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    There is _____ the responsibility for paying bills.
    A. rarely B. little
    I think the answer should be "little", because "rarely" is an adv, it can't modify a noun. But the book says it's "rarely".
    ??

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    Re: learning~~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    There is _____ the responsibility for paying bills.
    A. rarely B. little
    I think the answer should be "little", because "rarely" is an adv, it can't modify a noun. But the book says it's "rarely".
    ??
    NOT A TEACHER

    (1) Maybe (maybe!) "rarely" is modifiying the whole sentence:


    (a) [It is] rarely [the case that] there is the responsibility for

    paying bills.

    or

    (b) Rarely is there the responsibility for paying bills.

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    Re: learning~~~~

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    There is _____ the responsibility for paying bills.
    A. rarely B. little
    I think the answer should be "little", because "rarely" is an adv, it can't modify a noun. But the book says it's "rarely".
    ??
    "Little is not possible because of "the". Even with "rarely" it's an unusual sentence.

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    Re: learning~~~~

    Hello, *^^* (cute name, that. How do you pronounce it?)

    Exactly which book says that's the correct answer?

    It's a very poor example of an English sentence.

    Rover

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    Re: learning~~~~

    1. sorry, u have to pronounce my name with ur eyes and cheeks instead of voice. *^^*
    2. the book explains the answers to all the test papers over the years. (Test For English Majors)
    3. It's an awful book , I agree.

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