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    #1

    Maybe I'll just buy both

    Why is the answer b? The shop is closing soon, so they should hurry up to get to the shop, so isn't d the answer?

    W:Mike, what will you buy Sara?
    M:I've narrowed it down to a necklace or a brooch
    W:You should hurry up. The shop is about to close.
    M:______b________

    a.Yeah, She'll like them
    b. Maybe I'll just buy both.
    c. I'd say in a few minutes
    d.We can arrive quickly.

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    Re: Maybe I'll just buy both

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Why is the answer b? The shop is closing soon, so they should hurry up to get to the shop, so isn't d the answer?

    W:Mike, what will you buy Sara?
    M:I've narrowed it down to a necklace or a brooch
    W:You should hurry up. The shop is about to close.
    M:______b________

    a.Yeah, She'll like them
    b. Maybe I'll just buy both.
    c. I'd say in a few minutes
    d.We can arrive quickly.
    Good question.
    My feeling is that the two speakers are already inside of the store when the conversation takes place. That makes "b" the correct answer. If they were outside, on their way to the store to buy a gift, "W" (in line 3) would have said "We should hurry". That would give some support to answer "d".
    However, it is not clear at all and this question isn't very well constructed.

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    Re: Maybe I'll just buy both

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    Good question.
    My feeling is that the two speakers are already inside of the store when the conversation takes place. That makes "b" the correct answer. If they were outside, on their way to the store to buy a gift, "W" (in line 3) would have said "We should hurry". That would give some support to answer "d".
    However, it is not clear at all and this question isn't very well constructed.
    It's weird, even if you are outside or inside, they would say "we should hurry" or "we should hurry up", it's not well constructed, I totally agree. thanks!

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