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    How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at that ..

    Hi teachers,
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    'I'm sorry,' I said. But I would like to see him now. I have no time tomorrow - I have a lot of work to do. But I can give you more than two pence.

    Could you check this question according to the previous text:
    How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at that time?


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    Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Text:
    'I'm sorry,' I said. But I would like to see him now. I have no time tomorrow - I have a lot of work to do. But I can give you more than two pence.

    Could you check this question according to the previous text:

    How much money could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at that time?

    Thanks in advance.
    Using "How much money" will check if your students relate "pence" to money". You could make it more challenging for them by saying "How much [money] was the doctor prepared to pay to see the elephant man straight away?"
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha

    Hi,
    One more question please:
    Why I shouldn't use 'to' in the sentence below? Is it because there is no object? Like in, 'Give it to him'.
    How much money could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at that time?

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    Last edited by learning54; 11-Jul-2012 at 08:52.

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    Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha

    The 'to' is redundant and unnatural.

    Ems's answer –
    "How much [money] was the doctor prepared to pay to see the elephant man straight away?" is ideal for your purposes.

    Rover

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    Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The 'to' is redundant and unnatural.
    Ems's answer –
    "How much [money] was the doctor prepared to pay to see the elephant man straight away?" is ideal for your purposes.
    Rover
    Hi Rover,
    Thank you for your reply. Though this is the rule 'give someone something' or 'give something to someone'.

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    Re: How much could the doctor give to the man if he could see the elephant man at tha

    It's not a rule—it's more natural to omit 'to'.

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