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    My questions

    Hello,
    Please, are the following answers correct?



    1) The people enjoyed the film. (begin with the film, not passive)

    The film amused the people.

    ( please I want to know if it is correct and know other possible answers.)

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    2) They started to respect him. (passive)

    He started to be respected by them.

    ( please I want to know if it is correct and know other possible answers.)

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    3) How can I ....... Giza? By bus or taxi.
    arrive go walk get

    I choosed go, but I think It should be go to.


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    4) I don't have ......... money now, so I can't buy this camera.
    a lot a lot of much many


    I choosed a lot of, but I am not sure
    and I am confused between much and many with money.


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    5) Just ........ I was knocking on the door, my wife opened it.
    as when after before

    I choosed as.

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    Re: My questions

    *Not a teacher

    1) Your answer is correct. But I'd rather use entertained instead of amused.

    The film entertained the people.

    2) Your answer is correct.

    He started to be respected by them.

    3) Yes, it is go to. Or get to.

    How can I go to Giza? By bus or taxi.
    How can I get to Giza? By bus or taxi.


    I would choose get instead of go.

    4) Your answer is correct. You could also use much, but never many, because money is an uncountable noun and many requires a countable noun.

    I don't have a lot of money now, so I can't buy this camera.
    I don't have much money now, so I can't buy this camera.


    5) I think that both as and when are correct.

    Just as I was knocking on the door, my wife opened it.
    Just when I was knocking on the door, my wife opened it.


    I've noticed that you say choosed. It is not correct, choose is an irregular verb and its past simple form is chose.

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    Re: My questions

    Good answer, SirGod. Well done!

    The only comment I would make is that 'Just as' is more colloquial than 'Just when'.

    Rover

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    Re: My questions

    Thank you


    1) Your answer is correct. But I'd rather use entertained instead of amused.

    The film entertained the people.
    I want to know the usage of amuse, entertain,and enjoy.



    2) Your answer is correct.

    He started to be respected by them.
    what about:
    He was started to be respected by them.
    He began to be respected by them.
    He was respected by them.





    3) Yes, it is go to. Or get to.

    How can I go to Giza? By bus or taxi.
    How can I get to Giza? By bus or taxi.

    I would choose get instead of go.
    the choices are:
    arrive go walk get

    go without to
    is get th correct answer?

    if the choices are get and go to,
    what os the best answer?



    4) Your answer is correct. You could also use much, but never many, because money is an uncountable noun and many requires a countable noun.

    I don't have a lot of money now, so I can't buy this camera.
    I don't have much money now, so I can't buy this camera.
    what is the logical answer; much or a lot of?



    5) I think that both as and when are correct.

    Just as I was knocking on the door, my wife opened it.
    Just when I was knocking on the door, my wife opened it.
    what is the logical answer; as or when?


    I've noticed that you say choosed. It is not correct, choose is an irregular verb and its past simple form is chose.
    Ooooh
    I know
    choose chose chosen

    I don't know how I forget it!!!

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    Re: My questions

    1) amuse = entertain = to keep a group of people interested or enjoying themselves
    enjoy = to get pleasure from something

    * Definitions from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

    2) He was started to be respected by them. (wrong sentence)
    He began to be respected by them. (pretty much the same, although it sounds a little bit strange to me)
    He was respected by them. (correct sentence, but it means that he is not respected any more, so it is not adequate for your example)

    3) You must add to, otherwise the sentence wouldn't be correct. I would choose get to, it sounds more natural.

    How can I get to Giza? By bus or taxi.

    4) I would choose much.

    I don't have much money now, so I can't buy this camera.

    5) As Rover_KE has said, just as is more used in colloquial language, so choose just as.

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