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What does 'this is' mean here? #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 06, 2010 19:06 pm   What does 'this is' mean here?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #142 "Real Life: The Body and Related Verbs (2)", question 8

You ......... with your eye. This is when you close and open one eye on purpose and in order to denote some kind of gesture or sign to someone else.

(a) wipe
(b) run
(c) touch
(d) wink

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #142 "Real Life: The Body and Related Verbs (2)", answer 8

You wink with your eye. This is when you close and open one eye on purpose and in order to denote some kind of gesture or sign to someone else.

Correct answer: (d) wink
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What does 'this is' mean here? #2 (permalink) Mon Dec 06, 2010 20:37 pm   What does 'this is' mean here?
 

Hi,

'This' refers to the previous sentence - what you are doing when you wink.

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