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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    Self-help is the best help.

    Does "Self-help is the best help." describe the following passage? I think "self-help" is for yourself not for others like this. The answer seems to be wrong.
    Once a week, I deliver lunches to elderly people who live alone. Yesterday, I delivered lunches with my friend, Hanjin. When I deliver lunches alone, I just give them to the people and leave right away. But Hanjin was different. He happily talked and listened to them. He enjoyed the time with them.

    8-7. Which describe the subject of the passage?
    ① God helps the early riser.
    Self-help is the best help.
    ③ Half the battle is getting started.
    ④ A drop in the ocean.
    ⑤ Honesty is the best policy.

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    #2

    Re: Self-help is the best help.

    None of the proffered choices describes the subject of the passage at all. The person who composed that question does not speak English competently.

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    #3

    Re: Self-help is the best help.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does "Self-help is the best help." describe the following passage? I think "self-help" is for yourself not for others like this. The answer seems to be wrong.
    Once a week, I deliver lunches to elderly people who live alone. Yesterday, I delivered lunches with my friend, Hanjin. When I deliver lunches alone, I just give them to the people and leave right away. But Hanjin was different. He happily talked and listened to them. He enjoyed the time with them.

    8-7. Which describe the subject of the passage?
    ① God helps the early riser.
    Self-help is the best help.
    ③ Half the battle is getting started.
    ④ A drop in the ocean.
    ⑤ Honesty is the best policy.
    I agree with Probus.

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    #4

    Re: Self-help is the best help.

    I agree too. Not a single one of those options has anything at all to do with the piece.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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