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    #1

    stretch/extend

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    Can we use these two verbs to fill in the gaps below?
    It's a wonderful beach. It ............ for miles (although the answer in the book is stretch).

    Thanks a million.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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    Re: stretch/extend

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    You could use 'extends' here, too, though I like 'stretches' better.

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    #3

    Re: stretch/extend

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    Can we use these two verbs to fill in the gaps below?
    It's a wonderful beach. It ............ for miles (although the answer in the book is stretch).

    Thanks a million.
    It's a wonderful beach. It extends for (nuber) miles.
    It's a wonderful beach extending for (number) miles.
    It's a wonderful beach which extends for (number) miles.

    ALERT: Not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: stretch/extend

    You could also use - and I suspect most native speakers would use, in most conversational contexts - either 'goes on for miles' or 'carries on for miles'. (They can be hard to remember - and to handle - but generally, colloquially, English uses phrasal verbs when it can - a Germanic trait, which speakers of Romance languages find troublesome!)

    b

    PS A road or track can wind on for miles, but this verb wouldn't work with a beach - though perhaps it might with a very wiggly coastline.
    Last edited by BobK; 07-Jul-2012 at 17:35. Reason: Added PS

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