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Post by trex » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:20 am

The questions below were asked in a nationwide exam in Turkey. As the official keys were not published in those years (before 2006), we do not know which choice the testing board accepted as correct. Have you got any idea? Thanks.

1. It looks as though an agreement ---- yesterday between the two sides.

a) would reach
b) is reached
c) would be reached
d) had been reached
e) was reached


2. When I accidentally broke Mr. Parker's antique Chinese vase, I felt as if I ---- a criminal.

A) am being
B) have been
C) am being
D) were
E) had been
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:35 am

The answers being sought are 1. e) and 2. d); 1. d) could also be correct in certain circumstances. So could 2. e), although it would require a somewhat unusual interpretation of the situation.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:18 am

Interesting though it is, how did this post manage to get into the Archive?
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Post by Ken Greenwald » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:00 pm

Bob, It looks like you can post to the Archives if you go to the Board Index and just choose to post to one of the archived forums. I agree that it doesn't seem kosher that one can post a New Topic to the Archives. Phil would probably have to take a look at this. It might be built into the system and difficult to change and since the damage is minimal, not worth the effort. I moved this posting back to the current forum.
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Note: I've moved this topic from the Archives back to the current Usage and Writing forum. So don't think from Bob's above posting that he has flipped his lid.
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Re: as if

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:18 am

A funny thing happened to trex's posting on its way to the Forum.
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Re: as if

Post by Phil White » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:23 pm

That deserves an OPL Edwin.
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Re: as if

Post by Ken Greenwald » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:47 am

Edwin, But we better keep this quiet and zero must tell!
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