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    After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident.
    The answer is must.
    what do you think?
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    Re: After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    Quote Originally Posted by abo.omar View Post
    After many years, she ________________ (could/must/should/can) forget the accident.

    The answer is must.

    What do you think?
    Where did you find this (fairly awful) question - source and author? PLEASE don't tell me it's another example from some random Facebook group!!!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Where did you find this (fairly awful) question - source and author? PLEASE don't tell me it's another example from some random Facebook group!!!

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    Re: After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    Please remember to tell us the source in post #1 every time. It's a dreadful question. I can make an argument for all four options.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    It's getting tedious having to ask (or listen to other members ask) for the sources of these generally poor test questions.

    Why are you doing these tests, abo.omar? If you're not a high school student, why don't you finally get some decent tests to practise with? They're not that hard to find. Don't use ones from Facebook and don't use these Egyptian school exam ones.

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    Re: After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    It's getting tedious having to ask (or listen to other members ask) for the sources of these generally poor test questions.

    Why are you doing these tests, abo.omar? If you're not a high school student, why don't you finally get some decent tests to practise with? They're not that hard to find. Don't use ones from Facebook and don't use these Egyptian school exam ones.
    You are right. I depend on books written by native speakers and from known universities, Cambridge, oxford and so on.
    But I live in Egypt and read many of our Egyptian teachers sentences and so on.
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    Re: After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    Quote Originally Posted by abo.omar View Post
    You are right. I depend on books written by native speakers and from well-known universities - Cambridge, Oxford and so on.
    But I live in Egypt and read many of our Egyptian teachers' sentences and so on other texts.
    In that case, I suggest you stop looking at any of those exam papers if they weren't set by native speakers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    As an aside, we've had a similar issue with a Korean student, Keannu, if memory serves me. He frequently posted questions about passages written by native speakers that were in rather poor English. When I asked why he couldn't use better sources he replied that his material was from textbooks prescribed by his government authorities.

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    Re: After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In that case, I suggest you stop looking at any of those exam papers if they weren't set by native speakers.
    That is too easy. But I am asked to answer such things and the students ,my relatives, insist that I should give them a hand.
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    Re: After many years she ......(could-must-should-can)forget the accident

    Quote Originally Posted by abo.omar View Post
    That is too easy, but I am asked to answer such things and the students, my relatives, insist that I should give them a hand.
    Why don't you suggest to your relatives that they join the forum?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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