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    Default Two choice questions


    Here are two choice questions from my exam paper:
    1:____,the man opened the letter.
    A:Nervous
    B:To be nervous
    C:Be nervous
    D:He was nervous
    2:He's____the happier for his wealth.
    A:no
    B:none
    C:never
    D:not
    I'd appreciate if you could explain more clearly.
    Thanks a lot !

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    You tell us which you would choose, and then we can comment.

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    Mm..the first one i chose C but it's wrong...
    the second one i chose B it's correct..but i don't know why...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gёггч View Post
    Here are two choice questions from my exam paper:
    1:____,the man opened the letter.
    A:Nervous
    B:To be nervous
    C:Be nervous
    D:He was nervous
    2:He's____the happier for his wealth.
    A:no
    B:none
    C:never
    D:not
    I'd appreciate if you could explain more clearly.
    Thanks a lot !
    The right answer to Question 1 is A. Why? It's a non-finite clause in the form of ellipsis, (Being) nervous, the man opened the letter. = The man was nervous while opening the letter.
    As for Question 2, it's B that is the right answer. But you know it already. Why? The phrase none the + superlative adjective means not any + adjective (than before). Cf.
    He's none the happier for his wealth. = He's not any happier for his wealth.

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    Excellent reply Thanks so muchh

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