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Exercise 5 - Language in use
See if you can solve this riddle:

A man fell out of a very tall building, but he didn’t get hurt. He did not have a parachute. He did not land on something soft. He just fell out of the window and landed on the ground. But he didn’t get hurt at all.

How did this happen?

Answer:
He fell out of the window when he was on the ground floor of the building.
There are many different ways to clarify something. You can explain, give examples, or try to give a small hint.

Now let’s see if you know how to give hints.

Imagine that you ask your friend the above riddle, and he wants a hint to help him solve this.

Which of the following hints can you give to clarify what happened?

Click on the ONE correct answer.

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