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    #1

    Rewrite these sentences

    1. We suffer bad luck on bad luck.
    No sooner.....................................
    2. A heating can save you from bearing the cold.
    Install..........................................
    3. No one expected his appearance.
    He...............................................
    4. It is a long way by road but not by train.
    Going...........................................
    5. Be more careful in your writing.
    You are not...................................

    I am not sure with my answers so it's great if you can check them for me:)

    1. No sooner we had a bad luck than another bad luck :(
    2. Install a heating and you will be saved from bearing the cold.
    3. He had an unexpected appearance.
    4. Going by road is longer than by train.
    5. You are not careful enough in your writing.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Rewrite these sentences

    I'd like to discuss the third one only. First of all, your answer could be rewritten this way:

    He appeared unexpectedly.


    It's more natural.

    But I think neither is the correct answer. The original sentence means something else. Your answer implies that he actually appeared. The original sentence does not imply that. It only says his appearance was not expected. We don't know whether he appeared or not.

    My answer would be:

    He wasn't expected.

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    #3

    Re: Rewrite these sentences

    You would install a "heater" not a "heating." You could say "a heating system."

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    #4

    Re: Rewrite these sentences

    Oh... I see. I think your answer is much better
    He appeared unexpectedly
    thanks

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    #5

    Re: Rewrite these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by kimhaze View Post
    Oh... I see. I think your answer is much better
    He appeared unexpectedly
    thanks
    "He appeared unexpectedly" is an incorrect answer.

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    #6

    Re: Rewrite these sentences

    Oops. Sorry. I meant to type "He wasn't expected" but somehow I typed "He appeared unexpectedly"

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    Re: Rewrite these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    "He appeared unexpectedly" is an incorrect answer.
    It looks good to me, BC.

    What's your objection to it?

    Rover

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    Re: Rewrite these sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It looks good to me, BC.

    What's your objection to it?

    Rover
    I explained in my first post. It doesn't mean the same as the original sentence in my opinion.

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    #9

    Re: Rewrite these sentences

    You're right. I get it now.

    Rover

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    Re: Rewrite these sentences

    It was a pretty perceptive catch. I didn't notice the ambiguity in the original at all until BC pointed it out.
    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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