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  1. Nefertiti's Avatar

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    think, believe, hope

    Do you think it's going to rain over the weekend?

    A.I don't believe.

    B.I believe not so.

    C.I don't believe it.

    D.I believe not.

    E. I think so.

    F. I think not.

    G. I don't think so.

    H. I hope so.

    I. I hope not.

    J. I don't know.

    Please pick the possible choice(s) and explain your answers one by one even though some of them are inappropriate.

    Thanks

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    Re: think, believe, hope

    I think so.
    I don't think so.
    I hope so.
    I hope not.


  3. Nefertiti's Avatar

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    Re: think, believe, hope

    Hi RB.

    Why? I expect you or someone else's explanations.

    Thank you for the reply.

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    Re: think, believe, hope

    Somebody asks me if it is going to rain over the weekend. I think it will rain. I say:
    I think so.
    Somebody asks me if it is going to rain over the weekend. I don't think it will rain.I say:
    I don't think so.
    Somebody asks me if it is going to rain over the weekend. I am hoping for rain. I say:
    I hope so.
    Somebody asks me if it is going to rain over the weekend. I am hoping it won't rain. I say:
    I hope not.

  5. Nefertiti's Avatar

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    Re: think, believe, hope

    Hi RB.

    Add my comments:

    Do you think it's going to rain over the weekend?
    = Do you think that it's going to rain over the weekend ?

    The question can be separated into two parts.

    I. Do you think? ---> main clause.

    II. that it's going to rain over the weekend.-->subordinate clause.

    The main focus of the question is 'do you think' , therefore the answer should be

    1. YES, I THINK SO.

    2. NO, I DON'T THINK SO.


    Thanks for the reply.

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