Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Jul 2016
    • Posts: 4
    #1

    A test question

    Today,all over the world,many young people in devoloping countries _______ their homes to get a good education at universities abroad.

    A)leave
    B)are left
    C)left
    D)have left
    E)had left

    The answer is B. i know the sentence is present tense but why not A or D,and what is the am/is/are+Past participle?
    thanks

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,832
    #2

    Re: A test question

    Welcome to the forum.

    The correct answer is definitely not B.

    Where did you find this question? If it really said B is the answer, it's wrong, plus the question contains incorrect spacing around the punctuation (there should be a space after each comma).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Jul 2016
    • Posts: 4
    #3

    Re: A test question

    Punctuation mistakes are my carelessness, i wrote the question, didn't copy paste sorry
    İt's from one of my brother's worksheets, i was looking them and couldn't do it so i wanted to learn.
    Now i know it's wrong,thank you

  2. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,060
    #4

    Re: A test question

    You can use "are left" this way:

    I ate five cookies and five are left.

  3. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,060
    #5

    Re: A test question

    Quote Originally Posted by anarkinarsil View Post
    Punctuation mistakes are my carelessness, i wrote the question, didn't copy paste sorry
    İt's from one of my brother's worksheets, i was looking them and couldn't do it so i wanted to learn.
    Now i know it's wrong,thank you
    Say:

    The punctuation mistakes are my fault. I typed the question. I didn't copy and paste. Sorry! It's from one of my brother's worksheets. I was looking at them, and I couldn't do it, so I wanted to learn. Now I know it's wrong. Thank you!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Jul 2016
    • Posts: 4
    #6

    Re: A test question

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You can use "are left" this way:

    I ate five cookies and five are left.
    Thanks for information. Has this same meaning with 'I ate five cookies and five have left' like present perfect?
    Last edited by anarkinarsil; 04-Jul-2016 at 19:40.

  4. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 11,060
    #7

    Re: A test question

    No. The word "left" is not used as a verb in that sentence. It (the sentence) means the same as "Five are remaining" or "Five are still there".

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Jul 2016
    • Posts: 4
    #8

    Re: A test question

    Oh,i get it now. Thank you very much.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 9,294
    #9

    Re: A test question

    Quote Originally Posted by anarkinarsil View Post
    Oh,i get it now. Thank you very much.
    Remember to put a space after each comma and to capitalize the word I.
    I am not a teacher.

  5. kilroy65's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Jan 2016
    • Posts: 179
    #10

    Re: A test question

    Quote Originally Posted by anarkinarsil View Post
    Today,all over the world,many young people in developing countries _______ their homes to get a good education at universities abroad.

    A)leave
    B)are left
    C)left
    D)have left
    E)had left

    The answer is B. i know the sentence is present tense but why not A or D,and what is the am/is/are+Past participle?
    thanks
    It is strange that the present continuous tense is not an option here. The sentence refers to a temporary activity which is still in progress.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. test question: not only buat also
    By sitifan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-Oct-2015, 12:38
  2. bad test question
    By ostap77 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Feb-2011, 14:47
  3. test question interpretation
    By thomashallmark in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-Feb-2011, 10:57
  4. a test question
    By curious in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-Mar-2006, 13:00
  5. an test question
    By yulysess in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Aug-2005, 18:49

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •