Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
    • Posts: 20
    #1

    Advervial clauses - as long as, even though, unless

    My 2nd question of the day.

    While going through exercises, I stuck to the following question:

    I will continue to use my bike _______ petrol prices remain high.

    a- as long as b- even though c- unless


    I went for "b" (even though) but I was scored down.It says "a" is the correct one. I think "a" is grammatically correct and say- I have a lot of money and I am arrogant enough and say - I will continue to use my bike as long as the petrol prices remain high...but this is not the way a person would conceive of a normal conversation or statement. So, "b" should be more along the line of normal conversation.

    Please enlighten me.

    There is no context but just a question out of hundred others.

  1. Roman55's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
    • Posts: 2,310
    #2

    Re: Advervial clauses - as long as, even though, unless

    I am not a teacher.

    If "bike" means bicyle and not motorcyle it wouldn't be normal to say "b" because it doesn't make sense. "a" would be the correct answer.

    If it's a motorcyle then "b" would be right, but this seems unlikely.

    A meaningful question should not be open to interpretation.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-Jun-2013, 09:21
  2. Pronouns in main clauses/subordinate clauses?
    By blissful in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18-Jan-2012, 01:05
  3. [Grammar] Syntax: Adverb Clauses vs realtive clauses vs noun clauses
    By tomtaj in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28-Aug-2010, 04:35
  4. [Grammar] Dependent clauses after independent clauses.
    By Sammy_ in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-Mar-2009, 12:31
  5. time clauses and conditional clauses
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Jan-2004, 22:16

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •