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    #1

    Avoiding repetition

    Hello my friends.

    Could someone please tell me which answer is correct and why?

    1. You look awful. Why don't you see a doctor?
    I.........He just gave me some pills and told me to take things easy.
    Did , Have ?

    2. My boyfriend insists on doing all the cooking, but I wish he .........it's inedible!
    Didn't , wouldn't ?

    3.Andy got drunk at Anne's party and started insulting everyone.
    He .............! That's so typical. He's always doing that.
    would

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    #2

    Re: Avoiding repetition

    1. "did" (if "Why haven't you seen a doctor?" then, "I have.......")
    2. "wouldn't" (if "insisted", then "didn't" and "it was inedible")
    3. "would" is OK (used as an expression of expectation)

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    #3

    Re: Avoiding repetition

    Thank you.

    For number one My guess was 'did' but the answer in the book is ' have'

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    #4

    Re: Avoiding repetition

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Thank you.

    For number one My guess was 'did' but the answer in the book is ' have'
    Look out for a GB/US distinction here. I wouldn't say that 'have' is the only (Br Eng) possible response, but it's certainly acceptable - as an elided form of 'I have done'.

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