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    case etc.

    Dear teachers,
    I have five questions to ask:

    No.1
    However, this is only one side of the ________.
    a. case b. story
    The key is 'b'. No problem. Could you please explain why 'a' isn't correct?

    No.2
    How you will read depends on why you are reading and ________ you need to remember.
    a. how much b. the amount
    The key is 'a'. No problem. Apart from referring to money 'amount' can be used to refer to uncountable nouns. Can I choose 'b'?

    No.3
    And advertising is an ____ way of telling large numbers of people about new ideas.
    a. efficient b. effective
    The key is 'a' because there is ' large numbers of people'. Can I choose 'b' which means able to accomplish a purpose?

    No.4
    While it prolongs human life, in doing so it sometimes also ______
    a. continue b. prolongs
    The key is 'b'. 'a' can also mean 'last long'. Can I choose 'b'?

    It is, on a higher level, the same challenge health care workers ________ faced.
    a. always b. forever
    I have two questions:
    No.1
    The original sentence should be '...... health care workers are faced. Is that right?
    No.2
    The key is 'a'. 'b' isn't correct because if I choose be the sentence should be: .....workers will forever be faced?

    No.5
    A new idear is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, _______ finally it becomes what everybody knows.
    a. until b. and
    The key is 'a'. No problem. Can I choose 'b' ?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: case etc.

    I can't help with No.1.

    No.2
    How you will read depends on why you are reading and ________ [information] you need to remember.
    a. how much
    b. the amount <needs of; e.g., the amount of information>

    No.3
    And advertising is an ____ way of telling large numbers of people about new ideas.
    a. efficient <It's quick>
    b. effective <OK, but effective how?>

    No.4
    While it prolongs human life, in doing so it sometimes also ______
    a. continue <continues? ; Continues doing what?>
    b. prolongs

    No.?
    It is, on a higher level, the same challenge health care workers always are faced.

    Try, workers always face; workers are always faced with.

    No.5
    A new idear is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, _______ finally it becomes what everybody knows.

    a. until <connects events in time: first, then, until finally>
    b. and <connects events>

    Psst. "idear"?

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    Re: case etc.


    Dear Cas,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. When I read your explanation I found in preparing the exam I sometimes failed to think clearly.
    Now I understand No.2, No.4, No.5 ( idea).

    No.3
    Can I say because many people get the new idea quickly so it is effective?
    No.4
    In the original sentence there is 'It is... always ' then why past tense 'faced' is used?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    I can't help with No.1.

    No.2
    How you will read depends on why you are reading and ________ [information] you need to remember.
    a. how much
    b. the amount <needs of; e.g., the amount of information>

    No.3
    And advertising is an ____ way of telling large numbers of people about new ideas.
    a. efficient <It's quick>
    b. effective <OK, but effective how?>

    No.4
    While it prolongs human life, in doing so it sometimes also ______
    a. continue <continues? ; Continues doing what?>
    b. prolongs

    No.?
    It is, on a higher level, the same challenge health care workers always are faced.

    Try, workers always face; workers are always faced with.

    No.5
    A new idear is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, _______ finally it becomes what everybody knows.

    a. until <connects events in time: first, then, until finally>
    b. and <connects events>

    Psst. "idear"?

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    No.3
    What's effective about many people getting the idea? See, the problem is the word efffective. What does it mean in that context?

    adj.
      1. Having an intended or expected effect.
      2. Producing a strong impression or response; striking: gave an effective performance as Othello.
    1. Operative; in effect: The law is effective immediately.
    2. Existing in fact; actual: a decline in the effective demand.
    3. Prepared for use or action, especially in warfare.

    No.?
    I believe faced to be a typo, a typing error. I should be face; e.g. People face problems every day and they try to find solutions.

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    1 A case is one-sided- a lawyer presents a case, not a story.

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    Re: case etc.

    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your help. I asked the question because my dictionary reads: case: a particular situation or example of something.
    Could you please explain more?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 A case is one-sided- a lawyer presents a case, not a story.

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    Re: case etc.

    Firstly, 'one side of the story' is a standard phrase.

    In the definition you guve, you will find it used in medicine (a case of influenza) or where there is little or no doubt about what we're talking about (a case of sour grapes). In both 'cases', we're dealing with something that is not really being held out for dispute or discussion, but something specific.

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    Dear Cas,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. I understand them now. No.4 really confused me if you don't mention it is a typo because this is printed in my textbook.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    No.3
    What's effective about many people getting the idea? See, the problem is the word efffective. What does it mean in that context?

    adj.
      1. Having an intended or expected effect.
      2. Producing a strong impression or response; striking: gave an effective performance as Othello.
    1. Operative; in effect: The law is effective immediately.
    2. Existing in fact; actual: a decline in the effective demand.
    3. Prepared for use or action, especially in warfare.
    No.?
    I believe faced to be a typo, a typing error. I should be face; e.g. People face problems every day and they try to find solutions.

    All the best.

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    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Firstly, 'one side of the story' is a standard phrase.

    In the definition you guve, you will find it used in medicine (a case of influenza) or where there is little or no doubt about what we're talking about (a case of sour grapes). In both 'cases', we're dealing with something that is not really being held out for dispute or discussion, but something specific.

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