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Ning An
what is this sentence meaning ? “they hide a supermarket just down the road” This is a dialogue from IELTS listening test A: Sound nice. What are the views like? B: Well, there are forests all round, and they hide a supermarket just down the road, so that is very useful for all your shopping needs. BTW. Is it equal by saying "what is something like ?" or "How is something ?" Thanks for your time.
Oct 10, 2016 3:00 PM
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Hey,Ning An. I would like to give it a shot at interpreting it. For starters, I don't think your understanding is right. How come a declarative sentence can equal to a question? I think you just take the sentence in question literally. The speaker may be talking about a tourist attraction which is covered largely by forest. And a supermarket is built down the road through the forest for tourists to shop. It is surrounded by the forest so it is hardly to be seen. That's why the word "hide" is used. Hope it helps!
October 10, 2016
It should read: A: SoundS nice. What are the views like? B: Well, there are forests all round, and they HAVE a supermarket just down the road, so that is very useful for all your shopping needs. There would not be much point in HIDING a supermarket from its customers. This could not be so unless the nature of the community planning was to conceal the development of commercial areas. That is quite a stretch for an IELTS exam; it is "they HAVE a supermarket...."
October 10, 2016
Ning An
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English