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    Please outline a context you could use to help understand the following utterances:

    -It's going to rain.
    -She might have missed the train.

    -I wish I had known.
    -Is it okay if I make an interstate call?

    Thank you in adnance for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmadhussain View Post
    Please outline a context you could use to help understand the following utterances:

    -It's going to rain.
    -She might have missed the train.

    -I wish I had known.
    -Is it okay if I make an interstate call?

    Thank you in adnance for your help!
    Hey Jack. Have you seen the dark clouds looming over the horizon?
    Yeah. It's going to rain.

    Where's Beth? She should be here by now.
    She might have missed the train.

    Oh dear. The answer to that question was so easy, and you couldn't get it right in class.
    I wish I had known it, but, you know, I'm not such a smart alec like you!

    Is it okay if I make an interstate call?
    Go ahead! You're going to call your girfriend, right?
    Yes. She's now working in Minnesota, and I'm feeling as if we've fallen apart.

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