You can sit anywhere you like
AIM: To understand and practise ways to indicate freedom from obligation.
INTRODUCTION: Doctors often tell a patient what he or she must or mustn't do. Sometimes, however, the message is that the patient is free to do what he or she likes – there is no obligation. There are different ways to express this in English.
Consider these examples:
You can drink whatever you like.
= There is no restriction on what you drink.
|It doesn't matter when you arrive.
||= There is no restriction on when you arrive.
|She can run as far as she wants.
||= There is no restriction on how far she runs.
|He ate anything he fancied.
||= There was no restriction on what he ate.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the best ending for each sentence.