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    Is this correct ?

    Could anybody check this sentences ?

    1.
    The whole house is in confusion right now because preparation (make) is making for this evening’s dance.

    2. She was depressed because she (not pass) hadn't passed her exam.
    3. Until last Winter I (never see) had never seen snow in December.

    3. I (not see) haven't seen him since he (stop) stopped working in our company.

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    #2

    Re: Is this correct ?

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    The first should be passive:

    "The whole house is in confusion right now because preparation is being made for this evening’s dance."

    Although I'd have used the plural:

    "The whole house is in confusion right now because preparations are being made for this evening’s dance."

    I see nothing wrong with the other sentences.

    Waiting for a more learned opinipon,

    M.

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    Re: Is this correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloudless View Post
    Could anybody somebody please check this these sentences?

    1.
    The whole house is in confusion right now because preparation (make) is making for this evening’s dance.

    The whole house is in confusion right now because preparations are being made for this evening's dance. (Note: the original had "preparation" in the singular which is, in my opinion, incorrect. We usually say "preparations are being made". However, if "preparation" must remain, then it would be "preparation is being made".

    2. She was depressed because she (not pass) hadn't passed her exam.

    Correct.

    3. Until last Winter I (never see) had never seen snow in December.

    Correct.

    3. I (not see) haven't seen him since he (stop) stopped working in our company.


    Correct
    See above.

    I think Mannysteps and I were posting at the same time! Glad to see we all agree so far!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Jun-2011 at 14:19. Reason: Extra

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    Re: Is this correct ?

    Thanks for your help :)

    I have one more request concerning transformation. Please

    1. This bridge will take this company three years to complete.
    In three years the bridge will be taken

    2. This is her second visit to Germany
    This is the second time she had been visiting to Germany

    3. As soon as I got to the theatre, I realized that I hadn’t locked my vehicle
    No sooner had I got to the theatre than I realized taht I hadn't locked my vehicle

    4.”I’m going to help you with your luggage at the station tomorrow” he said.
    He has just said he was going to help me ....

    5.People say that Paul used to be an extremely honest person.
    Paul is said to have been an extremely honest person.

    6. It’s a pity I didn’t meet your brother at the party.
    I would like to meet your brother at the party.

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    Re: Is this correct ?

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    Don't add new questions through another thread. You risk being ignored. I'll forward these corrections, though:


    1.
    In three years the bridge will be completed.
    2. This is the second time she visits Germany
    6. I would like to have met your brother at the party.

    The others seem okay, to me, except the spelling of "that" in the number 3.

    M.

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