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    Question about 'in a hurry'.

    Hi teachers,
    Could you help me with this issue please?
    Knowing that the correct option is 'b', I would like to know if there can be a better explanation for 'b' and if options 'a' and 'b' are the opposite idea. Any other suggestion are more than welcome.

    1.- She was really in a hurry this morning.
    Word class: an idiomatic phrase.
    a) She was taking her time.
    b) She didn't have much time.
    c) She was in no rush at all.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by learning54; 29-Dec-2011 at 12:52.

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    Re: Question about 'in a hurry'.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi teachers,
    Could you help me with this issue please?
    Knowing that the correct option is 'b', I would like to know if there can be a better explanation for 'b' and if options 'a' and 'b' are the opposite idea. Any other suggestion are more than welcome.

    1.- She was really in a hurry this morning.
    Word class: an idiomatic phrase.
    a) She was taking her time.
    b) She didn't have much time.
    c) She was in no rush at all.

    Thanks in advance
    Not a teacher, nor a native
    a) "take time" means doing things slowly and carefully.
    c) "in no rush" means she has plenty of time.
    So obviously the answer is b.

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    Re: Question about 'in a hurry'.

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    Not a teacher, nor a native
    a) "take time" means doing things slowly and carefully.
    c) "in no rush" means she has plenty of time.
    So obviously the answer is b.
    Hi masterding,
    Thank you for your reply, but my main question is if there can be a better explanation for 'b'. I already know the meanings. Anyway, thanks a lot for your interest.

    Best,
    Learning

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    Re: Question about 'in a hurry'.

    What about "She had to make it snappy"?

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    Re: Question about 'in a hurry'.

    Quote Originally Posted by English Freak View Post
    What about "She had to make it snappy"?
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and suggestion. It really is a good one. Unfortunately my students are low intermediate. Too dificult for them.

    Best,
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    Re: Question about 'in a hurry'.

    Quote Originally Posted by learning54 View Post
    Hi masterding,
    Thank you for your reply, but my main question is if there can be a better explanation for 'b'. I already know the meanings. Anyway, thanks a lot for your interest.

    Best,
    Learning
    You mean a substitution for b? There're many ways of saying that.
    She was in a rush.
    She was short on time.
    She was pressed/pushed for time.
    She raced against the clock/time.
    and so on, but I don't think one is better than the others ,they are basically interchangeable.
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    Re: Question about 'in a hurry'.

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    You mean a substitution for b? There're many ways of saying that.
    She was in a rush.
    She was short on time.
    She was pressed/pushed for time.
    She raced against the clock/time.
    and so on, but I don't think one is better than the other ,they are basically interchangeable.
    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your reply and options.

    Best,
    Learning

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