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    A couple of questions...neep help urgently

    I have an exam coming up, so I need help in these questions, thank you.

    1.Can you say "I'm off home off now" meaning I'm not at home? Does that make sense?

    2.When do you use can and when do you use could?

    3. Do you say "ought not to" or "ought to not"?

    4. Does a couple of years necessarily mean that they are only two?

    5. 1. I will go to the country tomorrow if it.....fine.
    (A) is
    (B) will be
    (C) were
    (D) had been
    I think this one is either a or b

    6. 2..........a lion, he would be frightened.
    (A) If he sees
    (B) If he had seen
    (C) Unless he see
    (D) Were he to see
    I know that c is wrong but where is the right one in the other three?

    7. The match....yet.
    (A) didn't start
    (B) hasn't started
    (C) doesn't start
    (D) won't start
    I think this one might be a or b

    Thank You Very Much.

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    Exclamation Re: A couple of questions...neep help urgently

    1.Can you say "I'm off home off now" meaning I'm not at home? Does that make sense? The second off is unecessary.

    2.When do you use can and when do you use could?
    could is a more polite form of modal verb. Example: Could you do me a favor?
    3. Do you say "ought not to" or "ought to not"? ought not to
    4. Does a couple of years necessarily mean that they are only two?
    No. It means pair. It can be several pairs, Example: Can you lend me a couple of dollars?
    5. 1. I will go to the country tomorrow if it.....fine.
    (A) is
    (B) will be
    (C) were
    (D) had been
    I think this one is either a or b

    6. 2..........a lion, he would be frightened.
    (A) If he sees
    (B) If he had seen
    (C) Unless he see
    (D) Were he to see
    I know that c is wrong but where is the right one in the other three?

    7. The match....yet.
    (A) didn't start
    (B) hasn't started
    (C) doesn't start
    (D) won't start

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    Re: A couple of questions...neep help urgently

    2..........a lion, he would be frightened.
    (A) If he sees
    (B) If he had seen
    (C) Unless he see
    (D) Were he to see
    I know that c is wrong but where is the right one in the other three?

    This was posted today in one of the threads9(to riverkid)
    to ......a lion,he would be frightened.
    This is an improbable or imaginary condition.See the key word would.
    the options are:1)If he saw a lion,he would be frightened.(Odd).
    2)Were he to see a lion, he would be frightened.correct

    If you cosider that this is not an improbable condition , the answer is :If he sees a lion , he will be punished.( this option is not given.

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    rj1948.
    Last edited by rj1948; 10-Jun-2008 at 09:33.

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    Re: A couple of questions...neep help urgently

    I have an exam coming up, so I need help in these questions, thank you.

    1.Can you say "I'm off home off now" meaning I'm not at home? Does that make sense?Off to home=going home;off home=not at home.

    2.When do you use can and when do you use could?
    Can is used to express ability.I can do this.Ican't solve this problem.
    Could is used in polite requests or permissions.
    Could you help me in solving this problem?


    3. Do you say "ought not to" or "ought to not"?
    Ought not to.

    O4. Does a couple of years necessarily mean that they are only two?
    Usually, Yes.Sometimes more than two years.
    5. 1. I will go to the country tomorrow if it is fine.
    (A) is
    (B) will be
    (C) were
    (D) had been
    I think this one is either a or b

    6. 2....D......a lion, he would be frightened.
    (A) If he sees
    (B) If he had seen
    (C) Unless he see
    (D) Were he to see
    I know that c is wrong but where is the right one in the other three?

    7. The match.B...yet.
    (A) didn't start
    (B) hasn't started
    (C) doesn't start
    (D) won't start
    I think this one might be a or b It's B.See the key word YET.
    Thank You Very Much.

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