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There's little hope #1 (permalink) Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:29 pm   There's little hope
 

Test No. incompl/elem-30 "Responses (3)", question 5

Mike: 'What do you think are the chances of finding people still alive?'
Jane: '.........'

(a) There's little picture, really.
(b) There's little imagination, really.
(c) There's little perception, really.
(d) There's little hope, really.

Test No. incompl/elem-30 "Responses (3)", answer 5

Mike: 'What do you think are the chances of finding people still alive?'
Jane: 'There's little hope, really.'

Correct answer: (d) There's little hope, really.
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There's little hope #2 (permalink) Wed Sep 14, 2005 14:36 pm   There's little hope
 

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There is little hope. This expresses the chance of finding anyone alive. The other nouns are inappropriate to this expression.
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There's little hope #3 (permalink) Mon Aug 06, 2012 20:08 pm   There's little hope
 

Why can't I choose (b) There's little imagination, really. I assume the speaker would response that he can imagine how it would be look like if it is true. What do you think?
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There's little hope #4 (permalink) Mon Aug 06, 2012 20:50 pm   There's little hope
 

Sorry, Wael, but I just cannot accept that response there.

'imagination' is not appropriate in this context. It doesn't make sense.

You could say
"It's hard to imagine, isn't it?"
which would equate to saying
It is hard to believe that it is possible any survivors will be found,
however, this does not answer the question 'What do you think are the chances of...?'
'Little hope' is parallel to 'little chance' so it answers the question adequately.
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There's little hope #5 (permalink) Tue Aug 07, 2012 0:46 am   There's little hope
 

Beeesneees wrote:
........
You could say
"It's hard to imagine, isn't it?"
which would equate to saying
It is hard to believe that it is possible any survivors will be found,
........

I liked your comment. Thank you
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