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    Where's the mistake?

    I want to know in which one(A,B or C) is the mistake.There is a possibility that there is no mistake:

    1.Many things we do,from reading a book A.to flying abroad on holiday,would be impossible without B.the work of inventors:human beings C.are inventing things for years.
    2.We go to a great deal of trouble to A.make ourselves presentable to the world:B.few of us simply climb out of bed and C.dress in what we wore the day before;we clearly realize that the way we look makes a difference to the way others will react and respond to us.
    3.Much of today's economy in the world is based on oil;A.like the coil,oil is B.a fossil fuel,formed from the remains of tiny sea creatures that C.were buried on the seafloor.
    4.The Earth has been bombarded by rocky debris from space-comets and meteorites-ever since the planet A.has been formed:although most meteorites burn up in the atmosphere,B.a few are large enough C.to reach the ground.
    5.On a social and psychological level,the world A.has changed beyond recognition B.over the last hundred years:only three generations ago,a person's life C.had presented two major decision;how to marry and what profession to follow.
    6.When Joseph Bramah invented the safety lock in 1787,it was the safest lock A.ever invented at the time and,indeed,it was 67 years B.before anyone succeeded C.to unlock it without a key.

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    Re: Where's the mistake?

    Which answers would you choose? Would you like to have a go first? It would be more useful for you to try to find out the right answers, and then discuss your choices with others.

    Last edited by Snowcake; 18-May-2008 at 15:49.


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    Re: Where's the mistake?

    no mistakes


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    Re: Where's the mistake?

    There are 6 mistakes.

    (There is a typo : 'coil' should be 'coal')

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    Re: Where's the mistake?

    I found 5 errors. In no particular order, three Cs and two As.


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    Re: Where's the mistake?

    Oh,yes,sorry!I absolutely forgot to write what I think!Sorry!
    1.I suppose it's C.Maybe it should be 'have been inventing' although I'm not so sure.
    2.No mistake
    3.A.-as the coal
    4.In B Maybe it shoud be 'few'
    5.A.-had changed
    6.No mistake...at least I cannot find


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    1.I suppose it's C.
    2.No mistake
    3.A.-as the coal ----should be 'like coal', not 'like the coal'
    4.In B
    5.A.-had changed
    6.No mistake...at least I cannot find

    4. 'ever since' = single moment in the past, over, completed, so A is wrong
    5. B & C - you can't match a verb tense when you have two differing time phrases. 'over the last hundred years = span of time, but 'only three generations ago' = single moment in the past, completed, the very start of these three generations Omit 'over the last hundred years' and then past perfect tense, relating to 'over the last...' is incorrect - simple past tense needed (C)
    6. C
    Last edited by David L.; 18-May-2008 at 06:55.

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