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They have been married for almost fifty years


They got married fifty years ago
I havent seen him for ages
Its ages since I last saw him
It is alleged that a number of people are involved in the murder
A number of people is alleged to be involved in the murder
If he doesnt pay the rent by next Saturday, hell be thrown out
Unless he pays the rent by next Saturday, hell be thrown out
It would be a good idea if you did this exercise again
You had better do this exercise again
Do you think she is like me?
Do you think we are similar?
Do you think we are alike?
Its a good thing you didnt tell her. Otherwise, she would have been very upset
If you had told her she would have been very upset
Why dont we take the 10.15 to London?
How/What about taking the 10.15 to London?
Tom is careful when he works. James is not
Tom works carerully but James doesnt
She was able to finish her work on time
She succeeded in finishing her work on time
I dont suppose I could have another cup of tea, could I?
May I have another cup of tea?
With whom did you go to the party?
Who did you go to the party with?
She wore a scarf because she didnt want to catch a cold
She wore a scarf in order not to catch a cold
We covered the furniture because we didnt want to get paint all over it
We covered the furniture so as not to get paint all over it
What do I need to know if I want to be a good doctor?
What do I need to know in order to be a good doctor?
The case was so heavy that he couldnt lift it
The case was to heavy for him to lift
The case was to heavy to be lifted (by him)
He gave me 20 for my birthday, which was really generous of him
It was really generous of him to give me 20 for my birthday
Im going to the dentists. Hell take one of my wisdom teeth out
Im going to the dentists to have one of my wisdom teeth taken out
Last week the builders came and built a swimming pool in our back garden
Last week we had a swimming pool built in our back garden
Do not leave the building without my permission, he told her
He ordered her not to leave the building without his permission
Ive never eaten such a good meal
Its the first time I have eaten such a good meal
Its the best meal I have ever eaten
I havent had curry for a long time
Its a long time since I last had curry
Its a good thing I braked. We would have crashed
We would have crashed if I hadnt braked
He started working as a tourist guide two years ago
He has been working as a tourist guide for two years
Ive never come across a more annoying person
James is the most annoying person I have ever come across
They all found his behaviour shocking
They were all shocked by his behaviour
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Although she was a millionaire, she lived in poverty


Despite being a millionaire she lived in poverty
Although she was a millionaire he didnt want to marry her
Despite being a millionaire he didnt want to marry her
He prefers travelling by train to flying
He would rather travel by train than fly
Id prefer you not to smoke in class
Id rather you didnt smoke in class
It would be a good idea if we went through this exercise again
We had better go through this exercise again [R(6)5.]

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Dont go near the edge of the cliff, she told the children
She warned the children not to go near the edge of the cliff
Why dont you buy a new car, Bill said John
John suggested that he bought a new car
I didnt break the plate, she said
She denied having broken the plate
I wont answer your questions, she said
He refused to answer his/her questions
Im sorry I didnt arrive on time, she said
She apologised for not having arrived on time
We cant wait to move into our new house
We are looking forward to moving into our new house
She is considered to be the outstanding painter of her generation
She is regarded as being the outstanding painter of her generation
I seldom watch that programme
I hardly ever watch that programme
I think it would be useful to consider the proposal
I think the proposal would be worth considering
Our plane was delayed by fog
Our plane was held up because of the fog
I went to bed early because I was feeling tired
As I felt tired I went to bed early
He doesnt want to stay in tonight and watch television
He doesnt fancy staying in tonight and watching TV
Given a choice of sailing or windsurfing, I prefer windsurfing
I prefer windsurfing to sailing
I prefer to go windsurfing rather than go sailing
Im sure the vegetables werent fresh
The vegetables cant have been fresh
John thinks they probably missed the bus
John thinks they may/might have missed the bus
You started work here last August, didnt you?
Youve worked here since last August, havent you?
The train left before I got to the station
By the time I got to the station, the train had already left
The government aims to provide special cars for these people
The government aims to provide these people with special cars
His stamp collection costs him a lot of money
He spends lots of money on his stamp collection
Several people have written in for the job
Several people have applied for the job
Ive never eaten Greek food before
Its the first time I have eaten Greek food

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They criticized me because I made a simple mistake


If I hadnt made a simple mistake they wouldnt have criticized me
He left the house just before the explosion occurred
He had hardly left the house when the explosion occurred
I think hes broken his leg, but Im not sure
I think he might have broken his leg

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People believe that he lived in South America a long time ago


He is believed to have lived in South America for a long time

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I last swam in the sea when I was ten years old


I havent swum in the sea since I was ten years old
I would love to be rich and famous
If only I were rich and famous
Its a pity I didnt write down her address
I wish I had written down her address
My garage needs painting

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Its time for me to paint my garage/ I need to have it painted


He prefers listening to the radio to watching telly
He would prefer to listen to the radio rather than watch telly
He would rather listen to the radio than watch telly

10. Judging from those black clouds, were likely to have some rain
Judging from those black clouds, it looks as if it was going to rain

11. You dont look very well. You should go and see a doctor
You dont look very well. You had better go and see a doctor
12. He spent five hours doing the shopping
It took him five hours to do the shopping
13. Although he worked hard he couldnt finish the job
In spite of working hard he couldnt finish the job
In spite of the fact that he worked hard he couldnt finish the job
14. Although it was so hot they continued working
In spite of the heat they continued working
15. He is recognised as the worlds greatest tenor
He is considered to be the worlds greatest tenor
He is regarded as being the worlds greatest tenor
16. Nothing frightens me
Im not afraid of anything
17. It will be a great pleasure for us to see you next week
We are looking forward to seeing you next week
18. The people at the hotel were so interesting that it was a pleasure to meet them
They were such interesting people that it was a pleasure to meet them
19. They built a high wall to make it impossible for the prisoners to escape
They built a high wall so that the prisoners couldnt escape
20. He no longer lives in this neighbourhood
He doesnt live in this neighbourhood any longer
21. Do you think we are the same height?
Do you think she is as tall as me?
22. The weather was so nice that we spent the whole day in the garden
It was such nice weather that we spent the whole day in the garden
23. It is thought that the robbers used this car to make their escape
The robbers are thought to have used this car to make their escape
24. My fringe needs trimming
I must get my fringe trimmed
25. Jane did a lot of work during her holidays
Jane did a lot of work while she was on holiday

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Dont forget to ring your granny this evening, my mother said


My mother reminded me (not to forget) to ring my granny that evening
You killed her didnt you, Jones? said the police inspector
The inspector accused Jones of killing her
Lets go to the cinema, shall we?, said Bill
Bill suggested that we should go to the cinema
She was sorry that she had been so rude to them
She apologised for being so rude to them
She apologised for having been so rude to them [R(7)10.]
Perhaps he doesnt understand what hes supposed to do
He may not understand what hes supposed to do
Perhaps he didnt understand what he had to do
He may not have understood what he had to do
We queued up for hours, but we still didnt get tickets for the concert
We still didnt get tickets for the concert, despite having queued up for hours
It would be a good idea if you told him the truth
You had better tell him the truth
What a lovely day! Its a pity we cant go to the beach
What a lovely day! I wish we could go to the beach
I should have taken your advice
I wish I had taken your advice
He would rather travel by train than by coach
He prefers travelling by train to travelling by coach
I havent seen her since the end of April
I last saw her at the end of April
As we get older we sleep less

The older we get the less we sleep


14. He wasnt able to take part because he was ill
Because of his illness he wasnt able to take part
15. Its the most boring film I have ever seen
Ive never seen such a boring film
16. Youre very kind to help me with my luggage
Its very kind of you to help me with my luggage
17. If he doesnt make more effort, hell soon be out of a job
Unless he makes more effort, he will soon be out of a job
18. I expect she came by bus
She must have come by bus
19. Its pointless asking him to do anything for you
Theres no point (in) asking him to do anything for you
20. I think you ought to deal with the problem soon
I think its about time you dealt with the problem
21. Im sure he took your briefcase by mistake
Im sure he didnt do it on purpose
Im sure he didnt realised that he had taken your briefcase by mistake
22. You didnt understand because you werent paying attention!
If you had paid attention you would have understood
23. Ill give you a door key because I may not be in when you get home
In case Im not at home when you get there, Ill give you a door key
24. My advice to you is to take your dog to the vet
If I were you I woull take your/my/the dog to the vet
25. Has someone mended your cooker?
Have you had your cooker mended?
26. They didnt give me very much information about the job
They gave me little information about the job

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If he doesnt tell us who he is, we wont let him in


Unless he tells us who he is, we wont let him in.
Youve never made a complaint before
Its the first time you have made a complaint.
Dont open your books until I tell you to! he said to the students
He told the students not to open their books until they told them to.
Where is he hiding? the policeman asked them
The policeman asked them where he was hiding
Its a pity that dress costs so much. I would love to buy it
I wish it wouldnt cost so much.
Its a pity we have lost contact with them
I wish we hadnt lost contact.
Id be grateful if you didnt smoke in the car
Id rather you didnt smoke.
They didnt let me stay up late when I was a child
I wasnt allowed to stay up late when I ..
Although Judy was severely disabled she participated in many sports
Despite (her/hers) being severely disabled, she ..
We left quietly so that we wouldnt disturb the children
We left quietly so as not to disturb the children
We didnt have a barbecue in the garden because it was raining
If it hadnt been raining, we would have had a BBQ .
She often has to do the washing-up and she cant stand it
She cant stand doing the washing up
He is not old enough to vote
He is too young to vote
I wont tolerate this behaviour for a minute longer
I wont put up with this behaviour
Hes been working for us for nineteen years, and next year will make it twenty
By next year he will have been working with us for 20 years.
Its likely that she will arrive late
Shes likely to arrive late.
It is thought that the prisoner was recaptured while drinking in a pub
The prisoner is thought to have been recaptured .
A thief stole several coats from the cloakroom
Several coats were stolen from

19. Ill get someone to press your trousers


Ill have your trousers pressed
20. The mosque is well worth a visit
The mosque is well worth visiting
It is well worth visiting the mosque
21. I like travelling, but Im not very fond of flying
I like travelling, but Im not too keen on flying
22. I travel a lot in my job
My job involves travelling a lot
23. How long are you planning to stay in Australia?
How long are you thinking of/about staying .
24. What is the purpose of your trip?
What is the reason why you are travelling?
25. Could you fill in this booking form?
Would you mind filling in this .
26. It would be better if you didnt bring Joe to the wedding
Id rather you didnt bring Joe .