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*Simon hadn’t expected that he would feel so weak after the operation.
(The operation left Simon feeling weaker than he had expected.…
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*People no longer smoke so many cigarettes as they used to.
(The smoking of cigarettes is no longer popular as it used to be.

*We’ve been thinking of the matter over and over and have finally come to an decision.
(We’ve given the matter a lot of thoughts.

*I can remember an equally mysterious incident.
(I can remember an incident just as mysterious as this.

*Mosquitoes cause malaria and this is well known.
(That’s mosquitoes cause malaria is well known.

*We were no more surprised than Jane.
(We were all surprised.

*There was no precedent for the King’s resignation.
(Never before had a/any/the King resigned.

*A house in that district will cost you at least $100.000.
(You won’t be able to buy a house in that district for less than $100.000.

*Alan worked too hard at the office, and this led to his illness.
(Alan’s illness was the result of his hard working.

*We must continue our efforts, whether there are problems or not.
(Regardless of whatever problems, we must continue our efforts.

*In the event of nuclear weapons being used, we are all doomed.
(If it should happen that nuclear weapons are used, we are all doomed.

*The lecture bore me to tears.
(I am very bored with this lecture.

*That rumour about the politician and the construction contract is absolutely false.
(There is an absolute false / no truth in that rumour about the politician and the contract.

*How could I help, except to offer to lend her some money.
(Other than to offer to lend her some money, how could I help.

*The government grants will be cut to postgraduate research students, aren’t they.
(Government grants will be cut to postgraduate research students.
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*I am terribly sorry I thought you were a friend of Anna’s.
(I took you for a friend of Anna’s.

*There weren’t nearly as many people there as I had expected.
(There were far fewer people than I had expected.

*They had to wait for 12 hours before their flight left.
(Only after a 12 hour wait did their flight leave.

*They were just as good as we had expected.
(They certainly lived up to our expectation.

*Storm grows over long hair in school.
(Parents and pupils are protesting against the headmaster the decision to send pupils with long hair home.

*She didn’t inherit anything under her uncle’s will.
(Her uncle didn’t leave her anything in his will.

* “That’s a lovely new dress, Jean” said his mother.
(Jean’s mother complimented her on her lovely new dress.

*We couldn’t find George anywhere.
(George was nowhere to be found/impossible to find.

*Customs officials are stopping more travellers than usual this week.
(An increased number of travellers are being stopped by customs officials this week.

*My boyfriend is very short tempered.
(My boyfriend loses his temper very easily.

*Although he was not guilty they executed him.
(In spite of being innocent / his innocence / not being guilty,he was executed.

*We may not be able to give the concert.
(The concert may have to be cancelled.

*The chances are a hundred to one against you.
(It’s most difficult for you to get the chances.

*My protests were ignored.
(Nobody took notice of my protests.

*The instructions say you just add boiling water to the soup powder.
(The soup powder just needs boiling water added to it according to the instruction.

*Are they likely to past Proficiency.
(Is there any likelihood / possibility of their passing Proficiency.

*Nobody is more anxious to help you than your mother.
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(Your mother is more anxious to help you than anybody.

*The Presidental visit attracted such an enermous crowd that all traffic came to a standstill.
(So many people turned out to see the president so that all traffic came to a standstill.

*It took a long time for them to decide to get married.
(They eventually decided to get married / decided to get married after a long time.

*I thought it would be better than that.
(It’s not as good as I had thought.

*David is a friend of his.He was getting worried too.
(Being a friend of his, David was getting worried too.

*It’s time someone woke up him.
(He is at the right time to be woken up.

*As he rose to speak, the crowd began cheering .
(The cheering from the crowd began as he rose to speak.

*It’s your duty to obey orders.
(You are supposed to obey orders.

*There is someone at the door.Perhaps it’s Peter.
(It might be Peter at the door.

*She has two children.
(She is a woman of two children.

*I’m sorry.I didn’t break the vase.
(It wasn’t me that broke the vase.

*It’s unusual for Ann to get angry with her husband.
(Ann hardly ever loses her temper with her husband.

*There is no milk left.
(We have run out of mil k.

*This is his first visit to England.
(He is the man visiting England for the first time.

*He came to visit me.He brought his cousin with him.
(He came to visit me bringing his cousin.

*The unemployment rate has risen slowly over the last six months.
(There has been a slow rise in the unemployment rate over tha last six months.

*His behaviour annoyed me.
(I found her his behaviour annoying.
Compiled & Corrected by Mr.NguyÔn TuÊn Anh
*During the history period, the pupils were listening to the teacher attentively.
(While the pupils were learning, they were listening to the teacher attentively.
*I was impressed by the performance of that young singer.
(The performance of that young singer made an impression on me.

*Nothing but a full bonus would satisfy the employees.
(The employees insisted on being given a full bonus.

*I were never shown how to operate that machine.
(At no time was I ever shown how to operate that machine.

*We have no definite plans to go away.
(We are not definitely planning to go away.

*I had to finish the accounts and write several letters as well.
(I had to finish the accounts in addition to writing several letters as well.

*Everyone was exhausted aparted from Shally.
(With the exception of Shally, everyone was exhausted.

*She liked Paris very little, and Rome less.
(She thought Rome was even worse than Paris.

*This pudding can be cooked in its tin.
(You don’t have to take this pudding out of iss tin to cook.

*Temperature is measured by a thermometer.
(A thermometer is something which is used for measuring temperature.

*I’d like to visit India more than any other country in the world.
(India is the country I’d like to visit most.

*“When is the first day of your holiday, Peter?” Martha asked.
(Martha asked Peter when the first day of his holiday began.

*He never has enoug money.
(He’s always short of money/hard up/broke.

*I don’t know anything about aeronautics.
(I am utterl/totally ignorant of aeronautics.

*The students’ riotous(ån µo, hçn lo¹n) behaviour should have been severely punished.
(The students deserved(xug dag) severe punishment/to be severely punished for their riotous behaviour.

*The chances are that the whole thing will have been forgotten by next term.
(In all probability/likelihood the whole thing will have been forgotten.

Compiled & Corrected by Mr.NguyÔn TuÊn Anh
*I’m sure he took your briefcase by mistake.
(I’m sure he didn’t take your briefcase deliberately(cã tÝnh to¸n, chñ t©m).

*You pay $20 a month for a period of one year.
(You pay in twelve successive(liªn tôc, kÕ tiÕp) monthly instalment(phÇn tr¶ mçi lÇn).

*The truth only came out on the publication of the general’s personal diaries.
(Only when the general’s personal diaries were published did the truth come out.

*Oil was slowly coating(phñ, bäc) the edbe of the shore.
(The edge of the shore was becoming coated with oil.

*My boyfriend is very short-tempered.
(My boyfriend loses his temper very easily.

*The house seemed to have been unoccupied for several months.
(It looked as though the house had been unoccupied for several months.

*The new machines have put an end to queuing.
(Before these machines were invented people had to queue(xÕp hµng).

*He was so tired he felt asleep before the end of the film.
(He was too tired to stay awake until the end of the film.

The fate(sè phËn) of the two climbers is unknown.
(It is a mystery as to what (has) happended to the two climbers.

*If she hadn’t insisted on kissing everyone goodbye she would have caught the train.
(If it hadn’t been for her insistence/insisting on kissing everyone goodbye.

*My parents find fault with everything I do.
(No matter what I do, my parents find fault with me.

*I am absolutely sure he took the money on purpose.
(He couldn’t possibly have taken the money by mistake.

*Winning the crossword competition made him extremely happy.
(He was absolutely thrilled/delighted to have won the crossword competition.

*Thanks to his aunt’s legacy of $10.000 he was able to buy the house he wanted.
(Had his aunt no died and left/given him a legacy of $10.000, he would not have been able to buy.

*It’s nobody fault that the meeting was cancelled.
(Nobody is to blame / responsible for the fact that the meeting was cancelled.

*I don’t enjoy cooking for 5 hungry children.
(Cooking for 5 hungry children is no fun/gives me no pleasure.

*He was suspended from two matches for swearing at the refree.
(Swearing at the refree earned him two match suspensions/a suspension for two matches.
Compiled & Corrected by Mr.NguyÔn TuÊn Anh
*It was more of an argument than a discussion.
(It was no so much discussion as an argument.

*I write to him almost every day.
(Hardly a day passes/goes by without my writing to him/when I don’t write to him.

*Mary told the police about the burglary.
(Mary reported the burglary to the police.

*It was the goal keeper who saved the math for us.
(If it hadn’t been for the goal keeper, we could have lost the match.

*This affair does not concern you.
(This affair is no concern of yours(business).

*You must submit articles for the magazine by June 18th .
(The final date fo the submission of the articles is June 18th.

*What a surprise to see you here!.
(Facy seeing you here.

*Alice and Charles did not decide to move to a bigger house until after the birth of their second child.
(Only when Alice and Charles had had their second child did they decide to move to a bigger house.

*You’re under no oligation to accept their offer.
(You can please yourself about/as to whether you accept their offer or not.

*Martin may not be very well but he still manages to enjoy life.
(Martin;s poor health doesn’t stop/prevent him from enjoying life.

*The only thing that kept us out of prison was the way he spoke the local dialect.
(But for his command at the local dialect we would have been jailed/thrown/put into prison.

*I am amazed by the mistakes he makes.
(What amazes me is his mistakes.

*She listen more sympathetically than anyone I know.
(She is a more sympathetic listener/person who listens more sympathetically.

*The hurricane blew the roof off the house.
(The house had its roof blown off by/as a result of the hurricane.

*You’ll certainly meet lots of people in your new job.
(You are certain/bound/sure to meet lots of people in your new job.

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*I left without saying goodbye as I didn’t want to disturb the meeting.
(Rather disturb the meeting I left without saying goodbye.

*How have you been getting on with your enquiries?
(How much progress have you made with your enquiries?

*The number of accidents occuring at this dangerous junction so far this year is now as high as 7.
(Already this year the number of accidents occuring at this dangerous junction has reached seven.

*Alicia really must attend the dress rehearsal.
(It is crucial that Alicia should attend the dress rehearsal.

*They estimated the price, including all the costs.
(Taking all the costs into account, they estimated the price.

*It seems as if there is a slight deterioration(h­ háng, trë nªn xÊu h¬n) in his physiscal condition.
(His physical condition seems to be deteriorating slightly.

*The restoration of communications and essential services is of prime importance for the council.
(The first priority(­u thÕ) for the council is the restoration of communications.

*Alternative medicine is a complete mystery to some people.
(Some people are completely mystified by alternative medicine.

*It is difficult to know what one’s reaction would have been in such a situation.
(If I had been in such a situation, it’s difficult to know what I would have done.

*The children are in disgrace(ghÐt bá) for being so badly behaved.
(The children are under a cloud because of their bad behaviour.

*Truding through malaria-infested swamps demanded tremendous strength of character.
(It took tramendous strength of character to trudge through through malaria-infested swamps.

*You don’t understand Spaniards just because you can find a pension in Spain!
(Being able to find a pension in Spain doesn’t mean that you can understand Spaniards.

*The boy wasn’t allowed to have any friends, so he became an introvert(sèng néi t©m).
(Deprived(thiÕu thèn) of friends, the boy became an introvert.

*She planned to visit her boss in hospital anyway.
(All the same, she planned to visit her boss in hospital.

*Just as she put the phone down, it rang again.
(Scarely had she put the phone down when it rang again.

*Public borrowing hasn’t been so high.
(Seldom has public borrowing been so high.

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*Local volunteers tried to avert(ng¨n ngõa) the catastrophe(tai ­¬ng, but failed.
(In vain did local volunteers try to avert the catastrophe.

*It was his lack of confidence that surprised me.
(What I found surprising was his lack of confidence.

*I didn’t know why people are attracted to spending all day on the beach.
(I can’t see the attraction of spending all day on the beach.

*The cost of living has got higher.
(How much higher the cost of living has got!

*That dress has only the slightest mark on it.
(I can barely see/make out/distinguish a/any mark on that dress.

*The fisherman’s life was one of great poverty.
(Throughout his life, the fisherman was very poor.

*Yogurt is supposed to be good for you.
(Yogurt is supposed to do you good.

*Mrs.Scott is proud of her cooking.
(Mrs.Scott prides herself on her cooking.

* “Please don’t drive so fast” Ann begged her boyfriend.
(Ann pleaded with her boyfriend not to drive so fast.

*People who haven’t been abroad shouldn’t criticise foreign customs.
(Nobody who has not/never been abroad should criticise foreign customs.

*He will settle down.Then his perfomance will improve.
(Once he settles down/has settled down, his performance will improve.

*Under no circumstances should you phone the police.
(The last thing you shoud/ must do is to contact/ phone the police.

*The people who were there didn’t notice anything unusual.
(Noone there noticed anything unusual.

*He never has enough money.
(He’s always short of money/ hard up/ broke.

*It was more of an argument than a discussion.
(It was not so much a discussion as an argument.

*Although the play received good notices, not many people went to see it.
(Despite the play’s good notices/ the good notices the play received, not many people went to see it.

*Gary couldn’t remember where he had put his wallet.(Able)
Compiled & Corrected by Mr.NguyÔn TuÊn Anh
(Gary was not able to remember where he had put his wallet.
*You must have experience in order to get the job.(Be)
(You must be experienced in order to get the job.

*He’s travelled a lot by air, but he still gets nervous when the aircraft takes off.(Make)
(Although he travelled a lot by air, take offs still make him nervous.

*Everyone agrees that Nick is more talkative than his brother.(Of)
(Everyone agrees that Nick is the more talkative of the two borothers.

*I thought that both novels were boring at the beginning.(Neither)
(I thought that neither novel was interesting at the beginning.

*Wasn’t she wearing a beautiful dress!(Such)
(She was wearing such a beautiful dress!

*The plane takes off in half an hour.(Due to)
(The plane is due to take off in half an hour.

Compiled & Corrected by Mr.NguyÔn TuÊn Anh

*You can eat as much as you like for $3 at the new lunch bar.
(There is no,.,..,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.
*She admitted that she took the necklace.
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