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In the test it seems strange to say that "he almost wrote his report"

KarenC1Kwiziq community member

In the test it seems strange to say that "he almost wrote his report"

Is this meant to refer to "who has almost finished writing his report"?  Thank you!
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi K,

I believe this example has now been removed....

KarenC1Kwiziq community member

Dear Cécile,

no, it's still there.

Regards, Karen

MaartenB2 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I read it as "He almost wrote this report", not his. Unless I have misread today, it would seem it has been modified appropriately. It may have been 'his' previously, and if so, that would not have bothered me. It is not too unusual in English to note 'someone almost did (their) something' - it is just that there would usually be some further context, either in the sentence or another accompanying.

In the test it seems strange to say that "he almost wrote his report"

Is this meant to refer to "who has almost finished writing his report"?  Thank you!

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