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VR Week 21 Q12

Replace a word in a sentence

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:          The plan was supposed to be fool-proof, but it was all going wrong.