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    I am wondering whether the following MC test item has more than one acceptable options? The given key is A (why not?) which is completely right. How about B and C? I wanna have some expert opinions especially from native speakers of English. Thanks in advance.

    We could invite John and Barbara to the Friday night party.
    Yes,?Ill give them a call right now. (NV 1)
    A. why not B. what for
    C. why D. what

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    Re: More than ONE key to the MC test item?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtao View Post
    I am wondering whether the following MC test item has more than one acceptable options? The given key is A (why not?) which is completely right. How about B and C? I want to have some expert opinions especially from native speakers of English. Thanks in advance.

    We could invite John and Barbara to the Friday night party.
    Yes,?Ill give them a call right now. (NV 1)
    A. why not B. what for
    C. why D. what
    Only A is possible.

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    Re: More than ONE key to the MC test item?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtao View Post
    I am wondering whether the following MC test item has more than one acceptable options? The given key is A (why not?) which is completely right. How about B and C? I wanna have some expert opinions especially from native speakers of English. Thanks in advance.

    —We could invite John and Barbara to the Friday night party.
    —Yes,?I’ll give them a call right now. (NV 1)
    A. why not B. what for
    C. why D. what
    'Yes" is often followed by "why not?" This two-word phrase is often used to show that you agree with an idea or suggestion. For example, "It might be nice to go to the movies this afternoon." "Yes, why not?" The option "what for" is synonymous with "why." If you respond to a suggestion with "what for" or "why," you literally dispute the suggestion. That is, if you say "yes" followed by "what for" or "why," you apparently contradict yourself. I hope this helps!
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