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Choose the correct answer

Postby Chaon » Sat Jan 20, 2018 13:17

Lydia knows few things,

a) and so does Peter.

b) and neither does Peter.

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Re: Choose the correct answer

Postby cranky laowai » Sat Jan 20, 2018 13:37

My first job in Taiwan was at a publisher that issued old high school entrance exams. I was supposed to go through them all and mark the correct answer. Many a time I couldn't find one, often because the question itself was wrong. And sometimes more than one answer was possible. :wall:

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Re: Choose the correct answer

Postby Tempo Gain » Sat Jan 20, 2018 18:39

"A few" obviously requires "A". Therefore, the correct answer must be "B".
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Re: Choose the correct answer

Postby Big Vern » Sat Jan 20, 2018 19:49

Chaon wrote:Lydia knows few things,

a) and so does Peter.

b) and neither does Peter.

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B is stronger. So collocates with a positive statement, neither collocates with a negative statement.*

Lydia knows a lot of things and so does Peter.
Lydia knows few things and neither does Peter.

Complete and utter bollocks to have it in a test. My Taiwanese wife explained the answer to me, by the way.

* EDIT: statements in agreement.

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Re: Choose the correct answer

Postby jimipresley » Sat Jan 20, 2018 19:54

BV, I only gave you the kudos because you admitted that your wife gave you the answer. :smile:

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Re: Choose the correct answer

Postby Big Vern » Sat Jan 20, 2018 19:57

jimipresley wrote:BV, I only gave you the kudos because you admitted that your wife gave you the answer. :smile:

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