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VR Week 21 Q2

In the following questions, decide which word can be taken from the options (A-E) to replace a word in the sentence. The new sentence must mean EXACTLY the same as it did with the original word in place.

For example:
I was cheering the team on from the side of the pitch.
A grass        B happy         C edge        D line        E applaud
Answer: C (‘edge’ can replace ‘side’ to mean exactly the same thing in this context)

Question:        It was a strange decision and the crowd was surprised by it.