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He doesn't trust you #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2005 23:39 pm   He doesn't trust you
 

Test No. incompl/elem-38 "Object Pronoun", question 3

Well, he says that he doesn't trust ..........

(a) yours
(b) you
(c) them

Test No. incompl/elem-38 "Object Pronoun", answer 3

Well, he says that he doesn't trust them.

Correct answer: (c) them

Your answer was: incorrect
Well, he says that he doesn't trust you.
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You #2 (permalink) Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:15 am   You
 

Hi Arun Sharma,

This test is made up of a conversation between two people about a third person and the first speaker says to the second speaker: He doesn't trust you (second speaker). You wouldn't use them here because there is no reference to them.

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He doesn't trust you #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 25, 2005 20:13 pm   He doesn't trust you
 

I don't understand...

the correct answer is

Well, he says that he doesn't trust them

or

Well, he says that he doesn't trust you

(according to the test, the asnwer is "them", but according to your previous answer, it's "you")

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Them/you #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 25, 2005 20:48 pm   Them/you
 

Hi,

Thanks for pointing out the error. You're right it should be (b) you and we'll get it changed.

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He doesn't trust you #5 (permalink) Mon Mar 08, 2010 19:22 pm   He doesn't trust you
 

Good Evening!
I have a question that why is this question stated as follow: Well, he says that he doesn't trust you,why not 'Well, he said that he doesn't trust you'.

Waiting for the clarification!
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He doesn't trust you #6 (permalink) Mon Mar 08, 2010 19:35 pm   He doesn't trust you
 

"You" and "them" both seem possible. Were there any other context clues in the question? Why couldn't the speakers be talking about a third party?

IMO the question needs to be rewritten.
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