I ----------- rejected the suggestion(the correct choice?)
I stumbled upon a question that reads:
"She _______ rejected the suggestion that she had lied to parliament."
options:[ 1) Heavily, 2)Smoothly, 3) Firmly, 4) Deeply]
My answer: Though it might be a bit difficult for a beginner, but after reading the sentence using all four of the options, I found the option 3 i.e., Firmly sounded good to my ear. "Deeply" also sounds good but not as good as firmly does.
However, is the word "firmly" used in Am-Eng more than it used in Br-Eng? If so, what is the alternative for the word firmly in Br-English?
Thank you so much for your precious time!:)