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    #1

    I need your opinions ^^!

    Hello, teachers!
    This is the excerpt from my test booklet, there is no answer.
    I would like to know what the answer is.
    This is very confusing. Do you think what the answer is?


    We have moved from the Central Park location. We are now open for business in our new store
    in the MMJ Shopping Centre. To mark the opening, we are offering 10 percent off any purchase of eyeglass frames until 10 April. See the enclosed flyer for details.

    Quesiton: What has been sent with letter?
    A) A catalog of eyeglasses
    B) A discount offer

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    #2

    Re: I need your opinions ^^!

    If the answer has to be A or B, it can only be B.
    The passage says that the enclosed flyer contains the details of the offer, while there's nothing at all about catalogs of eyeglasses.
    Why? How did you read it?

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    #3

    Re: I need your opinions ^^!

    Thank you for your detailed explanation, Raymott.

    I agree with you.
    I chose (B) as an answer with the same reason as yours.
    But among test takers, there are a lot of different opinions.

    Some say that the store might contain a catalog with a letter showing different kinds of eyeglasses to choose from.
    They say the flyer means a catalog.

    So I am seeking your expert opinions ^^
    If anyone else has opinions, please let me know.

    Thank you, all.
    Last edited by jaypark; 12-May-2014 at 15:54.

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    #4

    Re: I need your opinions ^^!

    You have to weigh the certainty of a discount offer (it clearly states they are offering 10% off) versus a maybe of a catalog.

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    #5

    Re: I need your opinions ^^!

    A flyer is a single sheet of paper. It is not a catalog.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: I need your opinions ^^!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    A flyer is a single sheet of paper.
    Interesting. Where I live, a flyer can be a few pages, usually 8 but possibly up to 12. The supermarket chains distribute them weekly via snail mail.

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    #7

    Re: I need your opinions ^^!

    One of our Chinese members has previously explained the meaning of ^^, but I have forgotten. Would the OP or somebody please refresh my memory?

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    #8

    Re: I need your opinions ^^!

    They look like raised eyebrows.

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    #9

    Re: I need your opinions ^^!

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Interesting. Where I live, a flyer can be a few pages, usually 8 but possibly up to 12. The supermarket chains distribute them weekly via snail mail.
    I would call that a circular.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

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    I think it means happy, like something like this ^_^.


    --lotus

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