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ESL forum > Techniques and methods in Language Teaching > Can someone clear this doubt, please?    

Can someone clear this doubt, please?



HOLYMARY_852
India

Can someone clear this doubt, please?
 
īDue to heavy rain match was not sarted. ī The students were asked to rewrite this sentence correctly in a recent test.  What could be the possible corrections for this sentence?

22 Sep 2009      



GIOVANNI
Canada

I would put  ī ī Due to the heavy rain the match couldn īt start or didn īt start. ī ī

22 Sep 2009     



celia86
Argentina

 
Maybe: due to the heavy rain, the match was not startedWink
 

22 Sep 2009     



silpont
Argentina

Agree with Giovanni " couldn īt start" or did not start.
 
Hugs.
 
Silvi :)

22 Sep 2009     



mookie
United States

Due to heavy rain the match did not start.

I view īcould ī as an ability word. People can do things but objects can īt. This is why I would chose īdid not ī over īcould not. ī

22 Sep 2009     



dareka1
Japan

Due to (the) heavy rain the match was postponed/ cancelled / wasn īt held / started

 (I agree with celia86, the closest natural fit would be wasn īt started)

(your sentence, "due to heavy rain match was not started" is news title speak where they chop off the non-necessary words and use only the core information hence the probable correct answer is - "due to the heavy rain the match was not started")

22 Sep 2009     



savina noronha
India

Due to the (heavy) rain the match was postponed/ did no start

22 Sep 2009     



ballycastle1
United Kingdom

Or if you wanted to be really pedantic, you could write Owing to the heavy rain, the match was cancelled/postponed, although most people nowadays do not observe the distinction between adjective and preposition, and gloss both due to and owing to as because of.

22 Sep 2009     



mysweetself
Qatar

I totally agree with celia .You can īt say couldn īt 

22 Sep 2009     



Zora
Canada

Or - Because of rain, the match was cancelled/postponed. // The match didn īt start because of/due to (the) rain.

A rewrite or transformation doesn īt need to be literal... just have the same meaning. 

22 Sep 2009     



dareka1
Japan

ballycastle wins. It should be owing to, but then again I also wouldn īt say īnot started ī so I īm not sure what īs going on with that one.

 This is the close to the last post before the message goes off the cliff into the darkness of the faceless masses that are the Downbelow .. .. . . Cry

22 Sep 2009