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    Hi,

    Does the word 'items' undermean electrical items?

    It's because in my son's English book, there is the following question: 'Only five items appear in all frames below'. And the correct answer was: 'cell phone, radio, DVD and TV set'. There were some other drawings of a hat, a cup, a vase, a tennis racket a cap etc... which were not considered as items.

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    Hi,

    Does the word 'items' undermean electrical items?

    It's because in my son's English book, there is the following question: 'Only five items appear in all frames below'. And the correct answer was: 'cell phone, radio, DVD and TV set'. There were some other drawings of a hat, a cup, a vase, a tennis racket a cap etc... which were not considered as items.
    Hi, bieasy!

    We need more context. You say "Only five items appear in all frames below" but you only tell us about 4 of the items (cell phone, radio, DVD, and TV set).

    In general, the word 'items' does not pertain to only 'electrical' things. I am confused by the answer that was given in your son's English book. A hat, a cup, a vase, a tennis racket, and a cap are all items.

    Furthermore, a cell phone and a DVD are not technically considered 'electrical'.

    Can you provide us with some more context?

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Hi, bieasy!

    We need more context. You say "Only five items appear in all frames below" but you only tell us about 4 of the items (cell phone, radio, DVD, and TV set).

    In general, the word 'items' does not pertain to only 'electrical' things. I am confused by the answer that was given in your son's English book. A hat, a cup, a vase, a tennis racket, and a cap are all items.

    Furthermore, a cell phone and a DVD are not technically considered 'electrical'.

    Can you provide us with some more context?

    Cheers,
    Amigo
    That's what surprised me. There is nothing more said in that book. So unfortunately, I can't give you any more details. You mean DVD, TV set and radio should be considered as 'electronics'? and not 'electrical'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    That's what surprised me. There is nothing more said in that book. So unfortunately, I can't give you any more details. You mean DVD, TV set and radio should be considered as 'electronics'? and not 'electrical'?
    Hi, bieasy!

    If I went into a store looking for a radio and television I doubt if I would find them in the 'electrical' department. They would most likely be found in the 'electronics' department. The DVD would be located either in the 'electronics' department (if you are looking for a DVD recorder/player) or in the 'DVD/Movie/Video' department (if you are looking for the actual DVD disc with the movie on it).

    I'm curious! Where is the author of the English book from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Hi, bieasy!

    If I went into a store looking for a radio and television I doubt if I would find them in the 'electrical' department. They would most likely be found in the 'electronics' department. The DVD would be located either in the 'electronics' department (if you are looking for a DVD recorder/player) or in the 'DVD/Movie/Video' department (if you are looking for the actual DVD disc with the movie on it).

    I'm curious! Where is the author of the English book from?

    Cheers,
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    First Amigos, I'd like to thank you for your quick and helpful answer. With regard to the name of the author, I prefer not to disclose this detail because it may blight the author and the editor. I hope you understand. Actually, I've seen several unsuitable books in the area with wrong sentences and even spelling mistakes. There is a lack of qualified teachers over here. And obviously, a lack of reliable books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    First Amigos, I'd like to thank you for your quick and helpful answer. With regard to the name of the author, I prefer not to disclose this detail because it may blight the author and the editor. I hope you understand. Actually, I've seen several unsuitable books in the area with wrong sentences and even spelling mistakes. There is a lack of qualified teachers over here. And obviously, a lack of reliable books.
    Hi, bieasy! I understand your reluctance to share the title and author's name but I was only asking where the book was published.

    I'm happy to provide assistance at any time...just go online and ask for the Amigo!!!

    Take care for now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Hi, bieasy! I understand your reluctance to share the title and author's name but I was only asking where the book was published.

    I'm happy to provide assistance at any time...just go online and ask for the Amigo!!!

    Take care for now!
    The editor is from San Paulo, Brazil. Published in San Paulo, Brazil.

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    The editor is from San Paulo, Brazil. Published in San Paulo, Brazil.
    Thanks, bieasy. I imagine that part of the difficulty you experienced with the book is that the author (and proof-reader) probably was not a native English speaker.

    I'm glad that we were able to assist you with your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Thanks, bieasy. I imagine that part of the difficulty you experienced with the book is that the author (and proof-reader) probably was not a native English speaker.

    I'm glad that we were able to assist you with your question.

    Cheers,
    Amigo
    The author is certainly not native English. I don't know why they don't just import some English grammar books from the USA or England. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    The author is certainly not native English. I don't know why they don't just import some English grammar books from the USA or England. Thanks again!
    That would make life too easy, bieasy!!! But, I totally agree with you! Buy books from those who speak the language correctly!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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