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    In test your English level there are many questions have mystified me although they seem easy but indeed they might get down any way some of them here.

    1.It's all right, we needn't /shouldn't hurry. We have plenty of time.

    why do we choose needn't instead of shouldn't?.

    2.
    Joanna looks nice/nicely in her new dress.

    why do we use nice not nicely.

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    He has been accused/blamed for armed robbery.

    which one is correct and why?

    4.The book shop rang to say/to tell that the dictionary you ordered has arrived.

    why do we use to say not to tell?

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    They blamed /accused/arrested/ punished him of scratching the car.

    why do we use accused ,he can be blamed or arrested



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    Default Re: level test questions

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    In test your English level there are many questions have mystified me although they seem easy but indeed they might get down any way some of them here.

    1.It's all right, we needn't /shouldn't hurry. We have plenty of time.

    Why do we choose needn't instead of shouldn't?.

    "We shouldn't" suggests that it is not advisable to do something. What is required here is something which means "It's not necessary..."

    2.
    Joanna looks nice/nicely in her new dress.

    Why do we use nice not nicely?

    "Nicely" is an adverb describing how we do something. "She looks", in this context, is not a verb which attracts an adverb, it means "She appears to be..." which would, I'm sure you know, would be followed by an adjective, hence "nice".

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    He has been accused/blamed for armed robbery.

    Which one is correct and why?

    Neither is correct in this case. If we use "accused" then it needs to be followed by "of", not "for". If we use "blamed for" it needs to be followed by an article.

    4.The book shop rang to say/to tell that the dictionary you ordered has arrived.

    Why do we use to say not to tell?

    We could use "tell" but only if the next word were "you/me etc".
    They rang to say that ...
    They rang to tell you that ...




    5.
    They blamed /accused/arrested/ punished him of scratching the car.

    Why do we use accused? He can be blamed or arrested.


    Much like Question 3, the clue is in the preposition.
    Blamed for...
    Accused of...
    Punished for ...


    See above.

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    Default Re: level test questions

    Here are two to start you off.
    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post

    1.It's all right, we needn't /shouldn't hurry. We have plenty of time.
    wWhy do we choose 'needn't' instead of 'shouldn't'?.
    Because we want to say that there is no obligation/necessity to hurry, not that there is an obligation not to hurry.

    2.
    Joanna looks nice/nicely in her new dress.
    w Why do we use nice not nicely?
    Because we need an adjective to describe her look/appearance, not an adverb to describe the manner in which she is looking at something.

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