Read the given extract.
Which phrase would correctly substitute ‘slunk away’, in the given sentence from the extract. A few dogs slunk away as we approached.
(a) Crept off
(b) Ran away
(c) Jumped up
(d) Lay down
Answer as written by the student:
The correct answer is (a) Crept off
Step-by-Step explanation of the answer:
To answer this question, we need to understand the meaning of the phrase 'slunk away' and find a synonym that matches it in the context of the extract.
- Slunk away means to depart furtively, as in The shoplifter slipped an item into his coat pocket and slunk away.
- In the extract, the phrase 'slunk away' is used to describe the action of the dogs as they saw the narrator and Norbu approaching. The dogs probably slunk away because they were afraid or ashamed of the humans, or because they did not want to cause any trouble or disturbance.
- The other options are not correct because they do not match the meaning or the context of the phrase.
Therefore, the correct answer is (a) Crept off. 🙌