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Old 02-11-2021, 04:42 AM   #1
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English grammar help


Hello guys,

I need help from English native speakers. I'm solving an online quiz and I'm not able to solve the problem shown in the attachment. I cannot distinguish between different forms of Future Tense.

If possible can you help me solve the problem.
Thank you!
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:57 AM   #2
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Hello guys,

I need help from English native speakers. I'm solving an online quiz and I'm not able to solve the problem shown in the attachment. I cannot distinguish between different forms of Future Tense.

If possible can you help me solve the problem.
Thank you!
Yes. But it looks like you want us to do your homework. We wouldn't be doing you a favour if we did.
 
Old 02-11-2021, 06:10 AM   #3
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I'm not asking anybody to do my homework. I asked for help in solving this. All I expect is a hint if my choices are correct.
I didn't post homework with empty fields, but I asked for help.
 
Old 02-11-2021, 06:31 AM   #4
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i would say your answers are correct however I have an issue of the grammar of the content that has been given to you .

We are going to small town near London, should in my opinion be:

We are going to a small town near London.
 
Old 02-11-2021, 06:47 AM   #5
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captain_sensible, thank you. I had to choose from what was already offered. The result was 3/4, so I don't know which sentence was wrong.
Probably I will never find out which one.

BTW: last time I had a homework was about 15 years ago
 
Old 02-11-2021, 07:18 AM   #6
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I would say you got the first and the last right. The middle two could go either way, so I think the test is a pretty silly one.
 
Old 02-11-2021, 09:04 AM   #7
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The quiz concluded that I had three out of four right. That is why I wanted help from a native speaker. Perhaps, there is a subtle difference which I'm not aware of.

Anyway, thank you for your help.
 
Old 02-11-2021, 09:17 AM   #8
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The result was 3/4, so I don't know which sentence was wrong.
As others have said, the first one is wrong because it can't be right with the options available - it needs an additional word. Perhaps it originally had the name of a small town which wasn't well known and may have been mistaken for a person, and was blindly switched out to a description.

These are all valid:
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We (are going to|are going to visit|will visit) [a] small town near London.
I don't think that they (are going to give|will give) us a raise.
I've noticed that Abbie is angry at me. I (am going to talk|will talk|will go) to her today.
Last year we were in Italy. We (are going to visit|are going to|will visit) Greece this year.

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Probably I will never find out which one.
If there's no way to learn from mistakes, it's not a very good course.

Likewise, I would expect some method of contacting the tutor/author and providing course feedback.

Without either/both of those, I'd look for a better course.

 
Old 02-11-2021, 01:03 PM   #9
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There are all valid, but only the first and last actually require "going to". Also, "going to" has two uses. In the first example, "going" is the main verb and the present tense is used as it generally is when a future event has been planned in advance, like "The train leaves at 10 a.m." The last example shows "going" as an auxiliary verb to construct the prospective aspect, which shows something likely to happen — "She's going to fall if she's not careful". In other words, we plan to visit Greece if we can.

Incidentally, this is US English. In Britain we don't get a "raise", we get a "rise". Also in conservative speech, the future auxiliary with "I" and "we" is not "will" but "shall" — "Mary won't go and neither shall I." Complications, complications!
 
Old 02-11-2021, 03:49 PM   #10
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Swap 1 and 4 is what I say.

I can't see why it said 3/4.

Said exercise really should have clear correct and not correct string choices.

Yes, languages have subtleties, but the should explain as part of scoring in this exercise where two possible answers apply.

That said, I do not feel any answers can be legitimately used in the incorrect spaces.
 
  


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