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    similar meaning sentences

    (choose the sentence with a similar meaning)

    1. In the hope finding the money they didn’t call the police
    A They found the money, so there was no need to call the police
    B They thought they might find the money, so the police weren’t called
    C The knew they would find the money, so they didn’t call the police
    D If they found the money or not, they wouldn’t call the police

    I chose B but the answer is C.
    Anyway, I think none of them is correct. B is poorly written and C is somehow far from the original meaning

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    Re: similar meaning sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by san2612 View Post
    (choose the sentence with a similar meaning)

    1. In the hope finding the money they didn’t call the police
    A They found the money, so there was no need to call the police
    B They thought they might find the money, so the police weren’t called
    C The knew they would find the money, so they didn’t call the police
    D If they found the money or not, they wouldn’t call the police

    I chose B but the answer is C.
    Anyway, I think none of them is correct. B is poorly written and C is somehow far from the original meaning
    For a start, there is a word missing from the original sentence. It should read "In the hope(s) of finding the money, they didn't call the police. It's also missing a comma and a full stop.

    As far as the sentence with a similar meaning, I agree with you. Sentence B is closest. C is definitely not right. We do not equate "in the hope of" with "knowing they would".

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