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    That way

    Ms.Green: What did you do last Sunday, Hideo?
    Hideo: I practiced the guitar.
    Yuka: Oh, you play the guitar! What tune did you practice?
    Hideo: I practiced "Moon River." I like the tune because it's very beautiful and quiet.
    Ms.Green: Quiet music relaxes you, right?
    Hideo: That's right. Some dentists use quiet music to relax people. I think using quiet music in that way is wonderful.

    Q) What does "that way" refer to?


    I think the answer is "to relax people."
    Is it better to say..."Some dentists using quiet music to relax people" or "a way that dentists use quiet music to relax people"?

    What do you think?

    Thank you in advance.

    P.S. Q) is written in Japanese, and we are supposed to answer in Japanese, not English.

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    Re: That way

    1. I think using quiet music in that way is wonderful.
    2. I think using that kind of music to relax people is wonderful.

    Note, the phrase quite music sounds odd. Relaxing music is common.

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    Re: That way

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Ms.Green: What did you do last Sunday, Hideo?
    Hideo: I practiced the guitar.
    Yuka: Oh, you play the guitar! What tune did you practice?
    Hideo: I practiced "Moon River." I like the tune because it's very beautiful and quiet.
    Ms.Green: Quiet music relaxes you, right?
    Hideo: That's right. Some dentists use quiet music to relax people. I think using quiet music in that way is wonderful.


    Is it better to say..."Some dentists using quiet music to relax people" or "a way that dentists use quiet music to relax people"?
    Thank you, Soup.
    The passage above was actually part of the English test(for junior high school students) we did.
    The answer to the question was like......"Some dentists using quiet music to relax people."(literal translation)
    It is obviously wrong, so I just wanted to check whether or not my interpretation is correct.

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    Re: That way

    "To relax people", though, is correct.

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