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    Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    1 ---How beautiful the girl is!
    ---___________.
    A So she is B So is she

    2 ----Could you please look after my garden while I'm away?
    ---_____________.
    A With pleasure. B It's my pleasure.

    3 ---I don't think it will_____you much time to work out this problem.

    A take B spend C cost D use

    My answers are 1 A 2 B 3 A. But the answers given in book are 1 B 2 A 3 B. I got really confused. Please help me teachers. Thank you!
    Last edited by Harry12345; 16-Nov-2010 at 13:54.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    1 ---How beautiful the girl is!
    ---___________.
    A So she is B So is he.

    A: This is used to agree.
    B: This is used to suggest that an unnamed "he" is beautiful too. It's a possible answer.

    2 ----Could you please look after my garden while I'm away?
    ---_____________.
    A With pleasure. B It's my pleasure.

    A: A normal response
    B: It sounds like it's past. I would be/will be my pleasure would work, but not the present.

    3 ---I don't think it will_____you much time to work out this problem.

    A take B spend C cost D use
    Only A is correct. If the book says B the book is incorrect.

    My answers are 1 A 2 B 3 A. But the answers given in book are 1 B 2 A 3 B. I got really confused. Please help me teachers. Thank you!
    The first one could have more than one correct answer.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    1 ---How beautiful the girl is!
    ---___________.
    A So she is B So is he.

    2 ----Could you please look after my garden while I'm away?
    ---_____________.
    A With pleasure. B It's my pleasure.

    3 ---I don't think it will_____you much time to work out this problem.

    A take B spend C cost D use

    My answers are 1 A 2 B 3 A. But the answers given in book are 1 B 2 A 3 B. I got really confused. Please help me teachers. Thank you!
    1) This is VERY formal and old-fashioned structure. Shakespeare perhaps? More common would be, "The girl is very beautiful". In addition, the answers are VERY strange!!

    A) So she is = "I see, I understand" OR sarcastically, "Who cares? That is unimportant"
    B) So is he = "That boy is also pretty"
    *Either your book is weird, or your teacher is mistaken. You can say that a native English speaker has no idea what this is supposed to mean!

    2) A is correct - With pleasure. You could also say, "It would be my pleasure". After you have answered, THEN you could say, "It's my pleasure to look after your garden". But this would not be a correct response to "Could you look after....?"

    3) A - "Take" is the best answer. "I don't think it will take you much time...". "Cost" is also acceptable, if the person is busy and you're discussing whether or not they have enough time.

    "Spend you much time" is DEFINITELY the wrong answer!

    Your book is a bit inaccurate.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    Thank you very much! Teachers.

    I want to make a aplogize for a mistake.

    1 1 ---How beautiful the girl is!
    ---___________.
    A So she is B So is she.

    B is So is she. not So is he. Sorry.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by acslater017 View Post
    1) This is VERY formal and old-fashioned structure. Shakespeare perhaps? Young people may find it a little old-fashioned, but I use such constructions, and I am not quite as old as the Bard. More common would be, "The girl is very beautiful". Agreed

    In addition, the answers are VERY strange!! Not to me. Nor, apparently, to Barb.


    You can say that one native English speaker has no idea what this is supposed to mean!
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    Re: Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    Even with the she/he confusion, either answer is possible.

    So she is -- I agree.
    So is she -- This other girl is also beautiful.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Please help me with these three questions!Thanks

    Thank you Barb_D fivejedjon teachers.

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