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A reading comprehension

Posted by Sphinx on December 27, 2003

In Reply to: A reading comprehension posted by ESC on December 27, 2003

: : Hi folks,
: : Please read this small passage and help me with these:
: : 1.When Abe told Mr.Crawford what had happended to the book, he talked _B__

: : A.mockingly
: : B.humorously
: : C.unconcernedly

: : (Why choose B as answer here?)

: : 2.Do you know what is a weather side?

: : 3.Could you explain this sentence "How came you to forget..."

: : It seems ungrammatical! We can only use "how come that...?" to express our surprise, and the tense of "come" is never changed!

: : Thanks!!!!!

: 1. I don't think any of these choices fit. Just from the text, it doesn't sound like he was mocking or joking. Abe was being straightforward but he was concerned. Abe had a reputation for joking, maybe that's why the choice was B.

: 2. The part of the daubing or whatever he called it, that faced the outside of the cabin and was exposed to weather.

: 3. Maybe that is an old way of speaking.

2.Forgive me, but what is a mud-daubing?
3.Could you please put "How came you to forget..." in plain English?