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Let's wait in the lounge. #1 (permalink) Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:10 am   Let's wait in the lounge.
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #186 "Verb Tense Practice (3)", question 7

Her plane doesn't ......... for another hour. Let's wait in the lounge.

(a) arrives
(b) arriving
(c) arrived
(d) arrive

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #186 "Verb Tense Practice (3)", answer 7

Her plane doesn't arrive for another hour. Let's wait in the lounge.

Correct answer: (d) arrive

Your answer was: incorrect
Her plane doesn't arrives for another hour. Let's wait in the lounge.
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Let's wait in the lounge. #2 (permalink) Thu Dec 09, 2010 14:39 pm   Let's wait in the lounge.
 

Because 'arrives' is not used with 'doesn't'.
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Let's wait in the lounge. #3 (permalink) Mon May 09, 2011 12:57 pm   Let's wait in the lounge.
 

Please, why not:,,Her plane will not arrive for another hour. Let's wait in the lounge.''?
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Let's wait in the lounge. #4 (permalink) Mon May 09, 2011 13:03 pm   Let's wait in the lounge.
 

That's fine too, Saneta...but it's not one of the choices in this question. In fact, these are all possible answers, but not in this question, because we are given 'doesn't':

Her plane will not arrive for another hour.
Her plane doesn't arrive for another hour.
Her plane won't be arriving for another hour.
Her plane isn't going to arrive for another hour.
Her plane won't arrive for another hour.
Her plane isn't arriving for another hour.
Her plane isn't to arrive for another hour.
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Let's wait in the lounge. #5 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 15:40 pm   Let's wait in the lounge.
 

Hi Mister Micawber,
How about "Her plane doesn't arrive in another hour. Let's wait in the lounge."?
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Let's wait in the lounge. #6 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 19:44 pm   Let's wait in the lounge.
 

That doesn't work, Szky.

This would:
If her plane doesn't arrive in the next hour we should go and wait in the lounge.
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Let's wait in the lounge. #7 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 19:47 pm   Let's wait in the lounge.
 

Hi Szky09,

No, 'in' means something different and doesn't work in the context. You could say something like this, however:

- If her plane doesn't arrive in another hour, I will have to leave and she'll have to take a taxi home.

Saying 'if her plane doesn't arrive in another hour' refers to any point in time between now and an hour from now. Saying 'her plane doesn't arrive for another hour' means that the arrival will take place an hour from now (and not before that).

EDIT: Oops, Beeesneees posted while I was writing my post.

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