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    #1

    Arrow where r u, dear teachers?

    It may not be fine tomorrow, in _____case we’ll have to put the trip off.
    A. this B. which C. that


    the answer is 'which' . but why we cant use 'this' or 'that'?
    Last edited by *^^*; 12-Oct-2010 at 06:20.

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    Re: where r u, dear teachers?

    I can't think of a "grammatical" reason (although I'm sure there must be one), but my intuitive reasoning tells me that "this" and "that" would need to refer to a "case" that has actually been defined and is already in existence whereas in your example the "case" of bad weather is still a hypothesis.

    Just an idea...
    Last edited by apbl; 12-Oct-2010 at 06:25. Reason: spelling mistake

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    #3

    Re: where r u, dear teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    but why we cant use 'this' and 'that'?[/LEFT]
    Punctuation, that is why.

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    #4

    Re: where r u, dear teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    Punctuation, that is why.
    ???

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    #5

    Re: where r u, dear teachers?

    A comma does not suffice with 'that' and 'this'.

    Compare:

    It may not be fine tomorrow. In this case we’ll have to put the trip off.
    It may not be fine tomorrow. In that case we’ll have to put the trip off.

    to

    It may not be fine tomorrow, in which case we’ll have to put the trip off.

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