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1.M: Is your head still aching?
 W: I am a little better now, thanks.
  My headache is getting worse.

In the conversation, are both responses correct?

2.M: The printer is out of paper.
W: I’ll get more paper.
  We don’t have any paper left. Can you borrow some?

In the conversation,  are both responses correct?

3.M: Does Nigel want to upgrade to first place?
W:  How much will it cost?

Does W’s response imply that Nigel wants to know how much it will cost to upgrade before making a decision?


4. M: I am starting a new project soon.
W: I hope it goes well for you.

Would it mean the same if W’s response was“I hope it will be a success”?


5.M: We need to repay the loan immediately.
W: Can’t we delay payment?

In the conversation, can I change “repay” to “pay”? What is the difference?

6.M: Why do you want that dress?
W: I think it suits me.

What can be taken in place of W’s response?  “I think it looks great on me” or “I think it is suitable for me”?

Answer
1.M: Is your head still aching?
W: I am a little better now, thanks.
 My headache is getting worse.

In the conversation, are both responses correct? yes

2.M: The printer is out of paper.
W: I’ll get more paper.
 We don’t have any paper left. Can you borrow some?

In the conversation,  are both responses correct? yes

3.M: Does Nigel want to upgrade to first place?
W:  How much will it cost?

Does W’s response imply that Nigel wants to know how much it will cost to upgrade before making a decision? yes; and I'm assuming you mean "first class" instead of "first place"


4. M: I am starting a new project soon.
W: I hope it goes well for you.

Would it mean the same if W’s response was“I hope it will be a success”? yes


5.M: We need to repay the loan immediately.
W: Can’t we delay payment?

In the conversation, can I change “repay” to “pay”? Yes What is the difference? None really. Usually a loan is repaid though.

6.M: Why do you want that dress?
W: I think it suits me.

What can be taken in place of W’s response?  “I think it looks great on me” yes
or “I think it is suitable for me”? not really

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