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    rhetorical question,

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    Don't you feel well?

    Does it mean "You feel well" or "You don't feel well"? I ask so because in my grammar book it reads "Isn't that enough for you" means 'It is enough for you'. Then my sentence should men "You feel well". But the key is "You don't feel well". Could you please explain why?

    No.2
    He was mortally wounded in the stomach. That night he died with a _________ look on his face.
    a. contented b. satisfying c. satisfactory
    The key is "a". I agree. 'b' and 'c' are not correct because they mean 'one is satisfied when his needs are met or when he gets what he wants'. If I put them here that means 'He was looking forward to dying and now his dream came true. Is that right?

    No.3
    He was so angry that his whole body _________.
    a. tremble b. shivered c. shuddered d. shook
    The key is 'd'. No problem. I can't choose others because a person trembles/shivers/shutters when he is cold or frightened. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Last edited by jiang; 19-Nov-2008 at 15:41.


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    Re: rhetorical question,

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    Don't you feel well?

    Does it mean "You feel well" or "You don't feel well"? I ask so because in my grammar book it reads "Isn't that enough for you" means 'It is enough for you'. Then my sentence should men "You feel well". But the key is "You don't feel well". Could you please explain why? It is asking after your state of health and if you are feeling unwell.

    No.2
    He was mortally wounded in the stomach. That night he died with a _________ look on his face.
    a. contented b. satisfying c. satisfactory
    The key is "a". I agree. 'b' and 'c' are not correct because they mean 'one is satisfied when his needs are met or when he gets what he wants'. If I put them here that means 'He was looking forward to dying and now his dream came true. Is that right? Probably. It would need a context to explain why someone dying of stomach wounds looks contented.

    No.3
    He was so angry that his whole body _________.
    a. tremble b. shivered c. shuddered d. shook
    The key is 'd'. No problem. I can't choose others because a person trembles/shivers/shutters when he is cold or frightened. Is that right? Yes, and also "shook" has a meaning of trembling uncontrollably with strong emotion

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Re: rhetorical question,

    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.
    The problem with No.2 is that it is a multiple choice question so there is no context.

    Jiang
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    Re: rhetorical question,

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.
    The problem with No.2 is that it is a multiple choice question so there is no context.

    Jiang

    That's the problem with some of these. You are having to choose with a strict grammatical point in mind.

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    Re: rhetorical question,

    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your warning. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    That's the problem with some of these. You are having to choose with a strict grammatical point in mind.

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