Choose the correct answer to complete the following sentence:
“Because of our … financial difficulties, I am afraid we must refuse you a pay rise”
I’m confused between 4 answers . Please someone help me choose one and explain the difference between them
Thanks so much !!!
I’m not surprised you are confused, Giang. 3 of them could be correct.
The only one that doesn’t work at all is ‘contemporary’, which means ‘modern’.
Thank you for replying me that fast ^^
So we can’t choose the only, right ?
© is completely wrong.
(B) is probably the answer they expect you to choose.
(A) and (D) are grammatically and logically possible too.
Yes, you’re right, I choose B ^^
But what’s the difference between “current” and “present” as they both have the meaning of “happening or existing now” (in Longman dictionary) ?
That’s why I would say that both could be considered right. (B) is the common expression though. It has the edge over (A) only because it is more prevalent.
I see you have posted another question in a different thread where there is also more han one possible correct answer. I think it’s a poor test.
I wonder if “contemporary” means “modern”?
As I said, E2:
It can also mean ‘belonging to that time’ if used in a historical context.