In English we dont usually say at - do you play the cello or violin
It is pretty clear by now that the beginning and the end of this course were made by different individuals.
Or perhaps that the beginning of the course has had a lot more reports filed and acted upon?
Having "play at" as an acceptable option is one thing but it is frustrating to be marked wrong for omitting it
Actually, I have to insist here: "to play at an instrument" is not even an acceptable option in Standard English, it's just simply WRONG!!
In correct English, one can play "an instrument", NOT "at an instrument"!!!
"Do you play the violin or the cello" ar trebui să fie acceptat ca răspuns corect.
Aș zice singurul răspuns corect.
if you were playing at an instrument it would mean you were forcing the instrument to be an audience member without it wanting to be involved
Like we study at law? It may be correct, but it's rarely heard in conversational English.
Is viora actually violin or is it viola? What is viola in Romanian?
Omitting the "at" is accepted.
I was marked wrong for omitting it!! And it's not a question of acceptance: the "at" is simply WRONG!!