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Difference between encouraging and demanding #1 (permalink) Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:50 am   Difference between encouraging and demanding
 

Test No. incompl/inter-76 "Christmas Postman (3)", question 3

It was at this stage that Ted came in quickly ......... me to finish and get on the road.

(a) demanding
(b) taking
(c) giving
(d) encouraging

Test No. incompl/inter-76 "Christmas Postman (3)", answer 3

It was at this stage that Ted came in quickly encouraging me to finish and get on the road.

Correct answer: (d) encouraging

Your answer was: incorrect
It was at this stage that Ted came in quickly demanding me to finish and get on the road.
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why not demanding?
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Demand #2 (permalink) Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:13 am   Demand
 

This construction is not possible. You have to say: He demanded that I .....
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Difference between encouraging and demanding #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 05, 2010 16:11 pm   Difference between encouraging and demanding
 

Does the verb demand align among those verbs which are inappropriate to be used in ing-form
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Difference between encouraging and demanding #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 05, 2010 16:46 pm   Difference between encouraging and demanding
 

Hello Nenad,

You can use the -ing form of 'demand', but not in the above question.

"He came here demanding answers."
"The bank are demanding payment."
"The boy is demanding compensation."
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Difference between encouraging and demanding #5 (permalink) Thu Aug 05, 2010 16:51 pm   Difference between encouraging and demanding
 

Nenad, I think you are asking if there is a noncontinuous use of "demand." There is.

Studying demands patience and concentration.

That never happens with people, though. When people demand something, it is obviously intentional and therefore lies outside the argument for noncontinuous verbs.
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Difference between encouraging and demanding #6 (permalink) Thu Aug 05, 2010 17:17 pm   Difference between encouraging and demanding
 

thank you both. your sincerely
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Difference between encouraging and demanding #7 (permalink) Thu Aug 05, 2010 17:22 pm   Difference between encouraging and demanding
 

Sorry it seems that I made a mistake, so I am going to correct it.I should have put it to you sincerely yours instead of your sincerely.
Thank you again
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Difference between encouraging and demanding #8 (permalink) Fri Sep 16, 2011 14:20 pm   Difference between encouraging and demanding
 

please explain: at this stage?

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Difference between encouraging and demanding #9 (permalink) Fri Sep 16, 2011 15:07 pm   Difference between encouraging and demanding
 

Saneta wrote:
please explain: at this stage?

many thanks

Hi,

Here's a link to an explanation:
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/at+this+stage
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