I would choose "was doing" there, but "didn't know what to do" would also be correct. The first says that her action was not based on rational thinking; the second says that she was confused. I rejected "was going to do" because she actually did something -- she ran away.Originally Posted by hela
I don't like the first sentence. I doubt that she was asked to leave because she failed to attend lectures three months earlier. It is likely that she didn't attend lectures over a period of three months or that the request was made three months earlier. I would say:Miss Fox was asked 7 to leave the university three months after failing 8 to attend lectures. But, 9 too / being / feeling ashamed to tell her family, she continued 10 living/to live in her rooms as if 11 nothing had happened.
Miss Fox was asked to leave the university after failing to attend lectures for three months.
Three months earlier, Miss Fox had been asked to leave the university for failing to attend lectures.
Under 9, all three choice would work. I also think both in #10 work.
13 I would choose "at" on the grounds that she didn't spend all her time "in" the home.The stress of keeping up the pretence finally showed last week, 12 when Miss Fox was supposed to return to Swansea after a short holiday 13 in/at the family home. 14 Instead / However/ Yet (Is "instead" better than "however" or "yet" because normally after "however" we should have a comma?) she went to London where she started to look for work.
14 All three should have a comma. I would choose "instead" because she did other than had been expected. "However, tends to negate the first statement, which isn't really true here. "Yet" is OK, but I prefer "instead".
\Her anxious parents telephoned the police after university friend rang 15 saying/to say Samantha hadn’t turned up. A nation-wide appeal was launched.
16 Having spent a week around north London, Miss Fox contacted her brother on Monday night and asked 17 to be taken home.
Her anxious parents telephoned the police after a university friend rang 15 saying/to say Samantha hadn’t turned up.
15 I would choose the infinitive. That depicts the purpose better than the gerund, which depicts the action.
16, 17 are OK.
18 I don't think it matters a great deal.She 18 couldn’t clearly remember / couldn’t remember clearly (when should we put the adverb between the verb and the auxiliary and when should it come after the verb?) how she spent the last three months 19 since/after receiving the expulsion note. “It’s all a bit vague.
19. I don't think that either one go with the "last". I would prefer "spent the three months after receiving....
Believe it or not, I 20 was still doing college work in my room; I hardly went 21 out at all.”Believe it or not, I 20 was still doing college work in my room, I hardly went 21 out at all.” She said she found the transition from home to university life very hard: “At school I was a model student.” She said she had not received 22 any counselling from the university to help her 23 cope / to cope ? with the burden of work and the stress of being 24 away / far/ far away / faraway ? from home. (Somebody told me that only away is correct because in this context it is not a question of distance but a question of not being at home. Is this right? And is "faraway in one word and adjective and not a preposition?)
23. Either, but "cope" would be better IMO.
24. The first three are OK. They are slightly different. "Away" places the focus on being in a strange location. The next two place the focus on the distance from home. I don't think we know what the real reason was.
The single for "faraway" is only an adjective.
26 "no matter". The "whatever" does not go with the following "what".Her father was delighted (have) 25 to have his daughter home. “We love our daughter,” he said. “We would support and understand her 26 whatever / no matter what happened.”
Thank you for your help.