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you will be fined vs. you will be fine #1 (permalink) Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:34 am   you will be fined vs. you will be fine
 

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #8 "A Change of Heart", question 8

You will be fine and it will probably cost you a lot of money.

(a) be fine
(b) probably
(c) a lot of

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #8 "A Change of Heart", answer 8

You will be fined and it will probably cost you a lot of money.

Correct entry: be fined
The error was: (a) be fine
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Hi,
I can put "probably" at the end of this setence?Because it is an adverb.

Thanks a lot in advance.

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you will be fined vs. you will be fine #2 (permalink) Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:57 am   you will be fined vs. you will be fine
 

BTW, Why fine is wrong here? The sentense (as it stands) makes sense with fine too, what do you think ? :)
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you will be fined vs. you will be fine #3 (permalink) Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:06 am   you will be fined vs. you will be fine
 

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Yes, kimhoa, you could put 'probably' at the end, if you preceded it with a comma.

Can you tell me what the sentence would mean, LS, if you used 'fine'?
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you will be fined vs. you will be fine #4 (permalink) Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:12 am   you will be fined vs. you will be fine
 

Hi, Mister Micawber
I'm not sure, but I thought "fine" might mean "Ok, whole, recovered". like you'll be recovered (after an accident) but it will cost you a lot of money (said as a consolation)
Does it make sense to you ?
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you will be fined vs. you will be fine #5 (permalink) Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:19 am   you will be fined vs. you will be fine
 

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The 'but' is critical. 'And' doesn't work.
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you will be fined vs. you will be fine #6 (permalink) Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:04 am   you will be fined vs. you will be fine
 

Hi lost_soul,

The use of 'fine' wouldn't make sense in that sentence. You must look at that sentence as part of the conversation and ask yourself: What would happen if I smoked when it says smoking is not allowed?

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