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    Reading comprehension

    Hi everyone, I have three questions in regards to answering reading comprehension questions.

    1. If the passage uses ‘he/she’ for animals, in the answer, should I follow the the passage and use ‘he/she’ even though we should use ‘it’ for animals?

    2. If the question ask to define a word, what is the grammatically correct way to format the answer.
    Question 1: For example, from dictionary, define ‘happy’.

    Question 2: In line 2, what does the word ‘happy’ means?

    3. Should the answer always follow the same tense as the question or the tense the passage is written in

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    Re: Reading comprehension

    Hello JessicaK, and welcome to the forum.
    Before we answer your questions, is the information you provided on your profile page correct? If not, please edit that page and provide the correct info.

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    Re: Reading comprehension

    I have already answered to the second question. For some reason, I cannot change my information. Thank you so much for the corrections. Do you have any answers for me? Thank you!

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    Re: Reading comprehension

    Have you clicked on Settings, then scrolled down to Edit Profile?

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    Re: Reading comprehension

    It worked! Thank you:)

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    Re: Reading comprehension

    I’ve edited just now:) I have not joined any groups yet but I will definitely look for some groups to join soon.

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    Re: Reading comprehension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicak View Post
    It says I do not have permission to access to the page when I try to edit my information.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicak View Post
    I have already answered to the second question. For some reason, I cannot change my information. Thank you so much for the corrections. Do you have any answers for me? Thank you!
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    It worked! Thank you.
    :) Please don't try to make your own emoticons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicak View Post
    I’ve edited it. just now

    :) Please don't try to make your own emoticons.

    I have not joined any groups yet but I will definitely look for some groups to join soon.
    Please note my corrections to your posts above. I don't know how active groups are here because I don't belong to any. I suggest you take the time to look through the various sections of the forum to see how it all works.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Reading comprehension

    It's a forum- people talk here. Few join groups.

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    Re: Reading comprehension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jessicak View Post
    Hi, everyone. I have three questions in regards to regarding/about answering reading comprehension questions.

    1. If the passage uses ‘he/she’ for animals, in the answer, should I follow the the passage and use ‘he/she’ even though we should use ‘it’ for animals?

    2. If the question asks me to define a word, what is the grammatically correct way to format the answer?

    Question 1: For example, from dictionary, define ‘happy’. This is not grammatical, particularly "from dictionary".
    Question 2: In line 2, what does the word ‘happy’ means mean?

    3. Should the answer always follow the same tense as the question or the tense the passage is written in?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note my corrections and comments above. Once you have responded to teechar's question in post #2, you will get more responses.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Reading comprehension

    People often use he/she for pets- what's the text about?

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