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Is this a request or a question? #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:35 am   Is this a request or a question?
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #45 "Speaking: At the Supermarket", question 1

Will the driver of the blue Ford Fiesta XYZ 343 please ......... their car.

(a) send
(b) move
(c) take
(d) tow

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #45 "Speaking: At the Supermarket", answer 1

Will the driver of the blue Ford Fiesta XYZ 343 please move their car.

Correct answer: (b) move

Your answer was: correct
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This is not a question, so why "will" stands at the beginning of this sentence?
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Is this a request or a question? #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:51 am   Is this a request or a question?
 

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It is a request (the question mark is missing at the end, though).
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Is this a request or a question? #3 (permalink) Mon Sep 12, 2011 15:01 pm   Is this a request or a question?
 

Why not: tow?
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Is this a request or a question? #4 (permalink) Mon Sep 12, 2011 15:25 pm   Is this a request or a question?
 

What do you think that sentence might mean, then, Saneta?
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Is this a request or a question? #5 (permalink) Mon Sep 12, 2011 15:33 pm   Is this a request or a question?
 

I was just thinking that their car can be towed by another car led by a driver.
Does 'tow' concern only ships?
I have found that it can concern also cars.

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Is this a request or a question? #6 (permalink) Mon Sep 12, 2011 23:28 pm   Is this a request or a question?
 

Yes, 'tow' also applies to cars, but no public announcement would ask an owner to tow his car.
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Is this a request or a question? #7 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2011 15:02 pm   Is this a request or a question?
 

Mister Micawber wrote:
but no public announcement would ask an owner to tow his car.

why not?

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Is this a request or a question? #8 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2011 15:11 pm   Is this a request or a question?
 

The announcer would not know whether the car was inoperable or not.
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Is this a request or a question? #9 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2011 17:37 pm   Is this a request or a question?
 

The car driver is single. Why in this question we use 'their'?
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Is this a request or a question? #10 (permalink) Tue Sep 13, 2011 18:37 pm   Is this a request or a question?
 

It's a 'singular their' used because we do not know whether the driver is male or female, so we cannot use 'her' or 'his'.
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Is this a request or a question? #11 (permalink) Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:52 am   Is this a request or a question?
 

Beeesneees wrote:
It's a 'singular their' used because we do not know whether the driver is male or female, so we cannot use 'her' or 'his'.

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