I am sorry I am late. I never____ the taxi would take so long to get here. A.thought. B.planned C. waited for D. expected Which one is most appropriate choice? why ? why not the other ones?
Apr 2, 2011 1:02 PM
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The answer is a) thought. The others don't work within the structure of the sentence.
April 2, 2011
April 3, 2011
It is 'A' as mentioned above. Why not the others? It is not ' planned' because to plan something you control it somehow and decide how things will go, while the fact, that the taxi was late was not in the speaker's hand to decide about. It is not ' wait for' either, because it would be grammatically wrong to say ' wait for the taxi would take ..." , besides it is again nothing that the speaker anticipated ,it just happened ocassionally that the taxi came late. 'Expected' would have been right with some modification of the sentence structure as follows: " I never expected the taxi to take so long to get here."
April 2, 2011
Nice test for me! eehhhmm... A? ^_^
April 2, 2011
I was not expecting to be late. haha All these answer are close, but only one is right.
April 9, 2011
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