Test incompl/elem-285, User's Answer 3

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #285 [color=blue]“Basic Grammar Exercises (10)”, question 3

That board is still rough. Please sand it again until it is smooth.

(a) between
(b) around
© out of
(d) rather

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #285 [color=blue]“Basic Grammar Exercises (10)”, answer 3

That board is still rather rough. Please sand it again until it is smooth.

Correct answer: (d) rather

Your answer was: [color=green]correct
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Could you explain it… thanks

Still rather rough - still feels a little too rough.
‘Rather’ in this case is used to contrast ‘rough’ and ‘smooth’.

Hi Beee
I know that sand is noun, but here I think it is a verb… isn’t it?

Yes, Hanan,

To sand a piece of wood means to remove the rough edges, usually using either ‘sandpaper’ or ‘glasspaper’.
sand/glasspaper = sheets of card covered in particles of sand or glass which can be rubbed over the surface of the wood to leave a smooth surface.

Ok my dear Beeee I see now. Thanks a lot