So if anyone of you scores 38/38 by chance, I would love to know why Sophia Loren can't be a very beautiful woman. I do understand that an extremely beautiful woman is a correct answer, but why is "a very" wrong?
In the second to last question I failed too and I am not exactly sure why.
From the 'Oxford Advanced American Dictionary' - "Very is not used with adjectives and adverbs that already have an extreme meaning. You are more likely to use an adverb such as absolutely, completely, etc: She was absolutely furious.I’m completely exhausted.You played really flawlessly."
@krzychu How does "beautiful" have an extreme meaning? I am still not convinced that saying "she is a very beautiful woman" is wrong.
@slammy I am sorry, I actually answered the third to last question wrong then. The second to last I answered correctly. The one that says "you had better see a doctor". Why not "you better see a doctor"?
And yes, i believe on some occasions it's possible to have multiple correct answers, but maybe the test demands the most suitable answer for whatever reason.
I think 'beautiful' was a bad choice as an adjective to test that. The examples in Krzychu's post would sound odd with 'very' in place of the adverbs chosen though.
Regarding "You had better see a doctor", it is true that many people will omit the 'had' in that sentence, but what's really happening is an elision of a contracted 'had'. If I were to say that sentence, I'd probably say "You'd better see a doctor."
20/20 in the simple quiz, however made two mistakes on the advanced quiz scoring 36/38:
"I could hardly make out the ship in the distance." <- I don't think i knew that meaning of making out.. nice one.
the other mistake obviously was the "beauty" thinggy - before completing the test i've seen you mention "Very beautiful" being considered a mistake by the quiz, but I picked it anyways, since i feel "extreme" is just a matter of opinion, and way to strong to use in that context imho, while personally i see nothing wrong with "very".