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meaning of "There is no guessing" #1 (permalink) Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:55 am   meaning of "There is no guessing"
 

Test No. incompl/elem-30 "Responses (3)", question 7

Mike: 'I wonder what she'll get up to next.'
Jane: '.........'

(a) There's no finding.
(b) There's no knowing.
(c) There's no guessing.
(d) There's no seeing.

Test No. incompl/elem-30 "Responses (3)", answer 7

Mike: 'I wonder what she'll get up to next.'
Jane: 'There's no knowing.'

Correct answer: (b) There's no knowing.

Your answer was: incorrect
Mike: 'I wonder what she'll get up to next.'
Jane: 'There's no guessing.'
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can you explain both expressions?

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There is no guessing #2 (permalink) Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:07 am   There is no guessing
 

Both basically are the same thing, you don't know or can't guess what she will do.
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what she will get up to? could explain this meaning?

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There is no guessing #4 (permalink) Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:44 am   There is no guessing
 

hmm well i dont think i have ever heard that phrase before but i have heard," what do you think she well be up to" meaning what do you think she will be doing. get has to be replaced with be, then it makes sense
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Good #5 (permalink) Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:46 am   Good
 

well here's a job for mr. torsten, think so? :lol: :lol:
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Get up to #6 (permalink) Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:50 am   Get up to
 

Well, actually this is also a question for Alan because he our expert when it comes to using phrasal verbs one of which is get up to.

If you talk about what someone gets up to, you are referring to what they do, especially when it is something you do not approve of.

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There is no guessing #7 (permalink) Tue May 22, 2007 23:18 pm   There is no guessing
 

'I wonder what she'll get up to next

Is it an idiom? I understand the meaning, but I've never encountered an expression like that. Is is British or American English?
Why not "I wonder what she'll be up to next"? Or both are applicable?
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There is no guessing #8 (permalink) Sun May 27, 2007 12:37 pm   There is no guessing
 

yo wrote:
Both basically are the same thing, you don't know or can't guess what she will do.

if they are same, why do we use "no knowing" but not the other one?

What on earth is "get up to"?
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meaning of "There is no guessing" #9 (permalink) Mon Nov 03, 2008 14:30 pm   meaning of "There is no guessing"
 

Hi,

'There's no knowing' is a set expression whereas 'there's no guessing' isn't a set expression. 'Get up to' in the test question suggests she will do something unusual, unexpected.

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meaning of "There is no guessing" #10 (permalink) Sat May 23, 2009 20:01 pm   meaning of "There is no guessing"
 

Hi Alan,

Excuse me I would like to know what "set expression" means.It means that it is not correct using it?

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meaning of "There is no guessing" #11 (permalink) Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:32 am   meaning of "There is no guessing"
 

Hi Alan,
I have got the same question.I have noticed the word "set expression" many times.Please tell the meaning of "set expression.

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meaning of "There is no guessing" #12 (permalink) Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:06 am   meaning of "There is no guessing"
 

Hi,

'Set expression' is an expression that is used frequently in the language and is now accepted as part of the language. As I said above, the common expression 'There's no knowing' is accepted as a recognised expression but 'there's no guessing' sounds strange and is not accepted as normal and is therefore not a set expression.

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meaning of "There is no guessing" #13 (permalink) Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:22 am   meaning of "There is no guessing"
 

Many thanks sir.
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test mistaken #14 (permalink) Sun Jan 03, 2010 16:18 pm   test mistaken
 

Deart Alan
I answered two times: c) there is no guessing
Test your answer tells me that I have marked b) There is no knowing.
You should correct this mistake.
I will never have ten out of ten in this test.
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meaning of "There is no guessing" #15 (permalink) Mon Jan 04, 2010 14:38 pm   meaning of "There is no guessing"
 

Dear Alfwm

You take this test question:
http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ei030/esl-test.php#responses_question_seven

I. You click on an option "C" (this is an incorrect answer!)



II. You click on "check your score"



III. You get your results: C is incorrect, B is correct



Please tell me what is the problem with this test?

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