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I listened attentively #16 (permalink) Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:14 am   I listened attentively
 

I am eager to know, why is it incorrect: I was listening attentively to the lecture on philosophy but I still didn't understand much of it.
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I listened attentively #17 (permalink) Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:19 am   I listened attentively
 

Hi,

It seems all right to me. 'Was listening' (past continuous) suggests a continuous action and 'didn't understand' is the past simple because verbs like 'understand' have within their meaning a continuous element and are therefore not usually used in the continuous form. Is that what you were worried about?

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I listened attentively #18 (permalink) Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:03 am   I listened attentively
 

I have a question
I listened attentively to the lecture on philosophy but I still didn't understand much of it.

If I write the follow , will it be right?
I was listening attentively to the lecture on philosophy but I still didn't understand much of it.
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I listened attentively #19 (permalink) Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:06 am   I listened attentively
 

Hi,

Both are fine.

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I listened attentively #20 (permalink) Mon Mar 14, 2011 21:53 pm   I listened attentively
 

Thanks a lot. now everything is clear to me
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I listened attentively #21 (permalink) Mon Mar 14, 2011 21:56 pm   I listened attentively
 

tell me please, is it correct sentence - TOO high temperature is dangerouse
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I listened attentively #22 (permalink) Mon Mar 14, 2011 21:57 pm   I listened attentively
 

Alan wrote:
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It seems all right to me. 'Was listening' (past continuous) suggests a continuous action and 'didn't understand' is the past simple because verbs like 'understand' have within their meaning a continuous element and are therefore not usually used in the continuous form. Is that what you were worried about?

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I listened attentively #23 (permalink) Mon Mar 14, 2011 22:00 pm   I listened attentively
 

your explanation is super helpful
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I listened attentively #24 (permalink) Mon Mar 14, 2011 22:01 pm   I listened attentively
 

Too high a temperature can be dangerous.
A temperature which is too high can be dangerous.
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I listened attentively #25 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:48 am   I listened attentively
 

Thank you a lot))) Tell me please, is it correct - Recently in our region appeared a lot of new chemists. THE therapist examined THE patient and said that he would recover in A FEW DAYS
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I listened attentively #26 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 14:09 pm   I listened attentively
 

Hi,

For balance in the sentence, I would add 'there' as in 'there appeared'. Otherwise the sentence looks fine.

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I listened attentively #27 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 16:09 pm   I listened attentively
 

Sorry, but I cannot understand why do we need to use "there" in this sentence
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I listened attentively #28 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 16:40 pm   I listened attentively
 

Hi,

The reason why I suggested adding there was because the subject and verb are inverted. In other words 'appeared a lot of' in place of 'a lot of ...appeared'. That's why I suggested adding 'there' to balance the sentence.

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I listened attentively #29 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 19:06 pm   I listened attentively
 

It's again me) I need your help, tell me please - He have a rest or has?
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I listened attentively #30 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 19:15 pm   I listened attentively
 

He has a rest.
He will have a rest later.
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