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What's the Matter?
Q The three sentences below sound like they make sense, but there's something wrong with each one of them. Read each sentence and tell what's the matter.
  1. This book fills a badly needed gap in your education.
  2. Don't go near the water until you've learned how to swim.
  3. If you get this message, call me right away; otherwise, don't bother.

  1. No one needs a gap in his or her education.
  2. You can't learn how to swim without going into the water.
  3. If the person doesn't get the message, there's no point in telling her or him not to bother calling.