Sentence 38: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. Question 45. We employed a market researcher to find out what people really want from a cable TV system.
Knowledge of passive sentences
* The structure of asking and asking sentences with “have/get”:
– Get sb to do sth = Have sb do sth: ask / hire someone to do what
– Get sth done = Have sth done: for something to be done (by whom)
We hired a market researcher to find out what people really want from a cable TV system.
=> Answer D because of using the structure “get sb to do sth = employ sb to do sth”.
– Hire sb (v): hire someone to do a special job for a short time, temporarily
– Employee sb (v): hire someone to do what and pay them a salary (longer time)
These two words have different shades of meaning, so they can’t be interchangeably equivalent, so don’t choose C even though the meaning is reasonable.
* Structure to note:
– Find out sth (phr.v): find out, find out about something
– Employ sb to do sth: hire someone to work and pay them