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Hello, native English speakers,

I'm making the final exam.

I'd appreciate it if any native speaker would check it.
If you don't understand Japanese, checking the English parts would be enough.

問2 次の英語と下の質問を読み,正しい答の記号を下線部に書きなさい。 2ラ3=6点

David wants to buy a Christmas present for a very special person, his mother. David's father gives him $5.00 a week pocket money and David puts $2.00 a week into his bank account. After three months David takes $20.00 out of his bank account and goes to the shopping mall. He looks and looks for a perfect gift.

Suddenly he sees a beautiful brooch in the shape of his favourite pet. He says to himself, "My mother loves jewelry, and the brooch costs only $17.00." He buys the brooch and takes it home. He wraps the present in Christmas paper and places it under the tree. He is very excited and he is looking forward to Christmas morning to see the joy on his mother's face.

But when his mother opens the present she screams with fright because she sees a spider.

① What does David want to do?
(a) He wants to get a present from his mother.
(b) He wants to buy a present for his mother.
(c) He wants to take her mother to the shopping mall.

② How much money does David get from his father?
(a) $17.00 a week
(b) $5.00 a week
(c) $2.00 a week

③ How much money does David spend on the brooch ?
(a) $20.00
(b) $17.00
(c) $5.00

問3 Put the English words correctly.

①できるだけ早く来い。 [ as can soon you come as ]
 Come as soon as you can.
                             .
②その木は私の家の2倍の高さだ。 [ is as twice the tree tall my house as ]
 The tree is twice as tall as my house.
                             .
③私がなくしたペンはとても高かったんです。 [ was I expensive the pen lost really ]
 The pen I lost was really expensive.
                         .
④私はあなたにそこへ行って欲しい。 [ there I you want go to ]
 I want you to go there.
                          .
⑤英語を話すのは楽しい。 [ English it speak to fun is ]
 It is fun to speak English.

⑥誰かがドアをノックする音が聞こえた。 [ door knock on I someone the heard ]
 I heard someone knock on the door.
.
⑦この問題は子どもでも解けるだろう。 [ a problem could child solve even this ]
 Even a child could solve this problem.
                               .
問4 次の英文を日本語に訳しなさい。Put into Japanese                 2ラ3=6点
① Surprised at his clothes, I forgot to say hello to him.

                    

② Not knowing where to go, I went to the supermarket.

                    

③ A stronger person would be able to move that rock.


問5 次の日本文に合う英文になるように(  )に一語ずつ入れなさい。  1ラ43=43点
Put a suitable word into each blank.

①これは何と美しい絵なのだろう。
 (            ) a beautiful picture this is!
 ( What ) a beautiful picture this is!

②どこに行ってたの?
 Where (            ) you (               ) ?
 Where ( have ) you ( been ) ?

③私は5歳から神戸に住んでいます。
 I (            ) lived in Kobe (             ) I was five.
 I ( have ) lived in Kobe ( since ) I was five.

④それが本当であるはずがない。
 That (           ) be true.
 That ( cannot/can't ) be true.

⑤もし私があなただったら,彼女を家まで送るでしょう。
 If I were you, I (            )(            ) her home.
 If I were you, I ( would )( drive ) her home.

⑥私たちは同い年です。
We are the same (              ).
We are the same ( age ).

⑦いつもより早く着いた。
 I arrived (            ) than (            ).
 I arrived ( earlier ) than ( usual/always ).

⑧私はすぐにここを出なければならない。
 I (            ) to (           ) here (            ) once.
 I ( have ) to ( leave ) here ( at ) once.

⑨トムが言っていることを理解できますか。
 Do you understand (            ) Tom says?
 Do you understand ( what ) Tom says?

⑩あなたのお母さんが公園の中で走っているのを見かけた。
 I saw your mother (           ) in the park.
 I saw your mother ( running ) in the park.

⑪その寺は16世紀に建てられた。
 The temple (           )(            ) in the 16th (            ).
 The temple ( was )( built ) in the 16th( century ).

⑫この薬を飲んだ方がいいぞ。
 You'd (           )(          ) this (             ).
 You'd ( better )( take ) this ( medicine ).

⑬このあたりには何千頭ものシマウマがいます。
 There are (           ) of zebras (            ) here.
 There are ( thousands ) of zebras ( around ) here.

⑭これは何だと思いますか。
 (           )(           ) you think this is?
 ( What )( do ) you think this is?

⑮箱の中にはボールは一つも入っていません。
 There (                 ) no (            ) in the box.
 There (  are     ) no ( balls ) in the box.

⑯母の夢はプロ野球選手になることです。
 My dream is to (            ) a professional baseball (           ).
 My dream is to ( become ) a professional baseball ( player ).

⑰ここは私が生まれた病院です。
 This is the (           )(             ) I was born.
 This is the ( hospital )( where ) I was born.

⑱太陽がなければ,地球上の全ての生物は生きられないだろう。
 (            ) Sun, (            ) living thing on Earth could live.
 ( Without ) Sun, ( no ) living thing on Earth could live.

⑲私は彼が日本語を話すのを一度も聞いたことがない。
 I've (                   )(                   ) him speak Japanese.
 I've (  never    )(   heard    ) him speak Japanese.

⑳雨が降らなかったら,私達は快適な旅ができたのに。
 But (          ) the rain, we would (          ) had a pleasant journey.
 But ( for ) the rain, we would ( have ) had a pleasant journey.

21 それは私が決して忘れられない経験です。
 That is an (           ) I can never (          ).
 That is an ( experience ) I can never ( forget ).

22 私はとても疲れていてそれ以上歩けなかった。
 I was (            ) tired (            ) walk any more.
 I was ( too ) tired ( to ) walk any more.

23 あの男性はとてもお金持ちに違いない。
 That man (           ) be very rich.
 That man ( must ) be very rich.

問6 下線部に( )の語数の英語を書き入れ,日本語に合う英文を作りなさい。 2ラ3=6点

①あの女の子は小学生ですか?(3語)
 Is that girl an                   ?
Is that girl an elementary school student?
②2時間くらい前にマイクは出発した。(4語)
Mike left                   . .
Mike left about two hours ago.

③トムは私よりずっと背が高い。(4語)
Tom is                            .
Tom is much taller than me/I.
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問7 次の文を,仮定法を用いた一つの文で表しなさい。           2ラ2=4点
Paraphrase each sentence using "if".
① Since I'm not a bird, I can't fly to you.

If I were a bird, I could fly to you.

② He does not study hard, so he does not get good grades at school.

If he studied hard, he would get good grades at school.

問8 (  )に当てはまる語句を(a)~(d)より選んで,(  )に記号で書き入れなさい。10点
Choose the correct word(s).

① I have a friend (  ) father is a pilot.

(a) who (b) whose (c) that (d) which

② The reason (  ) I went to the hospital is to examine my stomach.

(a) whom (b) why (c) where (d) when

③ It (  ) when I got off the bus.

(a) rained (b) rains (c) is raining (d) was raining

④ This is the park (  ) we often eat lunch.

(a) which (b) that (c) where (d) when

⑤ I enjoy (  ) in this river.

(a) swim (b) to swim (c) swimming (d) to swimming

⑥ My father finished (  ) his car.

(a) wash (b) to wash (c) washing (d) to washing

⑦ Do you mind (  ) door?

(a) close (b) to close (c) closing (d) to closing

⑧ I've decided (  ) to France.

(a) go (b) to go (c) going (d) to going

⑨ Don't (  ) the same mistake again.

(a) make (b) take (c) do (d) have

⑩ If I had been there at that time, I would (  ) helped you.

(a) be (b) have (c) have been (d) being



Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

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A very small start with 問2...

For me, the comma in "David wants to buy a Christmas present for a very special person, his mother." is not strictly correct. I think I would use a dash. A colon is also a possibility.

You are using $ as currency, and spell "jewelry" the US way, but "favourite" is spelled the British way.

In 1c, I think you mean "his mother" not "her mother".

There should be no space before the question mark in "How much money does David spend on the brooch?"
 

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Thank you very much for your help, eeky. You are always helpful.

A very small start with 問2...

For me, the comma in "David wants to buy a Christmas present for a very special person, his mother." is not strictly correct. I think I would use a dash. A colon is also a possibility.

You are using $ as currency, and spell "jewelry" the US way, but "favourite" is spelled the British way.

That was what I think a native speaker wrote. It's from here (ELC Study Zone: A Special Christmas Present).
It seems that it's the website of a university in Canada.

OK. I'll use a dash instead of the comma.

In 1c, I think you mean "his mother" not "her mother".

Yes. You are right.

There should be no space before the question mark in "How much money does David spend on the brooch?"

Ah, OK. I'll delete it.

Thank you.

Hirashin
 

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Hello, native English speakers,

I'm making the final exam

I'd appreciate it if any native speaker would check it.
If you don't understand Japanese, checking the English parts would be enough.

問2 次の英語と下の質問を読み,正しい答の記号を下線部に書きなさい。 2ラ3=6点

Hello Hirashi, OK sure, happy to help!

David wants to buy a Christmas present for a very special person, his mother. David's father gives him $5.00 a week pocket money and David puts $2.00 a week into his bank account. After three months David takes $20.00 out of his bank account and goes to the shopping mall. He looks and looks for a perfect gift.

Suddenly he sees a beautiful brooch in the shape of his favourite pet. He says to himself, "My mother loves jewelry, and the brooch costs only $17.00." He buys the brooch and takes it home. He wraps the present in Christmas paper and places it under the tree. He is very excited and he is looking forward to Christmas morning to see the joy on his mother's face.

But when his mother opens the present she screams with fright because she sees a spider.

① What does David want to do?
(a) He wants to get a present from his mother.
(b) He wants to buy a present for his mother.
(c) He wants to take her mother to the shopping mall.

B is the answer, A is not in the context of this question, C is using the wrong gender and isn't what the question is telling you

② How much money does David get from his father?
(a) $17.00 a week
(b) $5.00 a week
(c) $2.00 a week

B is the answer

③ How much money does David spend on the brooch ?
(a) $20.00
(b) $17.00
(c) $5.00

The answer is B again

問3 Put the English words correctly.

①できるだけ早く来い。 [ as can soon you come as ]
 Come as soon as you can.
                             .
②その木は私の家の2倍の高さだ。 [ is as twice the tree tall my house as ]
 The tree is twice as tall as my house.
                             .
③私がなくしたペンはとても高かったんです。 [ was I expensive the pen lost really ]
 The pen I lost was really expensive.
                         .
④私はあなたにそこへ行って欲しい。 [ there I you want go to ]
 I want you to go there.
                          .
⑤英語を話すのは楽しい。 [ English it speak to fun is ]
 It is fun to speak English.

⑥誰かがドアをノックする音が聞こえた。 [ door knock on I someone the heard ]
 I heard someone knock on the door.
.
⑦この問題は子どもでも解けるだろう。 [ a problem could child solve even this ]
 Even a child could solve this problem.

You're English is very good!
                               .
問4 次の英文を日本語に訳しなさい。Put into Japanese                 2ラ3=6点
① Surprised at his clothes, I forgot to say hello to him.

                    

② Not knowing where to go, I went to the supermarket.

                    

③ A stronger person would be able to move that rock.


問5 次の日本文に合う英文になるように(  )に一語ずつ入れなさい。  1ラ43=43点
Put a suitable word into each blank.

①これは何と美しい絵なのだろう。
 (            ) a beautiful picture this is!
 ( What ) a beautiful picture this is!

②どこに行ってたの?
 Where (            ) you (               ) ?
 Where ( have ) you ( been ) ?

③私は5歳から神戸に住んでいます。
 I (            ) lived in Kobe (             ) I was five.
 I ( have ) lived in Kobe ( since ) I was five.

④それが本当であるはずがない。
 That (           ) be true.
 That ( cannot/can't ) be true.

⑤もし私があなただったら,彼女を家まで送るでしょう。
 If I were you, I (            )(            ) her home.
 If I were you, I ( would )( drive ) her home.

⑥私たちは同い年です。
We are the same (              ).
We are the same ( age ).

Very good!

⑦いつもより早く着いた。
 I arrived (            ) than (            ).
 I arrived ( earlier ) than ( usual/always ).

Quick note "I arrived earlier than always" does look a little strange to me

⑧私はすぐにここを出なければならない。
 I (            ) to (           ) here (            ) once.
 I ( have ) to ( leave ) here ( at ) once.

⑨トムが言っていることを理解できますか。
 Do you understand (            ) Tom says?
 Do you understand ( what ) Tom says?

⑩あなたのお母さんが公園の中で走っているのを見かけた。
 I saw your mother (           ) in the park.
 I saw your mother ( running ) in the park.

⑪その寺は16世紀に建てられた。
 The temple (           )(            ) in the 16th (            ).
 The temple ( was )( built ) in the 16th( century ).

⑫この薬を飲んだ方がいいぞ。
 You'd (           )(          ) this (             ).
 You'd ( better )( take ) this ( medicine ).

⑬このあたりには何千頭ものシマウマがいます。
 There are (           ) of zebras (            ) here.
 There are ( thousands ) of zebras ( around ) here.

⑭これは何だと思いますか。
 (           )(           ) you think this is?
 ( What )( do ) you think this is?

⑮箱の中にはボールは一つも入っていません。
 There (                 ) no (            ) in the box.
 There (  are     ) no ( balls ) in the box.

⑯母の夢はプロ野球選手になることです。
 My dream is to (            ) a professional baseball (           ).
 My dream is to ( become ) a professional baseball ( player ).

⑰ここは私が生まれた病院です。
 This is the (           )(             ) I was born.
 This is the ( hospital )( where ) I was born.

⑱太陽がなければ,地球上の全ての生物は生きられないだろう。
 (            ) Sun, (            ) living thing on Earth could live.
 ( Without ) Sun, ( no ) living thing on Earth could live.

⑲私は彼が日本語を話すのを一度も聞いたことがない。
 I've (                   )(                   ) him speak Japanese.
 I've (  never    )(   heard    ) him speak Japanese.

⑳雨が降らなかったら,私達は快適な旅ができたのに。
 But (          ) the rain, we would (          ) had a pleasant journey.
 But ( for ) the rain, we would ( have ) had a pleasant journey.

21 それは私が決して忘れられない経験です。
 That is an (           ) I can never (          ).
 That is an ( experience ) I can never ( forget ).

22 私はとても疲れていてそれ以上歩けなかった。
 I was (            ) tired (            ) walk any more.
 I was ( too ) tired ( to ) walk any more.

23 あの男性はとてもお金持ちに違いない。
 That man (           ) be very rich.
 That man ( must ) be very rich.

Very good! All are correct!

問6 下線部に( )の語数の英語を書き入れ,日本語に合う英文を作りなさい。 2ラ3=6点

①あの女の子は小学生ですか?(3語)
 Is that girl an                   ?
Is that girl an elementary school student?
②2時間くらい前にマイクは出発した。(4語)
Mike left                   . .
Mike left about two hours ago.

These good and they are correct

[quote③トムは私よりずっと背が高い。(4語)
Tom is                            .
Tom is much taller than me/I.[/quote]

"Tom is much taller than I" sounds a little odd to me, it may be correct, but few people would say this, they would say "Tom is much taller than me" or "Tom is much taller than I am"
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問7 次の文を,仮定法を用いた一つの文で表しなさい。           2ラ2=4点
Paraphrase each sentence using "if".
① Since I'm not a bird, I can't fly to you.

If I were a bird, I could fly to you.

② He does not study hard, so he does not get good grades at school.

If he studied hard, he would get good grades at school.

Correct

問8 (  )に当てはまる語句を(a)~(d)より選んで,(  )に記号で書き入れなさい。10点
Choose the correct word(s).

① I have a friend (  ) father is a pilot.

(a) who (b) whose (c) that (d) which

The answer to that is B - A and Caren't used in the context of this question for example if the question was "I have a friend ( ) is a pilot" then you use A and C

② The reason (  ) I went to the hospital is to examine my stomach.

(a) whom (b) why (c) where (d) when

B is the correct answer, D would only be used in the past tense, which this question isn't it

③ It (  ) when I got off the bus.

(a) rained (b) rains (c) is raining (d) was raining

A and D would be correct, C would be used in the present tense and B makes it sound like it only rains when you get off a bus!

[quote④ This is the park (  ) we often eat lunch.[/quote]

(a) which (b) that (c) where (d) when

C is the answer to that

⑤ I enjoy (  ) in this river.

(a) swim (b) to swim (c) swimming (d) to swimming]/quote]

C would be the most correct (you could also say "a swim", but that isn't one of the answers, so no need to worry about it)

⑥ My father finished (  ) his car.

(a) wash (b) to wash (c) washing (d) to washing

C would the right answer to that

⑦ Do you mind (  ) door?

(a) close (b) to close (c) closing (d) to closing

C is the answer (you could also say "Shutting", but that isn't an answer, so no need to worry about it, I'm just letting you know)

⑧ I've decided (  ) to France.

(a) go (b) to go (c) going (d) to going

B is right

⑨ Don't (  ) the same mistake again.

(a) make (b) take (c) do (d) have

A is the most correct, some people may say C or D depending on context, but looking at the context of this question I'd say A would be the most correct

⑩ If I had been there at that time, I would (  ) helped you.

(a) be (b) have (c) have been (d) being

B is the answer, C could maybe be used if the question was worded differently, as in "I would have been helping you", but stick with B and you won't go far wrong!

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin

You're welcome, I hope this helped you, if you've got the final exam coming up then good luck, but looking at you're English in previous questions you've asked I am confident you can do it!

I'm making the final exam.

By the way, are you making the exam, or are you doing it? Just wondering, because "I'm making the final exam" could mean you're the one writing the exam, if this is the case then I apologise
 

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Thank you very much for your help, Wardie1993. I really appreciate it.

By the way, are you making the exam, or are you doing it? Just wondering, because "I'm making the final exam" could mean you're the one writing the exam, if this is the case then I apologise

I'm sorry I didn't introduce myself in this thread. I am an English teacher. I'm making the final exam for the subject "English Exercise" for my senior high school students.

Your comments are useful.

窶。B It (ツ ツ ) when I got off the bus.
(a) rained (b) rains (c) is raining (d) was raining
A and D would be correct, C would be used in the present tense and B makes it sound like it only rains when you get off a bus!

Oh, would A be correct here, too? Then I think I should replace it with another choice.

窶。H Don't (ツ ツ ) the same mistake again.
(a) make (b) take (c) do (d) have
A is the most correct, some people may say C or D depending on context, but looking at the context of this question I'd say A would be the most correct

I didn't know that some native speakers say "Don't do the same mistake" or "Don't have the same mistake".
Well, I think I should remove it.

Thank you.

Hirashin
 
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It seems that it's the website of a university in Canada.
Oh. Canada. I forgot about them. (Hi Canada!) Yes, I think that Canada may use some AmE spellings and some BrE ones. For your students, it may be clearer to stick with one style or the other, unless you have a particular affiliation with Canada.

A few more comments ... (I have not read the other comments above, so there may be some duplication.)

問3 

I think that "Put the English words in the correct order." is better for the instruction.


問4 

I think that "Translate into Japanese." is better for the instruction.


問5 

⑤ I wondered whether 送る necessarily implied "drive" ... but you would know this.

⑦ "I arrived earlier than always" is not very natural English. "earlier than usual" is fine.

⑨ I wondered whether "Do you understand what Tom is saying?" might be a better translation of the Japanese. Again, you would know better than me.

⑯ Does 母の夢 mean "My dream"?

⑱ It should be "Without the Sun, ...".

"no living thing on Earth could live" feels a bit awkward. Perhaps ".... nothing could live on Earth"?
 

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Thank you so much, eeky.

A few more comments ... (I have not read the other comments above, so there may be some duplication.)

問3 

I think that "Put the English words in the correct order." is better for the instruction.


問4 

I think that "Translate into Japanese." is better for the instruction.

OK. Thank you for the suggestion.

問5

⑤ I wondered whether 送る necessarily implied "drive" ... but you would know this.

Yes. You are right. I should have written "車で送る".

⑦ "I arrived earlier than always" is not very natural English. "earlier than usual" is fine.

OK. I'll delete "always".

⑨ I wondered whether "Do you understand what Tom is saying?" might be a better translation of the Japanese. Again, you would know better than me.

I think that either "what Tom says" or "what Tom is saying" will be OK, depending on the case..

⑯ Does 母の夢 mean "My dream"?

Ouch! I don't know how I made such a foolish mistake.

⑱ It should be "Without the Sun, ...".

"no living thing on Earth could live" feels a bit awkward. Perhaps ".... nothing could live on Earth"?


Oh, really? I think it's from what a native speaker wrote, but I know that native speakers do not always write
good sentences in their own language.

Thank you very much for pointing out a lot of mistakes.

Hirashin
 
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Oh, really? I think it's from what a native speaker wrote, but I know that native speakers do not always write
good sentences in their own language.

"Without Sun, ..." is wrong. "Without sun, ..." is possible in the sense of "Without sunlight / exposure to the sun", but it seems to be talking about a local circumstance (e.g. plants in a shady part of the garden), not the existence of the celestial body.

"no living thing on Earth could live" is grammatically correct English, but "living thing ... could live" feels repetitious, and also slightly illogical in that "living thing" presupposes that life exists, which is denied by the phrase as a whole.


A couple more comments:


問6 

③ FYI, though argued by some to be correct, in practice "John is much taller than I" sounds stilted or pretentious to many native speakers.



問7 I would argue that your paraphrases really have a somewhat different meaning from the original sentences. If I was doing this test, I might not be completely sure what was expected here.



問8 

② FYI, the legitimacy of this kind of use of "reason why" is questioned by some. Also, the sentence sounds as if you will be examining your own stomach. Probably it should be "... to have my stomach examined".
 

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Thank you for your further help, eeky.

I know most native speakers don't say "than I" today. But some books say that
"than I" is grammatically correct. So I have to tell my students about that, too.

And Tom, who was an American friend of mine and passed away two years ago,
used to write "than I" instead of "than me".

問7 I would argue that your paraphrases really have a somewhat different meaning from the original sentences. If I was doing this test, I might not be completely sure what was expected here.

In my Japanese instruction, there's a phrase "仮定法を用いた一つの文で", which means "in one sentence using the subjunctive mood".
So I think what is expected is clear to the students.

Thank you.

Hirashin
 

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In my Japanese instruction, there's a phrase "仮定法を用いた一つの文で", which means "in one sentence using the subjunctive mood".
So I think what is expected is clear to the students.

I guess it may hinge on the amount of flexibility allowed by 表しなさい, which you would understand much better than me. As far as the English instruction is concerned, I don't think I would personally accept "If I were a bird, I could fly to you" as a "paraphrase" of "Since I'm not a bird, I can't fly to you", and similarly with the other sentence. The meanings seem too different.
 

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Thank you for your comment, eeky.

I didn't put the English instruction to the question. How would you suggest
I should put the instruction? (Am I saying it right? If not, please correct my
sentence.)

English is always a puzzle to me. (sigh)

Hirashin
 

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Personally, if it was me, I think I would give an example question/answer pair to show the kind of answers that are expected. However, you may wish to get a second opinion about this as it is a somewhat subjective point. Perhaps other people might find the current question clearer than I do.
 

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③ It (  ) when I got off the bus.
(a) rained (b) rains (c) is raining (d) was raining
I came across this forum just a minute ago and decided to register so I can help you if possible. Eeky has already covered almost everything I could find with grammatical issues; however I noticed that you asked whether A would in fact be correct in this sentence, in reply to an earlier poster saying A/D are both correct. Both answers in this case, are indeed correct, however there is a difference in the meaning of the sentence "It rained when I got off the bus" versus "It was raining when I got off the bus". For this sentence I would say that "it was raining" will probably be encountered more frequently, as "it rained when I got off the bus" implies that it did not rain until the time at which this person got off the bus. Usually, "It rained when I got off the bus" has the same meaning as "It began to ran after I got off the bus", in contrast to "It was raining" which implies that it was already raining, prior to the person getting off of the bus. Hopefully, I helped a little bit. :D

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Whoops, I didn't notice that this thread hasn't been posted on in a while, I misread the date. Sorry about that.
 

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Thanks for your helpful comment, Sought. I appreciate it.
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Whoops, I didn't notice that this thread hasn't been posted on in a while, I misread the date. Sorry about that.

Don't worry. Helpful comments are always welcomed.

Hirashin
 
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