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Hi teachers,
This is the context:
Adam! he shouted. We’ve got him! He’s in a village up north. In an old woman’s house. Come on. Let’s go!
Assuming that Adam and the person who talks are policeman, and that 'him' is Dinon.
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Could it be a suitable question and answer?
What's the good news for the police?
It is that they had got (gotten) Dinon in a village, in an old woman's house.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi TS,

Your question sounds good to me. Although it might be better to ask "What was the good news for the police?"
Not a 100 % sure, though.

For the answer I would suggest something like
"The police finally had tracked Dinon down at an old woman’s house."

But there are many ways to express equally suitable answers. However, I would not start a sentence with "It is that ...".
I would rather say: "The police ..." or "The good news for the police was that they ,,," or just "They ..."

I hope you don't mind my suggesting you a slight rephrasing for your headers, too? Mind you, I am also still a learner and make many mistakes myself. I just hope, we can help each other. So, please, do correct my mistakes as well!

My suggestion is:
Would the following be suitable questions and answers?
Would the following be a suitable question and answer?
Hi CL,
Thank you for your reply and suggestions. You are more than welcome to correct me, I don't mind at all.Emotion: smile
Unfortunately I can't change the answers. They are from a CD.
I guess this one, 'Why is the police officer excited?' is a good one too. Let's see what the teachers have to say about it.

TS
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Yours seems fine to me. Emotion: smile You could also ask:

What did Adam say/shout/report?
What is the (good) news Adam shouted/reported?
What ((good) news) did Adam have to report?
Hi Shawn,
Thank you for your reply.Emotion: smile

Do you mean this one?
What's the good news for the police?
It is that they had got (gotten) Dinon in a village, in an old woman's house, in a village up north.
Or this one:
Why is the police officer excited? Because the police found Dinon in an old woman's house, in a village up north.

Besides yours of course.Emotion: wink

TS
Hi TS,

Now I am a little confused. Are all the answers you provide in your threads from a CD? It is not YOU phrasing some of them?
And the questions, what about them? Are some of them from the CD; or are these by you?
Gosh, I have the feeling I got this all wrong. I always thought you were asking for corrections in style, grammar or wording for the sentences you provided.
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corfu linguaNow I am a little confused. Are all the answers you provide in your threads from a CD? It is not YOU phrasing some of them?And the questions, what about them? Are some of them from the CD; or are these by you?
Hi corfu lingua,
The questions and answers I ask to be corrected here are mine, well just the questions. The answers, somehow, are provided because of the sentences given, which yes, are from a CD.
I ask them in order to sound natural and correct of course.

So sorry if you've been confused about it.Emotion: embarrassed
No need for you to be sorry!
Thanks for your explaining and sharing. I learn a lot from your threads!
corfu linguaI learn a lot from your threads!
Hi corfu lingua,
Do you?Emotion: surprise I though I was the one learning from yours!

TS
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