I don't see that as a problem vs. answer

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #98 [color=blue]“Student Teacher Dialogue (1)”, question 3

Teacher: I don’t see that as a .

(a) situation
(b) puzzle
© answer
(d) problem

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #98 [color=blue]“Student Teacher Dialogue (1)”, answer 3

Teacher: I don’t see that as a problem.

Correct answer: (d) problem

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
Teacher: I don’t see that as a answer.
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Dear Sir

why not “problem” here

thanks a lot in advance

Stone

Hi Christina

There are two problems with the word ‘answer’ here:

  1. The meaning of the word ‘answer’ doesn’t really fit the context of the conversation. (The whole test consists of one single conversation.)
  2. The word ‘answer’ would have ‘an’ before it and not ‘a’.

Amy