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    Posted by csepelside (U14745460) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    I read in a test the following sentence:

    The crowd was so angry that they threw stones....the players.
    a, on
    b. at
    c. towards

    According to the key the correct answer is "at". But can't it be correct "towards" as well?

    Thanks to you for answer!

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    Posted by Robert (U2283314) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    Yes, it can.

    This is one of those dumb questions where you have to choose the most likely answer, and if your intention is to hit the players with stones, then we would throw AT them.

    Throwing toward them suggests that some of the stones could fall short or to the side of the players.

    If the players were lying down on the beach, you could also throw stones ON them.

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