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English tenses #1 (permalink) Sat Jan 28, 2006 22:05 pm   English tenses
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #120 "Perfect Tenses", question 2

That programme is so boring that it's like watching paint ..........

(a) dries
(b) dried
(c) dry
(d) has dried

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #120 "Perfect Tenses", answer 2

That programme is so boring that it's like watching paint dry.

Correct answer: (c) dry

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That programme is so boring that it's like watching paint dried.
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Dry #2 (permalink) Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:19 am   Dry
 

Hi,

If you are watching a tv programme that you do not find at all interesting or very boring, it is the same as simply watching paint dry - in other words nothing happens.

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English tenses #3 (permalink) Thu Mar 30, 2006 19:28 pm   English tenses
 

Hi Alan,

I just want to be more informed with a concrete grammatical explanation on how the sentence "If you are watching a tv programme that you do not find at all interesting or very boring, it is the same as simply watching paint ____" turned out to be"dry." Did the phrase use ellipsis for paint TO dry?

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English tenses #4 (permalink) Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:03 am   English tenses
 

hi, Alan, why dry , instead of "dried"? thx
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