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Hi all,

I have some questions that I know the correct answers of them but I'm just wondering about the reason behind the grammar used.


1- Bob ________ Susan to dinner at least three times this week.

A) is taking

b) takes

C) take

D) has taken


When I see the question above, I already go for the first choice "is taking" because I know that we could use present continues for the future events. But the correct answer actually is (D). So, now I'm wondering, is it possible for (A) to be correct too.

Regarding the choice (D), I want to understand the exact meaning of the sentence

-Did the event "taking her to dinner 3 times" happen or not?

-Does that sentence imply that Bob was just planning to take Susan to dinner three times that week?

-Does the term "this week" mean that the week hasn't finished yet?

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2- This luggage is quite similar to ________.

A) that one

B) those

C) in additional

D) that

The correct answer is (D), but is it (A) also correct?

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3- Don't let your brothers _________ the present.

A) to see

B) seeing

C) seen

D) see

If I'm not mistaken, the correct answer is (C), but I wonder why isn't (D)?

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4- No, thank you, I don't ________ sugar in tea.

A) take

B) put

C) eat

D) drink

The correct answer is (A). I wonder about (B).

Do people usually say, for instance, "I want to take sugar in tea"?

What about "I want to put sugar in tea"? Does it sound unnatural?

Also how about "I want to add sugar in tea"?

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5- Eric now rides his bike to work instead of ______ by bus.

A) travel

B) travelling

C) travels

D) to travel

I'm surprised that the correct answer is (C) while I already go for (B). Is it possible for (B) to be correct too?

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6- Susan _______ to clean the car at the weekend.

A) hasn't have

B) doesn't have

C) doesn't has

D) don't have

I don't have a question about the answer here. I'm wondering about using (at) in the the question itself.

If I say Susan ___doesn't have____ to clean the car on the weekend. Is that wrong?

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7- We are not used to _____ in a cold climate.

A) lived

B) live

C) living

D) lives

At first sight, I go for (B), but the correct answer is (C).

Now, when I think about it, I suppose the reason is due to using "are"? right?

If said, "we don't use to live". Here we can't use "ing" with the verb. Right?

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8- Yesterday we did nothing but _____.

A) talking

B) talked

C) talk

D) had talked

The correct answer is (B) and I wonder about (C).

Also, the word after "but" should be verb or noun?


Thanks in advance

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anonymous

1- Bob ________ Susan to dinner at least three times this week.

A) is taking

b) takes

C) take

D) has taken


When I see the question above, I already go for the first choice "is taking" because I know that we could use present continues for the future events. But the correct answer actually is (D). So, now I'm wondering, is it possible for (A) to be correct too.(A) doesn't sound quite right. For taking Susan to dinner in the future the natural phrasing is Bob is going to take Susan to dinner at least three times this week.

Regarding the choice (D), I want to understand the exact meaning of the sentence

-Did the event "taking her to dinner 3 times" happen or not? It happened.

-Does that sentence imply that Bob was just planning to take Susan to dinner three times that week? No, not just planning. He did.

-Does the term "this week" mean that the week hasn't finished yet? That's irrelevant. The meaning is the same whether it's midweek or the end of the week.

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2- This luggage is quite similar to ________.

A) that one

B) those

C) in additional

D) that

The correct answer is (D), but is it (A) also correct? Not really. "one" is unnatural with uncountable nouns (luggage).

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3- Don't let your brothers _________ the present.

A) to see

B) seeing

C) seen

D) see

If I'm not mistaken, the correct answer is (C) The answer key is wrong. , but I wonder why isn't (D)? It IS D.

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4- No, thank you, I don't ________ sugar in tea.

A) take

B) put

C) eat

D) drink

The correct answer is (A). I wonder about (B).(B) is correct but not idiomatic. When in doubt, choose the BEST answer when more than one answer is correct.

Do people usually say, for instance, "I want to take sugar in tea"?

What about "I want to put sugar in tea"? Does it sound unnatural? Yes.

Also how about "I want to add sugar in tea"? Not a good idea. Don't say that.

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5- Eric now rides his bike to work instead of ______ by bus.

A) travel

B) travelling

C) travels

D) to travel

I'm surprised that the correct answer is (C) Strange. while I already go for (B) Good.. Is it possible for (B) to be correct too? Yes. I can't see (C) as correct, though.

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6- Susan _______ to clean the car at the weekend.

A) hasn't have

B) doesn't have

C) doesn't has

D) don't have

I don't have a question about the answer here. I'm wondering about using (at) in the the question itself.

If I say Susan ___doesn't have____ to clean the car on the weekend. Is that wrong? NO.

at the weekend is British English.
on the weekend is American English.

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7- We are not used to _____ in a cold climate.

A) lived

B) live

C) living

D) lives

At first sight, I go for (B), but the correct answer is (C).

Now, when I think about it, I suppose the reason is due to using "are"? right? Right.

If said, "we don't use to live". Here we can't use "ing" with the verb. Right? No. The idiom is only used in the past. It has to be "We didn't use to live ...". (But no -ing, as you said.)

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8- Yesterday we did nothing but _____.

A) talking

B) talked

C) talk

D) had talked

The correct answer is (B) That's wrong. and I wonder about (C). (C) is correct.

Also, the word after "but" should be verb or noun? Verb in this sentence. You're matching the form of that verb with a form of "do" ("did"). When matching any form of "do" you always use the infinitive of the matching verb (with or without "to") EXCEPT: Use the -ing form if you're matching "doing".

CJ

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Thank you for the clear explanation.