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    Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

    Hi teachers,
    Assuming that we know that 'you' is Alex.
    The shopkeeper opened the back door and looked out. ‘It’s ok,’ he said quickly. ‘You can get out of town along the river. Follow the back of the houses. Nobody goes there. Good luck!’

    1. How should Alex leave the town?
    a) Going along the river and following the back of the houses.
    b) Along the river, by following the back of the houses.


    2. In order to get out of town along the river, what did the shopkeeper think Alex should do?
    Follow the back of the houses.

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    Re: Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,

    Assume that we know that 'you' is Alex.

    The shopkeeper opened the back door and looked out. It’s ok OK, he said quickly. You can get out of town along the river. Follow the back of the houses. Nobody goes there. Good luck!

    1. How should Alex leave the town? Yes, although it's not necessarily the case that he should​ go that way. It's just a suggestion by the shopkeeper.
    a) By going along the river and following the back of the houses. I prefer this answer.
    b) Along the river, by following the back of the houses. It's OK but it suggests that he can only go along the river by following the backs of the houses.


    2. In order to get out of town along the river, what did the shopkeeper think Alex should do?
    Follow the back of the houses.
    That's fine though you've given a lot of information in the question, in order to obtain a very short answer.

    See above.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

    Hi,
    Thanks for your help.
    How about this one?
    What was the shopkeeper's suggestion to leave town?
    By going along the river and following the back of the houses.

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    Re: Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    What was the shopkeeper's suggestion to leave town?
    By going along the river and following the back of the houses.

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    Re: Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    Thanks for your help.
    How about this one?
    What was the shopkeeper's suggestion to leave town?
    By going along the river and following the back of the houses.
    By what route did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

    Hi,
    Thanks a lot for correcting and helping me.

    L54

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    Re: Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    By what route did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?
    Hi,
    One more question: Will it be correct using 'how' too?
    How did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?
    By going along the river and following the back of the houses.

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    Re: Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi,
    One more question: Will it be correct using 'how' too?
    How did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?
    By going along the river and following the back of the houses.
    It's OK but it might confuse the students a little because the same question could be used to elicit a response such as:

    The shopkeeper suggested that Alex leave town quietly/quickly/surreptitiously.
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    Re: Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

    Hi,
    Thanks a lot! Then, better go back to yours, 'By what route did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?'

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