Inherited vs. received

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-84 “Simple Present (1)”, question 1

Andrew Smodley is a natural worrier. It is something he has from his father - the king of all worriers.

(a) received
(b) left
© earned
(d) inherited

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/inter-84 “Simple Present (1)”, answer 1

Andrew Smodley is a natural worrier. It is something he has inherited from his father - the king of all worriers.

Correct answer: (d) inherited

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
Andrew Smodley is a natural worrier. It is something he has received from his father - the king of all worriers.
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why does it choose the d

We are talking about about a personal trait that has been transmitted genetically from father to son. That’s why we use the word [color=blue]inherited rather than [color=blue]received.
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this make since

thanks

al

Hi Al,

Do you mean “since” or “sense”? The phrase “this makes since” doesn’t make any sense ;-)!
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hi :slight_smile:

sorry!!

I mean “sense”

“that makes sense” or “this makes sense”

thanks

al

Makes perfect sense now, Al ;-)![YSaerTTEW443543]

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‘alot’ is not correct. this term is always two words: ‘a lot’.