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Language lessons

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 September, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 September, 2000, 12:00am
 

Example: 'even through there may be some occasional errors'.


Advertisement's claim: This should be though not through.


Examinations Authority response: A genuine typographical error admitted.


Example: A wide variety of appropriate means for connecting utterances are used.


Claim: Subject and verb do not agree in number.


Response: Acceptable.


Example: The editors encourages the use of informal style.


Claim: Subject and verb do not agree in number.


Response: This is taken out of context. The first part of the sentence 'The editors of Wired Magazine' and the second part 'encourages the use of informal style' are not supposed to be put together.


Example: He asked me where I live (lived).


Claim: Wrong sequence of tense occurs in the sentence.


Response: Acceptable.


Example: Indiscriminate copying from the passage will penalised.


Claim: The meaning is not clear.


Response: Acceptable. It has been commonly used.


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