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    Hi,
    I have an exercise.
    - "I'm afraid I can't come with you"
    -"________________"
    A: what a pity!
    B: what a shame!
    I chose A but it's wrong :( could you explain it to me? why B?

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    Default Re: multiple choice

    Quote Originally Posted by linhchiluu96 View Post
    Hi,
    I have an exercise.
    - "I'm afraid I can't come with you"
    -"________________"
    A: what a pity!
    B: what a shame!
    I chose A but it's wrong :( could you explain it to me? why B?
    In BrE, they are both perfectly acceptable and natural. That's a very poor test question.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: multiple choice

    Quote Originally Posted by linhchiluu96 View Post
    Hi,
    I have an exercise.
    - "I'm afraid I can't come with you"
    -"________________"
    A: what a pity!
    B: what a shame!
    I chose A but it's wrong :( could you explain it to me? why B?
    In AmE, they are both correct also.

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