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Acording to the question, I guess, answers 'a' and 'b' are suitable, but how about 'c'? Is it also suitable? If not, could you tell me why?
What does she usually do at work?
a) She usually works on a computer.
b) She usually types on a computer.
c) She usually works with a computer.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by learning54; 22-May-2012 at 17:19.
Last edited by learning54; 22-May-2012 at 19:11.
NOT A TEACHER
As far as the phrase "type on a computer" is concerned, I found 8 examples of its usage in COCA, and one entry in my bilingual dictionary. I know that the phrase "write on a computer" is much more common, but according to the resources I mentioned, it should be OK too. Maybe it's the word "usually" that makes it unnatural, but if the sentence was more complex, I can imagine that it would work with usually too.
Thank you for your reply.
What / she / at work? (computer)
The exercise asks you to use the words given to make questions and answers about their actions in simple present, there are other pictures with other actions. It also asks you to use a frequency adverb in the question and answer.
NOT A TEACHER
In that case, I'd say:
What does she usually do at work? She often uses a computer.
I'm not a teacher, or a native English speaker. Feel free to edit my posts if you encounter any mistakes in them (be it grammatical or vocabular). It'll help me to improve my command of English.