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    subjunctive mood etc.

    Dear teachers,
    I have four questions to ask:

    No.1
    __________ if I had arrived yesterday without letting you know beforehand?

    a. Would you be surprised b. Would you have been surprised

    The key is 'a'. I think the key should be 'b'. Is that right?

    No.2
    The less the surface of the ground yields to the weight of a fully-loaded truck, ________ to the truck.

    a. the greater stress is b. the greater the stress

    The key is 'a'. I think the key should be 'b'. Is that right?

    No.3
    Everyone who has visited the city agrees that it is ________ with life.
    a. vibrant b. energetic
    The key is 'b'. I think the key should be 'a'. Is that right?

    No.4
    All his plan for starting his own business fell _________.
    a. through b. down
    The key is 'a'. But in my dictionary both 'fall through' and 'fall down' can mean 'fail'. Could you please explain why 'b' isn't correct?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    They look familiar.

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    Re: subjunctive mood etc.


    Sorry. I did ask you No.3 and No.4.
    Could you please kindly explain No.1 and No.2?
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    They look familiar.

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    New feedback is best. Let's call some speakers our way. Hold on.

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    #5

    Re: subjunctive mood etc.

    This is my modest opinion:
    1-b
    2-b (but could be a)
    3-a
    4-a

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    Dear Cas,
    what does 'Let's call some speakers our way' mean?

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    New feedback is best. Let's call some speakers our way. Hold on.

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    It means, ask more people to join in the discussion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,
    I have four questions to ask:

    No.1
    __________ if I had arrived yesterday without letting you know beforehand?

    a. Would you be surprised b. Would you have been surprised

    The key is 'a'. I think the key should be 'b'. Is that right? I think "b" is correct. How can you be surprised in the future about something that happened in the past - "a" is incorrect

    No.2
    The less the surface of the ground yields to the weight of a fully-loaded truck, ________ to the truck.

    a. the greater stress is b. the greater the stress

    The key is 'a'. I think the key should be 'b'. Is that right? yes

    No.3
    Everyone who has visited the city agrees that it is ________ with life.
    a. vibrant b. energetic
    The key is 'b'. I think the key should be 'a'. Is that right? yes

    No.4
    All his plan for starting his own business fell _________.
    a. through b. down
    The key is 'a'. But in my dictionary both 'fall through' and 'fall down' can mean 'fail'. Could you please explain why 'b' isn't correct? "All his plans for starting his business fell through" would be more usual. "His plan for starting his business fell down" would be acceptable.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Oh, I see. In that case I think I won't hear from anyone until tomorrow morning.
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    It means, ask more people to join in the discussion.

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    Oh, see. You've some interesting answers to compare and contrast now.

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