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    subjunctive mood, tense, other, unit

    Dear teachers,

    I have four questions:

    No.1
    If there were no subjunctive mood, English _much easier to learn.
    a. could have been b. would be c. would have been
    I think 'c' is correct. Is that right?
    No.2
    "It seems that she was there at the conference." The sentence means that ________.
    a. she seemed to be there at the conference.
    b. she seems to have been there at the conference.
    c. she seems to be there at the conference.
    The key is 'b'. Is that right?
    No.3
    The person he interviewed was________.
    a. no other than b. none other than
    In some dictionaries it reads that the two mean the same. Could you please explain which is correct?

    No.4
    Representatives from the companites indicated that they should go on working in _____.
    a. unity b. partnership
    I think it should be 'a'. Is that right?

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

    Jiang

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    Smile Re: subjunctive mood, tense, other, unit

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I have four questions:

    No.1
    If there were no subjunctive mood, English _much easier to learn.
    a. could have been b. would be c. would have been
    I think 'c' is correct. Is that right? No. It should be B.
    No.2
    "It seems that she was there at the conference." The sentence means that ________.
    a. she seemed to be there at the conference.
    b. she seems to have been there at the conference.
    c. she seems to be there at the conference.
    The key is 'b'. Is that right? Yes. It seems that she was... = She seems to have been...
    No.3
    The person he interviewed was________.
    a. no other than b. none other than what? There's something missing.
    In some dictionaries it reads that the two mean the same. Could you please explain which is correct?

    No.4
    Representatives from the companites indicated that they should go on working in _____.
    a. unity b. partnership
    I think it should be 'a'. Is that right? To me, in partnership is the better choice.

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

    Jiang

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    Re: subjunctive mood, tense, other, unit

    Hi engee30,
    Thank you very much for your explanation.

    No.3
    The person he interviewed was________ his former schoolmate.
    a. no other than b. none other than

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    Smile Re: subjunctive mood, tense, other, unit

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Hi engee30,
    Thank you very much for your explanation.

    No.3
    The person he interviewed was________ his former schoolmate.
    a. no other than b. none other than It so happened that the person he interviewed was his former schoolmate

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    Re: subjunctive mood, tense, other, unit

    Hi engee30,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
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