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    Red face Confused about 2 sentences

    Hi there, this my first post. Hope I writing on the correct page:)

    I have an exercise which asks rewrite the sentences in given form, can you help me?

    1) He has taught himself economics and he likes to quote all sorts of facts and and figures so as to prove that the railways could prevent the closure of the more picturesque branch lines, and run them as a tourist industry.

    1) _________ (self taught) _______________ (fond of) _______________ so as to prove that the railways could prevent the more picturesque branch lines______________if __________________ them as a tourist industry.


    2) They spent several days in prison before they managed to convince the Yugoslav authorities that they were not spies, but merely innocent train spotters.

    2) It was not until________________(imprison)______________the Yugoslav authorities that______________________(not guilty of)__________________________(train spot)


    I dont have the exact instructions but i guess we can make necessary changes for the words given in brackets. Thanks for your time and helps.


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    Re: Confused about 2 sentences

    Why don't you show us your best attempt and we can help you sort it out from there? Give it your 'best shot'. I will give you one hint:

    2) It was not until imprisoned for several days by / several days of imprisonment by....

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    Re: Confused about 2 sentences

    He was self-taught in economics and fond of quoting all sorts of facts and figures....

    (The word help is not usually pluralized. Say Thank you for your help.)

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