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    Exclamation Another models question :)

    Please can you tell me whether these 2 questions are expressing a request, an offer, or an ability.
    - What time, do you think, you can be at my place tonight for the card game?
    - Can you lend me some money in order for me to pay the bills?
    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Another models question :)

    What do you think the answers are?


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    Exclamation Re: Another models question :)

    I don't know and that is why i posted this question

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    Re: Another models question :)

    Okay, but usually when people post what look to be homework assignments, it's expected that they make their best effort at answering the question first.

    You really have no idea?

    What do you think the person wants when he asks "Can you lend me some money?" Do you think he's actually asking about the person's ABILITY to make the loan?

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    Re: Another models question :)

    Okay, but usually when people post what look to be homework assignments, it's expected that they make their best effort at answering the question first.

    You really have no idea?

    What do you think the person wants when he asks "Can you lend me some money?" Do you think he's actually asking about the person's ABILITY to make the loan ?


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    Exclamation Re: Another models question :)

    Oh okay :)

    so I think:

    What time, do you think, you can be at my place tonight for the card game? REQUEST

    Can you lend me some money in order for me to pay the bills? ABILITY


    is this right?
    thanks


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    Re: Another models question :)

    The person saying "Can you lend me some money" is NOT interested in finding out about the person's actual ability. It's a request.

    The first one is asking about the person's ability.

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    Re: Another models question :)

    Quote Originally Posted by salmaa76 View Post
    Please can you tell me whether these 2 questions are expressing a request, an offer, or an ability.
    - What time, do you think, you can be at my place tonight for the card game?
    - Can you lend me some money in order for me to pay the bills?
    Thank you for your help.
    There's a problem here, and telling you the answers isn't going to fix it.
    Do you understand what a request is? an offer? an ability?
    This might be the underlying problem. If someone gave you some sentences in Arabic, with this question, would you get the answer right?


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    Re: Another models question :)

    Thank you for your help Barb_D :)


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    Re: Another models question :)

    Hi RayMott,

    Actually I understand what a request is, an offer is, and an ability is. I was able to find the right answers to many sentences, but the ones that I am asking you about got me confused :)

    Thank you :)

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