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    arrive, get through, attend

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:
    No.1
    By the time I ________ my book report, it was already mid-night.
    a. got through b. got through with
    The key is ‘a’. Since both can mean ‘finish’ I can’t see the difference between the two. Could you please kindly explain it to me?

    No.2
    They kept singing on the bus until they _________ home.
    a. reached b. arrived
    The key is ‘a’ but I think both are correct. Is that right?

    No.3
    She has already _______ twenty open lectures this term.
    a. attended b. taken part in
    The key is ‘a’. But I think ‘b’ is also correct because there is such a sentence in my book:
    He is flying to New York next Monday to _________ a 3-day conference.
    a. attend b. take part in
    The key is both. To me if ‘b’ in this sentence is correct then it must be correct in the first sentence. Is that right?

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

    Jiang

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    Re: arrive, get through, attend

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    2 Yes, you're right
    3 It depends who she is, but normally you don't participate in a lecture; you just listen and take notes, with a few questions at the end, so the first sounds better to me. A conference can me more participatory than a lecture.

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    Re: arrive, get through, attend

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    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand No.2 and No.3. What's wrong with No.1?

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

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
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    2 Yes, you're right
    3 It depends who she is, but normally you don't participate in a lecture; you just listen and take notes, with a few questions at the end, so the first sounds better to me. A conference can me more participatory than a lecture.

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