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    CPE sentence completion, part 2

    Original sentence:
    It is as yet unclear whether a new sports centre is being planned or not.

    My task was to complete the following structure with 3 to 8 words while retaining the meaning of the original sentence. The given word was seen. And the structure to complete was:

    It (fill in 3 to 8 words) are any plans for a new sports centre or not.

    I completed the above as follows:

    It cannot be seen yet whether there are any plans for a new sports centre or not.

    My question is, do the original and my sentence have the same meaning? The solution in answer key is:

    It remains to be seen whether there are any plans for a new sports centre or not.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: CPE sentence completion, part 2

    Your version is not wrong, but the solution is far more natural.

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    Re: CPE sentence completion, part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Original sentence:
    It is as yet unclear whether a new sports centre is being planned or not.

    My task was to complete the following structure with 3 to 8 words while retaining the meaning of the original sentence. The given word was seen. And the structure to complete was:

    It (fill in 3 to 8 words) are any plans for a new sports centre or not.

    I completed the above as follows:

    It cannot be seen yet whether there are any plans for a new sports centre or not.

    My question is, do the original and my sentence have the same meaning? The solution in answer key is:

    It remains to be seen whether there are any plans for a new sports centre or not.
    Your sentence is unnatural. I can't imagine any native speaker ever saying or writing it. Having said that, IMO it carries the same meaning.

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    Re: CPE sentence completion, part 2

    Is there any way that I could make it sound natural by only repositioning the "yet"? For instance:

    It cannot yet be seen whether there are any plans for a new sports centre or not.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: CPE sentence completion, part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Is there any way that I could make it sound natural by only repositioning the "yet"? For instance:

    It cannot yet be seen whether there are any plans for a new sports centre or not.
    Once again I have, sadly, to say: your version is not wrong, but the solution is far more natural.

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