From Twitter: Choose: Peter: So then I — wait, can I have another beer? Bartender: One beer comin’ up. Paul: __ your story; I wanna know the rest. Peter: Where was I? Mary: You were gonna tell us what happened next. Paul: Yeah, __! Peter: So, the cop said; __
a. carry on b. go on c. continue
Answers: c, banda
Look/Explanation: Peter: So then I — wait, can I have another beer? Bartender: One beer comin’ up. Paul:Continueyour story; I wanna know the rest. Peter: Where was I? Mary: You were gonna tell us what happened next. Paul: Yeah, Go on! Go on means ‘Go on’ means ”keep telling your story.” Peter: So, the cop said; carry on. ‘Carry on‘ sounds official and means go continue doing what you were doing (but can be casual, too–meaning the same thing as ”go on”–but this is less common.)
From Twitter Choose: A. Are you __? B. Yes. C’mon, give me my sandwich and let me pay. A. Is it __? B. If it were an emergency would I be buying a sandwich? I have __; I’m meeting my mother-in-law; if I’m late, I die. A. Then, hurry!
a. an emergency b. to hurry c. in a rush
The Answers are: ‘in a rush’ (c) ‘an emergency’ (a) ‘to hurry’ (b)
Explanation: The first answer can only be ‘in a hurry’: ‘Are you in a hurry?‘ … because we wouldn’t say: ‘are you to hurry?‘ or ‘are youan emergency?’ These expressions do not make sense.
The secondanswer is easy, because the question begins with ‘is it’, so we know a noun is needed and ‘is it in a rush’ doesn’t make sense, because it refers to something that has not been spoken about; so the only answer is the other noun, ‘an emergency’.
The Third answer must then be (b) ‘I have to hurry.’ Not only is it the only answer remaining, but we can’t say ‘I have in a hurry.’ We could say: ‘I have an emergency‘, but this situation is not an emergency; emergencies are about physical danger or about having to go to the bathroomin a hurry.
The Answers Are: prepares (a), preparing (c), prepared (a)
Explanation: After ‘always’, a simple tense verb, we can have a past tense or a present tense verb. If we look at the end of the sentence, we see ‘we always have a wonderful time’, meaning this is the present, not the past–so we need a present tense verb after always–so the answer to the first option is ‘prepares’.
After ‘by’ we need a gerund, because by introduces nouns of process or conveyance and actual things; think of how we say ‘go by train’, ‘solve the problem by using calculus’, the cat reached the window by jumping.
After ‘is always’ we need an adjective form ora continuous verb form, because ‘is’, a linking verb, and ‘always’ as an adverb require a description or a habitual action, but the choices offer only one ‘ing’ option and it is needed elsewhere!
Hello! は？Choose: It is thought that the pyramids of Egypt were built __ slaves and made __ with stone.
a. of b. by c. about e. for f. from
Answers: The answersare b., ‘by‘ and a., ‘of’.
Things are madeby people and ofmaterials; so, pictures painted by Da Vinci were made of canvas, paint and oil. A house is builtbya construction team is constructed of wood, cement, brick and mortar and tiles–or whatever.Many products are made of plasticby machines.
The book that’s on the table, which I told you about, was written __ Japanese __ my boss–a Korean dude.
a. of b. by c. in d. about e. for
Answers will; appear at around 5:00. Be cool. Be happy. Turn off your cars. – CA
ANSWERS: c., in and b., by: The book that’s on the table, which I told you about, was written _in_ Japanese _by_ my boss–a Korean dude.
We communicate in different languages, styles and ways:
We speakin English. We talk in soft tones. We yellinexcited voices. We writein different languages. We sing Opera in Italian This movie isin English with Japanese subtitles. The website was designed in HTML.
“by“ Things are madebypeople (or by other creatures and robots). So, ‘by’ is used with acts of intention:
King Lear was written byShakespeare. The Right Stuff was writtenbyTom Wolf. The Origin of Species was writtenby a former wanna-be friar, Charles Darwin.
The electric light bulb was invented byThomas Edison, who tested thousands of metals before settling on tungsten.
The automobile seems to have been first designedbyDa Vinci. Ah, Italians!
Starry Night was painted byVincent Van Gogh, who spoke fluent English, French and Dutch; he was a great man.
The first spacecrafts to go to the moon werebuilt bythe Russians and Americans
Kanagawa No Tsunami or The Great Wave off Kanagawa was drawn byKatsushika Hokusai.