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    Oceanlike is offline Senior Member
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    a rainbow can be formed when sunshine

    Is my answer correct?
    Question: Sunshine during a shower can cause a rainbow to form.
    My answer: A rainbow can be formed when sunshine during a shower. (‘when’ is fixed in the middle. I cannot change it)
    I find the question odd and my answer incorrect.
    Thank you.
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    Re: a rainbow can be formed when sunshine

    No, that doesn't work. A verb is needed after "when"; e.g.,
    A rainbow can form when the sun shines during a shower.

    Also, please write your posts using the default font size in future.

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    Re: a rainbow can be formed when sunshine

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    Question: Sunshine during a shower can cause a rainbow to form. That's not a question.

    My answer: A rainbow can be formed when sunshine during a shower. (‘when’ is fixed in the middle. By whom? I cannot change it.)
    What was the actual question that you were required to answer?

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    Re: a rainbow can be formed when sunshine

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What was the actual question that you were required to answer?
    It's a synthesis exercise to rephrase the sentence with when positioned somewhere in the middle.

    The sentence given was 'Sunshine during a shower can cause a rainbow to form'.

    Eg: ___________________________________ when _____________________________________

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