Posted by Fred 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.
'How came you to forget' = 'What caused you to forget'