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    sentence transformation

    Please point out my mistakes in my answers to the following stylistic transforms
    1
    Someone stole my handbag while we were playing tennis.
    During the time we were playing tennis, Someone stole my handbag

    2
    The train journey from BristoltoLondontook only 90 minutes.
    It was only 90 minutes from Bristol to London by train.
    3
    Don't press the alarm button unless there's a real emergency.
    The alarm button must not be pressed unless there's a real emergency.

    4
    Without your sound advice, I would never have made such a good investment.
    If it hadn't been for your sound advice, I would never have made such a good investment.

    5
    I'm not friendly with him; in fact, I hardly even know him.
    Far from being friendly with him, I hardly even know him.
    Last edited by wynnmyintuu; 12-May-2011 at 05:45. Reason: I made typing mistakes.

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    Re: sentence transformation

    Quote Originally Posted by wynnmyintuu View Post
    Please point out my mistakes in my answers to the following stylistic transforms
    1
    Someone stole my handbag while we were playing tennis.
    During the time we were playing tennis, someone stole my handbag

    2
    The train journey from BristoltoLondontook only 90 minutes.
    It was only 90 minutes from Bristol to London by train.
    3
    Don't press the alarm button unless there's a real emergency.
    The alarm button must not be pressed unless there's a real emergency.

    4
    Without your sound advice, I would never have made such a good investment.
    If it hadn't been for your sound advice, I would never have made such a good investment.

    5
    I'm not friendly with him; in fact, I hardly even know him.
    Far from being friendly with him, I hardly even know him.
    They are all OK.

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