[Grammar] His carelessness has resulted

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In this synthesis exercise, why is my answer incorrect?

Question: He is careless. Everybody has to wait for him.

My answer: His carelessness has resulted in everybody waiting for him.
(I have to use ‘has resulted’ which is fixed in its position)

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Where is this exercise from?
 

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A practice paper which a friend was doing. I saw the question and attempted it.

The correct answer given was 'His carelessness has resulted in everybody having to wait for him.'

I don't understand what's the difference between the correct answer and mine.

Thank you.
 
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"Everybody waited for him" does not necessarily imply "Everybody had to wait for him."
 

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Sorry, I don't quite understand your explanation.

'His carelessness has resulted in everybody waiting for him,' implies that everybody waited for him?

Why the need to use 'having to wait'?

Thank you!






 

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The original said "Everybody has to wait for him" not "Everybody waits for him". If you don't use "... resulted in everybody having to wait for him" you lose the idea expressed by "has to" in the original.
 

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The original said "Everybody has to wait for him" not "Everybody waits for him". If you don't use "... resulted in everybody having to wait for him" you lose the idea expressed by "has to" in the original.

Thank you for your explanation, emsr2d2. I posted this as I was unable to 'like' your reply when I clicked on 'Like'.

Don't know what's the problem.
 
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Be patient. There was an upgrade to the forum this morning. The Like and Thank buttons are temporarily not working. They'll be back.
 

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Thank you for your explanation, emsr2d2. I posted this as I was unable to 'like' your reply when I clicked on 'Like'.

Don't know what's the problem.

I don't know what the problem is. "Is" should be at the end of the sentence. I have seen a lot of students make the same mistake.
 

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I don't understand what's the difference between the correct answer and mine.

You've lost some meaning. I did and I had to do are not synonymous.
 
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