Rephrasing

Sentence transformation 1B

1It is not necessary to finish the work today.
Have to
You do not have to finish the work today.
Key: necessary to = have to
Structure: fake = real S
2Sally finally managed to get a job.
Succeeded in
Sally finally succeeded in getting the job.
Manage to = succeed in
NA
3That is the last time I go to that restaurant.
Certainly will never
I certainly will never go to that restaurant.
Last time = certainly will never
Clause = phrase
4“I advise you to take a holiday,” the doctor said.
Had better
“You had better take a holiday,” the doctor said.
Advise = had better
Object = Subject
5If you do not rest yourself, you really will be ill.
Unless
Unless you rest yourself, you really will be ill.
If not = unless
NA
6The doctor told him that he worked too hard.
Said to
“You work too hard,” the doctor said to him.
Told = said to
Indirect = direct speech
7Those pictures are pretty beautiful.
How
How beautiful those pictures are!
Beautiful = how
Statement = exclamation
8It was a pretty interesting film.
What
What an interesting film it was!
Film = what
Statement = exclamation
9What is the weight of your suitcase?
Heavy
How heavy is your suitcase?
Weight = heavy
Noun = adjective
10How tall is Peter?
Height
What is the height of Peter?
Tall = height
Adjective = noun

Sentence transformation 2B

1We arrived too late to see the first film.
Not early enough
We did not arrive early enough to see the first film.
Too late = not early enough
NA
2“I’m sorry that I broke the glass,” said Peter.
Apologized for
Peter apologized for breaking the glass.
Sorry = apologize
Direct = indirect speech
3I was drowning, but he saved me.
If not
If he had not saved me, I would have been drowning.
But = if not
Real = unreal past
4Sally is the cleverest student in the class.
Not… cleverer
Nobody is cleverer than Sally in the class.
Cleverest = not cleverer
Object = subject
5I have never read such a romantic story before.
The most
This is the most romantic story I have ever read.
Never before = the most
Noun = clause
6We can not afford to buy the car.
Too expensive
The car is too expensive for us to buy.
Not afford = too expensive
Object = subject
7His parents made him study hard for the exams.
Was made
He was made to study hard for the exams by his parents.
NA Active = passive;
O = S
8We started cooking for the party four hours ago.
For
We have been cooking for the party for four hours.
Ago = for
Simple = perfect
9He has never behaved so violently before.
More than ever before
He is behaving more violently than ever before.
Never so before = more than ever before
Perfect = continuous
10We could not get nearer because of the police.
Prevented… from
The police prevented us from getting nearer.
Not because of = prevent
Object = subject

Sentences transformation 3B

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