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    1)I prefer to go out to clubs and see live comedy instead of watching TV recodings of it
    Use than to rewrite, start by:
    I prefer to see live comedy _____________ watching TV recordings of it

    I think I would add "than" in the space, is it right?


    2) His boss told him he was fired and ordered him to leave immediately
    Use "got" to rewrite, start by:
    His boss told him he _____________________ and said he sould leave immediately

    I really in mess with this sentence

    3)she didn't let them out of sight for a second
    Rewrite, start by:
    Not________________


    * The 3 question above are not my assigment, I've read them in a test to the highschool and I didn;t know how to do them, so expect for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    1)I prefer to go out to clubs and see live comedy instead of watching TV recodings of it
    Use than to rewrite, start by:
    I prefer to see live comedy rather than watch TV recordings of it

    I think I would add "than" in the space, is it right?


    2) His boss told him he was fired and ordered him to leave immediately
    Use "got" to rewrite, start by:
    His boss told him he's got fired and said he should leave immediately

    I really in mess with this sentence

    3)she didn't let them out of sight for a second
    Rewrite, start by:
    Not letting them out of sight for a second she ......


    * The 3 question above are not my assigment, I've read them in a test to the highschool and I didn;t know how to do them, so expect for your help
    I hope they are correct.
    Last edited by Harry Smith; 20-Feb-2007 at 10:04.

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    Default Re: 3 question

    1)"Rather than"? But the first clause is "to go out" , the second clause is "watching"?
    2)Why sould we use" Got fired" here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    1)"Rather than"? But the first clause is "to go out" , the second clause is "watching"?
    2)Why sould we use" Got fired" here?
    Yes, you are right. Instead of watching you should write watch.

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    But the test wrote "watching", not watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    But the test wrote "watching", not watch
    While using rather than you have to change writing into write.

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    Default Re: 3 question

    Maybe you still don't understand
    Here the question exactly like this:
    I prefer to see live comedy _____________ watching TV recordings of it
    (Using Than)

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    Default Re: 3 question

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    If you have to use all parts of the initial scentence, it could be like this:

    I prefer to see live comedy by going to clubs rather than watching TV recordings of it.

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    Does it sound ok?
    Because the main verb of the 1st clause is "to see", meanwhile the 2nd is "watching"

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    2 - What Harry wrote seems OK for me.
    I think simply because it is better English than "he was fired"

    Just like "I've got a house " is better English than "I have a house"

    3- Not for a second she let him out of sight.

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