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    some question for my exercises

    • Please help me to correct my answers to this exercise
    ERROR IDENTIFICATION
    1. The students in the dormitories were forbidden, unless they have special passes, from staying out after 11:30 P.M ---> for staying
    2. All the staff in Tam’s firm are expected to do some overtime, if the need rises. ---> raises
    3. The results of our marketing survey show that there will be quite a demand for electric cars in the ahead years ----> coming
    4. The Homestead Act of 1862 granted 160 acres of land for any settler who would spend five years on the land. ---> to
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    • The sun and the moon are often ..........in poetry
    A. personified B. personalized C personal D privatized

    In that sentence, I choose both A and B but the answer is only A.
    Is there any different between "personify" and "personalize"?

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    Re: some question for my exercises

    Hi san2612

    My recommendation, as an NES but not a teacher, would be:

    1. "from staying", as "for staying" suggests a reason why they should be forbidden from doing something else.
    2. "if the need arises"
    3. "in the years ahead"
    4. "land to any..."

    Personified means treated as though they were living persons.
    Personalised includes "decorating" items such as your mobile phone, car or computer so that it is instantly recognisable as yours.

    Hope this helps
    NT

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    Re: some question for my exercises

    Please help me to check my answer:
    The students in the dormitories were forbidden, unless they have special passes, from staying out after 11:30 P.M ---> from going
    (The answer is C.from staying but I don't know how to correct)
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    Last edited by san2612; 25-Oct-2009 at 13:58.

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    Re: some question for my exercises

    Hi san2612

    I'm not sure what your actual query is with this one.

    a) "from staying out after 11:30 ....." and
    b) "from going out after 11:30 ....."
    are two separate concepts, both of which could be appropriate.

    In case a), you go out before that time and stay out after that time.
    In case b), you don't go out until after that time.

    Either case could apply.

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