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Why it's park not parking or parks? #1 (permalink) Thu Jul 23, 2009 20:59 pm   Why it's park not parking or parks?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #128 "Real Life: Transportation (1)", question 6

She also saw a woman park her car on the street. Then, the woman put some coins into the parking ......... so she wouldn't get a ticket. A lot of big cities have strict parking rules.

(a) microphone
(b) carpool
(c) meter

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #128 "Real Life: Transportation (1)", answer 6

She also saw a woman park her car on the street. Then, the woman put some coins into the parking meter so she wouldn't get a ticket. A lot of big cities have strict parking rules.

Correct answer: (c) meter
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Why it's park not parking or parks? #2 (permalink) Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:46 am   Why it's park not parking or parks?
 

It is a non-finite verb; 'parking' is also possible.

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Why it's park not parking or parks? #3 (permalink) Mon Jul 26, 2010 22:05 pm   Why it's park not parking or parks?
 

Hello,
Why the sentence is:
"Then, the woman put some coins into the parking meter so she wouldn't get a ticket." and not
"Then, the woman put some coins into the parking meter so she would get a ticket."
Did she want to get a ticket or not?
Shouldn't we use "could" instead of "would".
This would make more sense for me
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Why it's park not parking or parks? #4 (permalink) Mon Jul 26, 2010 23:12 pm   Why it's park not parking or parks?
 

She didn't want a ticket, because in this case a 'ticket' means a parking fine.
She put the coins into the meter so that she wouldn't get a big fine for parking in the wrong place without paying.
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Why it's park not parking or parks? #5 (permalink) Tue Jul 27, 2010 16:45 pm   Why it's park not parking or parks?
 

Thanks for your explanation.
I did not know the other meaning of the word "ticket".
Now, the sentence is very clear and makes sense.
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