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Q: What does keep talking in "Officials agreed on Monday to keep talking despite the latest crisis." mean?
A:
To continue talking
To go on talking

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Q: Officials believe that more than one person may be to be blamed for the fire. Does this sound natural?
A: × Officials believe that more than one person may be to be blamed for the fire.
Officials believe that more than one person may be to blame for the fire.

Q: Officials in Wakayama Prefecture reported that a company worker in his 40s had newly tested positive for coronavirus, and that he used to work with one of infected people, who was previously diagnosed at the hospital where several infections had been confirmed one after another.
Reportedly he’d been aware that he’d had a fever since the second of this month; however the symptom subsided after so that he kept working as usual.
But as having known his coworker’s infection, he had his specimen tested and it tuned out today that he’d been infected, too.
Including this latest one, the number of the coronavirus cases in Wakayama to date has counted 13. Does this sound natural?
A: Officials in Wakayama Prefecture reported a company worker in his 40s had newly tested positive for Corona Virus. He is a colleague of one of the infected patients, who was previously diagnosed at the same hospital where several infected patients had been confirmed.

Reportedly, he was aware of his fever with the related symptoms which began on the 2nd of February; since the fever subsided, he continued working.

However, having known his coworker’s infection, he got tested and result confirmed positive to Corona Virus.

Including this latest patient, the number of coronavirus cases in Wakayama to date has counted to 13.
Q: Officials at the Pentagon and at military commands in Florida were monitoring both strikes and had discussed announcing them together, had they gone well.

The above sentences talk about the fact in the past instead of a hypothetical situation. Why the writer used “had they gone well” instead of “did they go well” ?
A: "Had they gone well" would mean "if the strikes went well" or if the strikes were successful. This whole statement would be the same as:
If the monitored strikes had gone well, officials at the Pentagon and at military commands in Florida will announce them together, as discussed. 🙂
Q: Officials say the city is considered dangerous by the residents. Does this sound natural?
A: The grammar sounds natural and your pronunciation is good - I understood you clearly. You should work on the 'th' sound in 'the'. You have to put your tongue slightly between your teeth as you say it. But good job!

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