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    #1

    Help me, please.

    Dear teacher!
    I have a question.
    - I feel ____________ whenever I go to the pagoda.
    a- happier and more relaxed
    b- more relaxed and happier
    The key is A. But why isn't B chosen , please?

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    #2

    Re: Help me, please.

    In speech, both are possible. The intonation makes it clear that we are not saying 'more relaxed and (more) happier.

    Actually, I think both are acceptable in writing. Our mind interprets the intended message correctly.

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    #3

    Re: Help me, please.

    Can you please help me with this sentence transformations:
    1. The company does not intend to replace this model. PLANS
    The company
    2. I donít think that M is able to accept criticism. LACKS
    3. Work done before 9.00am, isnít overtime. COUNT
    4. We can be confident that R will perform well on the games. RELY
    5. Are we likely to get this contract? CHANCES
    6. A high standard of customer service is the reason for the companyís success. FOUNDED
    7. He decided to make Edinburgh his permanent home. SETTLE

    8. She is very proud of the way she keeps her house clean and tidy. TAKES
    9. The team of experts finally managed to get the right solution to the problem. CAME
    10. The number of people in the square must have exceeded 10000. LEAST

    Thanks A Lot



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    #4

    Re: Help me, please.

    not a teacher

    Hello and welcome to the forum Winnie Pooh. You should start a new thread for your task and you should try to transform the sentences yourself first. The teachers will hopefully correct it then.
    I don't think it's that hard.

    For example:
    2) M lacks the ability to accept criticism.

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    #5

    Re: Help me, please.

    Ok thanks I'll try it my self and then post it again

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    #6

    Re: Help me, please.

    Here are my answers:
    1.The company does not intend to replace this model. PLANS ?????? I'm not familiar with this one

    The company
    2. I donít think that M is able to accept criticism. LACKS
    - M lacks the ability to accept criticism
    3. Work done before 9.00am, isnít overtime. COUNT
    - Work done before 9.00 doesnít count overtime
    4. We can be confident that R will perform well on the games. RELY
    - We can rely on R that will perform well on the games
    5. Are we likely to get this contract? CHANCES
    - What are our chances of getting this contract?
    6. A high standard of customer service is the reason for the companyís success. FOUNDED
    - The companyís success was founded by the high standard of customer service
    7. He decided to make Edinburgh his permanent home. SETTLE
    - He decided to settle (down) in Edinburgh
    8. She is very proud of the way she keeps her house clean and tidy. TAKES
    - She is very proud of the way she takes her house clean and tidy
    9. The team of experts finally managed to get the right solution to the problem. CAME
    - The team of experts finally came to a solution to the problem
    10. The number of people in the square must have exceeded 10000. LEAST
    - The number of people in the square must have been at least 1000.

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    #7

    Re: Help me, please.

    Here are my answers:
    1.The company does not intend to replace this model. PLANS ?????? I'm not familiar with this one
    Look up the verb 'to plan' in your dictionary - you'll get it.

    The company
    2. I donít think that M is able to accept criticism. LACKS
    - M lacks the ability to accept criticism
    3. Work done before 9.00am, isnít overtime. COUNT
    - Work done before 9.00 doesnít count as overtime
    4. We can be confident that R will perform well on the games. RELY
    - We can rely on R to perform well on the games (usually we say "in" the games)
    5. Are we likely to get this contract? CHANCES
    - What are our chances of getting this contract? OK
    6. A high standard of customer service is the reason for the companyís success. FOUNDED
    - The companyís success was founded on a high standard of customer service
    7. He decided to make Edinburgh his permanent home. SETTLE
    - He decided to settle (down) in Edinburgh both OK
    8. She is very proud of the way she keeps her house clean and tidy. TAKES
    - She is very proud of the way she takes care of her house. (IMO, an unfair question)
    9. The team of experts finally managed to get the right solution to the problem. CAME
    - The team of experts finally came to a solution to the problem (IMO, an unfair question) The team of experts finally managed to come to agreement on a solution to the problem.
    10. The number of people in the square must have exceeded 10000. LEAST
    - The number of people in the square must have been at least 1000. OK

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    #8

    Re: Help me, please.

    1.The company does not intend to replace this model. PLANS
    Look up the verb 'to plan' in your dictionary - you'll get it.
    The company plans to keep that model
    Thanks a lot

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    #9

    Re: Help me, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by ♥WinniePooh♥ View Post
    1.The company does not intend to replace this model. PLANS
    Look up the verb 'to plan' in your dictionary - you'll get it.
    The company plans to keep that model
    Thanks a lot
    Your version is OK, although I think you should keep "this", and not change it to "that".

    The company plans to keep this model.
    The company does not plan to replace this model.

    Remember to put a full stop at the end of every sentence. Thank you.

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    #10

    Re: Help me, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    8. She is very proud of the way she keeps her house clean and tidy. TAKES
    - She is very proud of the way she takes care of her house. (IMO, an unfair question)
    9. The team of experts finally managed to get the right solution to the problem. CAME
    - The team of experts finally came to a solution to the problem (IMO, an unfair question) The team of experts finally managed to come to agreement on a solution to the problem.
    There are so many ways these can be rewritten!

    Of these two in particular, I wouldn't be surprised if the examiner was looking for "She takes pride in the way she keeps her house clean and tidy" and "The team of experts finally came up with the solution to the problem."
    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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