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who could possibly be ringing #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 17:10 pm   who could possibly be ringing
 

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ESL/EFL Test #98 "The Parliamentary Candidate (1)", question 10

Henry got out of bed and ran down the stairs. He ......... who could possibly be ringing at that early hour in the morning.

(a) wondered
(b) asked
(c) considered
(d) believed

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #98 "The Parliamentary Candidate (1)", answer 10

Henry got out of bed and ran down the stairs. He wondered who could possibly be ringing at that early hour in the morning.

Correct answer: (a) wondered
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who could possibly be ringing #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 15, 2011 19:20 pm   who could possibly be ringing
 

It means he was curious about it.
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Why? #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:40 am   Why?
 

Hi teachers,

May I ask you why 'asked' is not correct here?

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who could possibly be ringing #4 (permalink) Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:54 am   who could possibly be ringing
 

It would be correct if it said 'He asked himself who was ringing...',
or if there was an indication that there was someone there fro him to ask, but that's not the case here.
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