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Thread: Rephrasings


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    Rephrasings

    1)For a bike that's two years old,it's in a very good condition.EVEN
    The bike's in a very good condition even if it's two years old.
    2)I really wish I had gone to the university.DEEPLY
    I deeply regret I hadn't gone to university
    3)But for the intervention of his bodyguards,the President might have been hurt.INTERVENED
    If it hadn't been for the intervention of his bodyguards the President might have been hurt.
    4)The entire staff demanded Ken's immediate reinstatement.BE
    The entire staff demanded Ken to be immediately reinstaled.
    5)Such was the pressure on the Prime Minister that he had no alternative but to give in.MUCH
    The Prime Minister was pressured so much that he had no alternative but to give in
    6)Tony was punished because he lied to his mother.If...
    If Tony hadn't lied to his mother he wouldn't have been punished
    7)Jim regrets that he didn't rise to the occasion when he could have.Jim..
    Jim regrets not rising to the occasion when he could have.
    8)They are bringing down that building.That...
    That building is being brought down by them.
    9)I won't help you until you've apologized.Not until..
    Not until you apologize that I will help you.
    10)"Is that the way she told you it would be"?
    Mom asked if that was the way I was told it would be by her


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    Re: Rephrasings

    I want to know if they are correct...Please help


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    Re: Rephrasings

    Quote Originally Posted by Oprica Laura View Post
    1)For a bike that's two years old,it's in a very good condition.EVEN
    The bike's in a very good condition even if it's two years old.
    2)I really wish I had gone to the university.DEEPLY
    I deeply regret I hadn't gone to university
    3)But for the intervention of his bodyguards,the President might have been hurt.INTERVENED
    If it hadn't been for the intervention of his bodyguards the President might have been hurt.
    4)The entire staff demanded Ken's immediate reinstatement.BE
    The entire staff demanded Ken to be immediately reinstaled. "... Ken be immediately..."
    5)Such was the pressure on the Prime Minister that he had no alternative but to give in.MUCH
    The Prime Minister was pressured so much that he had no alternative but to give in
    6)Tony was punished because he lied to his mother.If...
    If Tony hadn't lied to his mother he wouldn't have been punished
    7)Jim regrets that he didn't rise to the occasion when he could have.Jim..
    Jim regrets not rising to the occasion when he could have.
    8)They are bringing down that building.That...
    That building is being brought down by them. This is an awkard sentence Probably ought to be "This building is being demolished by them."
    9)I won't help you until you've apologized.Not until..
    Not until you apologize that I will help you. Omit "that"
    10)"Is that the way she told you it would be"?
    Mom asked if that was the way I was told it would be by her "...was told by her that...
    ..


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    Re: Rephrasings

    Thank you very much!!!

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