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  1. #1

    Question Sentence transformation.

    How should I change these sentence into another one w/o changing the meaning? Could anyone help me, plz???
    By the way, I'm supposed to start the sentence with the word(s) given.
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    1. I think the the last time I saw you was at Diana's house-warming party.
    ==> I don't think...

    (My answer: I don't think I've seen you after Diana's house-warming party so far.)

    2. The number of accident occurring at this dangerous junction so far this year is now as high as seven.
    ==> Already this year...
    (My answer: Already this year has seven accidents occurred at this dangerous junction.)

    3. Alicia must attend the dress rehearsal.
    ==>It is crucial that...

    (My answer: It is crucial that Alicia attend the dress rehearsal.)

    4. She listens for sympathetically than anyone I know.
    ==> She is a...
    (I have no idea how to change this one.)

    5.Happiness is elusive to rich and poor alike.
    ==>Whether...
    (My answer: Whether to poor or rich, happiness is elusive.)

    6.The restoration of communications and essential services is of prime importance for the council.
    ==>The first...
    (No idea!)

    7.The children are in disgrace for being so badly behaved.
    ==>The children are under...

    (Haven't got a clue!)

    8. Because the evidence was withheld, the prisoner was found guilty.
    ==>Had the evidence...

    (My answer: Had the evidence not been withheld, the prisoner wouldn't have been found guilty.)

    9. If you changed your mind, you'd be welcome to join us.
    ==>Were you...

    (My answer: Were you changing your mind, you'd be welcome to join us.)

    10.The police have never arrived on our doorstep in the middle of the night before.
    ==> We've...

    (My answer: We've never had the police arriving on our door step in the middle of the night before.)
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    Any help would be appreciated!!!

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    #2

    Re: Sentence transformation.

    1. I think the the last time I saw you was at Diana's house-warming party.
    ==> I don't think...

    (My answer: I don't think I've seen you since Diana's house-warming party.)

    2. The number of accident occurring at this dangerous junction so far this year is now as high as seven.
    ==> Already this year...
    (My answer: Already this year seven accidents have occurred at this dangerous junction.)

    3. Alicia must attend the dress rehearsal.
    ==>It is crucial that...

    (My answer: It is crucial that Alicia attend the dress rehearsal.)


    4. She listens for sympathetically than anyone I know.

    ==> She is a sympathetic listener.(I have no idea how to change this one.)

    5.Happiness is elusive to rich and poor alike.
    ==>Whether...
    (My answer: Whether one is poor or rich, happiness is elusive.)

    6.The restoration of communications and essential services is of prime importance for the council.
    ==>
    The first priority for the council is the restoration of communications and essential services.(No idea!)

    7.The children are in disgrace for being so badly behaved.
    ==>
    The children are under a cloud for being so badly behaved. Suggestion.
    (Haven't got a clue!)

    8. Because the evidence was withheld, the prisoner was found guilty.
    ==>Had the evidence...

    (My answer: Had the evidence not been withheld, the prisoner wouldn't have been found guilty.)


    9. If you changed your mind, you'd be welcome to join us.
    ==>Were you...

    (My answer: Were you to change your mind, you'd be welcome to join us.)

    10.The police have never arrived on our doorstep in the middle of the night before.
    ==> We've...

    (My answer: We've never had the police arriving on our door step in the middle of the night before.)

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  3. #3

    Re: Sentence transformation.

    I have another question for sentence #2
    2. The number of accident occurring at this dangerous junction so far this year is now as high as seven.==> Already this year...
    (My answer: Already this year has seven accidents occurred at this dangerous junction.)
    Can I write like this: "Already this year there have been up to seven accidents occurred at this dangerous junction" ?

    Which one is better?

    Thanks.


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    #4

    Re: Sentence transformation.

    "Already this year there have been up to seven accidents at this dangerous junction"

    You do not need both "have been" and "occurred" in the same sentence.

  4. #5

    Re: Sentence transformation.

    So, how should I write that sentence? And which one is better? I mean "Already this year seven accidents have occurred at this dangerous junction" or "Already this year there have been up to seven accidents occurring/<blank> at this dangerous junction" ?


    Thanks


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    #6

    Re: Sentence transformation.

    I would go with the first one.

  5. #7

    Re: Sentence transformation.

    Hmmm.... what about using inversion? Can I write: "Already this year have seven accidents occurred at this dangerous junction"

    Thanks.


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    #8

    Re: Sentence transformation.

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    Hmmm.... what about using inversion? Can I write: "Already this year have seven accidents occurred at this dangerous junction"

    Thanks.
    Only if writing poetry - you do not hear this construction today.

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