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    1.The island is ____attractive in spring and autumn, because of the pleasant weather in both seasons. A merely, B equally
    The answer is B, but I think A would be possible, too ,which means only good in 2 seasons. am I right?

    2.When shall we restart our business?Not until we____our plan.
    THe answer is " are finishing", I am confused , I think it should be "will have finished"

    3. When I talked with my grandma on the phone, she sounded weak, but by the time we___up, her voice had been full of life.
    THe answer is "hung", I think it should be "were hanging"or "would hang". Right?

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    Re: times

    Quote Originally Posted by *^^* View Post
    1.The island is ____attractive in spring and autumn, because of the pleasant weather in both seasons. A merely, B equally
    The answer is B, but I think A would be possible, too ,which means only good in 2 seasons. am I right?
    'Merely' is highly unlikely. That word has a negative connotation, which does not go with the message of the subordinate clause.

    2.When shall we restart our business?Not until we____our plan.
    THe answer is " are finishing", I am confused , I think it should be "will have finished"
    Bot are incorrect. Possible answers are 'finish' and 'have finished'.

    3. When I talked with my grandma on the phone, she sounded weak, but by the time we___up, her voice had been full of life.
    THe answer is "hung", I think it should be "were hanging"or "would hang". Right?
    Wrong. Incidentally, 'had been' is not natural. It should be 'was' or 'had become'.
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