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    #1

    Rewrite these sentences plz

    1- They had to wait 2 hours before the meeting began. ( Only after )
    2-
    No matter how hard I tried I couldn't answer the
    question. ( Try )


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    Re: Rewrite these sentences plz

    1. Only after two hours of waiting, their meeting began OR
    Their meeting began only after two hours of waiting.
    2. I do not know what you want. It is impossible to convey an idea in the past using the present tense.

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    Re: Rewrite these sentences plz

    Quote Originally Posted by ahme200 View Post
    1- They had to wait 2 hours before the meeting began. ( Only after )
    2-
    No matter how hard I tried I couldn't answer the
    question. ( Try )
    1. Only after 2 hours did their meeting begin.
    2. Try as I might, I couldn't answer the question.

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