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"Their refuse(a) to help(b) is to find(c) the solution to our job(d) made us unhappy"
This is a find the incorrect word exercise. The key said A is the only answer but I think B also qualify. So which is it?
If you find any other mistake, feel free to point it out.
You mean which one is incorrect?
There's something wrong about the sentence itself, especially at the end of it. I think the correct sentence should be like this:
Their refusal to help is to find the solution to our job [which] made us unhappy.
Double checked. Everything is exactly how it is in my test paper (don't know if my teacher made any typo or not though, he did it once).
Certainly that "is" should be "us" and A needs to be a noun, but the entire sentence is poorly written.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Yes I do agree with Barb_D.
The one that I poster earlier wasn't correct. I do apologize, although I had mentioned there's something wrong with the sentence.
Their refusal to help find the solution to our jobs made us unhappy.
Their refusal to help us find the solution to our jobs made us unhappy.
I really don't know what a "solution to our job(s)" is supposed to mean though. In my opinion, (a) and (d) were incorrect in the original and (c) didn't need the "to". Only (b) seems to be completely correct.