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    Hello,

    Here I am again . Would you please correct the following exercise?

    Supply words meaning roughly the same as the ones in italics:

    1.) They offered rises of between 8 per cent and 10 per cent.
    They offered increases of between 8 per cent and 10 per cent.

    2.) The union leaders rejected Ford's offer.
    The union heads rejected Ford's offer.

    3.) They rejected the offer.
    They refused the offer.

    4.) The union claims are unreasonable.
    The union demands are unreasonable.

    5.) Their share of the marked slumped to 7.51 per cent.
    Their share of the marked dropped to 7.51 per cent.

    6.) This period saw the worst strike we have ever had.
    This perdiod showed the worst strike we have ever had.

    7.) There was hardly a Ford car to be had anywhere.
    There was hardly a Ford car to be found anywhere.

    8.) I'm sick of strikes.
    I'm fed up of strikes.

    9.) The strikes are crippling the country.
    The strikes are damaging the country.


    I think that this are good exercises to learn vocabularies. But without any solutions I learn nothing

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Dany

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    1.) They offered a raise between 8 and 10 per cent.
    They offered an increases between 8 and 10 per cent.
    2.) The union leaders rejected Ford's offer.
    The union presidents rejected Ford's offer.
    3. OK
    4. OK
    5. OK ( market - spell.)
    6. This period had seen the worst strike we have ever had.
    This period had been marked by the worst strike we've ever had.
    7. There was hardly a Ford car to be seen anywhere.
    There was hardly a Ford car to be found anywhere.
    8. I am sick of strikes
    I am fed up with strikes

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    Default Re: Words with the same meaning

    Please change to:
    This period had experienced the worst strike...

    #9 OK

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    Thanks a lot for your corrections

    Kind regards,
    Dany
    Last edited by Dany; 27-Mar-2005 at 12:10.

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