The more I think about it the more I favor a. That is because the students are not fascinated by the computer itself so much as what they are able to do with it. Also, it explicitly says they are compulsive computer programmers. That stongly suggests that they are working on a program or programs. What else would they be doing? :)Originally Posted by jiang
They want a reductiion in the rate they have to pay. They want to pay less money for insurance. :)Originally Posted by jiang
It is hard for me to see an important difference between the two. The source of a complaint is where it originates. In this case it is inadequate clothing. The cause of a complaint is the reason for it. Again, in this case it is the clothing. It is hard for me to see that one is better than the other.Originally Posted by jiang
The only thing I can see is that we don't normally use "for instance" at the end of a sentence. However, I can envision a native speaker using "For instance" at the beginning of sentence two (although I think "For one thing" is more likely). For example:Originally Posted by jiang
- I prefer badminton to squash. For instance, it is not so tiring.
Prefer "those" if you are referring to something specific, which you are not doing here. (The sentence should have been written without the and.)Originally Posted by jiang
Student or Learner