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    Dear Friends,

    I ran into difficulties with a couple of test questions:

    1. 'Will' in It's not 8 o'clock yet, so the shop on the corner will still be open - expresses:

    a) qualified assumption b) volition c) persistent behaviour d) threat

    2. Which is incorrect:

    I'd rather you 1) had kept quiet 2) would stop criticising me.

    3. 'Might' in Try as I might, I could not lift the box - expresses:

    a) slight possibility
    b) unfulfilled expectation
    c) concession
    d) rebuke


    Thank you very much.

    Palinkasocsi
    Last edited by palinkasocsi; 27-May-2010 at 14:14.

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    What do you think are the correct choices?


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    My guesses are:

    1. qualified assumption
    2. 2
    3. b

    But not sure.

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    2.2 is not incorrect. Which means it is correct. And 2.1 is correct too. That is, neither of the answers is incorrect.

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    Re: test questions

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    My guesses are:

    1. qualified assumption

    3. b


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    All right. The original item is:

    Which one cannot be linked with the rest of the sentence to produce a correct sentence?
    I'd rather______ .
    A) you had kept quiet
    B) you tried harder
    C) you didn't call me Piggy.
    D) you would stop criticizing me behind my back

    What is the correct answer here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    All right. The original item is:

    Which one cannot be linked with the rest of the sentence to produce a correct sentence?
    I'd rather______ .
    A) you had kept quiet
    B) you tried harder
    C) you didn't call me Piggy.
    D) you would stop criticizing me behind my back

    What is the correct answer here?
    Who made this test? A portás csinálta? Az összes válasz jó! All four options work.

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    Re: test questions

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    All right. The original item is:

    Which one cannot be linked with the rest of the sentence to produce a correct sentence?
    I'd rather______ .
    A) you had kept quiet
    B) you tried harder
    C) you didn't call me Piggy.
    D) you would stop criticizing me behind my back

    What is the correct answer here?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Palinkasocsi.

    (1) Let's see what Mr. Michael Swan says in his Practical English

    Usage:

    I'd rather you WENT home. = past.

    I'd rather you HADn't DONE that. = past perfect.

    I'd rather we DIDn't SEE each other any more. = past.

    BUT

    I WISH (that) you WOULD stop smoking.

    Therefore:

    I guess we can conclude that (D) may NOT be used to link with the

    rest of the sentence.

    Have a nice day!


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    That was my guess too. And what about the other items? See original post.

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    Re: test questions

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    That was my guess too. And what about the other items? See original post.

    Palinkasocsi
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    Hello again.

    (1) I checked my books and the Web. I have an answer.

    (2) I hope it is correct.

    (3) Your sentence is:

    Try as I might, I could not lift the box.

    (4) Here are my conclusions for you to accept or reject:

    (a) Every book says that a clause that begins with "although, "though,"

    etc. is a clause of CONCESSION.

    (b) My two favorite grammar books tell me that your sentence =

    Try (I) as I might, I could not lift the box

    (i) That is beautiful English for something such as:

    I could not lift the box +

    although/though/even though +

    I tried very hard.

    ***** Have a nice day! Thank you for giving me a chance to review

    my knowledge of grammar. It was fun.

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