Have you ever thought about becoming a doctor? (pause)

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SoLaTiDoberman

Senior Member
Japanese
Hi,

This is from a practice test for English in Japan. The green part was written in Japanese.
When you read the following sentence with a pause, where do you pause? Choose the number.
"Have you (1) ever (2) thought (3) about (4) becoming (5) a doctor."
There was no more context.
And I believe that the last "." was a typo for "?".

My answer was 1, but the correct answer shown by the examiner was 4.
I don't like to pause between "think about" and "becoming a doctor" for some reason. Probably because "about" is the preposition for "becoming a doctor."

Do you agree with the answer 4?
Thanks!
 
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  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    It looks like a strange question to me. I could pause in several places in that sentence:(.
     

    SoLaTiDoberman

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Thank you, Loob, for your reply.
    English tests in Japan are sometimes weird, so you may not have to take it seriously.;)
    Anyway, you could pause at 4, couldn't you?
     
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