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    #1

    remaking of six sentences

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough verify the remaking of the following six sentences, using different collocations with the verb do instead of the italicized words and phrases?

    1.1. Will it be convenient if I come at six?
    1.2. Will it do if I come at six?

    2.1. Im sick and tired after that fuss.
    2.2. Im quite done up after that fuss.

    3.1. He must give up smoking if he wants to find favour in her eyes.
    3.2. He must do away with smoking if he wants to find favour in her eyes.
    3.3. Smoking must be done away with if he wants to find favour in her eyes.

    4.1. I advise you not to have anything in common with that mean person.
    4.2. I advise you not to have anything to do with that mean person.

    5.1. Can you manage without a smoke for an hour or two?
    5.2. Can you do without a smoke for an hour or two?

    6.1. I must confess they treated me generously.
    6.2. I must confess they have done me many a good turn.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: remaking of six sentences

    Hi vil,

    1.1. Will it be convenient if I come at six?
    1.2. Will it do if I come at six?

    2.1. Im sick and tired after that fuss.
    2.2. Im quite done up after that fuss. "Done in" would be better here.

    3.1. He must give up smoking if he wants to find favour in her eyes.
    3.2. He must do away with smoking if he wants to find favour in her eyes.
    3.3. Smoking must be done away with if he wants to find favour in her eyes.

    4.1. I advise you not to have anything in common with that mean person.
    4.2. I advise you not to have anything to do with that mean person.

    5.1. Can you manage without a smoke for an hour or two?
    5.2. Can you do without a smoke for an hour or two?

    6.1. I must confess they treated me generously.
    6.2. I must confess they have done me many a good turn.

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    #3

    Re: remaking of six sentences

    Hi bhaisahab,

    Thank you for your editorial work.

    Regards.

    V.

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