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    Post My Grammer Test Questions

    1) Some of the guests have already arrived, but ... have phoned to say that they will be late.
    a) some other b) others c) other d) the others e) the other
    I suppose ''a'' or ''d'' is correct but I am not sure. Option ''a'' confused me a bit.

    2) The two sides ... when the rebels ... the cease-fire by attacking without warning.
    a) have been negotiating/had broken
    b) were being negotiated/have broken
    c) were negotiating/broke
    d) negotiated/would be breaking
    e) had negotiated/were breaking.
    This time, in my opinion ''c'' or ''e'' is correct. ''c'' is closer to be correct I suppose.

    3) The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta, ... is located on the island of Java.
    a) what b) where c) which d) how e) why
    In this question ''Jakarta'' is subject and this makes ''c'' correct. I don't know why but I think it could be ''a'' too. I am confused again.

    4) X, the author of a great biography of his friend Y, wrote, ''And he will be seen (1)... he really was;(2) ... I claim to write not his panegyric, which must be all praise, but his Life; which, great and good much he was, must not be supposed to be entriely perfect.''
    * This passage is a part of an article and I censored the names as ''X and Y''
    4.1 a) so b) that c) like d) as e) such
    4.2 a) yet b) still c) but d) already e) for

    Thanks for help beforehand and sorry for mispellings.

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    Re: My Grammer Test Questions

    You need to tell us what you think the answers to #4 are.

    Note the correct spelling of 'grammar'.

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    Re: My Grammer Test Questions

    I searched after writing that post and I dug up that ''some other'' is used in singular statements. Now I think 1st question's answer is ''d''.
    I thought that the treaty had already been before rebels attacked in that sentence but ''was breaking'' sounds weird, it is a short action. And I'm O.K with the answer ''c''.
    Third question must be ''c''. That place is subject and not mentioned as a place. I'm not still sure of this.
    Fourth question's 1st blank must be ''d''. Because according to my search, ''like'' is used like ''like me, him, her'' but ''as'' is used like ''as I do, he does, she does''. And as for me the second one is ''a''. ''yet'' and ''but'' seem the same but ''yet'' is used more often in those situations like in the middle of the sentence and big contrasts.
    I think I wrote too long but I like writing and can't stop doing it. I'll be happier If I'm correct.
    Thanks for specifying the mistake by the way.
    Last edited by lfthnLl; 14-May-2013 at 20:13. Reason: Punctuation

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    Re: My Grammer Test Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by lfthnLl View Post
    4) X, the author of a great biography of his friend Y, wrote, ''And he will be seen (1) as he really was;(2) for I claim to write not his panegyric, which must be all praise, but his Life; which, great and good much he was, must not be supposed to be entriely perfect.''
    * This passage is a part of an article and I censored the names as ''X and Y''
    4.1 a) so b) that c) like d) as e) such
    4.2 a) yet b) still c) but d) already e) for

    Thanks for help beforehand and sorry for mispellings.
    'As' is also used in "as he is".
    'For' means 'because' here. This was a hard one. None of us are perfect, and no decent biographer will write a panegyric.
    So, "He'll be seen as he really was because I'm not writing a panegyric, but his true life story." But I can see why you might choose 'yet' or 'but'.
    The others are right.

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