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    From the time each of my children started school, I packed their lunches. And in each lunch, I included a note. Often written on anapkin , it might be a thank-you for a _________moment, a reminder of something we were happily expecting, or a bit of encouragement for the coming test or sporting event.
    A.difficult B. special

    I think that A makes more sense, since we tend to thank others for helping us through a difficult moment. But the answer is B.

    Can you help me to understand?

    Thanks!

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    Re: special or difficult

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    From the time each of my children started school, I packed their lunches. And in each lunch, I included a note. Often written on anapkin , it might be a thank-you for a _________moment, a reminder of something we were happily expecting, or a bit of encouragement for the coming test or sporting event.
    A.difficult B. special

    I think that A makes more sense, since we tend to thank others for helping us through a difficult moment. But the answer is B.

    Can you help me to understand?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    After "moment" there is information as to why the note was written. Would you say that something expressed as "happily expecting" would be a difficult time?

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    Re: special or difficult

    I thought this note could be a thank-you note, or a reminder or an encouragement.

    "thank-you Note", "reminder", "encouragement" are just three irrelevant possibilities.
    Last edited by jasonlulu_2000; 20-Sep-2012 at 09:07.

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    Re: special or difficult

    Does it say "thank you for helping me through a _____ moment?"

    No, it doesn't. It says "thank you for a ___ moment."

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    #5

    Re: special or difficult

    Sorry for persisting!

    Could you give me an example of a special moment when a thank-you note is given?

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    Re: special or difficult

    Parents also don't usually rely on their school-aged children to see them through difficult times. It's the other way around.
    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: special or difficult

    Quote Originally Posted by carolgreen876 View Post
    "encouragement" are just three irrelevant possibilities.
    Would you care to edit or delete that remark, Carol?

    It's not helpful as it stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Would you care to edit or delete that remark, Carol?

    It's not helpful as it stands.

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    #9

    Re: special or difficult

    Regardless of the context, it is not logical to thank someone for a difficult time.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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