Expression: " Students are permitted..."


At the top of one English paper the following line was written:

" Students are permitted to use dictionary."

I suppose it should be a dictionary since it is no newspaper heading.

What do you think???


Quite. It should read either: “Students are permitted to use a dictionary” or “(…) permitted to use dictionaries”.

Thanks, Conchita!

Could you please explain the use of the following?


Thanks again


‘Quite’ can be said to show that you agree, like ‘exactly’ or ‘that’s right’.

(…): suspension points indicate that the sentence or text is incomplete.

Thanks again, Conchita!

Last question about theis thread.

So could we use quite in this sense in spoken English?

A- “I think we should not go out tonight?”
B- “Quite!”

It it correct?

About my sceond question in the abaove colums, why did you write the incomplete sentence. In other words, why did you drop students and write “…”.Any particular reason?

Somehow, ‘quite’ sounds a bit awkward after a suggestion, especially if it’s a question. You wouldn’t say ‘exactly’ in this case either, I think. I would only use it in place of terms like ‘you’re quite right’, ‘absolutely’, ‘exactly’ or ‘that’s right’.

Try to guess first :slight_smile: . Why do people do that: write three little dots instead of repeating words or having to write a whole text that is not important?