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is it right?



bird1
Turkey

is it right?
 
Hi friends,
 
I īd like to have your opinions.
Will you accept this answer correct in a written exam for this question? By the way it is an exam for 10 years old students.
 
_ Did she read the book?
 
- Yes, she did read the book.
 
Gramatically, if we want to emphasize that she read the book, we use it. But I didn īt tell  it before the exam. I just  taught them how we form the past tense. But one of my collegue insist that even if a student gets the answer right unconsiously, we should mark it right.
 
What do you think?
 
Thanks in advance...Heart
 
 
 

5 May 2009      



ssrl10
Spain

I would not mark it as right. It depends on whether you have taught them about it or not and ,as you say you havenīt, so it should not be accepted.

5 May 2009     



s.lefevre
Brazil

Hi, I would mark it as right even if the student did it  unconsiously  because how can we mark it as wrong when there is a possibility to say it that way.

5 May 2009     



Spagman63
Hong Kong

I would say mark it right and commend them on using a more complex structure.  We often cut the sentence short by say "Yes, she did." but we know it fully means "Yes, she did get it right." I would not have a problem with it.

5 May 2009     



cecio_13
Argentina

I would give him half a point...

5 May 2009     



Agniuke
Lithuania

I think you should give him a point - who knows, maybe he did it not unconsiously? Embarrassed Also, there is no grammar error...

5 May 2009     



wilwarin32
Argentina

I agree with ssrl10, I wouldn īt mark it as right if I didn īt mention that the possibility existed.

5 May 2009     



Giselle del Val
Argentina

I would consider it wrong as it may be even more confusing at this stage of learning.

5 May 2009     



kmtr
United States

For me it would depend on what your instructions said. If it was just to answer the question, then the student did answer the question correctly. You should not punish him/her for knowing more than what was taught. But if your instructions specifically said "answer using simple past tense" or something like that, then the answer did not follow the directions. Ultimately, you want your students to know correct English grammar--and they showed you that they do.

5 May 2009     



nejar
Peru

I would mark him right, but I would make an observation about what I expected from him and confirm in what circumstances this is correct. Finally what we want from our students is to learn. I am sure he will remember this special use in the future.

5 May 2009     



libertybelle
United States

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that answer.

5 May 2009     

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