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Joe Kim
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:15:40 AM

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Q: what does she get by eating peas?
A:
1. Pudding.
2. Extra half hour before bed.
3.
I. Skip your bath.
II. Skipping your bath.
III. a skip of your bath.

For the question, what is the right answer for the third answer?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:55:19 AM

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Hi Joe Kim.

There is something very wrong here.

Those questions/ answers make no sense at all.

1. Staying in bed and having a bath do not relate to eating peas at all.
2. The question is about "she" but the answers are about "you".


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
thar
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:09:49 AM

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As I understand it, these are potential rewards for eating your vegetables.


If you eat your peas you can....

- have some pudding

- stay up for an extra half-hour

- skip having a bath

Isn't a bath supposed to be fun? Not having a bath should be a punishment, not a reward.


Bribery is a slippery slope.
In ten years you will be promising them a car if they clean their room!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:27:59 AM

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I see - then it does need to be she gets a reward when she eats her peas (not you get a reward when she eats her peas).

As the rewards are nouns, it really should (I suppose) be "The skipping of her bath" - but that sounds incredibly formal, and doesn't fit at all. I'd say 'She gets to skip her bath."

Q: what does she get by eating her peas?

A:
1. Pudding.
2. An extra half hour before bed.
3. To skip her bath.


It's better than the negative (punishment for not eating the vegetables)!



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:51:48 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:
Q: what does she get by eating peas?
A:
1. Pudding.
2. Extra half hour before bed.
3.
I. Skip your bath.
II. Skipping your bath.
III. a skip of your bath.

For the question, what is the right answer for the third answer?

Once again, we need context. The responders so far have guessed the question relates to rewards for eating peas. The correct answer could be, for example, a skin reaction caused by food allergy. Or it could have been entirely different.

No useful purpose is served by making the question unclear as a result of omitted context.

If Joe was instead asking for an example how to use "skip" in a sentence, one could say "She gets to skip her bath."
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:12:15 PM

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Perhaps the question needs to be changed to "What is her reward for eating her peas?"

Some people may break out in hives if they eat their peas, which would be a valid selection with the question worded the way it is.
Romany
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:27:24 PM
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I'm still gobsmacked by the idea that if she eats her peas she gets to go to bed dirty.
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