i had a test and couldn't answer these sentences
- ''no matter how hard I tried I couldn't answer the question''
( begin with Try)
- ''They had to wait 2 hours before the meeting began'' (Only after a)
- ''It makes no difference if the play is full booked, we will still try to get
a ticket'' (we will still try and get a ticket.........)
Wow, that must've been a hard test, Monyshygirl
1) Try as I might I couldn't answer the question.
2) Only after a wait of 2 hours did the meeting begin.
3) We will still try and get a ticket even if the play is fully booked.
2006, you took the words right out of my mouth.
I really dislike "try and" -- and yet look! That's the what the test said to use!
I try not to be too prescriptivist, but that one really irks me.
If you want to write it that way, then use "two-hour wait" not two-hours.
Six-foot pole, three-mile run, two-hour wait - you go back to the singular form of the noun when used like that.
thanks a lot for your help, but I'm afraid the answer to the sentence
''only after a wait of two hours did the meeting began'' and
''only after two-hour wait the meeting began.'' were wrong as I haven't got marks when answering that way.
I have one more sentence
''I had better go to the dentist's soon.''
"Only after a two-hour wait did the meeting begin." If it is not that, there are no more options.