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But versus because #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 04, 2006 19:34 pm   But versus because
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #104 "Conjunctions: and, but, or, so", question 10

I wanted to visit my grandmother last week ......... she had an accident and had to be taken to hospital.

(a) but
(b) or
(c) so

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #104 "Conjunctions: and, but, or, so", answer 10

I wanted to visit my grandmother last week but she had an accident and had to be taken to hospital.

Correct answer: (a) but
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Conjunction #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 04, 2006 20:04 pm   Conjunction
 

Hi,

But is fine here as it means unfortunately you couldn't visit her because she was in hospital. Because is not right - that would mean that was the reason she was in hospital !

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But versus because #3 (permalink) Thu May 10, 2007 17:17 pm   But versus because
 

I think there is a grammatical mistake in the sentence.Second sentence must be 'past perfect tense'.Musn't it??
It must be so:
I wanted to visit my grandmother last week but she had had an accident and had to be taken to hospital.
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But versus because #4 (permalink) Wed Dec 23, 2009 13:46 pm   But versus because
 

Hi Thinktank

I think past perfect is usually used when there is a chronological order involved between certain actions in the past, however, here what s/he wanted to do last week does not denote any certain point in time prior or subsequent to his/her grandma having an accident and her consequent hospitalization but rather the state s/he was in.

I arrived at her apartment only to realize that she had had an accident one week earlier and had been taken to hospital.

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