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    pls help me!!!

    What is wrote with bold is what I tought about, in rest the text is like that and I can't change the order or anything else.I've tried to solve some of them but there is one or two unsolved.Could you please help me? Thanks a lot!

    1. It took me some time to understand fully what happened. WHILE
    It was a lot of time while I understood what had happened.

    2.There;s no point arguing about this small detail, in my opinion. WORTH
    This small detail doesn;t worth arguing, in my opinion.

    3.If your order is delayed,we will contact you. DELAY
    Should is a delay to your order, we will contact you.

    4.He didn't try to help me at all. EFFORT
    He ............. any help at all.

    5.The two situations are completely different. COMMON
    The two situations don't put in common each other.

    6.Can I speak to you privately for a few minutes? WORD
    Can I have a word with you for a few minutes?

    7.I was amazed because there were no problems throughout the holiday. WENT
    To my amazement the problems went wrong throughout the holiday.

    8.I have no intention of doing another kind of job. DREAM
    I don't dream to other kind of job.

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    Re: pls help me!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ellutza View Post
    What is wrote written in bold is what I thought about, the rest of the text is like that and I can't change the order or anything else.I've tried to solve some of them but there is one or two unsolved.Could you please help me? Thanks a lot!

    1. It took me some time to understand fully what happened. WHILE
    It was a lot of time while I understood what had happened.
    It took me a while to understand fully what happened.

    2.There;s no point arguing about this small detail, in my opinion. WORTH
    This small detail doesn;t worth arguing, in my opinion.
    This small detail isn's worth arguing about, in my opinion.

    3.If your order is delayed,we will contact you. DELAY
    Should is a delay to your order, we will contact you.
    Should there be a delay to your order, we will contact you.

    4.He didn't try to help me at all. EFFORT
    He ............. any help at all.
    He made no effort at all to help me.

    5.The two situations are completely different. COMMON
    The two situations don't put in common each other.
    The two situations have nothing in common.

    6.Can I speak to you privately for a few minutes? WORD
    Can I have a word with you for a few minutes?
    Can I have a few minutes to have a private word with you?

    7.I was amazed because there were no problems throughout the holiday. WENT
    To my amazement the problems went wrong throughout the holiday.
    I was amazed that there were no problems when we went on holiday.

    8.I have no intention of doing another kind of job. DREAM
    I don't dream to other kind of job.
    I wouldn't dream of doing any other kind of job.

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    #3

    Re: pls help me!!!

    Dear ellutza:

    Quote Originally Posted by ellutza View Post
    What is wrote with bold is what I tought about, in rest the text is like that and I can't change the order or anything else.I've tried to solve some of them but there is one or two unsolved.Could you please help me? Thanks a lot!

    1. It took me some time to understand fully what happened. WHILE
    It was a lot of time while I understood what had happened.

    Try using (a) 'while' as a noun, as in 'quite a while'.

    2.There;s no point arguing about this small detail, in my opinion. WORTH
    This small detail doesn;t worth arguing, in my opinion.

    Don't replace the 'is' in 'there's' with 'does'.

    3.If your order is delayed,we will contact you. DELAY
    Should is a delay to your order, we will contact you.

    You're close! 'Should _________ ___ a delay,.... (remember that the statement expresses no certainty that there will be a delay.)

    4.He didn't try to help me at all. EFFORT
    He ............. any help at all.

    Think of replacing 'try' with 'effort' (to make an effort= to try)

    5.The two situations are completely different. COMMON
    The two situations don't put in common each other.

    Close again! See if you can use this expression: 'to have something/nothing in common'.

    6.Can I speak to you privately for a few minutes? WORD
    Can I have a word with you for a few minutes?

    Good! Don't leave out 'privately' or 'in private', though. Also, 'to have a word' implies that you won't take more than a few minutes of the other person's time, so you might leave that part out.

    7.I was amazed because there were no problems throughout the holiday. WENT
    To my amazement the problems went wrong throughout the holiday.

    'Something/nothing went wrong' = 'There were/were no problems'.

    8.I have no intention of doing another kind of job. DREAM
    I don't dream to other kind of job.

    If a person 'has no intention of' doing something, s/he might say, "I wouldn't dream of doing (whatever it is).
    I hope this is helpful.

    Petra

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