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1. I lost my files when my computer crashed. Do you know how to restore deleted or damaged files?

What can be taken in place of “restore”? “Recover”? What is the difference?

2.It really irritates me when I am awakened by my neighbor’s dog barking in the morning.

What can be taken in place of “awakened”? “woken up”?


3. Solar power and wind power are two alternative sources for fossil fuels.
Solar power and wind power are two alternatives to fossil fuels.

Do both have the same meaning?

4. The test aims to assess students’ ability to identify similar sounding words.

What can be taken in place of “identify” in the sentence? “Detect” , “find” or “recognize”?

5.The new mayor’s policies show his concerns about the city’s future.
The new mayor’s policies show that he is concerned about the city’s future.

Do both have the same meaning?

Answer
1. I lost my files when my computer crashed. Do you know how to restore deleted or damaged files?

What can be taken in place of “restore”? “Recover”? yes
What is the difference? none in this case

2.It really irritates me when I am awakened by my neighbor’s dog barking in the morning.

What can be taken in place of “awakened”? “woken up”?  yes


3. Solar power and wind power are two alternative sources for fossil fuels.
Solar power and wind power are two alternatives to fossil fuels.

Do both have the same meaning? yes

4. The test aims to assess students’ ability to identify similar sounding words.

What can be taken in place of “identify” in the sentence? “Detect” , “find” or “recognize”? either one except for "find"

5.The new mayor’s policies show his concerns about the city’s future.
The new mayor’s policies show that he is concerned about the city’s future.

Do both have the same meaning? yes

I hope this helps Wei.

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Amy

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