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1.   
M: _________________________.
W: Yes, we need to go forward.

(1.)  What could be M’s question? Are you getting closer to the station? / We are close to finishing our project, aren’t we?

 
 M: Where do you want me to put this box?
 W: Anywhere is fine.

(2.)Is W’s response acceptable?

2.M: You wrote that ad in the paper, didn’t you?
W: Yes, that was me.

(1.)What is another way to say “Yes, that was me.”?

  M: Will you be away for one week or two?
  W: I will be there for seven days.

(2.) In the conversation, does it mean the same if I say “Will you be gone for one week or two”?

3. M: Do you want your presentation in the morning or in the afternoon?
W: The afternoon is better.

(1.)In the conversation, may I say also, “When do you want to give your presentation”?

  M: Did you choose the larger office or the office with a window?
  W: It was a hard choice.

(2.)   Does the conversation make more sense if B says, “I couldn’t decide. It was a hard choice.”?


4.M: Is your desk made of real wood?
W: It’s solid oak, actually.

(1.)  In the conversation, may I leave out “actually”? What is the difference?

 M: ___________________?
 W: I’d take two, thanks.

(2.) What could be M’s question? How many donuts would you like?


5.M: What time do you want to meet?
W: Is five o’clock okay?

(1.) Does it mean the same if I say “how about five o’clock”?

  M: __________________?
  W: My hands are full.

(2.) What could be M’s question?  “Can you help him carry the packages”?  “Why don’t you help him finish the work?”

Answer
1.   
M: _________________________.
W: Yes, we need to go forward.

(1.)  What could be M’s question? Are you getting closer to the station? / We are close to finishing our project, aren’t we? Yes to both


M: Where do you want me to put this box?
W: Anywhere is fine.

(2.)Is W’s response acceptable? yes, but I'd just say "anywhere"

2.M: You wrote that ad in the paper, didn’t you?
W: Yes, that was me.

(1.)What is another way to say “Yes, that was me.”? "yes, it was my ad" "yes, that was my ad" "yes"

 M: Will you be away for one week or two?
 W: I will be there for seven days.

(2.) In the conversation, does it mean the same if I say “Will you be gone for one week or two”? yes

3. M: Do you want your presentation in the morning or in the afternoon?
W: The afternoon is better.

(1.)In the conversation, may I say also, “When do you want to give your presentation”? yes

 M: Did you choose the larger office or the office with a window?
 W: It was a hard choice.

(2.)   Does the conversation make more sense if B says, “I couldn’t decide. It was a hard choice.”? the meaning won't change much by adding "I couldn't decide "


4.M: Is your desk made of real wood?
W: It’s solid oak, actually.

(1.)  In the conversation, may I leave out “actually”? What is the difference? Yes you may; no difference

M: ___________________?
W: I’d take two, thanks.

(2.) What could be M’s question? How many donuts would you like? that's an option


5.M: What time do you want to meet?
W: Is five o’clock okay?

(1.) Does it mean the same if I say “how about five o’clock”? yes

 M: __________________?
 W: My hands are full.

(2.) What could be M’s question?  “Can you help him carry the packages”?  “Why don’t you help him finish the work?” either one

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