the clock says/indicates marks two o'clock.

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"It's time to leave." "Yes, the clock ... two o'clock."
  1. says
  2. indicates
  3. tells
  4. marks
I know the key is #1 but could you tell me why #2 and #4 don't work here.
Thanks for help.
  • dadane

    Senior Member
    Like many of these 'test' questions, what you are really being asked is not "which one is correct" but "which one is normal usage". For instance, #2 is undoubtedly correct, it's just that nobody would ever actually use it.

    Edit: Cross-posted with Beryl.
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