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Bound to come #1 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:28 am   Bound to come
 

Test No. incompl/elem-32 "Responses (5)", question 6

Jill: 'I do hope they make it tonight - it's very late you know.'
Frank: '.........'

(a) They're tied to come.
(b) They're destined to come.
(c) They're forced to come.
(d) They're bound to come.

Test No. incompl/elem-32 "Responses (5)", answer 6

Jill: 'I do hope they make it tonight - it's very late you know.'
Frank: 'They're bound to come.'

Correct answer: (d) They're bound to come.

Your answer was: incorrect
Jill: 'I do hope they make it tonight - it's very late you know.'
Frank: 'They're tied to come.'
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Please explain whats mean 'They're bound to come.'

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Bound to come #2 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 13:05 pm   Bound to come
 

This means it is certain they will come.
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Bound to come #3 (permalink) Fri May 29, 2009 17:56 pm   Bound to come
 

Thank you Alan for your exlanation. Now it is clear to me.
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Bound to come #4 (permalink) Sun Nov 15, 2009 17:01 pm   Bound to come
 

Hi Mr Alan:
In what case can we use" be destined to do sth" ? Why don't we use it for the above sentence? as in " they are destined to come". Thanks.
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Bound to come #5 (permalink) Thu May 24, 2012 9:42 am   Bound to come
 

Dear Alan thank for your explaination now it make a sense.
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Bound to come #6 (permalink) Fri Aug 24, 2012 15:23 pm   Bound to come
 

Sorry Alan, but I didn`t understand what means THEY´RE BOUND TO COME. Regards.
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Bound to come #7 (permalink) Fri Aug 24, 2012 18:52 pm   Bound to come
 

You can be sure that they will arrive.
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question #8 (permalink) Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:33 pm   question
 

Could you, please explain why can't we use "tied to come"?
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Bound to come #9 (permalink) Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:46 pm   Bound to come
 

'tied' does not have an appropriate meaning there. Are you, perhaps, thinking about a situation where they have made a commitment to come? That doesn't quite work.
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Thank you #10 (permalink) Sun Nov 18, 2012 13:34 pm   Thank you
 

Dear Beeesneees,
Thank you for your explanation.:)
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Bound to come #11 (permalink) Mon Nov 19, 2012 19:12 pm   Bound to come
 

Sorry, Natalia, but why did you greet to Beeesneees with TAKE CARE? I didn`t understand. Thanks.
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Bound to come #12 (permalink) Mon Nov 19, 2012 19:59 pm   Bound to come
 

It's just a standard closing expression, Cristovam.
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Explanation #13 (permalink) Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:55 am   Explanation
 

Dear Cristovam,
Beeesneees already explained it for you.
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Bound to come #14 (permalink) Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:23 am   Bound to come
 

Thank you, Natalia. I am satisfied in start out a chat with you, but I don`t know if it is good for you because my English is poor. I am from Brazil and I live in Recife, a large city. People are friendly an hospitable. I am retired and I have spent my free time reading, playing tennis and snooker. I like jogging and I exercise in the gym. That`s all by now. By the way, you are very smart in your picture. My best regards.
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Bound to come #15 (permalink) Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:24 am   Bound to come
 

Thank you, Natalia. I am satisfied in start out a chat with you, but I don`t know if it is good for you because my English is poor. I am from Brazil and I live in Recife, a large city. People are friendly an hospitable. I am retired and I have spent my free time reading, playing tennis and snooker. I like jogging and I exercise in the gym. That`s all by now. By the way, you are very smart in your picture. My best regards.
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