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'from the library' vs 'in the library' #1 (permalink) Fri Mar 06, 2009 19:15 pm   'from the library' vs 'in the library'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #171 "Common subordinating conjunctions", question 4

Please read the book ......... it's still available from the library.

(a) before
(b) although
(c) since
(d) while

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #171 "Common subordinating conjunctions", answer 4

Please read the book while it's still available from the library.

Correct answer: (d) while
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'from the library' vs 'in the library' #2 (permalink) Sat Mar 07, 2009 14:06 pm   'from the library' vs 'in the library'
 

Nevertheless, you question is valid, and can only be seen as " while it is available from the library " ..... meaning, I suppose, available from THAT library.
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'from the library' vs 'in the library' #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:43 pm   'from the library' vs 'in the library'
 

why do we use " while" here not since?
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'from the library' vs 'in the library' #4 (permalink) Fri Jun 05, 2009 13:56 pm   'from the library' vs 'in the library'
 

Books are normally taken to one's home to be read. The book is available NOW. That is before someone else takes it home.
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'from the library' vs 'in the library' #5 (permalink) Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:29 am   'from the library' vs 'in the library'
 

I think that "still" is a confusing word here. It gives a meaning like "if the book is still there"
I don't understand the function of "still" here
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'from the library' vs 'in the library' #6 (permalink) Fri Aug 06, 2010 15:14 pm   'from the library' vs 'in the library'
 

That is the correct meaning Truert.

If the book is still there so that you can borrow it, then you should do so.
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'from the library' vs 'in the library' #7 (permalink) Fri Aug 06, 2010 21:53 pm   'from the library' vs 'in the library'
 

well
I understood the setence but I am still confused why
it's written "from" not "in"?

can we use "in" here?
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'from the library' vs 'in the library' #8 (permalink) Sat Aug 07, 2010 0:12 am   'from the library' vs 'in the library'
 

'in' could be substituted for 'from' in this sentence.

'From' is used because people take a book on loan from the library to home or work in order to read it.
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