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More Formal Words

Make the sentences more formal and academic by replacing one of the words or phrases in each sentence with one of these words:

There are 10 questions. Edit the sentences by replacing the informal words or phrases with formal ones from the list above. After you finish each one, click the 'Check this Answer' button to see the answers and feedback.

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Answer Key

Here are the answers:

1. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'Pollution is a major problem in Hong Kong.'

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2. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'Living conditions in some housing developments are unacceptable.'

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3. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'His English is somewhat weak.'

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4. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'The influence of the Internet on young people is a controversial topic.'

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5. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'She hopes to obtain a degree in electrical engineering.'

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6. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'The Government is concerned that the pollution problem will deteriorate next year.'

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7. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'It is believed that interest rates will fluctuate next year.'

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8. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'Mark's performance in the examination was disappointing.'

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9. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'Cheung's interpretation of the data is questionable.'

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10. Your answer is:

The correct answer is 'The problem of pollution has become increasingly serious in recent years.'

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Last updated on: Friday, March 23, 2012