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How much do you want for it? #1 (permalink) Sat May 21, 2011 12:11 pm   How much do you want for it?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #254 "Dialogue Comprehension (3)", question 4

I want to sell my car. .........

(a) How much more can you take?
(b) How much do you want for it?
(c) How many people do you know?
(d) Sorry, I'm out of that brand.

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #254 "Dialogue Comprehension (3)", answer 4

I want to sell my car. How much do you want for it?

Correct answer: (b) How much do you want for it?

Your answer was: correct
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to be out of that brand= to not have that kind of the car?
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How much do you want for it? #2 (permalink) Sat May 21, 2011 13:13 pm   How much do you want for it?
 

To be out of that brand = to not have that make/kind (not limited to cars).
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How much do you want for it? #3 (permalink) Sat May 21, 2011 14:14 pm   How much do you want for it?
 

Dear Beeesneees,
that make? I don't understand, it's not a noun like a: kind... what is not limited to cars?
please rewrite your explanation,
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How much do you want for it? #4 (permalink) Sat May 21, 2011 14:22 pm   How much do you want for it?
 

Hi Saneta,

'Sorry, I'm out of that brand' means: I'm afraid we don't have any more of that particular type/the type manufactured by the particular company you want. It can apply to anything from a car to a packet of cornflakes.

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How much do you want for it? #5 (permalink) Sat May 21, 2011 14:27 pm   How much do you want for it?
 

Hopefully Alan's intervention has saved me having to rewrite my explanation, Saneta.

Please let us know if you still don't understand though.
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How much do you want for it? #6 (permalink) Sat May 21, 2011 18:30 pm   How much do you want for it?
 

Dear both of you, I understand, thank you very much :)))))))))))))
Please Beeesneees tell me only about this sentence: ,,Hopefully Alan's intervention has saved me having to rewrite my explanation'',because I would write it this way: ,,Hopefully Alan's intervention has saved me from having to rewrite my explanation''.
Is your sentence is still correct (has saved me + having + to rewrite), if so, it is some kind of pattern in English?
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How much do you want for it? #7 (permalink) Sat May 21, 2011 19:37 pm   How much do you want for it?
 

My sentence is correct, Saneta. So is yours.
I'm afraid we'll have to look to someone else to explain the grammar, though.
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How much do you want for it? #8 (permalink) Mon May 23, 2011 9:57 am   How much do you want for it?
 

Dear Beeesneees!
so is yours= your explanation is true too?
who does your second sentence apply to and what the grammar?
I'm confused, sorry
thank you.
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How much do you want for it? #9 (permalink) Mon May 23, 2011 10:12 am   How much do you want for it?
 

Hi Saneta,

With verbs like stop save prevent you can use the construction of verb+object+ing. You can also add in 'from' without changing the meaning as in: This prevented me (from)/stopped (from)/saved me (from) repeating the question.

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How much do you want for it? #10 (permalink) Mon May 23, 2011 12:10 pm   How much do you want for it?
 

Dear teachers, thank you very much!!! :)
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