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    3 small questions

    hi there, I'd appreciate if sb answer my questions:
    Question No.1
    is the following question a good kind of question?: please provide me also with their answers.

    complete the conversation. use the correct form of the verbs.
    A: my sister just graduated,but her new job does'nt start for 2 months.
    B:Really? If I ________ (have) the time, I _____(borrow) some money and travel.
    A: If I __________(not have) enough money, i _______(NOT ASK) A FREIND FOR A LOAN.
    B: what would you do?
    A: I _________ (stay) home and ____(read).

    moreover, I think there is not any reasonable relationship between what A says and what B answers. Is that right? and the words typed in red are also seems incorrect to me. please explain them to me.

    Question No. 2

    Is it correct to provide studets with these vocabularies and ask them to match them?? ( I think not. because both Dilemma and Predicaments can be defined and related to an unpleasant and difficult situation. right?)
    A B
    Dilemma A difficult or unpleasant situation.
    Predicaments A difficult problem

    Question No. 3

    offer a reason or express a reason (give a reason is correct but, which one is also possible instead of give?)

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: 3 small questions

    Hello am-ta

    The conversation below is perfectly fine. Notice the omitted words in brackets:

    A: My sister just graduated, but her new job doesn't start for 2 months.

    B:Really? If I had
    the time (that your sister has), I would borrow some money and travel.

    A: If I didn't have enough money, (unlike you) I wouldn't ask a friend for a loan.

    B: What would you do?

    A: I would stay home and read.



    Question No. 2

    Predicaments is a plural noun, so neither "situation" or "problem fit as both are singular nouns.

    Question No. 3

    provide a reason


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    Re: 3 small questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Hello am-ta

    The conversation below is perfectly fine. Notice the omitted words in brackets:

    A: My sister just graduated, but her new job doesn't start for 2 months.

    B:Really? If I had the time (that your sister has), I would borrow some money and travel.

    A: If I didn't have enough money, (unlike you) I wouldn't ask a friend for a loan.

    B: What would you do?

    A: I would stay home and read.



    Question No. 2

    Predicaments is a plural noun, so neither "situation" or "problem fit as both are singular nouns.

    Question No. 3

    provide a reason


    Hello

    thanks a lot. but in the case of Question No. 2 , what if we use "predicament"?? are the above mentioned definitions correct for both "dilemma" and "predicament"?
    Predicaments is a plural noun, so neither "situation" or "problem fit as both are singular nouns.

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    Re: 3 small questions

    Isn't it the other way?

    dilemma: a difficult [situation or] problem.
    predicament: a difficult or unpleasant [or problematic] situation.



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    Re: 3 small questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Isn't it the other way?

    dilemma: a difficult [situation or] problem.
    predicament: a difficult or unpleasant [or problematic] situation.

    so you mean that Dilemma and Predicament are synonyms.right?
    so, if we wanna use them in a matching question it is not possible. because both mean the same thing. right?

    dilemma: a difficult problem or situation
    predicament: a difficult or unpleasant situation.

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