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Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud... #1 (permalink) Tue Oct 20, 2009 14:01 pm   Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud...
 

1) I said that I thought he was wrong about the best way for us to proceed.

issue
I.........................best we should proceed.

2. If Tony hadn't interfered, there would have been no problems yesterday, I'm sure.

smoothly
Whithout Tony's................. yesterday, I'm sure.

3. He had no idea what was going to happen to him when he walked into that room.

store
Little.................. him when he walked into that room.

4. I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud see me.

best
The manager kept...........an hour before he would see me.

5. You shouldn't let trivial matters worry you so much.

prey
You shouldn't let trivial matters..........extent.

use between 3 and 8 words
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Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud... #2 (permalink) Tue Oct 20, 2009 15:11 pm   Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud...
 

Hello, Vladid– and welcome to English-test.net.

Please try to rephrase these sentences yourself, and then we will check your efforts.
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Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud... #3 (permalink) Tue Oct 20, 2009 17:47 pm   Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud...
 

1. I thought he was at issue with the best we should prroceed.

2. Without Tony's interference,the problems would have been solved smoothly yesterday,I'm sure.

3. Little had it store to him when he walked into that room.

4. The manager kept me best for over an hour before he would see me.

5. You shouldn't let trivial matters prey you on it's extent.
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Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud... #4 (permalink) Tue Oct 20, 2009 23:20 pm   Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud...
 

1. I thought he was at issue with the best way in which we should proceed.

2. Without Tony's interference,the problems would have been solved smoothly yesterday, I'm sure.

3. Little did he know what was in store to him when he walked into that room.

4. The manager kept me waiting for over an hour before he would see me.

5. You shouldn't let trivial matters prey on you to such an extent.
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Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud. #5 (permalink) Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:50 am   Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud.
 

I think the words given are compulsory. I have suggestions for 1, 3, and 4:

Vladid wrote:
1) I said that I thought he was wrong about the best way for us to proceed.

issue
I...........said we were at issue on how..............best we should proceed.

2. If Tony hadn't interfered, there would have been no problems yesterday, I'm sure.

smoothly
Whithout Tony's................. yesterday, I'm sure.

3. He had no idea what was going to happen to him when he walked into that room.

store
Little.................. him when he walked into that room.
Shouldn't it be "in store for him"?

4. I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud see me.

best
The manager kept.....me waiting for the best part of......an hour before he would see me.

5. You shouldn't let trivial matters worry you so much.

prey
You shouldn't let trivial matters..........extent.

use between 3 and 8 words
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Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud... #6 (permalink) Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:05 am   Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud...
 

Thanks a lot Mister Micawber and Cerberus for your help :D
The only thing I don't know how to use is "best" with the fourth rephrasing :(
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Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud... #7 (permalink) Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:50 am   Rephrasings: I had to wait for the manager for almost an hour before he woud...
 

Cerberus' example is a good one. 'The best part of' = 'most of'
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