1

The speech he gave was highly informative.

  1. Deliver
  2. Made
  3. Give
  4. No improvement.

This is my exam question and only one option is correct but I think option 2 and 4 both are correct.

  • Please clarify what the full wording of the question is, or what you are expected to do with these options. As it stands, there isn't actually a question here. Also please make it clear what part you are having trouble understanding - or whether you are just asking somebody to double check your answer. – user68033 May 24 '18 at 11:20
2

You are right. There are two correct answers: (2) made and (4) no improvement (I guess that this mean gave)

You can discard (1) and (3) because being right semantically, they are not correct grammatically, verbs are not in the expected tense, that should be delivered and gave.

According to Cambridge Dictionary

speech

a formal talk given usually to a large number of people on a special occasion:

I had to give/make a speech at my brother's wedding.

Here you can read more about all verbs being semantically appropriated.

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/143469/is-give-a-speech-idiomatic-english

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    @Araucaria You're right. The edition made in the title confused me. [Editing] – RubioRic May 24 '18 at 11:40
  • +1 Nice answer! – Araucaria - Not here any more. May 24 '18 at 17:00
  • I think this answer has missed the presumed point of the exercise and so is wrong. See my answer below. I shall not down vote because the exercise sort of invites confusion as to whether meaning or form is being tested. – Jeff Morrow May 27 '18 at 16:52
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    I see now that the answer given above is correct. I misread. I apologize and shall delete my contrary answer. – Jeff Morrow May 27 '18 at 18:08

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