In Other Words by hcj


									In Other Words
E.g.: I’ve never eaten pizza before. = It’s the first time I’ve ever eaten pizza.
I’ve never read such a good book. = It’s the best book I’ve ever read.

Rephrase the following sentences:
   1. I have never tasted muesli before. – It’s…
   2. I’ve never seen such a boring film. –
   3. He has never been to New York before. -
   4. She has never had such a delicious meal. –
   5. She has never flown before. –

Rephrase the following sentences using the words in bold type:
   1. She has never been to the club before. (first) – It’s the first time she has ever been to the club.
   2. She has never heard such a funny story. (funniest) –
   3. It’s the first time she has ever read Tolstoy. (never) –
   4. It’s the worst headache she has ever had. (bad) –
   5. He’s never played cricket before. (ever) –

E.g.: It’s a long time since he called us. = He hasn’t called us for a long time.
The last time I saw him was a week ago. = I haven’t seen him for a week.
When did he get a job? = How long ago did he get the job? = How long is it since he got the job?

Rephrase the following sentences using the words in bold type:

    1.   It’s months since I saw John. (for) – I haven’t seen John for months.
    2.   When did she come back? (since) –
    3.   I haven’t spoken to him for a week. (last) –
    4.   How long is it since he found a new job? (when) –
    5.   It’s a month since I saw Chris. (seen) –
    6.   The last time I went to the theatre was a month ago. (been) -

Rephrase the following sentences using the words in bold type:
   1. It’s years since I spoke to Jenny.(for)
   2. It’s the first time I’ve flown to Mexico. (never)
   3. How long is it since you moved here? (did)
   4. We’ve never been to this museum before. (first)

E.g.: Walking alone at night is dangerous. = It is dangerous to walk alone at night.
She is too slow to win the race. = She isn’t fast enough to win the race.
Do/Would you mind answering the phone? = Could you answer the phone?
It took her an hour to do the crossword. = She took an hour to do the crossword. = Doing the crossword
took her an hour. = Doing the crossword took her an hour.
The policeman made him confess. = He was made to confess.
The film was fascinating. = We were fascinated by the film.

Rephrase the following sentences using the words in bold type:
   1. Could you pass me the salt? (mind)
   2. It is dangerous to drive at high speed. (driving)
   3. The water is too cold to swim in. (enough)
    4.    He took only an hour to learn to play chess. (it)
    5.    Writing the composition took her all night. (spent)
    6.    My mother made me apologise for my behaviour. (was)
    7.    I fond the book boring. (bored)
    8.    Do you mind moving over a little? (could)
    9.    We were interested in the information. (found)
    10.   He isn’t old enough to get married. (too)

E.g.: He is expected to come tonight. = It is expected that he will come tonight.
Our lawyer will contact you. = You will be contacted by our lawyer.

Rephrase the following sentences:
   1. People say that the company is having problems. – The company is said to be having problems.
   2. Everyone thought that he was lying. – It…
   3. People believe that a spy revealed the secret. – A spy…
   4. Journalists report that the war is over. – The war…
   5. People expect that she will win an Oscar. – It…
   6. Someone should clean up this mess. – This mess…
   7. The crew hadn’t checked the plane before we boarded. – The plane…
   8. Everyone expects that it will rain this weekend. – It…
   9. They will execute the prisoner tomorrow. – The prisoner…
   10. They sold the car factory to a German company. –
   11. People believe he is the richest man in the world. –

E.g.: I didn’t phone him because I didn’t want to disturb him. = …so as not to disturb him. = …in case I
disturbed him.
It was such a nice vase that I bought it. = The vase was so nice that I bought it.
He was so busy that he couldn’t phone us. = He was too busy to phone us.
It was such a warm day that we went fishing. = The day was very warm so we went fishing.
That’s the village where I was born. = …I was born in. = …in which I was born.
Although it was raining, we went out. = Despite the rain, we went out.
What a nice day! = it’s such a nice day!
How quickly he walks! = He walks so quickly!

Rephrase the following sentences:
    1. We spoke quietly because we didn’t want to wake the baby. –
    2. He was such a naughty boy that his father punished him. –
    3. It was so hot that I didn’t leave the house. –
    4. That’s the church where I got married. –
    5. Although he was ill he still went to work. –
    6. What a lovely house! -
    7. How happy you look! -
    8. He is too weak to lift that suitcase. -
    9. The room was so crowded that we couldn’t go inside. -
    10. Despite being over 60, she was very beautiful. –
    11. You talk so quietly! –
    12. She has such lovely eyes! –
    13. She was too tired to go on with her work. –
    14. This is the University I went to.
    15. What a beautiful dress!
    16. Although she was tired she still watched the late film.
    17. She went to bed early. She didn’t want to be tired the next morning.
    18. I didn’t tell you because I thought you’d be upset.

Modal Verbs
Rephrase the following situations using an appropriate modal verb as in the example:
    1. It’s not possible that he’s finished already. – He can’t have finished already.
    2. It wasn’t necessary for you to give him a present. – You…
    3. I advise you to stop eating chocolate. – You…
    4. I insist that you do your homework. – You…
    5. It was wrong of him to kick that dog. – He…
    6. It’s possible that she’s already phoned him. – She…
    7. I’ll take the dog out if you like. – Would…
    8. Will you let me speak to George, please? – May…
    9. Let’s go to a disco. – What…
    10. It’s possible that he is lying. – He…
    11. He wasn’t able to write when he was eight. - He…
    12. Talking is not permitted during the test. – You…
    13. It would be a good idea for me to give up smoking. – I had…
    14. I’m sure that he has gone home. – He…
    15. It isn’t right to speak to your mother like that. – You…
    16. It isn’t possible for me to come to the party tonight. – I…
    17. he is obliged to go to the police station twice a week. – He…

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