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  1. jpml
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    CAMBRIDGE CELTA CRAZY EXERCISES!

    hello there,
    I've got a problem with these Cambridge CELTA's exercises, and I can't explain them in English.
    The first one is: How do get to the celta center everyday?
    response: I'm walking and then taking the subway.( I can see clearly the mistake is in the response)

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    Re: CAMBRIDGE CELTA CRAZY EXERCISES!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpml View Post
    hello there,
    I've got a problem with these Cambridge CELTA's exercises, and I can't explain them in English.
    The first one is: How do get to the celta center everyday?
    response: I'm walking and then taking the subway.( I can see clearly the mistake is in the response)
    ***NOT A TEACHER*** I get to the Celta Center every day by starting on foot and then finishing the trip by subway.

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    Re: CAMBRIDGE CELTA CRAZY EXERCISES!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpml View Post
    hello there,
    I've got a problem with these Cambridge CELTA's exercises, and I can't explain them in English.
    The first one is: How do get to the celta center everyday?
    response: I'm walking and then taking the subway.( I can see clearly the mistake is in the response)
    TheParser has provided you with an eloquent alternative. But is the "response" actually incorrect? I would not say so. There may be better alternatives, but there is nothing technically wrong with it. It would be more common as a spoken expression than something you would write, but it seems acceptable to me.

    But I'd be interested to know what TheParser or our other friends here would say.


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    Re: CAMBRIDGE CELTA CRAZY EXERCISES!

    Quote Originally Posted by jpml View Post
    hello there,
    I've got a problem with these Cambridge CELTA's exercises, and I can't explain them in English.
    The first one is: How do get to the celta center everyday?
    response: I'm walking and then taking the subway.( I can see clearly the mistake is in the response)
    Hi!

    As I understand, the actions of walking and taking the subway are routinely done (everyday), so the simple present tense could be used here as well: I walk and then take the subway.
    Last edited by omasta; 01-Jan-2010 at 03:57.

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    Re: CAMBRIDGE CELTA CRAZY EXERCISES!

    Quote Originally Posted by omasta View Post
    Hi!

    As I understand, the actions of walking and taking the subway are routinely done (everyday), so the simple present tense could be used here as well: I walk and then take the subway.
    Yes I agree, in fact the simple present is the correct form for this.

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    Re: CAMBRIDGE CELTA CRAZY EXERCISES!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes I agree, in fact the simple present is the correct form for this.
    ... but don't forget the question: 'How do you get to the centre?"

    b

    PS And there's another problem with that question. It should be 'How do you ... every day?' (two words).
    Last edited by BobK; 07-Jan-2010 at 19:16.

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