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    Prepositions

    Once again I am experiencing problems with multiple choice questions. This time the following answer choices are provided :

    "As I looked through the window he was driving ... my house"

    A) ... in front of ...
    B) ... before ...
    C) ... behind
    D) ... past ..."

    I would have thought *both* A) and D) were acceptable. But only one answer is allowed.

    May I ask you what you think ?

    With many thanks in advance.


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    Re: Prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan Wilhelm View Post
    Once again I am experiencing problems with multiple choice questions. This time the following answer choices are provided :
    "As I looked through the window he was driving ... my house"
    A) ... in front of ...
    B) ... before ...
    C) ... behind
    D) ... past ..."
    I would have thought *both* A) and D) were acceptable. But only one answer is allowed.
    May I ask you what you think ?
    With many thanks in advance.
    Perhaps someone figured D was best because A & C could, but not necessarily, require more language to make them clear.

    "As I looked through the window he was driving back and forth in front of my house"

    "As I looked through the window he was driving in the alley behind my house"
    Last edited by riverkid; 23-Feb-2007 at 06:12.


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    Smile Re: Prepositions

    I think the first one - in front of

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    Re: Prepositions

    To my ear, only D sounds correct. Like RK said, C makes sense only if you envision a different circumstance, B sounds archaic, and A lacks accuracy.

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