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    grammar questions

    A.Help me find the mistake.It's possible there's no mistake:
    1.If a dangerous person or animal is at large,then they A.have escaped B.from somewhere and may cause C.a harm or damage.
    2.Jet lag A.develops when you pass through several time zones,B.more often in an C.eastward direction.
    3.A.Despite extensive press campaigns the number of smokers B.is remaining C.the same.

    B.Transform the sentence:
    1.The rescue team could reach the flooded only after dark.
    Begin with 'The rescue team' and choose between:
    a.to have reached the village...
    b.to reach the village...
    c.reaching the village...
    d.in reaching the village...

    My answers:A1-C.harm;2-no mistake;3-B-reamins
    B a.to have reached the village

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    Re: grammar questions

    Say:
    may cause harm (not "a harm")
    (I've got to go. My wife is waiting for me.
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    Re: grammar questions

    I think the second exercise require you to write not half a sentence but four sentences - one for each of those forms of words. Here's one as an example:

    The rescue team was reported to have reached the village after dark.


    Over to you - even if it's not what the book wants, it's an interesting exercise.

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    Re: grammar questions

    Jet lag develops when you pass through several time zones, most often in an eastward direction.


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    Re: grammar questions

    Despite extensive press campaigns, the number of smokers remains the same.

    or:

    Despite extensive press campaigns, the number of smokers is the same as before.


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    Re: grammar questions

    The rescue team could reach the flooded village only after dark.



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