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Please! Could you check some grammar questions? 1)When I last saw Carrie, she told me she _____ of buying a house, but now she’s changed her mind. a. thought +b. was thinking c. has been thinking d. is thinking 2)The house _____ I live in is far from my work. a. what b. that +c. in which d. where 3)It’s time you ______ this exercise. a. do b. would do c. have done +d. did 4)They really appreciate your _____ them a new video camera. +a. buying b. to buying c. buy d. to buy 5)I’m getting _____ bored with the task. I need a change. a. a few b. little c. few +d. a little 6)Let’s have a drink, _____? +a. shall we b. will you c. don’t you d. won’t we 7)My cousin _____ in the kitchen. I can’t stand it anymore. a. has always smoked b. is always smoking +c. always smokes d. was smoking 8)Don’t you think _____ in society have a responsibility to help those less fortunite? +a. wealthy b. the wealthy c. wealthiest d. wealthier Thank you!!!
May 10, 2016 6:19 AM
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Nobody mentioned that in question 7 could be the answer "is always smoking". Present Continuous with words such as "always" or "constantly" expresses the idea that something irritating or annoying often happens. The meaning is like Present Simple, but with negative emotion. I was taught this way. Maybe I am wrong...
May 10, 2016
Q2. The answer should be 'that'. The house that I live in is far from my work. You cannot use 'in which', because we already have the word 'in' in the sentence following 'live'. It's possible to sat 'The house in which I live is far from my work', but not 'The house in which I live in is far from my work.' Q7. This is not a very well constructed question, as it has several possible answers. Your answer is correct and, as Susanne says, A is also possible. However, the best answer is probably B. As Natalia points out, the use of 'always' with a present continuous indicates a repeated habit that you find annoying or irritating. This fits the context perfectly. Well done, Natalia. Q8. The answer should be 'the wealthy'. This is a special use of [definite article] + [adjective] to make a collective noun referring to a whole class of people. Other common examples are 'the young' 'the old' and 'the poor'. Well done. You seem to have a very good grasp of English grammar.
May 10, 2016
2) where ( going to mention where is your home) 3) would do ("it's time" is not past, suggest about time.) 5) little (you can't specify, then don't use "a") 8) the wealthy ( it's talking about rich persons, it's better to use this)
May 10, 2016
7 could also be A
May 10, 2016
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