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    paraphrasing of a few sentences

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the following paraphrasing of a few sentences?

    1.1.I don’t want you to help me with the washing up.
    1.2.I’d rather you didn’t help me with the washing up.

    2.1. Father didn’t like your taking the car.
    2.2. Father had rather you didn’t take the car.

    3.1. I’m sorry you interfered.
    3.2. I would rather you had not interfered.

    4.1. I was so sorry she had already left.
    4.2. I’d rather she had not left.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 30-Sep-2009 at 08:27.

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    Exclamation Re: paraphrasing of a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the following paraphrasing of a few sentences?

    1.1.I donít want you to help me with the washing up.
    1.2.Iíd rather you don't/didnít help me with the washing up. (Simple present is better)

    2.1. Father didnít like your taking the car.
    2.2. Father had rather you didnít take the car.

    3.1. Iím sorry you interfered.
    3.2. I had (would) rather you had not interfered. (use had)

    4.1. I was so sorry she had already left.
    4.2. Iíd rather she had not left.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All others are OK
    Last edited by sarat_106; 04-Oct-2009 at 13:21.

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