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Q&A - P3 English

Postby ChiefKiasu » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:06 pm

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Re: Q&A - P3 English

Postby chloecube » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:12 am

hi,

I know that those letters starting with a,e,i,o,u, will need to use "an" instead of "a".
Eg, an apple, an umbrella, an uncle
but why when we say University, the book says "a" university?
can anyone explaine to me ?

thks

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Re: Q&A - P3 English

Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:17 am

chloecube wrote:hi,

I know that those letters starting with a,e,i,o,u, will need to use "an" instead of "a".
Eg, an apple, an umbrella, an uncle
but why when we say University, the book says "a" university?
can anyone explaine to me ?

thks


I'm no English expert. But I suspect we use "an" only when the vowel "u" makes the "ah" sound instead of the "you" sound.

Eg.
an umbrella
an uncle
an ultraman
- versus -
a university
a union
a unicorn

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Re: Q&A - P3 English

Postby chloecube » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:24 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:
chloecube wrote:hi,

I know that those letters starting with a,e,i,o,u, will need to use "an" instead of "a".
Eg, an apple, an umbrella, an uncle
but why when we say University, the book says "a" university?
can anyone explaine to me ?

thks


I'm no English expert. But I suspect we use "an" only when the vowel "u" makes the "ah" sound instead of the "you" sound.

Eg.
an umbrella
an uncle
an ultraman
- versus -
a university
a union
a unicorn



thks chief kiasu,
i just found this , http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/540/01/

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Re: Q&A - P3 English

Postby barney » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:29 pm

Need help with this question on connectors:
It is _____ his fault _____ yours that the accident took place.

It is a MCQ with
(1) so... that
(2) neither... nor
(3) not only... but also
(4) whether... or
as choices. May I know which is the correct answer and why. Thank you.

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Re: Q&A - P3 English

Postby ridcully » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:50 pm

barney wrote:Need help with this question on connectors:
It is _____ his fault _____ yours that the accident took place.

It is a MCQ with
(1) so... that
(2) neither... nor
(3) not only... but also
(4) whether... or
as choices. May I know which is the correct answer and why. Thank you.
I should have thought both (2) and (3) are correct. Both make sense, and both conform to the parallelism rule that the same or equivalent grammatical form should follow paired connectors.

Rgds
R

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Re: Q&A - P3 English

Postby barney » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:19 am

Thanks ridcully for the response.

When going through this question with dd, I told her the answer should be (2) but the answer from the assessment book was (3). If such question is being set in school, will the teacher accept both answers since there's no way in the sentence that will imply either one is the better answer.

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Re: Q&A - P3 English

Postby ridcully » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:21 am

barney wrote:Thanks ridcully for the response.

When going through this question with dd, I told her the answer should be (2) but the answer from the assessment book was (3). If such question is being set in school, will the teacher accept both answers since there's no way in the sentence that will imply either one is the better answer.
One would hope that the teacher would accept either answer rather than just look at the set answer from an answer sheet.

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Re: Q&A - P3 English

Postby Champion » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:12 am

barney wrote:Thanks ridcully for the response.

When going through this question with dd, I told her the answer should be (2) but the answer from the assessment book was (3). If such question is being set in school, will the teacher accept both answers since there's no way in the sentence that will imply either one is the better answer.


Hi Barney,
Do you mind share with us which assessment book is this question taken from?
:thankyou: Very Much! :smile:

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Re: Q&A - P3 English

Postby barney » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:17 am

ridcully wrote:
barney wrote:Thanks ridcully for the response.

When going through this question with dd, I told her the answer should be (2) but the answer from the assessment book was (3). If such question is being set in school, will the teacher accept both answers since there's no way in the sentence that will imply either one is the better answer.
One would hope that the teacher would accept either answer rather than just look at the set answer from an answer sheet.

Thank you for sharing.

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