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English homework help please

 
 
hugl
 
Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2014 09:25 am
1.Decide which word is correct

____(Could) I have some more tea,please? (could,shall,will or would)

Everyone's asleep. We ______(mustn't) make a noise.(couldn't,mustn't,needn't or wouldn't)

______(Would) you like to go for a ride with us?(Do,Should,Will 0r Would)

I wonder if this is the right way.It ____(might) not be. (can,could,might or must)

I don't think I want to see this film.Oh,I think you ____(would) enjoy it.(can,shall,will or would)

I'm quite happy to walk.You _____ (needn't) drive me home.(don't,haven't,mustn't or needn't)

_____(Shall) I show you the way?Oh,thank you.(Do,Shall,Will or Would)

It's late.I think we ____(should) better go. (had,have,should or would)


2.Complete this joke with appropriate forms of can or could.

Did you hear about the woman who went fishing,but _____(couldn't) catch anything?
On her way home,she stopped at the market so that she ____(could) buy two fish.
She then stepped back a few paces and asked the fish seller if he __(can) throw them to her.
The puzzled man asked;"Why?"The woman answered;"So that I ____(can) tell my husband that I caught a couple of fish today.

Thanks

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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2014 12:46 pm
@hugl,
____(Could) I have some more tea, please? (could,shall,will or would)

"Could" usu collo. However "Could" is slightly redundant with "please," without which:

"Shall" implies a question whether you're entitled, whether or not you desire it

"Will" is a challenge asking whether the listener or reader might wish a guess as to your possible action

"Woud" similar to "will" but questioning the circumstances of the transaction without regard to its conclusion


So Hugl what you're asking might require a single respondent several hours. Hope someone else chimes in with another response. Good luck
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2014 02:58 pm
@hugl,
Alas Hugl I've overestimated. Instead of "several hours" I should have writ "several days"

Quote:
Everyone's asleep. We ______(mustn't) make a noise.(couldn't,mustn't,needn't or wouldn't)


Again "mustn't" collo present tense. However depending on context,

"Couldn't" implies past tense, the question no longer whether we should

"Needn't" says there's a need for a noise in the case where someone is still awake. It was a psychological test of some sort to see whether noise might delay the onset of sleep. So once they're all snoring we no longer need to shout

"Wouldn't" suggests someone has accused us of noise and we're refuting the accusation


I do hope Hugl we're being of help


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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2014 03:35 pm
@hugl,

All were done correctly in your post, except this one:

Quote:
She then stepped back a few paces and asked the fish seller if he __(can) throw them to her.


...which should be "could".
hugl
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2014 04:37 pm
@McTag,
Thank you
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2014 01:22 pm
@McTag,
The days went by in a blur.
McTag
 
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Reply Tue 2 Dec, 2014 12:15 pm
@panzade,

Yo Pan, what means this?
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 2 Dec, 2014 01:08 pm
@McTag,
Sunday morning Dale wrote
Quote:
Instead of "several hours" I should have writ "several days"


Sunday afternoon you answered the homework question quite succinctly, I must say.
Commendable!
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 2 Dec, 2014 01:37 pm
@panzade,
Why, thank you Pan
It's not everyday…….
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