- For Teachers
My friend is continuing to watch the horror film even though he is very frightened.
NOT A TEACHER
(1) As the teachers tell us learners, context (the situation) often decides whether a
sentence is the sentence that we should use.
(2) As the teacher has just told you, the grammar of your sentence is fine.
(3) But I was wondering about the context. I think that this sentence would be
appropriate (the right sentence) if it were said inside a movie theater. For example,
let's suppose that you and your friend are watching the movie this minute, and you are
talking on a cellphone to another friend. (Of course, you should not use a cellphone there!). You
might say those words to the person on the telephone.
(4) But let's say that you and your friend are not inside the theater now. Let's say that
you are talking with your mother. You might say something like:
My friend and I saw that horror film last night. He was really frightened. But he told
me that he wants to see it again. I think that he has already seen it 20 times. I do
not understand him. He continues to see that film even though it frightens him
to death every time.
Last edited by TheParser; 12-Dec-2011 at 12:31.
The thing is, that this sentence is alone in an "correct the one grammatical error" exercise.
So I suppose that the teacher is heavily mistaken there.
Thanks a lot anyway.
[QUOTE=7osni;832073]The thing is, that this sentence is alone in an "correct the one grammatical error" exercise.
Please let us know what your teacher says is the "one grammatical error" in that
I sure will,
In another related subject, I'm wondering if someone can provide me with any internet site which offers some comprehension tests with relatively long texts and various questioning styles.
I am hoping that this request is appropriate in this section.