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Post time 2008-11-25 08:26:24 |Display all floors
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Post time 2008-11-25 16:32:49 |Display all floors
This is a tough grammar question....


I think the answer is C.

You should look up information on the subjunctive structure of sentences.


As for why I think this, unfortunately I am unable to answer this clearly except by personal usage....this is what we often say when talking with someone in this situation. If they do not answer the phone, we often ask "where were you"?

I know some people will say answer A. I think this answer (and the others) is not correct.
Usually in conversations people will ask this question when some is talking about a place they went to. If I said "I went on vacation last month." Someone might ask "where did you go"?

I think either answer would be understood by most people. But as we know, these grammar questions exist for a reason, and only one answer is going to be correct for the sentence structure.

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Post time 2008-11-25 22:55:08 |Display all floors

My two cents: C and D

C may indicate 'Where were you at the minute I called you this morning?, while D may imply 'I' called 'you' again in the afternoon but still no luck.

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Post time 2008-11-26 16:15:14 |Display all floors
pokikiko's answer is correct.

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