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    A multiple question puzzling for me.Desperste for help

    The question goes as follows.
    You didnít get hurt at all in the traffic accident?
    _______. I was a lucky dog.
    A. No problem B. I donít think so
    C. Iím afraid not D. Good heavens no
    My initial preference is D,but afer consulting a dictionary ,I found that D seems to be used only when something terrible has just happend.So, I'm at a loss at this question now.Any help would be appreciated.Thank you all .

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    Re: A multiple question puzzling for me.Desperste for help

    Where does this question come from? None of the answers sounds natural; neither does 'I was a lucky dog'.

    The natural answer is 'No. I was lucky'.

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    A better title would have been You didn't get hurt at all?

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    Re: A multiple question puzzling for me.Desperste for help

    Quote Originally Posted by on the way View Post
    The question goes as follows.
    You didnít get hurt at all in the traffic accident?
    _______. I was a lucky dog.
    A. No problem B. I donít think so
    C. Iím afraid not D. Good heavens no
    My initial preference is D,but afer after consulting a dictionary,I found that D seems to be used only when something terrible has just happend happened. So, I'm at a loss at this question now.Any help would be appreciated.Thank you all .
    Wouldn't an accident qualify as something terrible?
    I am not familiar with the way you defined "Good heavens, no". It is usually used in a somewhat lighter manner - "Do you like the new worker?" "Good heavens, no. She is much too thin for me". Given that, either B or D would work here. B could be used if you were unaware of a possible injury (lawyers are quite good at finding these injuries). D would make sense, but it would be an uncommon usage of the term. A could also be an answer, especially from a younger person.

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