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    #1

    We looked everywhere but ...

    We looked everywhere but the intruder was nowhere ...... .

    1. having seen
    2. seen
    3. that seen
    4. to be seen


    What's wrong with no.4?

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    #2

    Re: We looked everywhere but ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    We looked everywhere but the intruder was nowhere ...... .

    1. having seen
    2. seen
    3. that seen
    4. to be seen


    What's wrong with no.4?
    Nothing. It's the correct answer.

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    #3

    Re: We looked everywhere but ...

    Dear 5jj, thanks for your answer. The answer key has chosen No.2 as a correct one. So I was in a quandary. What's wrong with No.2

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    #4

    Re: We looked everywhere but ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Dear 5jj, thanks for your answer. The answer key has chosen No.2 as a correct one. So I was in a quandary. What's wrong with No.2
    The key is wrong. "The intruder was nowhere seen" is unnatural.

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    #5

    Re: We looked everywhere but ...

    "Nowhere to be found" is the expression I would expect to see.

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    #6

    Re: We looked everywhere but ...

    Nowhere to be seen/found both work for me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: We looked everywhere but ...

    How about this one?
    The intruder was seen nowhere.

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    #8

    Re: We looked everywhere but ...

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    How about this one?
    The intruder was seen nowhere.
    Unnatural.

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    #9

    Re: We looked everywhere but ...

    I wonder if the statement "I see him nowhere." with the intended meaning as below is natural or not. It is the form that my teacher usually uses.
    "I see him nowhere." with the meaning "I don't see him anywhere."

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    Re: We looked everywhere but ...

    "I see him nowhere" is not very natural. I'd say "I can't see him anywhere".

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