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was "he" missed there? #1 (permalink) Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:14 pm   was "he" missed there?
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #16 "Expressions with Top", question 2

When the accident happened all he could think about was attracting attention and started calling out at the top of his voice.

(a) as quickly as possible
(b) as freely as possible
(c) as clearly as possible
(d) as loudly as possible

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #16 "Expressions with Top", answer 2

When the accident happened all he could think about was attracting attention and started calling out as loudly as possible.

Correct answer: (d) as loudly as possible

Your answer was: correct
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was "he" missed there?
(When the accident happened all he could think about was attracting attention and HE started calling out as loudly as possible)

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was "he" missed there? #2 (permalink) Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:25 am   was "he" missed there?
 

After waiting in vain for someone else to have a go at your question (I'm not the test author, after all), I'll give you my take on it, for what it's worth.

Like you, I would also insert the pronoun 'he' at the beginning of the last clause.
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was "he" missed there? #3 (permalink) Sun Mar 11, 2007 13:08 pm   was "he" missed there?
 

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was "he" missed there? #4 (permalink) Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:24 am   was "he" missed there?
 

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When the accident happened all he could think about was attracting attention and started calling out at the top of his voice.

When I read out this sentence I feel a brief natural pause after "accident"--so I would put a comma there if I wrote this sentence.

...but, I may be altogether wrong... :shock:

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was "he" missed there? #5 (permalink) Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:59 am   was "he" missed there?
 

Tom wrote:
...but, I may be altogether wrong... :shock:

As it turns out, your doubts are justified, Tom, since the comma would go after 'happened' -- and that's probably what you meant.
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was "he" missed there? #6 (permalink) Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:41 am   was "he" missed there?
 

Conchita wrote:
Tom wrote:
...but, I may be altogether wrong... :shock:

As it turns out, your doubts are justified, Tom, since the comma would go after 'happened' -- and that's probably what you meant.

Mea culpa, Conchita!!!

Yes, I meant "happened".

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