Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Key Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Nov 2003
    • Posts: 2,733

    cover, find out,emerge

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    Unlike animals we do not have a protective ________ of hair.
    a. cover b. covering
    The key is 'b'. 'a' means something put by people on something else while 'b' means something naturally cover something. Is that right?

    Well-dressed people have been ___ to get more help and cooperation from complete strangers.
    a. found out b. known
    The key is 'b'. Could you please explain why 'a' isn't correct?

    One of the earliest sciences ______ was astronomy.
    a. to emerge b. emrging c. having emerged
    The key is 'a'. But doesn't it mean something that is going to emerge? I mean 'to do' suggests future. Is that right?

  2. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882

    Re: cover, find out,emerge


    1. A protective overlay, as for a mattress or furniture.
    2. Something that provides shelter.
    3. Strategic protection given by armed units during hostile action: The battleship approached the combat zone under a cover of fighter planes.
    4. Something, such as vegetation, covering the surface of the ground.
    5. Vegetation, such as underbrush, serving as protective concealment for wild animals.

    —Verb phrase 18.find out, discover or confirm the truth of (something) detect or expose, as a crime or offense.

    One of the earliest sciences to emerge (infinitive; it lacks tense) was astronomy.

Similar Threads

  1. curtain has moved to the side, cover it fully
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Oct-2008, 00:42
  2. All of us who find ourselves and each other...
    By Bushwhacker in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-Sep-2007, 20:49
  3. Cover and resume help me please....
    By SPQR in forum CVs, Resumes and Applications
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Nov-2006, 04:04
  4. I find it is better vs. I find it better
    By MadHorse in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Mar-2006, 17:27
  5. Past Tense
    By jack in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2004, 09:54


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts