If you have been in Canada for any length of time, you probably have discovered that people here say “eh” a lot. Even if a person was not born here, this expression will soon become a part of his or her vocabulary. If you are not using this expression yet, sooner or later you will, too!
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..., eh? Quiz
What’s interesting about this expression is that it is such a small word, but it has so many uses.
The following quiz presents several situations where “eh” would be an appropriate response. Your job here is to figure out the meaning of the expression, based on the context.
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- Question 1 of 10
Dmitry and his best friend are watching a soccer game. Their favourite team just won the FIFA tournament. Dmitry turns to his friend to say...
"What a great game, eh?"
- Question 2 of 10
Svetlana is having her garage built. One of the workers begins to yell at another person at the job site. Svetlana turns to the offending worker and says ...
"You're a very rude man, eh?"
Svetlana is ...CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 10
Tandy and her husband are looking at a sunset at West Hawk Lake. Tandy turns to her husband to say ...
"What a beautiful view, eh?"
Tandy is ...CorrectIncorrect
- Question 4 of 10
Denfort sent his 2 sons to bed at 7:00 pm. At 11:30 pm he can hear his sons talking! Denfort knocks on their door and says "Go to sleep now, eh?"
Denfort is ...CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 10
Dorian realizes that all the cookies are gone from the cookie jar. She turns to her son to say ...
"You ate all the cookies, eh?"
Dorian is ...CorrectIncorrect
- Question 6 of 10
Yuliana is helping Briar move some furniture in the office. She tries to move a desk but then turns to Briar and says...
"This desk is a little heavy, eh?"
Yuliana is ...CorrectIncorrect
- Question 7 of 10
Bob walked past and bumped Miguel's arm, spilling his coffee. Bob turned to Miguel to say...
Bob is ...
- Question 8 of 10
Ragbir is leaving the office at 4:00. Ragbir turns to his boss to say...
"See you tomorrow, eh"?
- Question 9 of 10
Marta is trying on a dress and says to her friend...
"This dress is way too big, eh?
- Question 10 of 10
Samantha wakes up her young daughter and says ...
"We are going to have a great day, eh"?
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