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Iwana



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 10:59 pm    Post subject: Why are they wrong ? Reply with quote

Dear teachers.
I learned these sentences below are all wrong.
But I don't know why they are wrong.

1. Most people cannot understand which is the XXrobot.
2. Most people never heard what the XX robot is.
3. Most people do not know which the XX robot is.

I need your help.

Sincerely,
Iwana
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stellara



Joined: 02 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm, i'd say:

1. Most people cannot understand which is the XX robot.
--> Most people cannot understand which one is the XX robot

2. Most people never heard what the XX robot is.
--> Most people have never heard what the XX robot is. (in combination with the word never you have to use the present perfect)

3. Most people do not know which the XX robot is.
--> Most people don't know which one is the XX robot.

didn't you get a correction of these sentences?
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Iwana



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:49 am    Post subject: Thank you very much, stellara. Reply with quote

Thank you very much stellara.
You are a great help.

Sincerely,
Iwana
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NoLeafClover



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"which one" is generally used when we have to chose one thing out of group of things. If most people simply do not know about XX robot, the sentence "Most people do not know what XX robot is" and "Most people cannot understand what XX robot is" are more appropriate
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Iwana



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:13 pm    Post subject: Thank you very much, NoLeafClover Reply with quote

Thank you very much, NoLeafClover.

I have one more question.
Then "Most people have never heard what the XXrobot is"
a correct sentence ?

Sincerely,

Iwana
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds correct to me.
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Iwana



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:39 pm    Post subject: Thank you very much, Lorikeet. Reply with quote

Thank you very much, Lorikeet.

Sincerely,

Iwana
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