Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:02 AM by TuongvanDear teachers,
I am doing an exxercise that requires me to choose the correct answer:
A: How's everything going?
a/ everything is finished b/ everythinh has been done
I think both (a) and (b) are correct, but the teacher said (a) is wrong, only (b) is correct.
Could you please help me understand why (a) is wrong?
Thank you in advance
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:28 AM by mxreaderThis question seems to me to be an open question. I think it's difficult to say without context. If "going" suggests some ongoing action then how can it be said to have been finished or even "has been done"?
Alternatively, the scenario might be in a classroom of students doing a test, and that you have completed your test and patiently waiting for the teacher to take your test paper and asks " How's everything going?" Its not a direct question, and the idea is implied. You can answer either a or b.
So, they are either both correct or both incorrect answers.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:33 AM by askshameerI second mxreader.
But given a chance, I'd respond by saying "Pretty fine" or something similar if someone asks me "How's everything going?"