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    multiple-choise questions

    I've achieved an "English test" book with test key. I'm planning here to state my questions that I don't understand. Have you got mood to answer? I hope so!

    1. Who do you think _____ I met last Thursday?
    A) with whom
    B) who
    C) than whom
    D) --

    The key says: B)
    I don't understand why not D).

    2. How long does the train _____ from London to Glasgow take?
    A) travel
    B) voyage
    C) journey
    D) tour

    The answer: C)
    C) is okey but why wrong is A) ? What's the different between travel and journal?

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    Re: multiple-choise questions

    (Not a teacher)

    1. If "D" means to not put anything in the blank, I would call it the best answer, but technically "who" should be "whom,": Whom do you think I met last Thursday? The use of "whom" is declining in English. I don't like answer "B; the "who" is redundant.

    2. You can use "travel" if you drop the article "the," as in "How long does train travel from London to Glasgow take?" Also acceptable is "How long does travel by train from London to Glasgow take?" And, informally at least, "How long does the train from London to Glasgow take?" would also be understood.

    G.F.
    Last edited by Greg Forbes; 23-Nov-2008 at 21:37.

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    Re: multiple-choise questions

    thx for your explanation.

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    Re: multiple-choise questions

    Travel and journey have very similar meanings, but travel is normally
    uncountable (it means 'travelling in general', and we do not talk about 'a
    travel'), while journey is countable (a journey is one particular movement from
    one place to another) and can have a plural: journeys.

    I like travel, but it's often tiring.
    Did you have a good journey?
    (source: Michael Swan: Practical English Usage)

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