for “unitedly”?
“Collectively”, “together", “all”  

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