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    someone is unbelievable or reliable?

    The story goes like this: A couple lost their house in a fire. Many friends including Mary helped them in various ways. After that the couple sent thank-you notes to the helpers except Mary. The thank-notes were not individualized but a printed one-size-fits-all message. And it turned out that when their friend addressed the notes, he left Mary out. (They didn't even address the notes themselves!) When the couple learnt that Mary hadn't received a thank-you note, they apologized by sending her a text message, which was accompanied by a picture of the thank-you note. Mary was a little annoyed and considered the friendship over.


    The question after the passage is "What does Mary think of the couple she helped?". Three adjectives for you to choose from: A. unbelievable B. unreliable C. careless
    The answer is B. What is your opinion about that? Thanks for help!
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    Re: someone is unbelievable or reliable?

    The conduct of the couple being reluctuant to show their gratefulness is shocking, unbelievable. I do not think "unreliable" fits the context.

    "What does 'I' think of the couple she helped?" - This sentence is also strange. Who is "she"?

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    Last edited by tedmc; 24-Apr-2015 at 07:52.

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    Re: someone is unbelievable or reliable?

    I think 'she' is the one who had not received a thank-you note and wrote the above passage.

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    Re: someone is unbelievable or reliable?

    What does 'I' think of the couple she helped.

    There is "I" and "she" which refer to the same person, the writer.

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    Re: someone is unbelievable or reliable?

    The OP put 'I' in quotation marks, so I think 'I' refers to the OP, i.e. the reader.

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    Re: someone is unbelievable or reliable?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The conduct of the couple being reluctuant to show their gratefulness is shocking, unbelievable. I do not think "unreliable" fits the context.

    "What does 'I' think of the couple she helped?" - This sentence is also strange. Who is "she"?

    not a teacher
    Sorry for the confusion of the pronouns. I agree with you on the word "unbelievable".

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