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Hi teachers,
According to this text:
“It’s ridiculous,” Halls said. “Does he really think he’s going to get away from us on a bike?”
“Coke isn’t a fool,” Baxter answered. “He probably doesn’t realise we already know what happened in the old lady’s house.

Are these questions suitable?
a) what is extremely silly according to Halls?
That Coke thinks he's going to get away from them on a bike.
b) What isn't Coke probably aware of?
(He isn't probably aware of) that Halls and Baxter already know what happened in the old lady's house.

Thanks in advance.
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Thinking SpainAre these questions suitable?
Yes.

CJ
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Hi Aspara Gus and Jim,
Thank you for you replies on this one to both of you.

TS
Hi Jim,
Did I write something inappropriate in this post? If I did it I wish to make an apology.

TS
Thinking SpainDid I write something inappropriate in this post?
No. Was there supposed to be something inappropriate in it that I missed? Emotion: big smile

That post didn't have anything in it that wasn't very similar to other posts you've written.

CJ

On the other hand, now that I look at it again, I noticed this:

(He isn't probably aware of) that Halls and Baxter ...

This should not have the "of". In fact it should be (He probably isn't aware) that Halls and Baxter ...

CJ
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Emotion: winkCalifJimWas there supposed to be something inappropriate in it that I missed?
Hi Jim,
No there wasn't to me. Just the word, 'rascal' which Aspara Gus wrote. I've looked for the meaning in Spanish and I thought it was a nice one. Well, you never know people's fellings, that' why I've said that.

TS

PS Now I understand why you did it and If you do it again. Que susto!Emotion: wink
CalifJimThis should not have the "of". In fact it should be (He probably isn't aware) that Halls and Baxter ...
Hi Jim,
Thank you for this one too!
But the question should have 'of'. What's the reason to omit it in the answer?
Is it because after 'of' should be a reason and not a 'that clause'?

TS
Thinking SpainBut the question should have 'of'.
Right. Without a following 'that' clause, 'of'. With a following 'that' clause, no 'of'.

You guys and your "de que"s! English has no "de que"s that I know of.

Once in a while, though, you'll find that we have 'del hecho que':

He was not aware of the fact that ...

CJ
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CalifJimYou guys and your "de que"s! English has no "de que"s that I know of.
Once in a while, though, you'll find that we have 'del hecho que':
Hi Jim,
It's true! Though it makes a lot of sense in English. I never translate when I write my questions in English. I promise you.
I made that mistake just because I follow the verb in the question, without thinking about anything else.
There's no need to tell me what you think about it.Emotion: embarrassed