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  1. #1
    Dagna is offline Newbie
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    How to rephrase?

    Hello, I am a Spanish student and I am studying English. In an exercise I have to do a rephrase using modals:

    I saw Julie yersterday. Her hair was pink. (must)

    I think that something is wrong because I would rephrase it with a relative clause, I don't know how to rephrase it with "must". Can you help me?

    Thanks.

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    Re: How to rephrase?

    Yes it's strange. I suppose you could change it like this -

    The girl I saw yesterday must have been Julie because her hair was pink.

    or

    I saw Julie yesterday and she must have been to the hairdresser's because her hair was pink!

    I have to say though it is unlikely that this is what your teacher wants.

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    Dagna is offline Newbie
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    Re: How to rephrase?

    I think it can be a mistake because it may be more appropriate to rephrase it without a modal verb, for example, with a relative clause, but I really don't know.

    However, I like the solution that you give. Thank you very much, Horsa.
    Last edited by Dagna; 11-Mar-2008 at 21:48.

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