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    PLS, help me!

    Cathy:  Excuse me, but that happens to be my correcting liquid.
    Linda:  Oh, well, can I just borrow it? Mine is dried up .
    Cathy:  Iím sorry, but I need it myself. Iíve got a very important letter which has to be done straight away ).
    Linda:  But I only need it for a second.
    Cathy:  You should look after your own things ― itís only because you didnít close yours properly that it ( a.is no longer in use b.was no longer in use c.couldnít be of use any longer d.is no longer any use ). If I let you have mine, youíll spoil that, too.
    Linda:  Oh, for goodnessí sake. It isnít yours anyway. Itís provided by the firm. Itís just as much mine as yours. Iím fed up with everybody in this office taking advantage of the fact that I look after things. Itís always the same.
    Anne:  Here Linda, take mine. (1)You should know better than to ask her.Linda:  Thanks, Anne. I wonít be long.


    question : pls,tell me which one (a-d) is the correct answer.
    question : In the sentense"You should know better than to ask her." which word should be stressed?

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    question : pls,tell me which one (a-d) is the correct answer.d
    question : In the sentense"You should know better than to ask her." which word should be stressed?
    It depends on the meaning- if you want to stress that 'asking' was an inappropriate thing to do then stress it. If you want to emphasise 'her', then stress that. If you are surprised by the other person's stupidity, then stress 'you'.

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    This thread starter was double-posted, and I have responded independently on the other.

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    Thanks- it does happen sometimes.

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