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Transformation of Sentences #1 (permalink) Sun Jan 13, 2008 16:51 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

Dear teachers,

please help me with these sentences ( and check some of my answers ). I don't know how to solve them.

Thanks a lot

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1. It's a pity u didn't tell us about this
I wish........

2. The sound woke him and he immediately went downstairs to investigate
Woken.........

3. They constantly encouraged her, which made her job easier.
Their.............
MY ANSWER:
Their constant encouragement made her job easier.

4. If I were you, I'd look for another job
I suggest...............
MY ANSWER:
I suggest you looked for another job

5. You won't see cliffs like these anywhere else in the world
Nowhere..............
MY ANSWER:
Nowhere you will see cliffs like these in the world

6. I realized how much I loved the city only after I had left it
Only...............
MY ANSWER:
Only after I had left the city, I realized how much I loved it

7. If you won't pay, you will be prosecuted
Failure..............

8. 'I'm sorry that I broke the glass', said Peter
Peter apologised............
MY ANSWER:
Peter apologised for broking the glass

9. Although he's intelligent, he doesn't do well at school
In..........
MY ANSWER:
In spite of his intelligence, he doesn't do well at school

10. Despite his brilliance, he never became famous
Brilliant..............
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Transformation of Sentences #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:47 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

teeny wrote:
1. It's a pity u didn't tell us about this
I wish........

I wish I you had told us about this.

teeny wrote:
2. The sound woke him and he immediately went downstairs to investigate
Woken.........

Woken by the sound he immediately went downstairs to investigate.

teeny wrote:
3. They constantly encouraged her, which made her job easier.
Their.............

MY ANSWER:
Their constant encouragement made her job easier.


Well done!

teeny wrote:
4. If I were you, I'd look for another job
I suggest...............
MY ANSWER:
I suggest you looked for another job

I suggest you look for another job.

teeny wrote:
5. You won't see cliffs like these anywhere else in the world
Nowhere..............
MY ANSWER:
Nowhere you will see cliffs like these in the world
Nowhere else in the world will you see cliffs like these.

teeny wrote:
6. I realized how much I loved the city only after I had left it
Only...............
MY ANSWER:
Only after I had left the city, I realized how much I loved it
Correct, if you put a full stop at the end.

teeny wrote:
7. If you won't pay, you will be prosecuted
Failure..............


Failure to pay will result in your prosecution.

teeny wrote:
8. 'I'm sorry that I broke the glass', said Peter
Peter apologised............
MY ANSWER:
Peter apologised for broking the glass
Peter apologised for breaking the glass.

teeny wrote:
9. Although he's intelligent, he doesn't do well at school
In..........
MY ANSWER:
In spite of his intelligence, he doesn't do well at school
Correct, if you put a full stop at the end.

teeny wrote:
10. Despite his brilliance, he never became famous
Brilliant..............

Brilliant as he was he never became famous.

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Transformation of Sentences #3 (permalink) Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:08 am   Transformation of Sentences
 

Torsten wrote:
teeny wrote:
1. It's a pity u didn't tell us about this
I wish........

I wish I you had told us about this.

teeny wrote:
2. The sound woke him and he immediately went downstairs to investigate
Woken.........

Woken by the sound he immediately went downstairs to investigate.

teeny wrote:
3. They constantly encouraged her, which made her job easier.
Their.............

MY ANSWER:
Their constant encouragement made her job easier.


Well done!

teeny wrote:
4. If I were you, I'd look for another job
I suggest...............
MY ANSWER:
I suggest you looked for another job

I suggest you look for another job.

teeny wrote:
5. You won't see cliffs like these anywhere else in the world
Nowhere..............
MY ANSWER:
Nowhere you will see cliffs like these in the world
Nowhere else in the world will you see cliffs like these.

teeny wrote:
6. I realized how much I loved the city only after I had left it
Only...............
MY ANSWER:
Only after I had left the city, I realized how much I loved it
Correct, if you put a full stop at the end.

teeny wrote:
7. If you won't pay, you will be prosecuted
Failure..............


Failure to pay will result in your prosecution.

teeny wrote:
8. 'I'm sorry that I broke the glass', said Peter
Peter apologised............
MY ANSWER:
Peter apologised for broking the glass
Peter apologised for breaking the glass.

teeny wrote:
9. Although he's intelligent, he doesn't do well at school
In..........
MY ANSWER:
In spite of his intelligence, he doesn't do well at school
Correct, if you put a full stop at the end.

teeny wrote:
10. Despite his brilliance, he never became famous
Brilliant..............

Brilliant as he was he never became famous.
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Transformation of Sentences #4 (permalink) Sat Feb 27, 2010 17:22 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

You were mistaken in one sentence. Only after...did you realise... This is an inversion form.
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Transformation of Sentences #5 (permalink) Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:44 am   Transformation of Sentences
 

Dear teachers, I have some questions on sentence transformations.
So, let' s take examples:

He spent money like water.
I'd rather___________

We must leave the country on one account.
On no account______________ the country.

When we explain the situation to him, we will understand.
If he____________________.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely, M. Bovary
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Transformation of Sentences #6 (permalink) Fri Jun 25, 2010 13:03 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

Hello Madame Bovary,

Your sentences are not particularly appropriate for transformation. My comments are inside the quote in red.

Madame_Bovary wrote:
Dear teachers, I have some questions on sentence transformations.
So, let' s take examples:

He spent money like water.
I'd rather___________

You might do a transformation this way:
- He spends money like water. = Spending a lot of money is what he does habitually.
- I'd rather he didn't spend so much money. = I don't like his habitual over-spending.


We must leave the country on one account. This is not particularly natural.
On no account______________ the country. You can say this:
- On no account must we leave the country.
However, that does not mean the same thing as the first sentence.


When we explain the situation to him, we will understand. This sentence doesn't make much sense with 'we will understand'.
If he____________________.
You could transform your sentence this way:
- If he has the situation explained to him, we (?) will understand.
It would make more sense to say it this way:
- If the situation is explained to him, he will understand.


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Transformation of Sentences #7 (permalink) Fri Jun 25, 2010 13:11 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

I truly apologize. It is "If we explain the situation to him, HE will understand." I wrote it wrong. Yes, these sentences I find extremely hard, but they are taken from my last exam and I didn't know how to transform them. Thank you for your time.

Can I ask something(again)?

Sentence like "I'm sure that the United will win the match against the City" needs to be re-written using BOUND. How it will look like?

Thank you!!! :)
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Transformation of Sentences #8 (permalink) Fri Jun 25, 2010 13:15 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

One more thing. Sentence: They think that he is the most appropriate man for that job needs to be transformed beggining with He is______________. I wrote He is said to be the most..... and it was wrong. Which is correct transformation?
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Transformation of Sentences #9 (permalink) Fri Jun 25, 2010 16:39 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

Madame_Bovary wrote:
Sentence like "I'm sure that the United will win the match against the City" needs to be re-written using BOUND. How it will look like?


I think United are bound to win the match against City."
Not 'the United' or 'the City'.
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Transformation of Sentences #10 (permalink) Fri Jun 25, 2010 16:40 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

Madame_Bovary wrote:
One more thing. Sentence: They think that he is the most appropriate man for that job needs to be transformed beggining with He is______________. I wrote He is said to be the most..... and it was wrong. Which is correct transformation?


"He is the most appropriate man for that job in their view."
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Transformation of Sentences #11 (permalink) Fri Jun 25, 2010 17:21 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

Thanks!!!!!

Best Regards,

Emma.
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Transformation of Sentences #12 (permalink) Sat Jun 26, 2010 13:00 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

I have problems with the constructions would rather/ would prefer. I have learned:

when the person who expresses the preference is not the s. of action which follows, we use WOULD PREFER+ object + infinitiv or WOULD RATHER + subject + past subjunctive:

She wants to fly but I'd rather she went by train / I'd rather her to go by train.

So, according to this, how the sentence I'd rather you didn't tell Peter about it should be transformed beggining with I'd prefer________________
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Transformation of Sentences #13 (permalink) Sat Jun 26, 2010 13:34 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

Or these sentences:

The police didn't at all suspect that the judge was the murderer.
Little___________________________________________________

If you happen to meet Peter, would you introduce me to him?
Is this transformation possible: Should you introduce me to Peter when you meet him?

The only thing that prevented the passing of the bill was the death of the Prime Minister.
Had it no________________________________

Thank you really much for your help. I'm really trying to rewrite sentences, but I simply don't have an idea.
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Transformation of Sentences #14 (permalink) Sat Jun 26, 2010 19:24 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

Madame_Bovary wrote:
So, according to this, how the sentence I'd rather you didn't tell Peter about it should be transformed beggining with I'd prefer________________


I'd prefer (it) if you didn't tell Peter (about it).
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Transformation of Sentences #15 (permalink) Sat Jun 26, 2010 19:28 pm   Transformation of Sentences
 

Madame_Bovary wrote:
Or these sentences:
Thank you really much for your help. I'm really trying to rewrite sentences, but I simply don't have an idea.


The police didn't at all suspect that the judge was the murderer.
Little did the police suspect that the judge was the murderer.

If you happen to meet Peter, would you introduce me to him?
Is this transformation possible: Should you introduce me to Peter when you meet him?
Should you meet Peter, would you introduce me to him?

The only thing that prevented the passing of the bill was the death of the Prime Minister.
Had it no________________________________

This option does not make sense to me.
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