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    Fill in the blansk (quantifiers)

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me which of my choices you would rule out?

    It took John only 1 a) a few / b) SOME (?) minutes [we cannot say c) ONLY FEW minutes, can we?] to wash and shave, and as he doesn’t usually have 2 a) much / b) any time for breakfast, he was ready to go in less than half an hour. He ran to the station and found very 3 few passengers waiting for the early morning train. He fortunately had 4 a) SOME / b) a little / c) ENOUGH [does it make sense ?] time to wait. When the train came, he was 5 a) little (?) / b) A LITTLE / c) VERY / RATHER / QUITE (?) surprised to notice that his compartment was empty. He had had difficulty in rising at such an early hour and he only got used to it 6 a) a few / b) SOME / c) MANY weeks later and he came to realize that the earlier he rose, the more relaxing his day would be.

    Are there other possibilities I didn't think of ?

    Thank you very much indeed.
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    Hela

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    Re: Fill in the blansk (quantifiers)

    I wouldn't use 1b), for 2, I'd use something else instead of 'have', like 'need much'. I wouldn't use 4c), 5a)

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    Re: Fill in the blansk (quantifiers)

    Thank you tdol for your help. Should I use little for 4) instead ?
    Regards,
    Hela

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    Re: Fill in the blansk (quantifiers)

    Yep.

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    Re: Fill in the blansk (quantifiers)

    Dear teachers,

    Can I also use "enough" for blank #2 ?

    Thanks a lot,
    Hela

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    Re: Fill in the blansk (quantifiers)

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear teachers,

    Can I also use "enough" for blank #2 ?

    Thanks a lot,
    Hela
    He doesn't usually have enough time for breakfast. . .

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