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    Hi everyone,

    I have some problems with getting below exercises correct. I would highly appreciate if someone could help me with them. I need them very badly...
    and as soon as possible.....

    Thank you very much,

    1. Vocabulary
    Why shouldn't the following pairs of words be taught as exact synonyms?

    a) large/great b) tall/high c) lazy/idle d) begin/start

    2. Language function
    The following language forms are used to request others to perform an action:

    Do me a favour and pass that paper, will you?
    Could you possibly pass me that paper?
    You couldn't pass me that paper, could you?

    a) Give examples of three further forms that might be used to make similar requests.
    b) What factors are relevant in deciding which of these forms to use in a given situation?

    I tried to solve them and my answers were unfortunately incorrect. Please find them below:

    a) large/ great – ‘large’ accords to the size, whereas, ‘great’ to the quality
    b) tall/high – we use them in a similar meaning but we do not use ‘high’ to describe people, animals, trees and plants

    c) lazy/idle – ‘lazy’ – somebody’s choice not to do anything, ‘idle’ there is nothing to do, it’s the opposite to ‘busy’
    d) begin/start – both mean the same, however, ‘start’ is also a noun and ‘begin’ is more formal.

    and ...

    Language Function

    Can you call me back?
    Do you mind calling me back?
    Would it be possible for you to call me back?
    The factors that are relevant in deciding which of these forms to use in a given situation: a) To whom are we talking to, b) level of formality c) the level of emphasis

    I would highly appreciate if you could take a look and correct me.
    Thank you very much,

    edyta1


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    #2

    Re: Very important, please help me with this...

    You have posted this several times. You have received two answers, one giving help, the other advising you to do the exercise before seeking help. Please follow the advice.


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    #3

    Re: Very important, please help me with this...

    be4 we giv you the answer you try first!
    because u will not learn if u always question others!
    hope u learn something!


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    #4

    Re: Very important, please help me with this...

    jeez

    you must be blind or something. The answer is below!!!!!
    thanks for your help an patronising me!
    have a good day!


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    Re: Very important, please help me with this...

    Quote Originally Posted by edyta1 View Post
    jeez

    you must be blind or something. The answer is below!!!!!
    thanks for your help an patronising me!
    have a good day!
    With respect, it is not clear that the answers are given. You need to state clearly that these were your answers and tell us what exactly you need to know.

    As you have written your original posting, it looks very much as though you are asking for the answers to be provided.

    There is no patronising. What this forum offers is assistance, not the doing of work for others. We are trying to assist you.

    I am sorry if you feel that your query has not been treated with respect.

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