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    have ... broken

    This is the third time that the lenses of my glasses have ... broken.

    A. all
    B. both
    C. each
    D. any

    I think the lenses don't refer to 2.

    B is okay if the number of the lenses is only 2.

    A is okay, I am not sure why ALL is not correct.
    If you fight here, you will all die.
    C is the answer. I searched have each broken and found a number of examples. However, which function/ part of speech each has in this phrase? I see each could be a pronoun/ a determiner.

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    #2

    Re: have ... broken

    I think the sentence would be better with nothing in the blank.

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    #3

    Re: have ... broken

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I think the sentence would be better with nothing in the blank.
    It's a good idea. However, this question is a TOEIC one. I have no choice but have to choose a letter.

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    #4

    Re: have ... broken

    If I had to choose, I would choose B.

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    #5

    Re: have ... broken

    How many lenses are typically in glasses in Vietnam? We use two here, one for each eye.

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    #6

    Re: have ... broken

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    How many lenses are typically in glasses in Vietnam? We use two here, one for each eye.
    Glasses in English refers to a pair of glasses or the number can be more than one pair? What happens if I want to use two pairs of glasses and just say, lenses of glasses?

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    Re: have ... broken

    If I say "I've broken my glasses", we don't know if I've broken one lens, both lenses, the arms, the nosepiece or something else. If I have broken one lens, I would say "I've broken one of the lenses in my glasses". If I was unfortunate enough to break both, I would say "I've broken both the lenses in my glasses!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: have ... broken

    Quote Originally Posted by Hồ Quang Trung View Post
    Glasses in English refers to a pair of glasses or the number can be more than one pair? What happens if I want to use two pairs of glasses and just say, lenses of glasses?
    Without further context, I would assume that the person had broken the lenses in one pair of glasses. If they had broken more than one pair, they would almost certainly say so, so B is the best answer there.

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