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    pls need help!

    could you correct my propositions?

    1.Mr.Brown,a holiday would do you good;said Dr Mansley. FROM
    Mr.Brown,, you will benefit from a holiday; said Dr Mansley.
    2.It just isn't possible for me to take you to the party tonight. QUESTION
    It........................ for me to take you to the party tonight.
    3.They were never aware at any moment that something was wrong. TIME
    At no time they were aware that something was wrong.
    4.The gearbox of your car needs fixing; Keith told Claire. POINTED
    Keith have pointed out that the gearbox of her car needed fixing.
    5.If Gary hadn't had that accident,we would have become a professional football player. FOR
    If it wasn't for that accident,Gary would have become a professional football player.
    6.We get on very well with Laura's parents. TERMS
    We are in good terms with Laura's parents.
    7.I don't believe you've burned the dinner again! HAVE
    You................................again!
    8.Someone snatched Sue's bag at the concert. HAD
    Sue had her bag snatched at the concert.

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    Re: pls need help!

    Pretty good! Not all are prepositions, of course.


    1.Mr.Brown,a holiday would do you good;said Dr Mansley. FROM
    Mr.Brown,, you will benefit from a holiday; said Dr Mansley.
    OK

    2.It just isn't possible for me to take you to the party tonight. QUESTION
    It's out of the question for me to take you to the party tonight.

    3.They were never aware at any moment that something was wrong. TIME
    At no time were they aware that something was wrong. This structure requires inverting the subject and the verb

    4.The gearbox of your car needs fixing; Keith told Claire. POINTED
    Keith pointed out that the gearbox of her car needed fixing.
    Not "have pointed out." You can use "Keith has" but there's no need for the present perfect. The original was in the simpl past.

    5.If Gary hadn't had that accident,we would have become a professional football player. FOR
    If it weren't for that accident,Gary would have become a professional football player. The "if" takes the subjunctive, so although usually it's "it was" in the subjunctive, it's "if it were."

    6.We get on very well with Laura's parents. TERMS
    We are on good terms with Laura's parents.

    7.I don't believe you've burned the dinner again! HAVE
    You haven't really burned the dinner again!
    or You have to be kidding me! You burned dinner again?


    8.Someone snatched Sue's bag at the concert. HAD
    Sue had her bag snatched at the concert.
    OK

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