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I quit listening to her about 15 minutes into the conversation... #1 (permalink) Wed Jun 23, 2010 16:17 pm   I quit listening to her about 15 minutes into the conversation...
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #267 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (6)", question 1

I quit ......... to her about 15 minutes into the conversation. She never shuts up!

(a) listened
(b) listen
(c) listening
(d) listens

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #267 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (6)", answer 1

I quit listening to her about 15 minutes into the conversation. She never shuts up!

Correct answer: (c) listening
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Hi .. Can any one explain this sentence.. thanks
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I quit listening to her about 15 minutes into the conversation... #2 (permalink) Wed Jun 23, 2010 16:20 pm   I quit listening to her about 15 minutes into the conversation...
 

After 15 minutes had elapsed, I ceased to listen to her.
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hi #3 (permalink) Wed Jun 23, 2010 16:32 pm   hi
 

First of all thank you..
Second is the sentence "about 15 minutes into the conversation " mean after
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hi #4 (permalink) Wed Jun 23, 2010 19:36 pm   hi
 

Hanan68 wrote:
Second DOES the sentence "about 15 minutes into the conversation " mean after

It means "15 minutes after the conversation started".

Similar usages:

I was 30 pages into the book when I realized it wasn't worth reading. (I read 30 pages of the book when ...)
I'm about 80 pages into the manuscript. (I've read 80 pages)

Also, look at definition #3, maybe it'll help better:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/into
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hi #5 (permalink) Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:19 am   hi
 

Hi Tort

A lot of thank to you my dear Tort.
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I quit listening to her about 15 minutes into the conversation... #6 (permalink) Tue May 24, 2011 14:48 pm   I quit listening to her about 15 minutes into the conversation...
 

into the conversation, into the book, into the manuscript...- can't we replace ,,into'' with ,,in'' (put: in ,instead of :into)?
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I quit listening to her about 15 minutes into the conversation... #7 (permalink) Tue May 24, 2011 14:50 pm   I quit listening to her about 15 minutes into the conversation...
 

No, only 'into' works here because it means '15 minutes after the conversation started'.

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