Exercise 3 (advanced)

Take the information in the first sentence and re-write it, using the word in bold so that the second sentence has exactly the same meaning.

  1. None of the phones were left when we got to the shop. (time)

-> By the time we got to the shop, all the phones had been sold.

  1. I didn't know it was Carl until he took off his hat. (when)

-> Only when he took off his hat did I recognize Carl.

  1. Don't waste your time asking Bryan to come with us. (worth)

-> It’s not worth asking Bryan to come with us.

  1. Perhaps John heard the story from Pippa. (have)

-> Pippa might have told John the story.

  1. Until they fire me as manager here, I'll run the company my way. (long)

-> As long as I’m the boss, I'll run the company my way.

  1. The school's management are investigating allegations of teacher brutality. (into)

-> Allegations of teacher brutality are being looked into by the school's management.

  1. It's not possible that you saw Mary last night, she was with us! (have)

-> You couldn’t have seen Mary last night, she was with us!

  1. The beach was fun even though it was too cold. (fact)

-> Despite the fact that it was too cold, the beach was fun.

  1. Many delegates stole pens from the conference room. (were)

-> A lot of pens were stolen from the conference room by delegates.

  1. Immediately after Bess arrived home, the phone rang.(sooner)

-> No sooner had Bess arrived home than the phone rang.

  1. If his expensive divorce hadn't happened, Bill would still be a rich man. (for)

-> If it hadn't been for his expensive divorce, Bill would still be a rich man.

  1. "You won't get lost along the country lanes if you always have the map open." (long)

-> He told them they wouldn't get lost as long as they always had the map open.

  1. My brother has great ideas all the time. (comes)

-> My brother always comes up with great ideas.

  1. If that passing woman hadn't arrived, we would have been completely lost. (for)

-> Had it not been for that passing woman, we would have got completely lost.

  1. If I lose this job, nobody will let me forget it. (live)

-> I’ll never live it down if I lose this job.

  1. They’ll have to cancel the show if the audience doesn’t increase. (mean)

-> A continued low audience for the show will mean its cancellation.

  1. A phone call was the first we heard about them withdrawing from the concert. (pulling)

-> The first we heard about them pulling out of the concert was a phone call.

  1. We need to run or the train will leave before we get there. (time)

-> Unless we run, the train will have left by the time we get there.

  1. "You really must stay for dessert," Kate's brother said to him. (staying)

-> Kate's brother insisted on him staying for dessert.

  1. "A massage would do you a lot of good," Jake told Amy. (from)

-> You would really benefit from a massage," Jake told Amy.

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