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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!:)
Jun 24, 2019 2:08 PM
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However, is the word "firmly" used in Am-Eng more than it used in Br-Eng? No, it isn't. [Just curious.. Why would you think this?] If so, what is the alternative for the word firmly in Br-English? There's no alternative. 'Firmly' is a standard English word and it is standard English for it to collocate with verbs to do with statements. The English language doesn't vary as much as many people think.
June 24, 2019
"Firmly" is correct. In this case, I don't think there's any difference between British and American English. But you can compare the two here: British - https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/firm American - http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/firmly
June 24, 2019
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