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    And here snowed under is the weather.
    Minä olen horjunut, epäilen enemmän kuin ennen
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    oR not...?
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    Hm... maybe... because the person is snowed under at work and not with work ... maybe maybe..

    As for the 7... there seems to be AmE/British English battle in me so.. I can't tell right from wrong! : )

    The verb "get" goes like this:
    get, got, got

    OR

    get, got, gotten <esp. American English>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spring View Post
    Hm...

    My answers would be the same as Orwa's except
    8. a) heat
    10. d) forward

    And the question with no correct answer might be number 7. where the answer should be b) got, but.. not really because even the right tense (gotten on well) would sound wrong.. so, probably:
    we’ve always gotten along very well (with each other)
    Exactly!
    I think Brits often say "we've always got on well"
    but Americans will usually say "we've always gotten along well"
    ... or in present tense ...
    we get on well
    we get along well

    Nice catch Spring
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    I'm American but I thought gotten wasn't a choice...
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    Sorry if I've created any confusion ....

    No, it's not a choice in Orwa's test and maybe I shouldn't have even mentioned this minor detail ... can we call it a colloquialism? ... and maybe "got" is an Oxford exception in the rules of verbs?

    But the present perfect auxiliary "have" (or "we've" in the test question) would normally be followed by the present-perfect "gotten" ... have gotten.

    But dragonfly, I guess we should also mention that Americans also might say "I've got" someting in the present tense ... "I've got a cold" ... I've got an idea!" ... but more properly, we should probably say "I have cold" or "I have an idea". So maybe this is also a possible point of confusion.

    At any rate, these are my answers to the test:

    1) Our father was very good at making up stories for us children.

    b inventing

    2) I can put you up at my flat if you like.

    a give you somewhere to sleep

    3) Sandra is always picking on me these days.

    c criticising me (best answer)
    or possibly
    d playing games with me (playful criticism)

    4) I’ll get round to writing the report soon.

    a I’ll find time to write the report soon.

    5) I’ve been snowed under at work recently.

    a It’s been very busy at my work.

    Complete these phrasal verbs. Choose the correct option.

    6) My sister has recently taken ....... yoga as a hobby.

    d up

    7) Nadira and I are best friends; we’ve always ........ on very well together.

    b got

    8) Mum will leave us a meal to ........ up when we get home.

    a heat

    9) Things are difficult for you now but I’m sure everything will ......... out OK in the end.

    c turn

    10) The writer puts ......... some very interesting ideas in this article.

    d forward
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    If you say Sandra is "playing games with me", you mean figuratively, right? As in "she is messing with me" or "driving me crazy"?
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    Thank you a lot John for your kind effort, I appreciate this tooo much, you can't imagine how a lot, for real

    I have checked my mistakes & I'll always be learning from a professional like you It is my pleasure
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    Long time since anyone has posted here!! where has everyone gone??? Busy like me?
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    Dragonfly you are soooo right, it's been way too long since anyone posted here! And even worse, you asked this question 3-4 months ago?? ... ......

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly93 View Post
    If you say Sandra is "playing games with me", you mean figuratively, right? As in "she is messing with me" or "driving me crazy"?
    Yes those all mean the same thing, approximately. You might also use the one word teasing: "Sandra is teasing me." Teasing can be nice, fun or playful, or it can be bad, annoying and mean-spirited.

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    Yes, I know, I just meant pertaining to the quiz above it I figured it out 3-4 months ago, too, you know But thanks!
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    HEY EVERYONE, I would like to reopen this thread for those who'd like to still compete here Maybe I should bribe you with food?

    Here you go!!

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    Hey, I will post a quiz for those of you who want to practice the difference between which and what.

    1. _____ book would you like to read, the first one or the second?

    a) Which
    b) What

    2. _____ more could you wish for?

    a) Which
    b) What

    3. Sandra asked me about seeing a movie; do you know to _____ one she is referring?

    a) which
    b) what

    4. ______ of these glasses looks best on me?

    a) Which
    b) What

    5. At first, when Owen told me about the wedding, I didn't know _____ he was talking about.

    a) which
    b) what

    -----Please post your answers below and I will check them for you -----
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    ___which__ book would you like to read, the first one or the second?

    a) Which
    b) What

    2. __what___ more could you wish for?

    a) Which
    b) What

    3. Sandra asked me about seeing a movie; do you know to __which___ one she is referring?

    a) which
    b) what

    4. ______ of these glasses looks best on me?

    a) Which
    b) What

    5. At first, when Owen told me about the wedding, I didn't know _what____ he was talking about.

    a) which
    b) what
    each one of us is lucky . even if we go through tough time , we r lucky . we r lucky buz there r many people stand by us besides, when we look at others' peoblem we find out that ours is nothing

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    MAHA, you were correct in all of the questions you answered; the answer to #4 is "which" of these glasses looks better on me . technically, it should be "which of these "pairs" of glasses looks better on me?", though.

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    Right, and about the "pairs"... Like Nere said, "which" is used to refer to the singular collective noun, "pair". Even though glasses is plural, it's understood that I mean "pair" rather than "glasses".

    Thanks for your assistance again, Nere

    Good job, Mahacim!
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    1. _____ book would you like to read, the first one or the second?

    a) Which


    2. _____ more could you wish for?

    b) What

    3. Sandra asked me about seeing a movie; do you know to _____ one she is referring?

    a) which

    4. ______ of these glasses looks best on me?

    a) Which


    5. At first, when Owen told me about the wedding, I didn't know _____ he was talking about.

    b) what
    "La tolerancia de los ideales ajenos es virtud suprema en los que piensan." - José Ingenieros

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    Correct, Mares ¡Buen trabajo!
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    I can play with this short competitions.. When it's too long, I feel lazy or too tired to answer :S
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    Haha, I will limit these to 5 questions
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