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When John returned from Thai Land, he said the people were intellegent

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Q. When John returned from Thai Land, he said the people were intellegenter and more small than what he imagined.

a) were intelligenter and more small than what he imagined
b) was more intelligent and more small than he imagined
c) were more intelligent and smaller than he had imagined
d) were intelligenter and smaller than he had imagined
e) was more intelligent and smaller than he was imagining

I thought answer C was the right answer. But according to the corrections in the book answer E is the right one. I don't understand why. I thought you couldn't use imagine in the continuous form because it describes a state. Can someone explain to me why answer E is correct? Thanks!

Originally posted by matteogr on 15 Apr 2017, 10:27.
Last edited by sayantanc2k on 21 Jul 2017, 01:50, edited 2 times in total.
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In my book, the answer is C for the same question. Are you sure you are using an updated version of the book?
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Hi matteogr ,

E cannot be the correct answer. Please check again and confirm.

How can we have people was? :lol:

People were is the right form. Hence, answer must be C.
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Q. When John returned from Thai Land, he said the people were intellegenter and more small than what he imagined.

a) were intelligenter and more small than what he imagined
b) was more intelligent and more small than he imagined
c) were more intelligent and smaller than he had imagined
d) were intelligenter and smaller than he had imagined
e) was more intelligent and smaller than he was imagining

I thought answer C was the right answer. But according to the corrections in the book answer E is the right one. I don't understand why. I thought you couldn't use imagine in the continuous form because it describes a state. Can someone explain to me why answer E is correct? Thanks!


Could you kindly share the source of this question????

E can't be the answer.
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I think the answer is wrong. Please check .
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New post 20 Jul 2017, 13:06
This seems to be a below 500 level question. The OA has to be C.
Please update the OA.
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New post 20 Jul 2017, 13:13
Lol. I think we should remove this question, or at least update the OA.
E has issues not only with Subject Verb Agreement but also with the verb tense. 'Was imagining' -> Is he still imagining how small and intelligent the people in Thailand are? It would be weird to do so after he's visited the place.
Only C can be the answer.
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New post 21 Jul 2017, 01:51
akshayk wrote:
Lol. I think we should remove this question, or at least update the OA.
E has issues not only with Subject Verb Agreement but also with the verb tense. 'Was imagining' -> Is he still imagining how small and intelligent the people in Thailand are? It would be weird to do so after he's visited the place.
Only C can be the answer.


Thank you for ponting out - updated OA.
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