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    Default Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    My friend is continuing to watch the horror film even though he is very frightened.

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    Default Re: Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7osni View Post
    My friend is continuing to watch the horror film even though he is very frightened.
    No, there's nothing wrong with it.

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    Default Re: Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7osni View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    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.

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    Default Re: Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    [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

    sentence.

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    Default Re: Is there something wrong with this sentence?

    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.

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