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    Question Comment on these sentences

    Choose the right answer:

    1. The fridge is empty and all juices ___.
    a. seem to be disappeared
    b. seem to be disappearing
    c. seem to have been disappeared
    d. seemed to be taken/drunk

    My comments: The most probable answers are (c-d)

    - (a) The structure (to be + p.p) usually used in notices, instructions etc.
    - (b) is absolutely wrong because a juice cannot disappear itself.


    I hope to read your comments

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    Re: Comment on these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Choose the right answer:

    1. The fridge is empty and all juices ___.
    a. seem to be disappeared
    b. seem to be disappearing
    c. seem to have been disappeared
    d. seemed to be taken/drunk

    My comments: The most probable answers are (c-d)

    - (a) The structure (to be + p.p) usually used in notices, instructions etc.
    - (b) is absolutely wrong because a juice cannot disappear itself.


    I hope to read your comments
    In my opinion there is no correct option.

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    Re: Comment on these sentences

    what's wrong with 'b'?

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    Re: Comment on these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In my opinion there is no correct option.
    Would you mind correcting the mistakes, please?
    I hope you provide the corrections with reasons so that we can discuss them together.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Comment on these sentences

    [QUOTE=xpert;548115]Choose the right answer:

    1. The fridge is empty and all juices ___.
    a. seem to be disappeared This could be corrected the same as C.
    b. seem to be disappearing This sounds like the juice is in the process of disappearing in front of your eyes. It's not grammatically wrong.
    c. seems to have disappeared This is correct.
    d. seems to have been taken/drunk This is correct.


    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Would you mind correcting the mistakes, please?
    I hope you provide the corrections with reasons so that we can discuss them together.

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Comment on these sentences

    ...all (of the) juices seem to have disappeared.

    Of the options originally listed there was not a good choice.

    Yes, juice can of itself disappear -- say, by magic.
    Linguist Farmer

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    Re: Comment on these sentences

    bhaisahab! I'd like to thank you for putting together knowledge and experience in answering my question. However, I have one more question.

    Why did you add -s to the stative verb (seem)

    c. seems to have disappeared This is correct.
    d. seems to have been taken/drunk This is correct.
    I think the sentence should read ...
    c. The fridge is empty and all juices seem to have disappeared.
    d. The fridge is empty and all juices seem to have been taken/drunk.

    Am I right?


    Frank, Offroad!
    Thanks a lot for adding flavor to the discussion

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    Re: Comment on these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    bhaisahab! I'd like to thank you for putting together knowledge and experience in answering my question. However, I have one more question.

    Why did you add -s to the stative verb (seem)

    I think the sentence should read ...
    c. The fridge is empty and all juices seem to have disappeared.
    d. The fridge is empty and all juices seem to have been taken/drunk.

    Am I right?


    Frank, Offroad!
    Thanks a lot for adding flavor to the discussion
    Yes, that was my mistake, I read it as singular "juice".

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    Re: Comment on these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, that was my mistake, I read it as singular "juice".
    I see. Thanks a million, sir
    Your help is highly appreciated

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