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    Question some questions on a quiz (again ;o)

    Hello,

    I have some questions (or confused remarks) concerning the quiz prepositions / locations. Q 133 says "She taked the train to work." - Is this correct? Don't you have to say "took"? The answer sheet says that "He took the papers from of his suitcase" was the correct solution for Q 94. ?????
    I'd also like the organisers to know that Q15 already gives the answer to the question "I didn't recognise him in the photograph" - and would like to know if it is also possible to say "on the photograph"?

    Thank you very much.

    Anna-Lena


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    Re: some questions on a quiz (again ;o)

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna-Lena
    Hello,
    I have some questions (or confused remarks) concerning the quiz prepositions / locations. Q 133 says "She taked the train to work." - Is this correct? Don't you have to say "took"? The answer sheet says that "He took the papers from of his suitcase" was the correct solution for Q 94. ?????
    I'd also like the organisers to know that Q15 already gives the answer to the question "I didn't recognise him in the photograph" - and would like to know if it is also possible to say "on the photograph"?
    Thank you very much.
    Anna-Lena
    1. You do have to say 'took' - 'took' is the past participle of 'take', not 'taked'.

    2. "He took the papers from of his suitcase" is ungrammatical. It should be either "He took the papers from his suitcase" or "He took the papers from out of his suitcase".

    3. It is not possible to say "on the photograph" - only "in the photograph" is correct.


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    Re: some questions on a quiz (again ;o)

    Hi Coffa,

    Thanks for your answer. Maybe that's a stupid question, but can you tell me why I can't say "He took the papers out of his suitcase"? That's what I'd do...

    AL

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    Re: some questions on a quiz (again ;o)

    Try looking at it this way.

    1. He took the papers from his suitcase.
    2. He took the papers out of his suitcase.
    3. He took the papers from out of his suitcase.
    4. He took the papers from of his suitcase.
    => 'from' cannot function as the head of an of-phrase.


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    Thank you again for your help.

    Kind regards,
    Anna-Lena

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    Re: some questions on a quiz (again ;o)

    You're most welcome, Anna-Lena.

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