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    at, slow down, that

    Dear teachers,

    I have five questions to ask:

    No.1
    I saw other people seemed to be getting more enjoyment out of school than I was.
    My question is: Can I also use "at" and "from" apart from "out of"?

    No.2
    Even a mighty express train can be _________ by signals.
    a. slowed up/down b. held up

    No.3
    Please explain whether the following sentences are correct:
    1. The reason that I didn't go to the party was that I got a bad cold.
    2. The reason that I didn't go to the party was because I got a bad cold.
    3. The reason why I didn't go to the party was that I got a bad cold.

    No.4
    I can say "to fail in a subject". But I can't say "to fail in doing something"? Is that right? I conclude so because in the following sentence:
    Almost everone fails ________his deriver's test on the first try.
    a. in passing b. to pass
    The key is "b". Is the key correct?

    No.5
    ___________ you are blind, you will not miss the astonishing changes taking place in Shanghai.
    a. Although b. Unless
    The key is "b". No problem. But I think "a" is also possible in that people are comforting the blind person and make sure he will not miss the astonishing changes despite the fact that he is blind. Is that right?

    Looing forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


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    Re: at, slow down, that

    No.1
    I saw that other people seemed to be getting more enjoyment out of school than I was.
    My question is: Can I also use "at" and "from" apart from "out of"? In this sentence it has to be "out of".

    No.2
    Even a mighty express train can be ___b______ by signals.
    a. slowed up/down b. held up

    No.3
    Please explain whether the following sentences are correct:
    1. The reason that I didn't go to the party was that I got a bad cold.
    2. The reason that I didn't go to the party was because I got a bad cold.
    3. The reason why I didn't go to the party was that I got a bad cold. correct - the reason why - was...

    No.4
    I can say "to fail in a subject". But I can't say "to fail in doing something"? Is that right? I conclude so because in the following sentence:
    Almost everone fails ________his deriver's test on the first try.
    a. in passing b. to pass
    The key is "b". Is the key correct? Yes. To fail to do sth.

    No.5
    ___________ you are blind, you will not miss the astonishing changes taking place in Shanghai.
    a. Although b. Unless
    The key is "b". No problem. But I think "a" is also possible in that people are comforting the blind person and make sure he will not miss the astonishing changes despite the fact that he is blind. Is that right?
    Well, the point is to rather emphasize the visual aspect of the changes (the connection to the ability or inability to see), so only b is correct for this sentence. However, I understand your explanation for "although".


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    Re: at, slow down, that

    Dear Coli,

    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    No.1
    Could you please explain why I can't use "at" and "from "?

    No. 2
    Could you please explain why I can't use "a"?
    "slow down/up" means "to become slower, or to make someone or something become slower" and "hold up" means "to delay". I don't understand why I can't say "Seeing the signal the train become slower" and why must I say "The train stopped"? I guess the sentence means "seeing the signal the train stopped and therefore was delayed". Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Coli View Post
    No.1
    I saw that other people seemed to be getting more enjoyment out of school than I was.
    My question is: Can I also use "at" and "from" apart from "out of"? In this sentence it has to be "out of".

    No.2
    Even a mighty express train can be ___b______ by signals.
    a. slowed up/down b. held up

    No.3
    Please explain whether the following sentences are correct:
    1. The reason that I didn't go to the party was that I got a bad cold.
    2. The reason that I didn't go to the party was because I got a bad cold.
    3. The reason why I didn't go to the party was that I got a bad cold. correct - the reason why - was...

    No.4
    I can say "to fail in a subject". But I can't say "to fail in doing something"? Is that right? I conclude so because in the following sentence:
    Almost everone fails ________his deriver's test on the first try.
    a. in passing b. to pass
    The key is "b". Is the key correct? Yes. To fail to do sth.

    No.5
    ___________ you are blind, you will not miss the astonishing changes taking place in Shanghai.
    a. Although b. Unless
    The key is "b". No problem. But I think "a" is also possible in that people are comforting the blind person and make sure he will not miss the astonishing changes despite the fact that he is blind. Is that right?
    Well, the point is to rather emphasize the visual aspect of the changes (the connection to the ability or inability to see), so only b is correct for this sentence. However, I understand your explanation for "although".

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