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Identifying Gaps

In a wh-question, a "gap" is the logical position from which a wh-word or phrase has moved to the beginning of the question. In the wh-questions below, a bullet (•) appears after certain words and phrases. For each question, click on the bullet that you think represents the gap of the moved wh-word or phrase. You will see feedback to your responses.

When a wh-word or phrase is the subject of the main clause of the question, there is no gap. In that case, click on the bullet immediately to the right of the subject wh-word or phrase.

1. What equipment should we buy ?
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CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: We should buy computers.

2. Whose plans make the most sense for expanding our business over the next five years ?
CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: The new employee's plans make the most sense for expanding our business over the next five years.
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3. Who have you prepared the proposal for ?
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CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: I have prepared that proposal for the finance committee.

4. Who has the responsibility of managing the company's finances ?
CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: The finance director has the responsibility of managing the company's finances.
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5. In which ledger did you post those entries ?
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CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: I have posted those entries in the green ledger.

6. Which future goals did they say were the most realistic for their company ?
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CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: They said the future goals pertaining to a slow expansion were the most realistic for their company.
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7. Who did the boss suggest that we could hire ?
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CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: The boss suggested that we could hire the applicant that we interviewed this morning.

8. Which journal entry did the accountant decide was incorrect ?
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CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: The accountant decided the journal entry from March 10 was incorrect.
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9. What equipment are we allowed to depreciate on next year's tax returns ?
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CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: We are allowed to depreciate the newly purchased equipment on next year's tax return.
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10. Whose salaries can we afford to increase ?
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CORRECT! A possible answer to this question is: We can afford to increase the secretaries' salaries.