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    Default Two Selections and a Sentence

    1. This book is written in ____ easy English ___ those with basic command of English can read and understand it.
    A. so/that
    B. such/as
    C. so/as
    D. such/as to

    2. He lost all his money. The only thing he could do was ____ his wife for help at this moment.
    A. to call
    B. to be called
    C. calling
    D. call

    Can we use more popular words to replace those in bold in below paragraph so that it can be easier comprehended?

    Most psychologists now assign phobias to one of the three broad categories: social phobias, in which the sufferer feels paralyzing fear at the prospect of social or professional encounters; panic disorders, in which the person is periodically blindsided by overwhelming fear for no apparent reason; and specific phobias—fear of snakes and enclosed spaces and heights and the like.
    If you are living with a generalized sense of danger, it can be profoundly therapeutic to find a single object on which to deposit all that unformed fear—a snake, a spider and a rat. A specific phobia becomes a sort of backfire for fear, a controlled blaze that prevents other blazes from catching.

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Two Selections and a Sentence

    We don't help with homework and, even when it's not homework, we don't just give you the answers. Tell us what you think the answers to the multiple choice questions are and why you chose those answers.

    In future, please do not put more than one question in a thread.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-May-2013 at 20:59.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Two Selections and a Sentence

    I see.
    My choice is A for 1, and A or C for 2. Because they seemed to be grammatically right in my eye. But the prompt answers in the textbook are not.

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    Default Re: Two Selections and a Sentence

    #1 isn't a good question. None of the answers are natural to me. You would use "such" with "easy English." That means B or D must be the correct answer. "As to" is completely wrong, so B must be the answer they want.

    D would be my answer to #2, though A is also valid. The "to" is optional.

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    Default Re: Two Selections and a Sentence

    #1's prompt answer is B. But the latter word "as" really confuses me, while "that" seems better, since it is used to introduce a clause.

    call is a verb? when it is put behind be ( is, was, were, are), it seems right to transform it to infinitive or gerund.

    I hope you could understand me.

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    I agree that "that" would be the natural choice for #1. It's a bad question.

    Yes, "call" is a verb. The infinitive "to call" is probably the "correct" answer to the question. But the "to" can be omitted, and would be by many native speakers.

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    Default Re: Two Selections and a Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I agree that "that" would be the natural choice for #1. It's a bad question.

    Yes, "call" is a verb. The infinitive "to call" is probably the "correct" answer to the question. But the "to" can be omitted, and would be by many native speakers.
    Thank you, soothingdave.

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    ALBO_Jay, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message and quoting our replies back to us, just click the Like button please.The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

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