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    Post I need help! Please!

    Could you please help me with these exercises, I really need some help
    1. Would you like to be your own.......?
    A: boss B: manager C: employer D: Chief (I think it's C:Employer)
    2. Val tries not to spend all her wages.She's saving for a......day.
    A: sunny B:wet C:rainy D:cloudy (I think it's C:Rainy)
    3.I'm writing to .....about a report in yesterday's paper.
    A:object B:complain C:express D:disapprove (In my opinion-B:Complain)
    4.Chris has applied for a .... so he's got an appointment at the bank.
    A:cash B:deposit c:debt D:loan (I think-D:Loan)
    5.The.....of the people I work with love football.
    A:All B:both C:majority D:most (A:ALL)

    some "open cloze":
    1.Rose is very careful.......her money (ABOUT?)
    2.If you don't have the cash you can pay....cheque. (BY?)

    1.These new phone has a wonderful ?INNOVATIVE? design.[INNOVATE]
    2.I think there's too much ?ADVERTISING? on TV. [ADVERTISE] (I am not sure if it's advertiseMENT or advertisING?)

    And these 4 transformations:
    1.Keith said he would come at 6 if he hadn't heard from me before then.
    HEAR
    "I'll come at 6 unless [I didn't hear from you] before then. (My question is, is it HAVEN'T HEARD or DIDN'T hear?)
    2.Provided you're not a vegetarian, I'll cook for you.
    LONG
    ?I'll cook for you [as long as you're] not a vegetarian.
    3.Judith was late because her car didn't start.
    STARTED
    If Judith's car [had started she would have] been on time. (I'm not sure if it's right, or it should be mixed conditional?)
    4.Very few people seem to be polite these days.
    HARDLY
    ?[Hardly anyone seems] to be polite these days.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE! I HOPE YOU'LL CHECK IT!


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    Re: I need help! Please!

    1. Would you like to be your own.......?
    A: boss B: manager C: employer D: Chief (I think it's C:Employer)

    It's is not having an 'employer' (the one who pays your wages!) that people complain about - it's having someone they don't like ordering them around: their boss. A person might not object to working for an employer such as a large company...if they could be their own boss as they perform their work. Though, admittedly, when people have the fantasy, it's usually that they are the boss of the company!
    It's A:boss


    5.The.....of the people I work with love football.
    A:All B:both C:majority D:most (A:ALL)

    It would be 'all' except that the word before the blank is the definite article 'the'.
    We could say, "All of the people I work with love football", but not 'The all..."
    It's C:majority

    .Rose is very careful with her money

    'careful about' means that the person is anxious to protect something from harm or loss: "When he was interviewed by the police, he was careful about what he said so as not to incriminate himself."

    'careful with' means that the person is prudent in the use of something, especially in spending/saving money.
    It then depends on whether the sentence is meant to mean, (1) she spends her money wisely, or (2)that she is careful she doesn't lose her purse or perhaps takes precautions against pickpockets when overseas by wearing a money belt etc.
    With your sentence, and without context, it really could be either!
    Last edited by David L.; 26-Apr-2009 at 12:13.


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    Thank you so much for the quick answer, but what about the transformations?
    1.Keith said he would come at 6 if he hadn't heard from me before then.
    HEAR
    "I'll come at 6 unless [I didn't hear from you] before then. (My question is, is it HAVEN'T HEARD or DIDN'T hear?)
    2.Provided you're not a vegetarian, I'll cook for you.
    LONG
    ?I'll cook for you [as long as you're] not a vegetarian.
    3.Judith was late because her car didn't start.
    STARTED
    If Judith's car [had started she would have] been on time. (I'm not sure if it's right, or it should be mixed conditional?)
    4.Very few people seem to be polite these days.
    HARDLY
    ?[Hardly anyone seems] to be polite these days.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: I need help! Please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lexy_Gold View Post
    Could you please help me with these exercises, I really need some help
    1. Would you like to be your own.......?
    A: boss B: manager C: employer D: Chief (I think it's C:Employer) Boss is correct. Emplyer means that you have other people working for you.
    2. Val tries not to spend all her wages.She's saving for a......day.
    A: sunny B:wet C:rainy D:cloudy (I think it's C:Rainy)
    3.I'm writing to .....about a report in yesterday's paper.
    A:object B:complain C:express D:disapprove (In my opinion-B:Complain)
    4.Chris has applied for a .... so he's got an appointment at the bank.
    A:cash B:deposit c:debt D:loan (I think-D:Loan)
    5.The.....of the people I work with love football.
    A:All B:both C:majority D:most (A:ALL) However, all 4 are possibilities and could be correct.

    some "open cloze":
    1.Rose is very careful.......her money (ABOUT?) with her money.
    2.If you don't have the cash you can pay....cheque. (BY?)

    1.These new phone has a wonderful ?INNOVATIVE? design.[INNOVATE] Innovative is correct.
    2.I think there's too much ?ADVERTISING? on TV. [ADVERTISE] (I am not sure if it's advertiseMENT or advertisING?) too much advertising Or too many advertisements.

    And these 4 transformations:
    1.Keith said he would come at 6 if he hadn't heard from me before then.
    HEAR
    "I'll come at 6 unless [I didn't hear from you] before then. (My question is, is it HAVEN'T HEARD or DIDN'T hear?)
    2.Provided you're not a vegetarian, I'll cook for you.
    LONG
    ?I'll cook for you [as long as you're] not a vegetarian.
    3.Judith was late because her car didn't start.
    STARTED
    If Judith's car [had started she would have] been on time. (I'm not sure if it's right, or it should be mixed conditional?)
    4.Very few people seem to be polite these days.
    HARDLY
    ?[Hardly anyone seems] to be polite these days.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE! I HOPE YOU'LL CHECK IT!
    Good job! I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I need help! Please!

    Hi Lexy_Gold

    1. Keith said he would come at 6 if he hadn't heard from me before then. HEAR

    • I'll come at 6 unless [I don't hear from you] before then.
    2. Provided you're not a vegetarian, I'll cook for you. LONG

    • I'll cook for you [as long as you're] not a vegetarian.
    3. Judith was late because her car didn't start. STARTED


    • If Judith's car [had started she would have] been on time.
    4. Very few people seem to be polite these days. HARDLY

    • [Hardly anyone seems] to be polite these days.


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    Re: I need help! Please!

    Thank you everybody!
    I appreciate it!
    If someone wants to add something or make correction - write!

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    Re: I need help! Please!

    5.The.....of the people I work with love football.
    A:All B:both C:majority D:most (A:ALL) However, all 4 are possibilities and could be correct.

    OOOOPs, my mistake, in the above, C is the correct answer. I missed the word "the" at the beginning. Guess that's why I'm not a teacher!


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    Re: I need help! Please!

    No problem, once again I'd like to thank everybody for the help!!

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    Re: I need help! Please!

    You're most welcome.

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