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    Questions again.

    1 You have made a few mistakes in your composition but__you have done well.
    A first of all
    B on the whole
    C on the other hand
    D generally speaking

    I chose D,but the answer was B.I think both should be OK?

    2 Anything to__your present research work?
    A great deal,to tell you the truth.

    A follow
    B deal with
    C carry on
    D do with

    3 Glad to see you back.How long __in Japan?
    A did you stay
    B have you stayed
    C were you staying
    D have you been staying

    I wonder why I can't choose B? The answer is A.


    4 The driver was still thinking of the wonderful moment and when his car was running into a truck,he___with a start.
    A come up to
    B come to
    C come up
    D come on

    (Maybe the paper made a mistake by using "come"?Cuz I guess it should be
    "came", anyway,I don't know which to choose.)

    Your explanation will be appreciated.
    Thanx

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    Re: Questions again.

    Quote Originally Posted by forch
    1 You have made a few mistakes in your composition but__you have done well.
    A first of all
    B on the whole
    C on the other hand
    D generally speaking

    I chose D,but the answer was B.I think both should be OK?
    Ooooh... you're right. "Generally speaking" means very much the same as "on the whole".

    2 Anything to__your present research work?
    A great deal,to tell you the truth.
    A follow
    B deal with
    C carry on
    D do with
    D. It means: "Anything in connection with...?"

    3 Glad to see you back.How long __in Japan?
    A did you stay
    B have you stayed
    C were you staying
    D have you been staying
    I wonder why I can't choose B? The answer is A.
    B is the present perfect and refers to the result of the action. For example, "I have stayed in Japan, so I know what the hotels are like." The result of the action "I have stayed..." is: "I have experience of Japanese culture as regards hotels etc, and I can give you advice". But the question isn't concerned with that; it's concerned with the action itself. The action is in the past ("Glad to see you back" means the person is no longer in Japan, the visit is over), so the only correct answer is A (simple past).

    4 The driver was still thinking of the wonderful moment and when his car was running into a truck,he___with a start.
    A come up to
    B come to
    C come up
    D come on
    (Maybe the paper made a mistake by using "come"?Cuz I guess it should be
    "came", anyway,I don't know which to choose.)
    Again, you're right. The answer is B, "came to". To "come to" means something like "to wake up", or, to be more precise, "to become conscious". In this case, the driver was daydreaming and was unaware of what was happening around him -- until he crashed into a truck, then he suddenly "came to", he snapped out of his daydream and returned to the real world.

    I would also disagree with the use of the past continuous with "was running into". That phrase describes a crash, and a crash usually happens quite suddenly, so the simple past "ran into" would be better here.

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