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    Rewrite sentences

    Hello,

    could you help me and correct the following sentences? It's the type of tasks where you have to rewrite a sentences, using a certain given word:

    (I inserted the words in bold, the rest is given)

    1. We sometimes argue, but I get on well with him most of the time.
    -usually
    Despite we argue sometimes, usually, I get on well with him.

    2. My friends are the most important thing in my life.
    - mean
    My friends mean more to me than anything else.

    3. I only just managed to win the race.
    -close
    I won the race, (but) it was a close thing.

    4. There's been a great improvement in Hannah's relationship with her sister
    - leaps
    Hannah's relationship with her sister improved by leaps and bounds.

    5. That is the most outrageous suggestions I've ever heard!
    - such
    I've never heard such an outrageous suggestion in my life!.

    6. No-one could deny that he had won all the international competitions.
    - undisputed
    He was undisputed that he had won all competitions in the world.

    7. The music was so loud that she couldn't understand what he was saying.
    - make
    She couldn't make out was he was saying because of the loud music.

    8. The opinion of parents often has less effect on children as they grow older.
    - parental
    As children grow older, parental influences are to decline.


    Thank you very much in advance

    Linnea

    PS: btw: that is no homework, I'm just doing it for practice.
    Last edited by Linnea_L; 08-May-2012 at 21:39. Reason: addition of PS

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    Re: Rewrite sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Linnea_L View Post
    Hello,

    Could you help me and correct the following sentences? It's the type of tasks where you have to rewrite a sentences, using a certain given word:

    (I inserted the words in bold, the rest is given)

    1. We sometimes argue, but I get on well with him most of the time.
    -usually
    Despite the fact that we argue sometimes, usually (no comma) I get on well with him.

    2. My friends are the most important thing in my life.
    - mean
    My friends mean more to me than anything else.

    3. I only just managed to win the race.
    -close
    I won the race (no comma) but it was a close thing.

    4. There's been a great improvement in Hannah's relationship with her sister
    - leaps
    Hannah's relationship with her sister has improved by leaps and bounds.

    5. That is the most outrageous suggestions I've ever heard!
    - such
    I've never heard such an outrageous suggestion in my life! (no full stop required)

    6. No-one could deny that he had won all the international competitions.
    - undisputed
    He It was undisputed that he had won all the competitions in the world.

    7. The music was so loud that she couldn't understand what he was saying.
    - make
    She couldn't make out was what he was saying because of the loud music. (with the corrected word)

    8. The opinion of parents often has less effect on children as they grow older.
    - parental
    As children grow older, parental influences are tend to decline.


    Thank you very much in advance.

    Linnea

    PS: btw By the way, thatthis is not homework, I'm just doing it for practice.
    See above.

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    Re: Rewrite sentences

    Thank you very much!

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