Student or Learner
I've done 4 exercises, thought I'm not sure. Could check them please?
Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, using the word given. Do not change the word given.
My answers are in RED.
1. There was no need for you to bring a present. (NEEDN'T)
You needn't have brought a present.
2. People think Shakespeare wrote this play in 1590 (THOUGHT)
Shakespeare is thought wrote this play in 1590
3. This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in. (WORSE)
Never _________________________ this one.
4. The minute I hung up, the phone rang again. (SOONER)
No sooner I hung up than the phone rang again.
5. They've given the book I ordered to the wrong student. (BOOK)
The wrong student have received the book I ordered.
I'm in doubt in number 5.
The first sentence is PRESENT PEREFECT (They've given tho book...)
and you wrote: The wrong student received the book I ordered (PAST SIMPLE). So English is your language, but what do you think about it?
But the second sentence has to be:
THE WRONG STUDENT___________________________I ORDERED.
And I have to rewrite with the word given (BOOK).
Take a look.
Last edited by Teia; 13-Nov-2007 at 17:26.
I thought that our Brazilian newbie [aodjcd] wanted to use the past participle given:., but he was supposed to rephrase the sentence with the given word, that is book . My mind is away.
The wrong student has received the book I ordered.
I thought that we should use the same words as in the original sentence :
The wrong student has been given the book I ordered.