there's someone at the door

I was doing an English test (I had to tướng choose the most suitable continuation of a sentence) when I found this question:

There's someone at the door.

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Can I help you? :cross:
Well, go and answer it then. :tick:
He's busy at the moment. :cross:

How is "answer it" supposed to tướng be appropriate? :confused:

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  • Normally we learn that there is someone at the door because they knock or ring the bell. We answer the knock or the bell ring rather lượt thích we answer the phone when it rings.

    This is not a good test but it must represent a conversation between two people inside the house where the door is located. The other two choices bởi not make sense without adding some other sentences.

    "Can I help you?" is what you say to tướng someone after you open the door and see them standing there.

    "He's busy at the moment"
    is what you say after someone asks to tướng see someone who is busy.

    If someone tells you, "There is someone at the door", and you don't want to tướng answer the door yourself, you might tell them "Well, go and answer it then."
    That is the statement that might make sense in this situation.

    Cross-posted with JulianStuart. I agree that it is not a good test question.

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    To add to tướng JulianStuart's response, "Answer the door" is as common as "Answer the phone", and both mean "Respond to tướng the signal that someone is there."

    cross-posted with Cagey

    None of those is the continuation of the first sentence. "Well, go and answer it, then" could be a response, but not a continuation.

    Well then, thank you all, guys! This diễn đàn is brilliant! :D

    None of those is the continuation of the first sentence. "Well, go and answer it, then" could be a response, but not a continuation.

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    Yup, you're right, I was trying to tướng say I had to tướng choose the sentence which fitted the most to continue ​the conversation.

    I've always heard 'go get it' when there's someone at the door. So it's possible to tướng say 'go answer it' as well?

    Yes, it's certainly possible to tướng say "answer the door" when somebody rings the bell or knocks.