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    #1

    what do you think is an answer?

    Hi... please see the following question.

    This is the question from my Grammar test.

    _________________ out in the country, the elderly couple barely see

    their adult children.

    (A) Living as they do
    (B) As they do living

    Sorry, but there is no answer now. The answer is very debatable...

    I'd like to hear your opinions.
    Last edited by juliana0403; 08-Apr-2008 at 10:27.

  1. #2

    Re: what do you think is an answer?

    I think the Answer of this question is:
    As they do living out in the country, the elderly couple barely see

    their adult children.

    Thanks a lot.


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    #3

    Re: what do you think is an answer?

    (A) is the correct answer

    otherwise

    As they live out in the country, the elderly...

  2. #4

    Re: what do you think is an answer?

    I don't see why either would not be fine. However I do not particularly like the sentence in any case.
    Last edited by daznorthants; 08-Apr-2008 at 12:38.


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    #5

    Re: what do you think is an answer?

    (A) is the kind of semi-formal style of writing and speaking that would be found with most government and semi-government agencies.

  3. #6

    Re: what do you think is an answer?

    Well I work in a government department and if any of my staff wrote such a poor sentence I would send them on a writing course.


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    #7

    Re: what do you think is an answer?

    What do you find 'poor' about it?
    How would you phrase it as close to the original as possible?

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