Children shouldn't. [ Yes, I share your opinion. / Surely, they shouldn't. ]

fangying24

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Vietnam
Sarah and Kathy are talking about bad habits of children
  • Sarah: “Children under ten shouldn't stay up late to play computer games.”
  • Kathy: “_______. It's not good for their health”
  • A. I don't quite agree with you.
  • B. Yes, I share your opinion.
  • C. You are absolute wrong.
  • D. Surely, they shouldn't.
 
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Which answer do you think is most likely to be correct?
    When we answer multiple choice questions we ask you to make a try first.

    Also, where did you see this?
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    Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Here are the two possibilities:

    The teacher's choice makes sense. It's something people might say.
    Sarah: “Children under ten shouldn't stay up late to play computer games.”
    Kathy: “(B) Yes, I share your opinion. It's not good for their health"

    Your choice also makes sense. The only thing that makes it less likely (in my opinion) is that 'Surely' usually introduces a statement that expresses disagreement or surprise.
    Sarah: “Children under ten shouldn't stay up late to play computer games.”​
    Kathy: “(D) Surely, they shouldn't. It's not good for their health”​
    'Surely' is more likely to appear in a conversation like this:
    Sarah: “Children under ten shouldn't stay up late to play computer games, but they often play computer games until midnight."​
    Kathy: "Surely their parents don't let them so that. It's not good for their health."​
     
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