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    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1
    I only know the man by ________ but I have never spoken to him.
    a. sight b. chance

    The key is 'a'. Is 'b' also a possible key?

    No.2

    He was _________ to tell the truth even to his closest friend.
    a. too much of a coward b.too much the coward
    c. a coward enough d. enough of a coward

    The key is 'a'. But I have never learned the structure. Neither was I able to find the structure in my grammar books. Could you please explain the structure to me?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    1- Sight makes more sense- if you had met him by chance, you'd probably have spoken to him
    2 It means 'too cowardly to'

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    Dear tdol,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1- Sight makes more sense- if you had met him by chance, you'd probably have spoken to him
    2 It means 'too cowardly to'

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