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    Some questions

    Hi

    These are a couple of questions which were in my test.
    Could you answer please?

    1. He was very poor. I wish he...........
    a)wasn't b)weren't c)hadn't d)didn't

    2. oh my Gosh! It's time I................at the airport.
    a(was b)were c)had been d)don't remember!


    3.He is very gererous. He..................to help everyone.
    a)is said b)is told

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Some questions

    What are your guesses? Do you have any?

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    Re: Some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    What are your guesses? Do you have any?
    Yes, my guess is,

    1. Think that the answers are wrong, it should have 'hadn't been'

    2. were

    3. He is said

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    Re: Some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post

    Think that the answers are wrong, it should have 'hadn't been'
    I think, you assume that the question is;
    He was very poor. I wished he...........

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    #5

    Re: Some questions

    No, it wasn't 'wished' . It was 'wish'

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    Re: Some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi

    These are a couple of questions which were in my test.
    Could you answer please?

    1. He was very poor. I wish he...........
    hadn't been

    2. oh my Gosh! It's time I................at the airport.
    should have been


    3.He is very gererous. He..................to help everyone.
    a)is said b)is told

    Thank you.
    is said

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    Re: Some questions

    I can't agree with your # 2 and 3, nado92.

    He was very poor. I wish he hadn't (been).
    It's time I was at the airport.
    He is very generous. He is told to help everyone.

    I'm confused about the third, though. Neither works perfectly well for me. Is the meaning that someone tells him to help other people and that's why he is generous?

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    Re: Some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi

    These are a couple of questions which were in my test.
    Could you answer please?

    1. He was very poor. I wish he...........
    a)wasn't b)weren't c)hadn't d)didn't None of them work.

    2. oh my Gosh! It's time I................at the airport.
    a(was b)were c)had been d)don't remember! Was.


    3.He is very gererous. He..................to help everyone.
    a)is said b)is told Is said.

    Thank you.
    .

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    #9

    Re: Some questions

    Thanks bhaisahab.
    Could you please explain why none of the versions work in #1? And what should be the right answer?
    Oh, and "He is said to help everyone". I'm confused about this. Why it's not the other one?

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    Re: Some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by IHIVG View Post
    Thanks bhaisahab.
    Could you please explain why none of the versions work in #1? And what should be the right answer?
    Oh, and "He is said to help everyone". I'm confused about this. Why it's not the other one?
    I think Maral55 is right simply and there should be 'hadn't been' there.

    Quote Originally Posted by IHIVG View Post
    Oh, and "He is said to help everyone". I'm confused about this. Why it's not the other one?
    I think both are correct, but mean different things. He is said means people say. He is told on the other hand means someone's told him. But I think he's been told would be much better in this case, and that's why bhaisahab rejected it. Maybe someone could use he is told meaning he is being told, but I'm not sure.
    And maybe he is told is never correct and it should always be either he's been told or he is being told.
    Last edited by mmasny; 11-Mar-2010 at 21:56.

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