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  1. ngathuy's Avatar

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    His ship come home

    Which phrase best replaces the italic words?
    1. He bought a ticket for the lottery and his ship came home because he won the jackpot.
    a. his mind changed
    b. his opinion changed
    c. his luck changed
    d. his views changed
    2. I must not forget either all those very important people, without whom none of us could operate, who work behind the scenes.
    a. in the dark
    b. at the back
    c. in the evenings
    d. in the background
    Thank you for help.

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    Re: His ship come home

    Quote Originally Posted by ngathuy View Post
    Which phrase best replaces the italic words?
    1. He bought a ticket for the lottery and his ship came home because he won the jackpot.
    a. his mind changed
    b. his opinion changed
    c. his luck changed
    d. his views changed
    2. I must not forget either all those very important people, without whom none of us could operate, who work behind the scenes.
    a. in the dark
    b. at the back
    c. in the evenings
    d. in the background
    Thank you for help.
    1. c. his luck changed.
    2. d. in the background.


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    Re: His ship come home

    1. He bought a ticket for the lottery and his ship came home because he won the jackpot.
    For what it's worth:

    In American English, we normally say "someone's ship came in."

    Same meaning: that person had a great stroke of good luck or received a substantial windfall of some kind.

    Greg

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    Re: His ship come home

    Quote Originally Posted by dragn View Post
    For what it's worth:

    In American English, we normally say "someone's ship came in."

    Same meaning: that person had a great stroke of good luck or received a substantial windfall of some kind.

    Greg
    It's the same in BrE, "His ship came in".

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    Re: His ship come home

    My book may not be correct.

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