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    Lightbulb 3 Questions !!!

    Hi.

    Question 1 :

    The Base Sentence : She used a new instrument to help me to lift the car

    which on is true ?

    -She used a new instrument to help me lifted the car?
    -She used a new instrument to help me lift the car?

    .........................
    Question 2 :


    The Base Sentence :
    i wonder why spiders are our friends >>> Why should spiders be our friends ?

    in the view of this sentence are these true?

    -Why should he be so disappointed.
    -Why should you be so unwilling to change your mind
    -Why should there are be so many traffic accidents.


    .........................
    Question 3 :

    use "be" in this sentence.

    -If I (Be) made such an offer I would certainly accept it.
    ........................


    Thank u
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    Re: 3 Questions !!!

    Not a teacher

    Question 1 :

    The Base Sentence : She used a new instrument to help me to lift the car

    which on is true ?

    -She used a new instrument to help me lifted the car?
    -She used a new instrument to help me lift the car?

    In "Help+O+OC" structure, OC(Object Complement) always has to be either to infinitive(to lift) or a bare infinitive(lift).

    Question 3 :

    use "be" in this sentence.

    -If I (Be) made such an offer I would certainly accept it.
    ........................
    I think "If I were(was) given such an offer" is correct. It means a counterfactual conditional for the present or the future.
    *"were" is more grammatical, while "was" is more colloquial.

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    Re: 3 Questions !!!

    Thank You. Any other answer ?
    ...
    Last edited by rahimi; 23-Jul-2012 at 10:14.

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    #4

    Re: 3 Questions !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rahimi View Post
    Any other answer ?...
    It might be more polite to thank keannu for taking time to respond to your question or, preferably, clicking on


    at the bottom right-hand corner of his post before baldly saying "Any other answer?"

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    Re: 3 Questions !!!

    Thank you 5jj . I didn't want to be impolite

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    Re: 3 Questions !!!

    NOT A TEACHER

    Quote Originally Posted by rahimi View Post
    Question 2 :


    The Base Sentence :
    i wounder why spiders are our friends >>> Why should spiders be our friends ?

    in the view of this sentence are these true?

    -Why should he be so disappointed.
    -Why should you be so unwilling to change your mind
    -Why should there are be so many traffic accidents.


    .........................


    Thank u you
    Perhaps it's just me, but I don't see how any of these sentences relate to the one with the spiders.
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    Re: 3 Questions !!!

    We must change these sentences with the pattern :

    i wonder why spiders are our friends >>> Why should spiders be our friends ?

    1. I wonder why he is so disappointed.
    2. I wonder why you are so unwilling to change your mind.
    3. I wonder why there are so many traffic accidents.

    Thank u
    Last edited by rahimi; 23-Jul-2012 at 12:56.

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    Re: 3 Questions !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rahimi View Post
    We must change these sentences with the pattern :

    i wounder why spiders are our friends >>> Why should spiders be our friends ?

    1. I wonder why he is so disappointed.
    2. I wonder why you are so unwilling to change your mind.
    3. I wonder why there are so many traffic accidents.

    Thank u you.
    Well, why don't you have a go first?

    In addition, I have already pointed out in post #6 that "u" is not a proper substitute for "you".

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    Re: 3 Questions !!!

    Thank you for your help. my answers are true for question 2 ?

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    Re: 3 Questions !!!

    OK, now I'm confused. Where are your answers? Aren't you supposed to formulate questions to the three statements? For example, as you've said:

    I wounder why spiders are our friends >>> Why should spiders be our friends?
    I wonder why he is so disappointed. >>> Why ................................. ?

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