some grammar questions

  1. Happy ______ is a married woman who has a caring and loving husband.
    (A) has (B) does © will(D) is
    Ans: (D)

  2. Primates are believed to ______ on the earth about sixty-nine million years ago.
    (A) appear(B) appearing© have appeared(D) be appearing
    Why can’t I use (A)

  3. The robins usually took residence every spring in Ms. White’s old apple trees. Last summer, ______, they were building nests in some of the taller trees.
    (A) moreover(B) thus© though(D) regardless
    What does “though” mean here

24.To _________ his point, he showed us five charts with dozens of important statistics and cited three more examples just to make sure all of us get the complete message.
(B) visualize© emphasize
Why not (B)

  1. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth ______ of the extremely popular series of seven books by J.K. Rowling, was finally released worldwide on Wednesday, July 15.
    (A) installment (B) sequence
    Why not B

  2. The social connections of Americans have changed during the last century. Today many Americans live far from their ______ family and often do not know many of their neighbors.
    (B) extended
    What does “extended family” mean here?

Thanks a lot!!

  1. I think you forgot to ask the question you intended!

  2. I assume you meant “Why can’t I use (A)”? You cannot use present tense “appear” because the act of primates appearing occurred in the past.

  3. “however”.

  4. You’ve asked about response (A), but you have not said what response (A) is.

  5. A “sequence” is several items, one after the other. This is talking about one item.

  6. “extended family” means a group of related people that extends beyond just mother, father and children to include e.g. grandparents, cousins, etc.

  1. Happy is is a married woman who has a caring and loving husband.
    (A) has (B) does © will(D) is

Why there are two is in this sentence?

  1. Sorry, I mean (B)

Thanks for your patience~~

That’s a mistake.

“To visualise his point, he …” would mean that he did something so that he himself could visualise the point. It does not fit this context where he is doing something so that others can understand the point. It would be possible to say “To help us visualise his point, he showed us five charts…”

The tenses “showed” and “get” do not match in this sentence.