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    grammar

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions:

    No.1

    On TV every txi driver looks as if he had nothing ________to drive 90 miles an hour trying to keep up with another car, often in pouring rain.

    a. more to do but b. better to do than
    c. else to do except d. interesting to do besides

    The key is "b". My question is "what about 'c'"?

    No.2

    Beyong determination, courage, and vision, I look for studetns with a growing sense of confidence. For I know from experience that confidence is ______necessary credential that ______college studetns must take away with them.

    a. a, most b. the one, all c. one, all d. the, many
    The key is "b". My question is "what about 'c'"?

    No. 3

    A really smart shopper does not buy what he or she can do with, but what he or she can't do without.

    I don't understand the sentence. Could you please kindly explain the meaning to me?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: grammar

    1- after 'except', you'd have a bare inifinitve
    2- I can see nothing wrong with c), but b) connects better with the previous sentence becase of the use of 'beyond'
    3- They don't by what might be of use, but what is essential

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    Re: grammar


    Dear tdol,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1- after 'except', you'd have a bare inifinitve
    2- I can see nothing wrong with c), but b) connects better with the previous sentence becase of the use of 'beyond'
    3- They don't by what might be of use, but what is essential

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