Dear fellow teachers! Thanks for having taken me!
My question is this:In an exam it is evaluated the use of the articles "a/an" and the adverb "some" for countable and uncountable nouns.
Is it correct the following se ntence:
"Those are______________ really nice slacks"
Some students have written "some" in thse blank.
The answer section says that the right answer is "nothing"
Is it correct then: "those are some really nice slacks"??
It is a basic level and students are learning when to use the articles, for example there are sentences like these:
Would you like to be ________actor? The answer is "an"
Do you collect _________ stamps? The answer is "nothing"
Why, then, some students used "some" in the sentence refering to slacks?
According to tje answers it is not correct, but I don't know how to explain to them why it is not correct!!!
I would really appreciate your giving me some lights about this point!!!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!!
'Some' is possible in that sentence, though 'nothing' is better. It's not a good question for basic level students.
A single question mark is sufficient after 'slacks'.
There is no need to use any exclamation marks in your post — let alone eight.
Please don't post the same thread more than once.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Jul-2014 at 20:22.
I agree that "some" is possible, especially when expression admiration.
Those are some seriously high heels you're wearing.
Those are some gorgeous earrings.
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.
I find "Those are some really nice slacks" perfectly natural.
Those are some really nice cakes you've made.
These are some great photographs.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.