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    Hi again,

    The following sentences should have the same meaning, the underlined part must remain unchanged.

    1) "I don't think John will come", said Bill
    Bill doubted John would come.

    2) The postman was bitten by our dog.
    Our dog bit the postman.

    3) We couldn't drive because of the fog.
    The fog prevented us from driving.

    4) Although his leg was broken he managed to get out of the car.
    In spite of his broken leg he managed to get out of the car.
    In spite of having a broken leg he managed to get out of the car.

    5) The cake was so hard that I could not eat it.
    It was too hard to eat.

    6) He didn't go, because it rained.
    If it hadn't rained he would have gone.

    7) I can't cook as well as my mother does.
    My mother can cook better than me.
    My mother can cook better than I do.

    8 I don't suppose you have change for a pound, do you?
    Do you happen to have change for a pound?

    9) He failed to win the race.
    He didn't win the race.

    10) Mary rang hours and hours ago.
    It's hours since Mary rang.

    Thanks in advanced,

    abrilsp

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    You've got them all right except for number 10. Say: "It's been hours since Mary rang." For number 1, I would say, "Bill doubted that John would come."

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    Thanks Ronbee!

    I would say, "Bill doubted that John would come."
    Is the "that" optional?

    Say: "It's been hours since Mary rang."
    For sentence 10 the fix part is "It's hours............"

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by abrilsp
    Thanks Ronbee!
    You're welcome. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by abrilsp
    I would say, "Bill doubted that John would come."
    Is the "that" optional?
    I don't think so. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by abrilsp
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    Say: "It's been hours since Mary rang."
    For sentence 10 the fix part is "It's hours............"
    I'm not sure what you mean by that. :?

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    Hi,

    abrilsp wrote:
    vQuote:
    Say: "It's been hours since Mary rang."


    For sentence 10 the fix part is "It's hours............"




    I'm not sure what you mean by that.

    What I meant is that from the sentence I have to write, I should use at the beginning "It's hours..............." and finish the rest. For this reason it is not possible to say "It's been hours......" Did I make myself clear?

    Thanks
    abrilsp :)

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    I see. You have to use It's hours. That doesn't seem very natural to me, but in that case I would go with what you have. That should do fine.

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