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    hi, I Have some questions,

    1.What's Difference between "most time" and " most of the time"?

    2.in this test:

    x----------the farther it gets from the surface of the Earth.
    (A) The less a body weighs (B) The less weighs a body
    (C) A body weighs less (D) The less does a body weigh

    why C is correct? what is the meaning of "less the farther"!?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Sorry, This time I write correctly

    1. I cannot think of a situation where I would use 'most time.
    2. Only A is correct.

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    Default Re: Sorry, This time I write correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    1. I cannot think of a situation where I would use 'most time.
    2. Only A is correct.
    I agree about #1. In #2, C is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    hi, I Have some questions,

    1.What's Difference between "most time" and " most of the time"?

    2.in this test:

    x----------the farther it gets from the surface of the Earth.
    (A) The less a body weighs (B) The less weighs a body
    (C) A body weighs less (D) The less does a body weigh

    why C is correct? what is the meaning of "less the farther"!?

    thanks
    C is the correct answer. However, "less the farther" is not a phrase you need to understand. "less" and "the farther" are two different parts of the sentence.

    A body weighs less..........the farther it gets from the Earth.

    Something to do with gravity (!) Another way of putting it would be:

    As a body gets farther away from the Earth, it begins to weigh less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    C is the correct answer. However, "less the farther" is not a phrase you need to understand. "less" and "the farther" are two different parts of the sentence.

    A body weighs less..........the farther it gets from the Earth.

    Something to do with gravity (!) Another way of putting it would be:

    As a body gets farther away from the Earth, it begins to weigh less.

    Sorry, I misread the sentence. Or rather, I did not read the sentence. C. And I teach physics?!

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    It shows g = g(r) --> G(r) = mg(r) --> dr>0 --> dG<0

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    x----------the farther it gets from the surface of the Earth.
    (A) The less a body weighs (B) The less weighs a body
    (C) A body weighs less (D) The less does a body weigh





    Hi

    The correct answer is A:

    The less a body weighs, the farther it [ the body ] gets from the surface of the Earth.

    See the following example:

    The more [people] we are, the merrier we`ll be.

    The answer C is not correct. It could be correct if we made some changes:

    A body weighs less if it gets farther from the surface of the Earth
    Last edited by Teia; 17-Apr-2010 at 20:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    x----------the farther it gets from the surface of the Earth.
    (A) The less a body weighs (B) The less weighs a body
    (C) A body weighs less (D) The less does a body weigh





    Hi

    The correct answer is A:

    The less a body weighs, the farther it [ the body ] gets from the surface of the Earth.

    See the following example:

    The more [people] we are, the merrier we`ll be.
    I'm sorry, but that's wrong! Your grammatical point is correct, but the sentence also has to make sense. The way you've written it means that heavier people would stay on the surface of the Earth, but if you start to lose weight, you will get farther away from the Earth. That would be very impractical!!!

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    Yes, you are right! I haven`t even thought of such a huge change in meaning even if the grammar point was somehow correct.

    Thank you.

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    [QUOTE=Teia;593068]Yes, you are right! I haven`t even thought of such a huge change in meaning even if the grammar point was somehow correct.

    Thank you.[/QUOTE

    You're welcome! I think the result of Answer A is actually quite amusing. A couple of years ago, I lost about 28 lbs in weight. I think that means I should now be floating several inches above the planet! I'm mildly disappointed that I'm not.

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