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The paragraph below contains blank spaces indicating omissions in the text. For some blanks, it is necessary to choose the completion that is most appropriate to the meaning of the passage; for other blanks, you have to choose the one completion that forms a grammatically correct sentence. Be sure to read the entire paragraph completely before answering the questions related to it.

Je ne m'étais absentée que quelques minutes, mais quand j'ai ouvert la porte, le chaos Blank  (11)   aux yeux. Bernard Blank  (12)   debout sur la table, Monique Blank  (13)   à chaudes larmes, le chien Blank  (14)   une chaussure et le chat essayait en vain de Blank  (15)   le poisson rouge dans son bocal. Quant à Philippe, il avait l'air Blank  (16)   innocent, le nez plongé Blank  (17)   son livre, que je l' Blank  (18)   immédiatement soupçonné d'avoir tout commencé.

No

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Select the most appropriate completion for blank (14).

laçait

Correct Answer: 
No

mettait

Correct Answer: 
No

mâchait

Correct Answer: 
Yes

cirait

Correct Answer: 
No

A verb is needed to fill the blank, and the noun chien ("dog") is its subject. The object is chaussure ("shoe"). This context shows that mâchait ("was chewing on") is the option that fits best. (C) is the correct answer. (A) laçait ("was lacing up"), (B) mettait ("was putting on"), and (D) cirait ("was polishing") all describe actions that cannot be performed by dogs.

Question Difficulty: 
hard