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Meaning of monotonous #1 (permalink) Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:13 am   Meaning of monotonous
 

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ESL/EFL Test #122 "Sleep Expressions", question 1

Mr. Wally's class was so monotonous today I couldn't help ......... a few times.

(a) sleeping
(b) dozing off
(c) waking up
(d) resting

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #122 "Sleep Expressions", answer 1

Mr. Wally's class was so monotonous today I couldn't help dozing off a few times.

Correct answer: (b) dozing off
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Meaning of monotonous #2 (permalink) Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:31 am   Meaning of monotonous
 

Hi,

This literally means on one note or tone - in other words boring.

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doze off #3 (permalink) Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:38 am   doze off
 

Hi, Mr. Alan,

Could it be also 'Mr. Wally's class was so monotonous today I couldn't help doze off a few times.'? ('doze off' because it is after modal)

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Meaning of monotonous #4 (permalink) Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:41 am   Meaning of monotonous
 

Hi Watie,

Some verbs are followed by an infinitive only, others by either infinitive or the 'ing' form and some are followed by the 'ing' form only. 'Help' is one of those that are followed by the 'ing' form only. That's why it has to be: I couldn't help dozing off.

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Meaning of monotonous #5 (permalink) Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:45 am   Meaning of monotonous
 

monotonous means to have dual personality or thoughts
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Meaning of monotonous #6 (permalink) Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:36 pm   Meaning of monotonous
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

This literally means on one note or tone - in other words boring.

Alan

I easily caught it....

Like when the college professor keeps talking in the same way, same tone. Then his queit voice makes you feel hard up for taking a nap in the mid lecture ?

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doze off #7 (permalink) Mon Feb 01, 2010 16:16 pm   doze off
 

Alan wrote:
Some verbs are followed by an infinitive only, others by either infinitive or the 'ing' form and some are followed by the 'ing' form only. 'Help' is one of those that are followed by the 'ing' form only. That's why it has to be: I couldn't help dozing off.

Alan

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