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    Why couldn’t the doctor see the Elephant Man the day after?

    Hi teachers,
    It is a doctor who speaks. This is the text.
    'I'm sorry,' I said. 'But I would like to see him now. I have no time tomorrow - I have a lot of work to do.'

    Could the question be a more challenging one?
    Why couldn’t the doctor see the Elephant Man the day after?
    Because he had no time and a lot of work to do.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Why couldn’t the doctor see the elephant man the day after?

    Why did the doctor have to see him immediately instead of the next day?

    You can keep yours, but say "the next day" instead of "the day after."
    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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    Re: Why couldn’t the doctor see the elephant man the day after?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Why did the doctor have to see him immediately instead of the next day?

    You can keep yours, but say "the next day" instead of "the day after."
    Hi,
    Thank you for your reply and advice. It's incredible the way you teachers change a question in a couple of seconds. Is it magic?

    Learning

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    Re: Why couldn’t the doctor see the elephant man the day after?

    It's the benefit of being able to think in our native language. I can't get beyond "hello" and "thank you" in yours.
    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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    Re: Why couldn’t the doctor see the elephant man the day after?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It's the benefit of being able to think in our native language. I can't get beyond "hello" and "thank you" in yours.
    Hi,
    Let me teach you another one:
    In response to 'thank you', you can say, 'de nada'.
    Now I feel much better. For once I have contributed in this forum.

    Learning

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    Re: Why couldn’t the doctor see the elephant man the day after?

    I prefer to claim that it's magic!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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