This paragraph has numbered blanks indicating that words or phrases have been omitted. First read through the entire passage. Then, for each numbered blank, choose the completion that is most appropriate given the context of the entire paragraph.
Solange ich ihn (14) , ist er immer pünktlich (15) ; ich verstehe (16) nicht, warum er uns diesmal im (17) gelassen hat.
Select an Answer
Select the most appropriate completion from the options below for blank (17).
The speaker says that he or she cannot understand “why he left us … this time” (warum er uns diesmal … gelassen hat); from the context, we can infer that the person has left them hanging, or left them in the lurch. In German, “to leave someone in the lurch” is expressed idiomatically with the phrase im Stich lassen, thus Stich (C) is the correct answer. Neither Loch (A), Vergessen (B), nor Mangel (D) results in a meaningful German phrase.