Welcome to the forum.Hi everyone, I'm a newcomer. I've just done a very important test, and after
I checkedchecking it, I have some problems. I hope you guys wouldcan/will explain these to me.
1. His honesty is ______ . Nobody can doubt it.
+ Answer: without question => I don't think this is right, because "without question" is an adverb, right everybody?
+ I think "beyond question" is much better. Is that right?
You're right. "Beyond question" is much better.
2. I had no alternative but to stay at a small hotel during my trip to Lodon.
+ "to stay" or "staying" here is the best choice?
"To stay" is correct.
I had no option but to stay in a very expensive hotel.
I had no alternative but to do what he told me.
That's just the construction we use.
3. Thanks to the efforts of environmentalists, people are becoming better aware of the problems of endangered species.
+ Answer: People owe their growing awareness of the problems of endangered species to the efforts of the environmentalists.
Unlucky me, I
tookmade the wrong choice - my choice was: "Environmentalists are doing their best to make people aware of the problems of endangered species"
But I still think my choice is much better.
@@Please, explain those to me.
When you're rewriting a sentence, there are many ways of doing it. Both your answer and the given answer are acceptable rewrites of the original. However, the choice you went for leaves the possibility open that although environmentalists are doing their best, it might be the case that people are still not aware of the endangered species. The given answer gives both pieces of information - the environmentalists are doing their bit and people's awareness is increasing, so I agree with the given answer.
Thank you all.
Please see my comments and amendments in red above.
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