Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-93 “Hotchpotch”, question 8
He spoke the language in a regional …, which made it impossible for me to understand him.
Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-93 “Hotchpotch”, answer 8
He spoke the language in a regional dialect, which made it impossible for me to understand him.
Correct answer: (d) dialect
Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
He spoke the language in a regional accent, which made it impossible for me to understand him.
what would be the difference here If I used accent?
A dialect is usually spoken by people who live in a certain region of a country. Those people speak their mother tongue in their own individual way. For example, many Scottish people have a dialect.
An accent usually describes the way people pronounce words of a language that is different from their mother tongue. For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks English with an Austrian accent.[YSaerTTEW443543]
TOEFL listening discussions: Why is the student talking to the advisor?[YSaerTTEW443543]
Why not regional accent. Different state people use the same language with different accent which becomes difficult to understand sometimes.
You make a good point there. People who speak with thick regional accents are hard to understand!
But I think the reason “accent” doesn’t fit in with the sentence is because it needs a different preposition - “with”.
Thanks for a prompt reply.