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    shout, even if, walk

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    They inched their way toward the summit. And it took them about two hours just to __________ a few feet.

    a. go b. walk c. cover

    I don't think 'a' is correct. But it is not because I know the reason but because it doesn't sound right.

    Could you please explain 'b' and 'c'? I can't distinguish them.

    No.2
    We'll go ______________ it rains cats and dogs.

    a. even if b. even though

    To me they are the same. But The key is 'b'. Could you please explain why?

    No.3
    According to the Chinese version the word 'barely' bears two meanings. So the following sentence can mean: "She wasn't able to recognize him" or "She was able to recognize him with difficulty". Could you please explain how to choose or decide the meaning of it?
    She could barely recognize him through his wounds.

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

    Jiang
    Last edited by jiang; 07-Dec-2007 at 15:21. Reason: I missed one question


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    Re: shout, even if, walk

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    They inched their way toward the summit. And it took them about two hours just to __________ a few feet.

    a. go b. walk c. cover

    I don't think 'a' is correct. But it is not because I know the reason but because it doesn't sound right. In the test sentence, it says "they inched their way" - that implies it was very difficult to move, so "walk" is unlikely; "go" is possible; "cover" is possible. Both say that "they" only went a short distance in the two hours.

    Could you please explain 'b' and 'c'? I can't distinguish them.

    No.2
    We'll go ______________ it rains cats and dogs.

    a. even if b. even though

    To me they are the same. But The key is 'b'. Could you please explain why? To me they are both applicable here. What was the exercise concentrating on?

    No.3
    According to the Chinese version the word 'barely' bears two meanings. So the following sentence can mean: "She wasn't able to recognize him" or "She was able to recognize him with difficulty". Could you please explain how to choose or decide the meaning of it?
    She could barely recognize him through his wounds. "She recognized him with difficulty". It does not have the meaning of not able to in English; it implies there is something making it difficult.

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

    Jiang
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    Re: shout, even if, walk


    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand No.1 and No.2.

    No.2
    The purpose is to distinguish 'even if ' and 'even though' and the key is 'even though'.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang

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    Re: shout, even if, walk

    Even though = although.

    Even if = whether or not.


    We'll go [even if] whether or not it rains cats and dogs.
    We'll go [even though] although it rains cats and dogs.

    To use Even though, the sentence would be better as:
    We'll go [even though] although it is raining cats and dogs.

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    Re: shout, even if, walk

    Dear anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Even though = although.

    Even if = whether or not.


    We'll go [even if] whether or not it rains cats and dogs.
    We'll go [even though] although it rains cats and dogs.

    To use Even though, the sentence would be better as:
    We'll go [even though] although it is raining cats and dogs.

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