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    Dear teachers,

    Please show me which phrase is correct: heard him say or heard him saying? I see in the book both phrases.

    And please help me choose the best answer:

    1) ...............of them knew about the plan because it was kept a secret.
    a. each b. any c. no one d. none
    2) He is ...............his elder brother.
    a. as a tall fellowas b. as tall a fellow as
    c. as tall as a fellow as d. as tall a fellow like
    3) To plant the tree, you must dig .................
    a. a three feet deep hole b. tree-foot-deep a hole
    c. a hole tree feet deep d. a three-feet-deep hole
    4) joan is ............. warm-hearted girl she is willing to help others in our class
    a. so b. too c. very d. even
    5) She is ................teacher that all of us like him
    a. a such good b. such a good
    c. a so good d. so good a
    6) You'd better slow this car .............before you get a speeding ticket.
    a. off b. out c. down d. over

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: heard him say or heard him saying?

    With 50 posts of your own, you know how the forum works!
    How a person starting a thread tries to give the answers they think are correct, and then others can tell you if they think a answer is wrong.


    While you are doing that, also check that you have typed this question correctly:
    4) joan is ............. warm-hearted girl she is willing to help others in our class
    a. so b. too c. very d. even

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    1) ...............of them knew about the plan because it was kept a secret.
    none

    2) He is ...............his elder brother.
    as tall a fellow as

    3) To plant the tree, you must dig .................
    a hole tree feet deep

    4) joan is ............. warm-hearted girl she is willing to help others in our class
    very

    5) She is ................teacher that all of us like him
    such a good

    6) You'd better slow this car .............before you get a speeding ticket.
    down

    are they ok?

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    All except 4, and there is something wrong with the sentence itself. Did you check that you had typed it correctly?

    4) joan is ............. warm-hearted girl she is willing to help others in our class
    a. so b. too c. very d. even

    It should be:
    4) Joan is so warm-hearted a girl, she is willing to help others in our class
    (I don't like this sentence at all. It implies that unless someone is very warm-hearted, they wouldn't be willing to help others, which is a bit extreme!)

    Another possibility, but the word is not included in the choices:
    4) Joan is such a warm-hearted girl, she is willing to help others in our class

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    Default Re: heard him say or heard him saying?

    Thank you so much for your repy. Sorry in sentence 4, I lacked the letter "a".

    And now I have some more sentences need your help:

    1. It was impossible to get there. The police................drivers of thick mist and blowing snow.
    a. can have warned c. ought have warned
    b. might have warned d. must have warned

    2. He got the chairman .................an announcement.
    a. make b. to make c. made d. making

    3. Is the sentence right? If it's right, please show me its meaning:
    What is equally important is to feel the language.

    Thank you again.

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    1. It was impossible to get there. The police................drivers of thick mist and blowing snow.
    a. can have warned c. ought have warned
    b. might have warned d. must have warned

    Check your typing. I think one of the choices should be "ought to have warned"
    Look up the difference between "might" and "ought" in your dictionary

    2. He got the chairman .................an announcement.
    a. make b. to make c. made d. making

    I'm not sure what you mean by, 'Please show me it's meaning'.

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    1. It was impossible to get there. The police................drivers of thick mist and blowing snow.
    a. can have warned c. ought have warned
    b. might have warned d. must have warned


    No, I didn't type wrong. It is that.
    I have query: If it is that, can we choose "d"?
    And if #c. is : ought to have warned, which one in #a,b,c,d is the best?


    3. What is equally important is to feel the language.

    I don't know whether the above sentence has meaning or not. Can you explain the sentence so that I can understand more.

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    Default Re: heard him say or heard him saying?

    Then the best choice is (b), though one would regard it as a function and duty of police to warn of dangerous driving conditions.

    What is equally important is to feel the language.

    This means that you have enough familiarity with the language, and how words are put together to form sentences, that you sense when something is wrong.
    So - if I wrote

    He bought new car.
    He showed me new car.
    Each persons very happy people.


    ...you would have the immediate sense that something is wrong with each sentence, even if it takes you a moment to work out just what.
    (You do, don't you? You do have a sense that something is wrong in each of those sentences?)
    Last edited by David L.; 23-Mar-2009 at 15:34.

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