Some common mistakes at IELTS and how to avoid them
Atualizado: 15 de Fev de 2020
Before we start, here comes a tiny entrance test.
Tick the correct sentence in each pair.
a Many people would stop using their cars when public transport was better.
b Many people would stop using their cars if public transport was better.
a We discussed if universities should charge tuition fees.
b We discussed whether universities should charge tuition fees.
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But if you feel a little bit confused we've prepared a reminder to brush up your grammar.
We use WHEN to talk about an event or situation that we believe will happen.
I plan to go travelling when I finish my studies. (I expect to finish.)
We use IF to talk about a hypothetical possibility, especially in conditional sentences.
Give a call if there are any problems. (Problems are only a possibility.)
We use WHETHER where we are considering two possibilities.
I don't know whether to have the beef or the lamb.
We also use WHETHER after certain verbs (and nouns) which involve considering two options:
They had a meeting to discuss whether they should take further action.
The current debate is whether immigrants should adopt local customs.
Answers to the entrance test
And a final checkup))))
Complete the sentences:
1)The big question is ........I should call him or wait for him to call me.
2)We'll probably move to a smaller house.................the children leave home.
3)I'm sure they'd be really pleased ................you were able to come.
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