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  1. englishlover7
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    restructuring sentences

    I have to rewrite these sentences with the WORD GIVEN and without change meaning..i need help because i think that i make many mistakes.

    1 both John and Derek dislike Monday mornings
    i wrote: NEITHER John and Derek like Monday mornings

    2 What a terrible cough! I think you should see a doctor
    IF I were you, i'll see a doctor

    3 Americans eat more fast food than Italians
    ITALIANS DON'T eat as many fast food as Americans

    4 Although she's popular, some people see Madonna as an unscrupulous materialist
    DESPITE being popular, some people see Madonna as an unscrupolous materialist

    5 I regret not saving the article about Pirelli building
    I WISH i don't save the article about Pirelli building

    6 Nobody should unfasten their seatbelts during takeoff or landing
    SEATBELTS shoudn't been unfastedduring takeoff or landing

    7 We're going to Paris next week and to Rome the week after
    NOT ONLY are we going to Paris next week but also to Rome the week after

    8 It was such a terrible weather that we decided to come home early
    THE WEATHER was so terrible that we decided to come home early

    9 I enjoy reading more than playing sports
    I'D..... (too difficult for me)

    10 The cashiers were already counting the money when i arrived
    THE MONEY had already been counted by the cashiers when i arrived

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    Re: restructuring sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlover7 View Post
    I have to rewrite these sentences with the WORD GIVEN and without change meaning..i need help because i think that i make many mistakes.

    1 both John and Derek dislike Monday mornings
    i wrote: NEITHER John nor Derek like Monday mornings

    2 What a terrible cough! I think you should see a doctor
    IF I were you, i'll see a doctor

    3 Americans eat more fast food than Italians
    ITALIANS DON'T eat as much fast food as Americans

    4 Although she's popular, some people see Madonna as an unscrupulous materialist
    DESPITE being popular, some people see Madonna as an unscrupolous materialist

    5 I regret not saving the article about Pirelli building
    I WISH i had saved the article about Pirelli building

    6 Nobody should unfasten their seatbelts during takeoff or landing
    SEATBELTS shoudn't been unfasted during takeoff or landing

    7 We're going to Paris next week and to Rome the week after
    NOT ONLY --> We are not only going to Paris next week, but also to Rome the week after.
    8 It was such a terrible weather that we decided to come home early
    THE WEATHER was so terrible that we decided to come home early

    9 I enjoy reading more than playing sports
    I'D..... (too difficult for me)-->

    10 The cashiers were already counting the money when i arrived
    THE MONEY had already been counted by the cashiers when i arrived
    --> It's grammatically correct but it doesn't mean the same.
    --> The money was already been counting (by the cashiers) when I arrived .

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    Re: Are these correct?? please help me

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlover7 View Post
    I have to rewrite these sentences with the WORD GIVEN and without changing the meaning. I need help because I think that I make many mistakes.

    1 both John and Derek dislike Monday mornings
    i wrote: NEITHER John and Derek like Monday mornings
    Neither John nor Derek like Monday mornings.

    2 What a terrible cough! I think you should see a doctor
    IF I were you, i'll see a doctor
    If I were you, I would see a doctor

    3 Americans eat more fast food than Italians
    ITALIANS DON'T eat as many fast food as Americans
    Italians don't eat as much fast food as Americans

    4 Although she's popular, some people see Madonna as an unscrupulous materialist
    DESPITE being popular, some people see Madonna as an unscrupulous materialist
    Correct!

    5 I regret not saving the article about Pirelli building
    I WISH i don't save the article about Pirelli building
    I wish I had saved the article about the Pirelli building

    6 Nobody should unfasten their seatbelts during takeoff or landing
    SEATBELTS shoudn't been unfastedduring takeoff or landing
    Seatbelts shouldn't be unfastened during takeoff or landing

    7 We're going to Paris next week and to Rome the week after
    NOT ONLY are we going to Paris next week but also to Rome the week after
    Remove "also" and it's correct

    8 It was such a terrible weather that we decided to come home early
    THE WEATHER was so terrible that we decided to come home early
    Correct

    9 I enjoy reading more than playing sports
    I'D..... (too difficult for me)
    I'd prefer to read than to play sport.

    10 The cashiers were already counting the money when I arrived
    THE MONEY was already being counted by the cashiers when I arrived
    Correct
    See above.

    Edit: I just discovered that this is a duplicate post and someone else had replied to the other one.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-May-2010 at 20:58. Reason: Discovered duplicate post

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    Re: restructuring sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by adrs View Post
    --> It's grammatically correct but it doesn't mean the same.
    --> The money was already been counting (by the cashiers) when I arrived .
    The money was already being counted by the cashiers when I arrived.

    Please also see your duplicate post in which I answered all the questions.

  4. englishlover7
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    Re: Are these correct?? please help me

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: restructuring sentences

    Hi englishlover, and welcome to the forums.

    I've merged your two threads. In the future, please post a question only once.

    As a grammar, note, although the Madonna one is perfectly understandable, a tough grader will mark you down for that one. It's not "some people" who are popular, but that's what the structure of the sentence implies. Try starting "Despite Madonna's popularity,... " and then try to do the rest.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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