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Presentations - Questions quiz

Instructions: Finish the sentence with the correct phrase.

1.   If you have any questions,  _____________ to answer them now.

A   I would like to be able
B   I would be happy
  I would have been happy
D   I was happy

2.   Can I  ______________...?

A   just ask?...
B   you ask?...
C   only ask?...
D   ask it?...

3.  Can you ____________....?

A   tell me it?
  tell to me?
C   explain to me?
D   explain me?

4.  Yes, a very ____________.

A   good question
B   question
C   obvious question
D  
lovely question


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Answers

1.   If you have any questions,  _____________ to answer them now.

  I would like to be able Wrong – this suggests that you want to answer the questions but can’t
B   I would be happy Correct – this is a polite way of asking if there are any questions. You can also say ‘… I am happy to answer them now’.
C   I would have been happy Wrong – this expresses a past regret… you need to talk about now
D   I was happy Wrong – you need to talk about now, not the past

2.   Can I  ______________...?

A   just ask?... Correct – you are indicating that you have a quick question
B   you ask?... Wrong – ‘Can I ask you’ would be correct
C   only ask?... Wrong – another word is more natural than ‘only’ here
D   ask it?... Wrong – although people always ask questions, the meaning of ‘it’ isn’t clear here

3.  Can you ____________....?

A   tell me it? Wrong – You can say ‘Can you tell me?’ but not ‘Can you tell me it?’
B   tell to me? Wrong – You can say ‘Can you tell me?’ but not ‘Can you tell to me?’
C   explain to me? Correct – This is an informal way to preface a question
D   explain me?Wrong – You can say ‘Can you tell me?’ but not ‘Can you explain me?’

4.  Yes, a very ____________.

A   good question Correct – This is a polite way to receive a question
B   question Wrong – you need an adjective here
C   obvious question Wrong – It’s a little rude to say that someone’s question is obvious
D   lovely question Wrong – This sounds a little strange and it might be considered condescending

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