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Topic: ECPE 2008 (two questions)
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:28:54 AM
Hello, everyone.

I don't know why the answers of the following questions are the ones highlighted. I'd like to you to provide me an explanation for those two. I am asking a couple of questions to let you know why I am a bit confused. Think

Thank you very much in advance.

- "Are both your sons Good hockey players?"
"Yes, but Patrick's _____________ the two."

a. the more talented tan
b. the more talented of
c. the most talented of
d. more talented than

When do we use "of" in a comparative construction?

- "_________Mr. and Mrs.Robinson; they are our new neighbors."
" Nice to meet you."

a. they are
b. there is
c. this is
d. these are

Why is the answer "C"? Isn't it true that we are introducing two people?

Thank you,

Topic: ECPE (2008) Cloze: Singular or Plural
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:32:36 AM

It is not my intention to overwhelm you with my questions, but I need a hand on this.
This is the first part of a cloze exercise in this ECPE exam. I chose b. have because we have two subjects; however, the answer seems to be a. has, I don't know why.

The Discovery and development of stem cells ________ been heralded as one of the greatest breakthrough in modern medicine.

a. has
b. have
c. having
d. had

best regards,
Topic: ECPE (2008): Idiomatic Expression?
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:27:32 AM
Hello, everyone.

I hope you are having a Good one.

I came across this question. I don't know why the answer is d. couldn't be helped. Could you explain it to me, pease?

"Why were you late today?"
"It __________. There was a train collision."

a. didn't help
b. could have helped
c. couldn't be helpful
d. couldn't be helped

Best regards,
Topic: ECPE question (2008) which vs. whom
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:41:24 AM
Hello everyone,

I would like to know why the answer is which instead of whom. I know that we use which for animals/objects.

Wes is a vegetarian, ________ no one else in our class is.

a. who
b. what
c. whom
d. which

best regards,
Topic: ECPE question (2008)even though
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:51:06 AM
Thanks for your quick answer.

This exam has some tricky questions that are really difficult to track. sometimes, I am only baffled, guessing among a,b,c or d.

Thanks again for your explanation. This info is quite useful.
Topic: ECPE question (2008)even though
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:17:48 AM
Hello again,

I find this question quite interesting because I could not find any text or website where there is info about the use of even though and would in the same dependent clause. I know that a and b are not possible answers because of the verb rain. The answer is d, but the problem is to know the reason why it is. I figure, is it the use of would with even though??

Please, explain if you can.

Thanks in advance.

- _________________ rain, I'm still going to play tennis.

a. No matter how hard it
b. However it
c. Even though it would
d. Even if it should
Topic: ECPE question (2008) so
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:47:57 AM
Quite interesting thanks!
Topic: ECPE question (2008) so
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 6:50:00 PM
Hello everyone,

I am a student trying to get things crystal clear before my ECPE exam coming up when the virus disappears from my area. :)
I would like to know why the answer to the following question is c) so interesting, and how I can say the same thing but using other words.
For instance, if I say, this is a very interesting book = this book is so interesting.

- She wrote ___________ a book that the publishing firm could not refuse to promote it.

a) such
b) such an interesting
c) so interesting
d) so much of

I am glad that there are nice people willing to help.

Thanks for everything,
Topic: ECPE question (2008)
Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:42:52 AM
Boo hoo!

Hello everyone,

This is a ECPE question that I don't understand why the answer is d) instead of c)
Could you give a hint, please?

55. Unfortunately, I'm ____________ with this project.

a) far to finished

b) Close to finished

c) far from finishing

d) far from finished
Topic: vibrate => noun or verb or adjective?
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:25:20 PM
Boo hoo! Hello, good afternoon.(13:21 p.m.)

vibrate (vaɪˈbreɪt)
1. to move or cause to move back and forth rapidly; shake, quiver, or throb
2. (intr) to oscillate
3. to send out (a sound) by vibration; resonate or cause to resonate
4. (intr) to waver
5. (General Physics) physics to undergo or cause to undergo an oscillatory or periodic process, as of an alternating current; oscillate
6. (intr) rare to respond emotionally; thrill

[C17: from Latin vibrāre]
vibratile adj
viˈbrating adj
viˈbratingly adv
ˈvibratory adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Please refrain from making or taking calls during meetings. Put your cell phone and pager on vibrate mode.

Source: Top Notch 3 American English by Joan Saslow (Meeting Etiquette)

I think that vibrate is a noun acting as an adjective. Sometimes nouns can be adjectives when they are placed in front of other nouns.
I hope this can help you a bit.