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Abood12
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 4:31:41 AM
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Hello everybody,
I am a new user of this forum, and really I have problems with my learning English as I am not a native English speaker, please I need help in the following questions I will be very thankful:

1- I will drive to London on Friday. John said that he ....drive to London on Friday.
a- would drive b- will drive

2- The police man ran after the thief and ..... him from escaping.
a- prevented b- had prevented


3- A super market is a place that ..... snacks.
a- sells b- sell

4- I cant make up my mine before I ....... all the facts.
a- know b- knew

5- Shall we take the train? No I`d rather .....the plane.
a- take b- be taking

6- The bus .......arrive at 1400 hrs but it was late.
a- supposed to b- was supposed to c- should

7- My car ...... at present
a- is in repair b- is being repaired

8- He is still denying ...... the crime.
a- having committed b- having been committed c- to have committed

9- By this time tomorrow we .... in London.
a- would arrive b- will be arrived c- will have arrived

10- I am going to the hair dresser's.......
a- to cut my hair b- to have my hair cut


I appreciate your time and effort and thanks a million.
DavidL
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 4:41:53 AM
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You really ought to tell us which answers you think are correct; otherwise, it feels like we are doing your homework for you.
intelfam
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 4:47:32 AM
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Abood12

1- I will drive to London on Friday. John said that he ....drive to London on Friday.
b- will drive

2- The police man ran after the thief and ..... him from escaping.
a- prevented


3- A super market is a place that ..... snacks.
a- sells

4- I cant make up my mine before I ....... all the facts.
a- know

5- Shall we take the train? No I`d rather .....the plane.
a- take

6- The bus .......arrive at 1400 hrs but it was late.
was supposed to

7- My car ...... at present
b- is being repaired

8- He is still denying ...... the crime.
a- having committed

9- By this time tomorrow we .... in London.
c- will have arrived

10- I am going to the hair dresser's.......
b- to have my hair cut


but, in some contexts, if these sentences were part of larger ones, there could be alternative answers. As they are, these are my answers.
kitten
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 4:58:15 AM
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Hello and welcome,

I shall try to help you as grammar isn't my strong suit.


1- I will drive to London on Friday. John said that he would drive to London on Friday.
a- would drive b- will drive

2- The police man ran after the thief and prevented him from escaping.
a- prevented b- had prevented


3- A super market is a place that sells snacks.
a- sells b- sell

4- I cant make up my mind not (mine) before I know all the facts.
a- know b- knew

5- Shall we take the train? No I`d rather take the plane.
a- take b- be taking

6- The bus should have arrived at 1400 hrs but it was late.
a- supposed to b- was supposed to c- should

7- My car at present is being repaired.
a- is in repair b- is being repaired

8- He is still denying he committed the crime.
a- having committed b- having been committed c- to have committed

9- By this time tomorrow we will arrive in London. ?????? You are in the process of arriving >>>> ar·rive (-rv)
intr.v. ar·rived, ar·riv·ing, ar·rives 1. To reach a destination.

a- would arrive b- will be arrived c- will have arrived

10- I am going to the hair dresser's to have my hair cut.
a- to cut my hair b- to have my hair cut >>>> (A) means you are going to their shop to cut your own hair.


As always there is someone who is much better with their grammar.

peace out, >^,,^<
thar
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:01:30 AM

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agree with David, getting the answers does not really help you. If you put in your answers, and we can point out where/if they are wrong, it will make more sense. And this does look suspiciously like homework!
kitten
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:11:11 AM
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I was going to ask the question but then I thought I would just give it a go. Still had to check my grammar...........I seriously don't understand why my eyes glaze over.

I must have been traumatised when I was younger.........that's my story and I am sticking to it.Boo hoo! Boo hoo!


>^,,^<
Abood12
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 5:43:41 AM
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Yes this was very fast reply and I am sorry that did not mark my - what I think - the correct answer ,
all the A`s were my choice.

and please forgive me again and really I am in bad need to the correct answers and I am not trying to test any one or to waist your time.

It seems to be a home work for someone else but not for a 40 years old pilot going into an English exam by two British/German English experts, I can speak good English but when it comes to grammar the story will be deferent, as I was a graduate from RAF Halton since 20 years ago.

Thank you all very very much.
DavidL
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:23:16 AM
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1- I will drive to London on Friday. John said that he ....drive to London on Friday.
a- would drive b- will drive

This is reported/indirect speech. Hence, it was actually said by John some time before NOW, the moment I report what he said to me. Because 'John said...' - that is, Past Tense, many believe that the actual reported speech should be in the Past Tense also, that is 'John said that he would drive to London...'
HOWEVER, since the first part of the question, "I will drive..." implies that Friday is still in the future, then what John said could still be true, that when Friday comes, he WILL drive to London; and to use the Past Tense 'would' is misleading: OK he said he would at that time in the past. But I'm in left wondering: Is he still going to drive to London on Friday, or has he changed his mind since you spoke to him?
IF YOU KNOW THIS IS STILL TRUE, AND THAT HE HASN'T CHANGED HIS MIND, the speaker should say, '..that he will...'
IF THE SPEAKER DOES NOT KNOW if it is still true, then the speaker should say '...that he would...'
You - you - cannot be expected to know one way or the other, so use the Past Tense 'would'.

2- The police man ran after the thief and ..... him from escaping.
a- prevented b- had prevented

'had prevented' is Past Perfect Tense -'had +past tense verb' indicates this. This tense is used to indicate that one action/event actually occurred before another, when the events are not reported in chronological sequence:
"A fire that killed four lives and caused a loss of $25,000 started early yesterday morning in the store of the Boston Clothing Company. Firefighters said that the ferocity of the blaze had prevented them from saving those trapped in the upper floors of the building."
Bold - Past Tense
Blue - Past Perfect - they were prevented from reaching them AND SO THEY DIED. Whereas in the sentence, all the actions in Black BOLD actually came after they found they were prevented from reaching the people.

The police ran after him, and caught him, so preventing his escape. All the events are in the correct chronological order, so there is no need for Past Perfect. Hence:
The police man ran after the thief and prevented him from escaping.

3- A super market is a place that ..... snacks.
a- sells b- sell


'that' refers to 'place', which is singular, and so takes the verb in the singular, 'sells'

4 and 5 you know.

6- The bus .......arrive at 1400 hrs but it was late.
a- supposed to b- was supposed to c- should


There is no moral imperative for the bus to arrive at 1400hrs, so NOT 'should'. It is in the Past Tense, so 'was supposed to...'

7- My car ...... at present
a- is in repair b- is being repaired
'in for repair' , yes - but (a) is 'in repair'. The action/event referred to is actually an ongoing event happening as these words are spoken, so we need the Present Continuous, 'is being repaired' (which is in the Passive Voice - 'is being repaired by a mechanic' compare active voice, 'a mechanic is repairing my car at present'

8- He is still denying ...... the crime.
a- having committed

9- By this time tomorrow we .... in London.
c- will have arrived

10- I am going to the hair dresser's.......
b- to have my hair cut
jmacann
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:59:07 AM
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Not much can go wrong with the following you already had, though you later said you had chosen a in every case...

5- Shall we take the train? No I`d rather .....the plane.
a- take

6- The bus .......arrive at 1400 hrs but it was late.
was supposed to

7- My car ...... at present
b- is being repaired

8- He is still denying ...... the crime.
a- having committed

9- By this time tomorrow we .... in London.
c- will have arrived

10- I am going to the hair dresser's.......
b- to have my hair cut
Abood12
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011 2:08:59 PM
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I cant thank you enough my friends, this was a very comprehensive;(DavidL) I do appriciate all your effort and time you have spent with me.

Many thanks from Jordan to all of you
clear-eyed
Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:49:48 AM
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You didn't ask about the correctness of this post, but you might like to know.

...I am sorry that did not mark my - what I think - the correct answer ,
all the A`s were my choice.


...I am sorry that I did not mark my -- what I think are the correct answers. All the A's were my choices.

and please forgive me again and really I am in bad need to the correct answers and I am not trying to test any one or to waist your time.

and please forgive me again -- I am in really bad need of the correct answers, and I am not trying to test anyone or to waste your time.

It seems to be a home work for someone else but not for a 40 years old pilot going into an English exam by two British/German English experts, I can speak good English but when it comes to grammar the story will be deferent, as I was a graduate from RAF Halton since 20 years ago.

It seems to be homework for someone else, but not for a 40-year-old pilot going into an English exam by two British/German English experts. I can speak good English but when it comes to grammar it's a different story. I graduated from RAF Halton 20 years ago.

Thank you all very very much.

You're welcome, and good luck.
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