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• 10-Jul-2012, 13:43
learning54
How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at that ..
Hi teachers,
Text:
'I'm sorry,' I said. But I would like to see him now. I have no time tomorrow - I have a lot of work to do. But I can give you more than two pence.

Could you check this question according to the previous text:
How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at that time?

Thanks in advance.
• 10-Jul-2012, 13:48
emsr2d2
Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha
Quote:

Originally Posted by learning54
Hi teachers,
Text:
'I'm sorry,' I said. But I would like to see him now. I have no time tomorrow - I have a lot of work to do. But I can give you more than two pence.

Could you check this question according to the previous text:

How much money could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at that time?

Thanks in advance.

Using "How much money" will check if your students relate "pence" to money". You could make it more challenging for them by saying "How much [money] was the doctor prepared to pay to see the elephant man straight away?"
• 11-Jul-2012, 08:28
learning54
Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha
Hi,
One more question please:
Why I shouldn't use 'to' in the sentence below? Is it because there is no object? Like in, 'Give it to him'.
How much money could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at that time?

L.
• 11-Jul-2012, 08:41
Rover_KE
Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha
The 'to' is redundant and unnatural.

Ems's answer –
"How much [money] was the doctor prepared to pay to see the elephant man straight away?" is ideal for your purposes.

Rover
• 11-Jul-2012, 08:58
learning54
Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rover_KE
The 'to' is redundant and unnatural.
Ems's answer –
"How much [money] was the doctor prepared to pay to see the elephant man straight away?" is ideal for your purposes.
Rover

Hi Rover,
Thank you for your reply. Though this is the rule 'give someone something' or 'give something to someone'.

L.
• 11-Jul-2012, 09:01
Rover_KE
Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha
It's not a rule—it's more natural to omit 'to'.

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