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    Dear teachers,

    I posted the question last time but I am afraid I put too many questions at a time so that I haven't received any reply now. Now I choose two from among them and hope you could explain them to me.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    1. The vocabulary and grammatical differences between British and American English are so trivial and few as hardly ________.
    a. noticed b. to be noticed c. being noticed d. to notice
    The key is 'b'. Could you please analyze the grammar? If the basic structure is too+adj.+to do, then what does this "as hardly" function?
    2. In think I was at school, ________ I was staying with a friend during the vacation when I heard the news.
    a. or else b. or so c. and then d.even so
    The key is "a". "Or else" means "otherwise". So I don't understand the sentence at all. To me there is no key to this sentence.

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    1. The vocabulary and grammatical differences between British and American English are so trivial and few as hardly ________.
    a. noticed b. to be noticed c. being noticed d. to notice
    The key is 'b'. Could you please analyze the grammar? If the basic structure is too+adj.+to do, then what does this "as hardly" function?

    Just give my two cents words to your first question: It should be the usage of the phrase " so as to", that means " so + trivial and few + as hardly to be noticed". Do you think so?

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    Thank you for your help. I have no idea.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by sabrina1
    1. The vocabulary and grammatical differences between British and American English are so trivial and few as hardly ________.
    a. noticed b. to be noticed c. being noticed d. to notice
    The key is 'b'. Could you please analyze the grammar? If the basic structure is too+adj.+to do, then what does this "as hardly" function?

    Just give my two cents words to your first question: It should be the usage of the phrase " so as to", that means " so + trivial and few + as hardly to be noticed". Do you think so?

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    1 I agree
    2- I think I was either at school or staying...

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    Many thanks! Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1 I agree
    2- I think I was either at school or staying...

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