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I have some controversial questions

A. Mistake corrections:

1/ The philosophers and artists of ancient Greece and Rome emphasized the study of human as

A B C

fundamental to their doctrine.

D

2/ As you may know, these data in the table concerning with pressure and temperature

A B

are going to change, following the next experiment.

C D

B. Choose the best answer:

1/ Determining the mineral content of soil samples is an extracting process; .............., experts must perform detailed tests to analyze soil specimens.

A. so that

B. afterwards

C. therefore

D. however

2/ He managed to get...................his monthly salary in a couple of weeks.

A. through

B. by

C. round

D. over

If you don't mind, plz explain to me clearly for each question. My teacher asked an American but they haven't agreed with each other yet.

Hope for your response

Thanks
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Hi,

I have some controversial questions

A. Mistake corrections:

1/ The philosophers and artists of ancient Greece and Rome emphasized the study of human as

A B C

fundamental to their doctrine.

D

C. 'Human' is a count noun. That means you'd need to say something like 'a human' (which wouldn't make much sense), 'humans', or 'humanity', or 'human- kind'.

2/ As you may know, these data in the table concerning with pressure and temperature

A B

are going to change, following the next experiment.

C D

You can't say 'concerning with'. Just 'concerning'. No preposition should be used.

B. Choose the best answer:

My guess is that my spelling correction in red is what you should have typed. Please let me know if 'extracting' is in fact the correct word.

1/ Determining the mineral content of soil samples is an exacting extracting process; .., experts must perform detailed tests to analyze soil specimens.

A. so that should not follow a semi-colon, and shouldn't be followed by a comma in this example

B. afterwards there is nothing to be 'after' here. (Unless the word actually is 'extracting')

C. therefore<<< Only C makes sense. 'Therefore' means 'for that reason'.

D. however there is no contrast here

2/ He managed to get..his monthly salary in a couple of weeks.

A. through <<< 'go through' is a standard expression meaning 'to spend all one's money recklessly'

B. by

C. round

D. over

If you don't mind, plz explain to me clearly for each question. My teacher asked an American but they haven't agreed with each other yet.

Clive
Thanks for ur post, clive

A.

1/ I think D also has problem. "fundamental" followed by "to" functions as an adjective, is it right? but here we can't use an adj, we need a noun. if so, should it be changed into "the fundamental of"?

2/ the line is only below "concerning", not "with".

B.

1/ the red word is exactly "extracting"

2/ the verb of the phrase the sentence mentions here is "get", not "go"

please check them again

thanks
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Hi,

1/ I think D also has problem. "fundamental" followed by "to" functions as an adjective, is it right? but here we can't use an adj, we need a noun. if so, should it be changed into "the fundamental of"?

No. Using 'fundamental' like this is fine and common. Think of it this way.

1/ The philosophers and artists of ancient Greece and Rome emphasized the study of humanity as

(being) fundamental to their doctrine.

2/ the line is only below "concerning", not "with". Yes, but 'concerning' is incorrect because it does not fit what follows it.

B.

1/ the red word is exactly "extracting"

1/ Determining the mineral content of soil samples is an extracting process; .., experts must perform detailed tests to analyze soil specimens.

A. so that should not follow a semi-colon, and shouldn't be followed by a comma in this example

B. afterwards There is no action before the semi-colon, so afterwards' does not really work in the second part. If this is given as the correct answer, I would consider the sentence to be poorly written.

C. therefore<<< Only C makes sense. 'Therefore' means 'for that reason'. C seems the best of these choices, but I still don't like it 100%. The first part does not clearly seem to me to be worded as evidence that supports the second part as a conclusion. In fact, the first part does not seem well-worded to me at all.

D. however there is no contrast here

2/ the verb of the phrase the sentence mentions here is "get", not "go"

My mistake, but it doesn't change my choice. 'Get through' and 'go through' are both common terms that mean 'spend money careless recklessly'.

please check them again

Clive
moonkingThanks for ur post, clive
Moonking, some of us would stop reading at "ur." If you're asking people to take the time to help you here, please take the time to fully spell out your words. Abbreviations that are common on the internet are really not appropriate on a site dedicated to correct English. Thank you!
hello, clive

A. 2/ 'concerning' is incorrect because it does not fit what follows it.

so how can we correct it? which word will fit "with"?

B. 1/ actually, when we did this sentence, most of my classmates and I chose C. But the key is B. Maybe it was really poorly written as you thought.

thanks millions



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Hi,

2/ As you may know, these data in the table concerning with pressure and temperature are going to change, following the next experiment.

2/ 'concerning' is incorrect because it does not fit what follows it.

so how can we correct it? which word will fit "with"?

You could say 'dealing with'. But it would be better to simply delete 'with'.

Remember that your task is to say what is wrong, not to correct the sentence.Emotion: wink

Clive
Clive Remember that your task is to say what is wrong, not to correct the sentence. Clive[/quote]

Yeah, you're right. Thanks for reminding me and all your concerns Emotion: smile)