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I despair ____ ever teaching him anything.

 

A. in 917,000
B. of 1,520,000
C. off 12,900
D. on 241,000

Note: I googled “despair in”, “despair of”, … the search counts are listed above. It looks like B is the answer, but all of the answers seem wrong to me. What do you think?

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If I had to choose one answer, it seems D sounds best among all the answers.

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The question is posted in a wrong category. My apologies.

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    "Despair of" is the only one that sounds natural to me. "Despair off" in the Google search is undoubtedly the result of poor typing or spelling skills ;-). "Despair in" and "despair on" both sound strange to me.

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