# Please evaluate 2 questions and answers.

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#### learning54

##### Senior Member
Hi teachers,
Assuming that we know that 'you' is Alex.
The shopkeeper opened the back door and looked out. It’s ok, he said quickly. You can get out of town along the river. Follow the back of the houses. Nobody goes there. Good luck!

1. How should Alex leave the town?
a) Going along the river and following the back of the houses.
b) Along the river, by following the back of the houses.

2. In order to get out of town along the river, what did the shopkeeper think Alex should do?
Follow the back of the houses.

#### emsr2d2

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Hi teachers,

Assume that we know that 'you' is Alex.

The shopkeeper opened the back door and looked out. It’s [STRIKE]ok[/STRIKE] OK, he said quickly. You can get out of town along the river. Follow the back of the houses. Nobody goes there. Good luck!

1. How should Alex leave [STRIKE]the[/STRIKE] town? Yes, although it's not necessarily the case that he should​ go that way. It's just a suggestion by the shopkeeper.
a) By going along the river and following the back of the houses. I prefer this answer.
b) Along the river, by following the back of the houses. It's OK but it suggests that he can only go along the river by following the backs of the houses.

2. In order to get out of town along the river, what did the shopkeeper think Alex should do?
Follow the back of the houses.
That's fine though you've given a lot of information in the question, in order to obtain a very short answer.

See above.

#### learning54

##### Senior Member
Hi,
Thanks for your help.
What was the shopkeeper's suggestion to leave town?
By going along the river and following the back of the houses.

#### 5jj

##### Moderator
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What was the shopkeeper's suggestion to leave town?
By going along the river and following the back of the houses.
:-(

#### emsr2d2

##### Moderator
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Hi,
Thanks for your help.
What was the shopkeeper's suggestion to leave town?
By going along the river and following the back of the houses.

By what route did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?

#### learning54

##### Senior Member
Hi,
Thanks a lot for correcting and helping me.

L54

#### learning54

##### Senior Member
By what route did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?
Hi,
One more question: Will it be correct using 'how' too?
How did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?
By going along the river and following the back of the houses.

#### emsr2d2

##### Moderator
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Hi,
One more question: Will it be correct using 'how' too?
How did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?
By going along the river and following the back of the houses.

It's OK but it might confuse the students a little because the same question could be used to elicit a response such as:

The shopkeeper suggested that Alex leave town quietly/quickly/surreptitiously.

#### learning54

##### Senior Member
Hi,
Thanks a lot! Then, better go back to yours, 'By what route did the shopkeeper suggest that Alex leave town?'

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