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    Smile i am confused!

    hello teacher ! i hope you will help me with these question:
    1>the news of her marriage caused us no little surprised.

    there are two answer key that i am confused.
    a> we were not surprised when she is married.
    b> we were greatly surprised when we heard she had married.

    i chose "b" but the answer key of my book is key"a"
    i do not know why? in this case "no little " mean : very great or nothing ?

    2> soon/ as / sister / see / mouse / jump / chair

    a> as soon as my sister saw a mouse, she jumped into a chair.
    b> as soon as my sister had seen a mouse , she jumped into a chair.

    which one is true? and can you tell me the rule of using "as soon as" sentence.
    thank you in advance!


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    Re: i am confused!

    1>the news of her marriage caused us no little surprise.

    a> we were not surprised when she is married.
    b> we were greatly surprised when we heard she had married.


    The book is wrong. Perhaps it is a typo when they printed the book.
    Be assured - you are correct. The answer is 'b'

    2> soon/ as / sister / see / mouse / jump / chair

    a> as soon as my sister saw a mouse, she jumped into a chair.
    b> as soon as my sister had seen a mouse , she jumped into a chair.


    Or did you have to make up a sentence using the words "soon/ as / sister / see / mouse / jump / chair"?

    which one is true?

    What book is this that you are using?
    The phrase is more likely to be " onto a chair" or 'on a chair'.
    'into a chair' seems to suggest some great armchair that when you sit on it, it just about surrounds you.
    Also, the sentence should read "...saw the mouse". Otherwise, it would be:
    "As soon as my sister sees a mouse, she jumps on a chair."
    'a' would be the correct answer as far as the tense of the verbs is concerned.
    Last edited by David L.; 26-Jun-2008 at 04:03.

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    Re: i am confused!

    thank you very much!
    you know , at the moment i have to focus on studying to pass the university entrance exam so i really appreciate your help!
    in the future i hope that i can take part in this forum more regularly! it's very useful .

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