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Can anyone solve this

Postby markwilding » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:57 am

In an Advanced English class last night this question came up that nobody could get the answer to including me
The words have to be put in the correct order
You have to start with the underlined word
: Her job solving thing that kind whenever they crop involves problems up of :
I would be grateful if someone with a bit of time to spare could come up with the answer

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby country boy » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:03 am

Her kind of thing involves solving that kind of job problems whenever they crop up.

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby frank » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:07 am

Not sure it's the correct answer, but a quick stab is,
Her job involves solving problems of that kind of thing whenever they crop up.
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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Martin Page » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:27 am

Chuck in a few comma's and it makes more sense - Oh, the joys of English !

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby rafiki » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:37 am

frank wrote:Not sure it's the correct answer, but a quick stab is,
Her job involves solving problems of that kind of thing whenever they crop up.
I think that's the correct answer given one must use all the words. However I can't see the need for the words 'of thing'. It reads, to me, more fluently as 'Her job involves solving problems of that kind whenever they crop up.' Does including those two extra words convey something different or something more?
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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby markwilding » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:31 am

Frank,
I think you got it. :clap:
It's kind of a strange expression, but the expression "KIND OF" needed to be practised as we were working on expression of vagueness. That's why thing was included.

This answer wasn't correct
"Her kind of thing involves solving that kind of job problems whenever they crop up."
because "that" is singular and couldn't go with "problems"
But don't worry many native English speakers fail these exams for non natives because the English is different to the way we natives speak it.

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby country boy » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:08 pm

I knew it didn't sound right.... :(

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:43 pm

If you like that kind of thing try this

Put in some punctuation/capitals so this makes sense.

that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Mowser » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:30 pm

Her job involves solving problems, whenever they crop up; that kind of thing.
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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby tjtops » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:15 pm

Eats shoots and leaves........(springs to mind).... :lol: :lol: There! That dates us...well me anyway.,...
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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby markwilding » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:55 pm

In my class on wednesday,I tried again to do the puzzle. And again I couldn't do it

I've just had another look at Frank's answer and I've just realised that it isn't correct after all because the word "of" is used twice

Anybody else????????????

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Chrissie » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:45 am

Mowser's answer looks right to me! Not much hope for our Spanish if we can't cope with our mother tongue! :roll:
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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Jool » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:47 am

Her job solving problems involves that kind of thing whenever they crop up

??

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby markwilding » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:19 am

Thanks Jool.
I think that's it
Mower's stab didn't work Grammatically


Sometimes there are mistakes in the books,so there was always the Possibility in the back of my mind it couldn't be done.

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Mowser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:10 pm

Jool wrote:Her job solving problems involves that kind of thing whenever they crop up

??
Sorry Jool. That can't be correct. The phrase "job solving problems" is plural and needs the verb following to be "involve."
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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Mowser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:13 pm

markwilding wrote:Thanks Jool.
I think that's it
Mower's stab didn't work Grammatically

Sometimes there are mistakes in the books,so there was always the Possibility in the back of my mind it couldn't be done.

See post above. What part is ungrammatical?
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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Jool » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:19 pm

Mowser - Doesn´t the word "involves" have to grammatically match with "they" and thus is correct?

I also wondered if it could be done as it is not a very elegant sentence at all.

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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Colinm » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:35 pm

job is singular - ain't it? unless she's double jobbing, that kind of thing :lol:
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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Mowser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:46 pm

Colinm wrote:job is singular - ain't it? unless she's double jobbing, that kind of thing :lol:
I believe you are correct. I mistook it for job-solving problems (with hyphen) which would be plural.
Oops to me!
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Re: Can anyone solve this

Postby Mowser » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:47 pm

I still believe my original answer is grammatically correct.
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