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    ходить идти

    What about this one?

    Он ____ повидаться с сестрой, хотя и знал, что это неприятно отцу.
    A) зашел В) вышел С) заходил D) подошел Е) дошел

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    Re: ходить идти

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilkay
    What about this one?

    Он ____ повидаться с сестрой, хотя и знал, что это неприятно отцу.
    A) зашел В) вышел С) заходил D) подошел Е) дошел
    A) зашел

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    Подходит и С) если он заходил периодически.

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    Он зашел повидаться с сестрой, хотя и знал, что это неприятно отцу.
    Perfectly normal

    Он вышел повидаться с сестрой, хотя и знал, что это неприятно отцу.
    (Provided he and the father were inside and the sister was outside because his father didn't want to let her in - perfectly normal)

    Он заходил повидаться с сестрой, хотя и знал, что это неприятно отцу.
    Perfectly normal

    Он подошел повидаться с сестрой....
    Well, theoretically, I can imagine a situation where this phrase will sound ok.

    Он дошел...
    I'd said this one is incorrect but again, theoretically I can imagine a situation where this too will sound ok.

    All of A), B) and C) are perfectly correct answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    All[/u] of A), B) and C) are perfectly correct answers.
    They are not all perfectly correct. They may be correct with some additional condition or in some context. For example "заходил" is normal when it's obvious from context that it was a repetetive action ("Он несколько раз заходил к сестре...").
    But all things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one. Variant A is the simplest, correct by default and corresponds more to the structure of the sentence.

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    I think then that заходил fits better here, because seeing the sister is quite often a repetitive action, the fact that the father didn't like it hints that there were at least several such events. To me the simplest is заходил not зашел because it wouldn't have been obvious why the father didn't like it.

    Ilkay, provide the context please next time. Your question here is really too ambiguous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Ilkay, provide the context please next time. Your question here is really too ambiguous.
    The question is taken from a test. It has no context. Apparently you think that the question is not constructed well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilkay
    The question is taken from a test. It has no context. Apparently you think that the question is not constructed well.
    The question is ok, the answers are ambiguous. A) and C) are possible. I still believe answer A) is the best (keeping in mind the way tests are usually composed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilkay
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Ilkay, provide the context please next time. Your question here is really too ambiguous.
    The question is taken from a test. It has no context. Apparently you think that the question is not constructed well.
    Grammatically, the answers A), B) and C) can fit this question.
    Obviously you are required to pick only one answer.

    Well, if the person we speak about visited his sister periodically, even though his father didn't approve the answer would be C).
    If he has done it only once then the answer is A)
    If, on the contrary, the sister came to visit her relatives and the father didn't let her in for some reason, her brother could go outside to see her nevertheless then the answer is B)
    Imagine the situation when a father and a son walk down the street and the brother sees the sister while their father demonstratively ignores her, the answer could be D).
    The only answer that absolutely doesn't fit there is E).
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    I'd say too, that A) and C) are absolutely ok here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    If he has done it only once then the answer is A)
    It doesn't imply he did it only once. He could заходить to his sister many times in the past against father's will, but the focus of the sentence is on that particualr visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    If he has done it only once then the answer is A)
    It doesn't imply he did it only once. He could заходить to his sister many times in the past against father's will, but the focus of the sentence is on that particualr visit.
    Whatever. But A) and C) are both valid. Even B) and to a somewhat lesser degree D) are valid too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BappaBa
    Подходит и С) если он заходил периодически.
    Не обязательно периодически. Например - "Он заходил ко мне сегодня утром".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    All of A), B) and C) are perfectly correct answers.
    Поскольку ответ нужен один, то надо брать самый простой/частый/понятный
    A)

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