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    Default VERY IMPORTANT! REWRITING QUESTIONS. IS THAT SENTENCE GOOD?

    HELLO!I AM PREPARING FCE AND I HAVE THIS EXAM 19TH JUNE. I HAVE DONE SOME EXERCISES BUT THE ANSWERS ARE DIFFERENT. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS SENTENCE IS CORRECT?

    "You will soon be a good driver if you follow my advice"said the instructor.

    The answer of the book is: The instructor said I would soon drive well if I follow his advice

    My answer: The instructor said I would become a good driver if I followed his advice.

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    Default Re: VERY IMPORTANT!!!REWRITING QUESTIONS. IS THAT SENTENCE G

    Hi,

    Your answer seems to be better than the one in the book. I would, however, use 'be' instead of 'become' to be consistent with the original sentence.

    What is the book that you are using?

    Iza



    Quote Originally Posted by Ana
    HELLO!I AM PREPARING FCE AND I HAVE THIS EXAM 19TH JUNE. I HAVE DONE SOME EXERCISES BUT THE ANSWERS ARE DIFFERENT. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS SENTENCE IS CORRECT?

    "You will soon be a good driver if you follow my advice"said the instructor.

    The answer of the book is: The instructor said I would soon drive well if I follow his advice

    My answer: The instructor said I would become a good driver if I followed his advice.

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    Default Re: VERY IMPORTANT!!!REWRITING QUESTIONS. IS THAT SENTENCE G

    Quote Originally Posted by izabela
    Hi,

    Your answer seems to be better than the one in the book. I would, however, use 'be' instead of 'become' to be consistent with the original sentence.

    What is the book that you are using?

    Iza
    I agree with you that her answer was better. :wink:

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    I'll third it- Izabela is right. It could be a misprint- books nowadays seemto be just spellchecked.

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    Hello all.
    I'm in favour of her answer too. The tense should step back once.

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    Change one, then change them all.

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