Happier, unhappier, more certain, less certain mark a range of feelings people actually have. That is in itself unquestionable--the truth. From a scientific point of view, though, the range tells us nothing about people's state of mind. Here we would question the researchers' methodology, but not the data: Some people feel happier, some people feel unhappier, some people feel less certain, and other people feel more certain. That's a faily general description about how people feel. What's the point of the research? It has nothing scientific to say. The research findings are confusing. :(Originally Posted by jiang
That companies now offer etiquette seminars tells us that etiquette is still a must on certain occasions.No.2
The fine points of etiquette must be picked up elsewhere. Some companies now offer etiquette seminars for employees who may be competent professionally but clueless socially.
Refined table manners, though less popular than before in current social life________.
a. are still a must on certain occasions
b. are bound to return sooner or later
The key is 'a'. Since 'pick up' can mean 'start again' I think 'b' is better. Is that right?
Given that one line, I, for one, would use both. :DNo.3
A good many proposals were raised by the delegates, as was to be expected.
Why 'as was to be expected '? Is it correct to say 'as was expected'?
..., but I should have sent it out.No.4
I didn't send out my application form last week, but I _______.
a. should have b. might have to
The key is 'a'. I don't think the choice is correct because the correct one should be 'should have to'. Is that right?
..., but I might have to send it out.
In terms of structure both are OK; in terms of meaning, though, 'should have' (i.e. an obligation to oneself/others) is best. You have to send it, but you don't. You are obligated to send it.
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