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EXERCISE 1: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. It isn't necessary to finish the work today.
You don't _______________________________________________________________________
2. Sally finally managed to get a job.
Sally finally succeeded _____________________________________________________________
3. That's the last time I go to that restaurant.
I certainly _______________________________________________________________________
4. "I advise you to take a holiday," the doctor continued.
You'd __________________________________________________________________________
5. If you don't rest yourself you really will be ill.
Unless __________________________________________________________________________
6. I should like someone to take me out to dinner.
What I should ____________________________________________________________________
7. Martin may not be very well but he still manages to enjoy life.
Martin's poor ____________________________________________________________________
8. They'll have to take the dog on holiday with them.
They can't leave __________________________________________________________________
9. My aunt got heavily stressed because her marriage broke up.
The break-up of the marriage ________________________________________________________
10. I can't believe that he passed the exam.
I find ___________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 2: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. This is the fastest way to get to the city center.
There __________________________________________________________________________
2. If anyone succeeds in solving the problems, it will probably be him.
He is the most ____________________________________________________________________
3. We arrived too late to see the first film.
We didn't _______________________________________________________________________
4. "Would you mind not smoking in here?"
I'd rather ________________________________________________________________________
5. He wrote the letter in two hours.
It took _________________________________________________________________________
6. "Why don't we go out for a walk?"
My father suggested _______________________________________________________________
7. In spite of his age, Mr. Benson runs 8 miles before breakfast.
Though _________________________________________________________________________
8. I was very interested in our conversation.
It was interesting _________________________________________________________________
9. Why did you do that ?
Whatever _______________________________________________________________________
10. These bookshelves are my own work.
I made __________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 3: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Don't play tennis as well as you do.
You ____________________________________________________________________________
2. I haven't been to the dentist's for two years.
It's _____________________________________________________________________________
3. Whenever she went to Paris she bought a new dress.
She never _______________________________________________________________________
4. I spent seven years at secondary school and then I went to university.
After ___________________________________________________________________________
5. It's not worth living to make her change her mind.
There's _________________________________________________________________________
6. He said he was not guilty of stealing the car.

He denied _______________________________________________________________________
7. Is this the only way to reach the city centre?
Isn't there _______________________________________________________________________
8. He never suspected that the money had been stolen.
At no time _______________________________________________________________________
9. It's my opinion that you should take more exercise.
If I ____________________________________________________________________________
10. I was going to leave, but because of what he said, I didn't.
She persuaded ___________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 4: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. He was very sorry that he didn't see Andrey on her trip to London.
He greatly regretted _______________________________________________________________
2. It's thought that the accident was caused by human error.
The accident is ___________________________________________________________________
3. "Will you be visiting the Taj Mahal when you go to India?" he asked Elizabeth.
He asked ________________________________________________________________________
4. "I think you should try the chicken Marengo," said the waiter.
The waiter recommended ___________________________________________________________
5. This is the most delicious cake I have ever tasted.
I have __________________________________________________________________________
6. Just after solving one problem, I was faced with another.
Scarcely ________________________________________________________________________
7. Without his help, we would all have been in worse trouble.
Had it __________________________________________________________________________
8. No students in my class can speak English as fluently as she does.
She speaks ______________________________________________________________________
9. My father started to read that book two weeks ago. Hes still reading it.
My father has ____________________________________________________________________
10. I dont want to be criticized by non-professionals, said the film star.
The film star objected _____________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 5: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. The questions are so easy that everyone can answer them.
They're such _____________________________________________________________________
2. The boy will receive some money to continue his study. His parents died in a traffic
accident.
The boy whose ___________________________________________________________________
3. They are producing motorbikes in Vietnam.
Motorbikes are ___________________________________________________________________
4. I wasn't there yesterday, so I didn't know who he was.
If I _____________________________________________________________________________
5. If you do not try hard, you can't pass the examination.
Unless __________________________________________________________________________
6. They spent more money, they had to work harder.
The more _______________________________________________________________________
7. People thought that the cover was made of iron.
The cover________________________________________________________________________
8. He went to London. He had lived there when he was a boy.
He went to London where ___________________________________________________________
9. Jane was absent from class because of her sickness.
Because Jane was _________________________________________________________________
11. The package was too heavy for Peter to carry.
The package was so _______________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 6: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. You should take the train instead of the bus.
If ______________________________________________________________________________
2. I'm sure that someone forgot to lock the door.
Someone must ___________________________________________________________________

3. They bought this house ten years ago.


They have _______________________________________________________________________
4. The course finished with a big party.
At the end _______________________________________________________________________
5. We invited a pop star onto the chat show, but he didn't turn up.
The pop star _____________________________________________________________________
6. Although she said that she would come, I don't think she ever will.
Despite _________________________________________________________________________
7. The plane had hardly left the airport when the accident happened.
No sooner _______________________________________________________________________
8. You feel tired now because you didn't sleep very well last night.
Had ____________________________________________________________________________
9. When did you start the project?
How long _______________________________________________________________________
10. Their wedding will be held in a lovely church.
The church ______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 7: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. My father used to play football when he was young.
My father doesn't _________________________________________________________________
2. Jane gave me a present on my last birthday.
I was ___________________________________________________________________________
3. "Let's go swimming"
She suggests _____________________________________________________________________
4. "Would you like a cup of coffee?"
He _____________________________________________________________________________
5. We got lost in the jungle because we didn't have a map.
If we had ________________________________________________________________________
6. I last saw Bob when I was in Ho Chi Minh City.
I haven't seen ____________________________________________________________________
7. It is a three-hour drive from Hanoi to Namdinh.
It takes _________________________________________________________________________
8. It's a pity you didn't tell us about this.
I wish __________________________________________________________________________
9. They think the owner of the house is abroad.
The owner _______________________________________________________________________
10. The children couldn't go swimming because the sea was very rough.
The sea was too __________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 8: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. When did you first know him?
How ___________________________________________________________________________
2. Their trip lasted three day.
They had ________________________________________________________________________
3. It may rain hard this afternoon, so take the rain coat with you.
In case _________________________________________________________________________
4. She had to do the washing up but she didn't.
She forgot _______________________________________________________________________
5. English is easy to learn.
It ______________________________________________________________________________
6. Don't leave the lights on all night, you will waste electricity.
If ______________________________________________________________________________
7. The furniture was too old to keep.
It was __________________________________________________________________________
8. Gary is the best guitarist in her class.
No one else ______________________________________________________________________
9. Since the invention of computer, people have saved a lot of time.
Since the computer was ____________________________________________________________
10. It's necessary for everybody to clean up their neighborhood once a week.

Everybody ______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 9: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. It is necessary to finish the work today.
You need _______________________________________________________________________
2. Sally finally managed to get the job.
Sally finally succeeded _____________________________________________________________
3. This is the last time I go to this restaurant.
I certainly _______________________________________________________________________
4. "I advise you to take a holiday," the doctor continued.
You'd __________________________________________________________________________
5. "If you don't rest yourself you really will be ill.
Unless _______________________________________ __________________________________
6. The doctor told him that he work too hard.
You ____________________________________________________________________________
7. Those pictures are beautiful.
How ___________________________________________________________________________
8. It was an interesting film.
What ___________________________________________________________________________
9. What is the weight of your suitcase?
How ___________________________________________________________________________
10. How tall is Peter's father?
What ___________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 10: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. He can't afford to buy the car.
The car _________________________________________________________________________
2. Shirley didn't begin to read until she was eight.
It wasn't ________________________________________________________________________
3. Mrs. Taylor regretted buying the second-hand washing-machine.
Mrs. Taylor wished _______________________________________________________________
4. Nobody can deny that she has a beautiful voice.
It ______________________________________________________________________________
5. Jane is the tallest girl in her class.
Nobody _________________________________________________________________________
6. They couldn't find the manager anywhere.
The manager was _________________________________________________________________
7. Their teacher is making them study hard.
They ___________________________________________________________________________
8. As I get older, I want to travel less.
The older _______________________________________________________________________
9. I have never been to Liverpool in my life.
Never __________________________________________________________________________
10. My father speaks very little French.
My father speaks hardly ____________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 11: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. You were cheating, said Carol to June.
Carol accused ____________________________________________________________________
2. Dont you wish you could get out more in the evenings?
Dont you get fed _________________________________________________________________
3. This car is too expensive for Peter to buy.
Peter does not ____________________________________________________________________
4. Tom is a more careful driver than Tim.
Tim drives ______________________________________________________________________
5. It was such a long dress that my sister could not wear it.
The dress was not _________________________________________________________________
6. Ive never met such a famous person before.
It is ____________________________________________________________________________
7. Apples are usually cheaper than oranges.

Apples are not ___________________________________________________________________


8. I am always nervous when I travel by air.
Traveling _______________________________________________________________________
9. Remind me to water the plants.
Dont __________________________________________________________________________
10. I tried to eat the cake, but it was too sweet.
The cake ________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 12: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. James doesnt play football as well as he used to.
James used ______________________________________________________________________
2. She doesnt enjoy travelling any more.
No longer _______________________________________________________________________
3. I regret not going to the airport to say goodbye to him.
I wish __________________________________________________________________________
4. It is said that he escaped to a neutral country.
He _____________________________________________________________________________
5. My suit needs to be cleaned before the interview
I must __________________________________________________________________________
6. You will catch a cold if you dont keep your feet dry.
Unless __________________________________________________________________________
7. They were still playing tennis after three hours.
They ___________________________________________________________________________
8. It will be impossible to avoid pollution if we dont find other fuels.
We cant ________________________________________________________________________
9. People say that nuclear energy has caused lots of problems.
Nuclear energy is supposed _________________________________________________________
10. Im sure you were surprised when you heard the new.
You must _______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 13: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. It is extremely difficult for them to cut down on smoking.
They find _______________________________________________________________________
2. We regret to inform you that your application has not been successful.
Much to ________________________________________________________________________
3. The last time I met her was in 1999.
I havent ________________________________________________________________________
4. Speaking English fluently is not easy.
It ______________________________________________________________________________
5. She didnt know you were in hospital, so she didnt visit you.
If she had _______________________________________________________________________
6. Why didnt you pay your bills? Mr. Jackson asked his son.
Mr. Jackson wanted to know ________________________________________________________
7. He wore glasses and a false beard, He didnt anyone to recognize him.
He wore glasses and a false beard so that ______________________________________________
8. We wore warm clothes. We didnt want to get cold.
We wore warm clothes in order ______________________________________________________
9. Unless you water these plants everyday, they will die.
If you __________________________________________________________________________
10. The furniture was so expensive that I didnt buy it.
The furniture was too ______________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 14: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. It was such hot tea that I couldnt drink it.
The tea _________________________________________________________________________
11. The fire has destroyed many houses.
Many houses ____________________________________________________________________
2. Someone pained this house last month.
He _____________________________________________________________________________
3. They paid no attention to her lecture.

Her ____________________________________________________________________________
4. Mrs. Hoa is proud of her cooking.
Mrs. Hoa prides __________________________________________________________________
5. If you dont hurry, you will miss your bus.
I think you ______________________________________________________________________
6. It looks as if nobodys at home.
There doesnt seem to _____________________________________________________________
7. They were unable to finish their tennis game because of the heavy rain.
The rain ________________________________________________________________________
8. The flight to Moscow lasted three hours and a haft.
It took __________________________________________________________________________
9. I have never seen such beautiful pictures before.
These pictures ___________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 15: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. I havent seen Henry for two years.
Its ____________________________________________________________________________
2. Im sorry that I didnt finish my homework.
I wish __________________________________________________________________________
3. Please dont turn on the radio.
Id rather ________________________________________________________________________
4. Ive never read such an interesting poem.
This is __________________________________________________________________________
5. Mary doesnt speak English so well as Jane.
Jane ____________________________________________________________________________
6. Tom is the best programmer in his company.
No one _________________________________________________________________________
7. Alcohol is bad for you and so are cigarettes.
Both ___________________________________________________________________________
8. The postman was bitten by our dog.
Our dog ________________________________________________________________________
9. I cant cook as well as my mother does.
My mother cook __________________________________________________________________
10. Are you sure that jacket is the right size for you?
Does that jacket __________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 16: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Although his leg was broken, he managed to get out of the car.
In spite _________________________________________________________________________
2. I gave Ted the message, but he already knew about it.
I neednt ________________________________________________________________________
3. We didnt go because it rained.
If it hadnt _______________________________________________________________________
4. Mary rang hours and hours ago.
Its hours _______________________________________________________________________
5. Lola said she was sorry she had not attended the meeting.
Lola apologized for _______________________________________________________________
6. We know that feudalism lasted for hundreds of years in Europe.
Feudalism _______________________________________________________________________
7. I am very sorry I wasnt able to see him off at the station.
I wish __________________________________________________________________________
8. What particularly impressed me was her knowledge of world history.
It was her _______________________________________________________________________
9. Shall I carry the suitcase for you , Pauline? said John.
John offered _____________________________________________________________________
10. Im sorry now that I didnt tell you the truth.
I wish __________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 17: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. I feel uncomfortable to be in a room where everybody is shouting.

I cant stand _____________________________________________________________________


2. Man continues to take minerals from the earth in immense quantities.
Minerals ________________________________________________________________________
3. She never seems to succeed even though she works hard.
However ________________________________________________________________________
4. The Picasso painting was so expensive that nobody could buy it.
So _____________________________________________________________________________
5. Where is the head waiter? I must speak to him
The customer insisted ______________________________________________________________
6. These old men cant be made to change.
It is ____________________________________________________________________________
7. When she heard the news, she broke down.
On _____________________________________________________________________________
8. Ann could not find the right job.
Ann was ________________________________________________________________________
9. The people who were there didnt notice anything unusual.
No one _________________________________________________________________________
10. He spends so much money on clothing.
If I _____________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 18: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Weather conditions influence most peoples lives.
Most peoples lives are ____________________________________________________________
2. I had to spend the whole evening to finish the homework.
It ______________________________________________________________________________
3. I dont find it difficult to study late at night.
I am used _______________________________________________________________________
4. Ill be happy to give you a lift.
I dont mind _____________________________________________________________________
5. There were lots of people in the square.
The square was ___________________________________________________________________
6. Mary is proud of the fact that she is never late.
Mary prides _____________________________________________________________________
7. We didnt realise how serious the situation was.
Little ___________________________________________________________________________
8. Someone broke into Johns flat last week.
Johns __________________________________________________________________________
9. We havent seen one another for a long time.
We stopped ______________________________________________________________________
10. If the police had found out, I would have been in trouble.
Were ___________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 19: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Im quite happy to look after the baby for you.
I dont mind _____________________________________________________________________
2. Parking is not permitted here
You are _________________________________________________________________________
3. I burst into tears when I heard the bad news.
I broke _________________________________________________________________________
4. Most people are on holiday at that time of the year.
Its the _________________________________________________________________________
5. I think youd better not come to work for a few days, Jane.
I advised ________________________________________________________________________
6. People think that the jewels were stolen by one of the guests.
One of the guests _________________________________________________________________
7. There is a rumour that you stole it.
Its ____________________________________________________________________________
8. I was kept waiting for half an hour by the bank manager.
The bank manager ________________________________________________________________

9. I cant cook as well as my mother does.


My mother cooks _________________________________________________________________
10. I dont find it difficult to study late at night.
I am used _______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 20: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. It took him an hour to travel to Paris by train.
He spent ________________________________________________________________________
2. I made a lot of mistakes because I didnt study carefully.
If I _____________________________________________________________________________
3. Have you got a cheaper watch than this?
Is this __________________________________________________________________________
4. Ill be happy to give you a lift.
I dont mind _____________________________________________________________________
5. Staying at home is better than going to see that film.
Id rather ________________________________________________________________________
6. Its not necessary for you to wear a uniform.
You ____________________________________________________________________________
7. Jim cant afford to buy a cheap bike.
Jim doesnt ______________________________________________________________________
8. Ive never met such a famous person before.
It is ____________________________________________________________________________
9. We couldnt drive because of the fog.
The fog prevented ________________________________________________________________
10. Bob will be twenty next week.
It is Bobs _______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 21: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Apples are usually cheaper than oranges.
Apple are not ____________________________________________________________________
2. I am always nervous when I travel by air.
Traveling _______________________________________________________________________
3. As a student he had known great poverty.
When __________________________________________________________________________
4. Why dont you apply for the job, Minh? said Lan.
Lan suggested ____________________________________________________________________
5. Remind me to water the plants.
Dont __________________________________________________________________________
6. I tried to eat the cake, but it was too sweet.
The cake ________________________________________________________________________
7. You had better go there immediately.
She advised _____________________________________________________________________
8. Although Bill took a taxi, he still arrived late.
In spite _________________________________________________________________________
9. The stamps are so beautiful that all of us want to buy them.
They are such ____________________________________________________________________
10. The boy threw the ball through the window.
The ball ________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 22: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Barbara asked me: Why do you leave without saying goodbye?
Barbara wanted to know ___________________________________________________________
2. It is not a habit of mine to sleep in the afternoon.
Im not _________________________________________________________________________
3. Nam has difficult in studying physics.
It is ____________________________________________________________________________
4. The remark was so unexpected that she didnt know what to say.
It was __________________________________________________________________________
5. Youre the worst guitarist in the world.
No one _________________________________________________________________________

6. It was a waste of time writing that letter.


I neednt ________________________________________________________________________
7. Lets check everything once more, said the man in chief.
The man in chief suggested _________________________________________________________
8. Although the fish appears to be harmless, it is quite dangerous.
Contrary ________________________________________________________________________
9. The students really appreciate the teachers sense of humor.
What ___________________________________________________________________________
10. It is acknowledge that Vietnam had a complete control over SARS from a very early
stage of the
epidemic.
Vietnam is ______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 23: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. He didnt remember anything about it, and neither did she.
He forgot _______________________________________________________________________
2. We couldnt have managed it if our father hadnt encouraged us.
If it ____________________________________________________________________________
3. I wished I had applied for that job.
It is a ___________________________________________________________________________
4. Mr. Smith spent four hours repairing his house.
It took __________________________________________________________________________
5. As I didnt know all the facts, I rang the police.
If ______________________________________________________________________________
6. She didnt work hard enough, so she lost the job.
The reason ______________________________________________________________________
7. We couldnt drive because of the fog.
The fog prevented ________________________________________________________________
8. She asked John how he liked her new dress.
How __________________________________________________________________________
9. John missed the ferry because his car broke down.
If ______________________________________________________________________________
10. Women in developed countries no longer bear many children.
No longer _______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 24: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. I prefer Vietnamese food to English food.
Id rather ________________________________________________________________________
2. Peter can run faster than I.
I cant __________________________________________________________________________
3. I think you should look for a better job Jill said to Alison.
Jill advised ______________________________________________________________________
4. Women nowadays no longer depend on their husband.
No longer _______________________________________________________________________
5. We havent had any intention of having a vacation so far this year.
We havent ______________________________________________________________________
6. My mobile phone is more expensive than yours.
Your mobile phone ________________________________________________________________
7. Nobody here thinks learning English is easy.
Everybody here thinks it ___________________________________________________________
8. They have bought that old villa by the sea.
That old villa ____________________________________________________________________
9. Without Jacks help, I wouldnt have been able to move the table.
If ______________________________________________________________________________
10. Is your little son good at computer? said the teacher to Mrs. Johnson.
The teacher asked _________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 25: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. The gate will be widened to let the cars run into the yard easily.
The gate will be widened so that _____________________________________________________

2. School uniforms must be worn at all times by young pupils.


Young pupils ____________________________________________________________________
3. Im more interested in the people than the job.
Its ____________________________________________________________________________
4. We started cooking for the party 4 hours ago.
We have ________________________________________________________________________
5. She knows a lot more about it than I do.
I dont know _____________________________________________________________________
6. Which one do you want, the blue or the green? John said to her.
John asked ______________________________________________________________________
7. Im always nervous when I travel by air.
Travelling _______________________________________________________________________
8. It seems that no one predicted the correct result.
No one _________________________________________________________________________
9. There was such a frightening atmosphere in that house that we had to leave
immediately.
The atmosphere __________________________________________________________________
10. When the Prime Minister was asked about the strike, he declined to comment.
On _____________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 26: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated in Waterloo. It is a place in Belgium.
Waterloo ________________________________________________________________________
2. It is impossible to learn a language in a week.
Learning ________________________________________________________________________
3. Although he is old, he often plays tennis.
In spite of _______________________________________________________________________
4. The man was too tired to say a word.
If he were _______________________________________________________________________
5. He cant get the job because he isnt good at English.
If he were _______________________________________________________________________
6. The film star wore dark glasses so that no one could recognize him.
The film start avoided _____________________________________________________________
7. As she gets older, she wants to travel less.
The older _______________________________________________________________________
8. She didnt say a word as she left the room.
She left the room _________________________________________________________________
9. The cupboard was so expensive the I didnt buy it.
The cupboard was too _____________________________________________________________
10. This novel was written by Joan Brady.
Joan Brady ______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 27: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Peter said: Why dont you go to the booking office yourself?
Peter said: How about ____________________________________________________________
2. Its common knowledge that he has been in prison several times.
He is known _____________________________________________________________________
3. I hate to be criticized by non-professionals, the film star said.
The film star objected _____________________________________________________________
4. She cant get into the habit of studying every evening.
She cant get used ________________________________________________________________
5. I regret not paying much attention to the lecture.
I wish __________________________________________________________________________
6. Perhaps I didnt get a better job because I didnt study hard enough.
I might _________________________________________________________________________
7. Please dont mention it again.
Id rather ________________________________________________________________________
8. Ms. Quyen began teaching Chinese ten years ago.
Ms. Quyen has ___________________________________________________________________

9. We havent visited the museum before.


This is __________________________________________________________________________
10. Peter missed the train because he woke up too late.
If Peter _________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 28: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. The robber forced the cashier to hand over the money.
The cashier ______________________________________________________________________
2. It is cheaper to go by train than by car.
Going by car _____________________________________________________________________
3. We must go now because our train leaves at 8 A.M.
Its ____________________________________________________________________________
4. Although he made great efforts, he failed to win the race.
In spite _________________________________________________________________________
5. Since she was careless, Mary lost her job.
Because of ______________________________________________________________________
6. Workers are building a new factory.
A new factory ____________________________________________________________________
7. Who broke the window?
By _____________________________________________________________________________
8. Whats your job? Mary asked Tom.
Mary wanted to know _____________________________________________________________
9. The bust couldnt run because of the fog.
The fog _________________________________________________________________________
10. Tim will be eighteen next week.
It is Tims _______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 29: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Peter said to Paul, I didnt use your mobile phone! Someone else did, not me.
Peter denied _____________________________________________________________________
2. Im always nervous when I travel by car.
Traveling _______________________________________________________________________
3. Why dont you put your luggage under the seat? he asked.
He suggested ____________________________________________________________________
4. Theyll have to change the date of the meeting again.
The date ________________________________________________________________________
5. There is always trouble when he comes to visit us.
Whenever _______________________________________________________________________
6. My boss works better when hes pressed for time.
The less ________________________________________________________________________
7. Do come again next weekend, the host said to us.
The host ________________________________________________________________________
8. I am sorry I was rude to you yesterday.
I apologise ______________________________________________________________________
9. I cant cook and John cant either.
Neither _________________________________________________________________________
10. A train leaves for Hue at 7 oclock every morning.
There is _________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 30: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. The garage is going to repair the car for us next week.
We are going ____________________________________________________________________
2. Mathematics improves the way we think, it is a basic tool of thinking.
Since mathematics ________________________________________________________________
3. Huynh Duc plays so well that we all admire him.
Huynh Duc ______________________________________________________________________
4. Women in developed countries no longer bear many children.
No longer _______________________________________________________________________
5. Safeguarding our natural resources is now a must.
It is ____________________________________________________________________________

6. Its a pity he didnt take his doctors advice.


He wishes _______________________________________________________________________
7. I prefer Vietnamese food to English food.
Id _____________________________________________________________________________
8. My teacher made me study for my exams.
I was ___________________________________________________________________________
9. I cant afford to buy the house.
The house _______________________________________________________________________
10. She started learning English 10 year ago.
She was ________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 31: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. I was very busy. I couldnt go to the cinema.
If I _____________________________________________________________________________
2. You will catch a cold if you dont wear your fur coat.
Unless __________________________________________________________________________
3. Is there any likelihood of their passing the exams?
Are they likely ___________________________________________________________________
4. We havent received confirmation of hotel booking yet.
Our hotel booking hasnt ___________________________________________________________
5. I havent seen that man here before.
This ____________________________________________________________________________
6. It was a bit difficult to get into work this morning.
Getting _________________________________________________________________________
7. It's possible that he didn't get my letter.
He might ________________________________________________________________________
8. We had planned to visit grandmother, so we left early in the morning.
We were ________________________________________________________________________
9. It's sad, but unemployment is unlikely to go down this year.
Sad ____________________________________________________________________________
10. We regret to inform you that your application has not been successful.
Much to ________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 32: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. "Why hasn't Peter phoned?" she wondered.
She wondered ____________________________________________________________________
2. I'm only interested on why he did it.
The only thing ___________________________________________________________________
3. He tried to escape but the police stopped him.
The police prevented him ___________________________________________________________
4. She has ordered a new outfit from her dressmaker.
She is having ____________________________________________________________________
5. Couldn't you find a better hotel?
Is this __________________________________________________________________________
6. John began playing the piano ten years ago.
John has ________________________________________________________________________
7. They won't be able to come on Sunday.
It will be ________________________________________________________________________
8. She needs to study harder.
She doesn't ______________________________________________________________________
9. I only paid a few hundred pounds for the car.
The car _________________________________________________________________________
10. My mother made these curtains.
These curtains ___________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 33: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. He started investigating the case a week ago.
He has __________________________________________________________________________
2. I'm quite sure that she didn't steal the necklace.
She can't ________________________________________________________________________

3. The flat's very noisy but we enjoy living there.


Even ___________________________________________________________________________
4. "If I were you, I wouldn't trust Peter", she told John.
She advised _____________________________________________________________________
5. Her grief was so great that she almost fainted.
So _____________________________________________________________________________
6. You can leave only when I tell you.
Until ___________________________________________________________________________
7. She prefers Italian food to French food.
She'd ___________________________________________________________________________
8. Sarah is better at chemistry than Susan.
Susan isn't _______________________________________________________________________
9. When is John and Mary's wedding?
When are _______________________________________________________________________
10. Most people can understand him when he speaks English.
He can make _____________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 34: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. We arrived too late to see the first film.
We didn't _______________________________________________________________________
2. "I'm sorry that I broke the glass", said Peter.
Peter apologised __________________________________________________________________
3. I was drowning, but he saved me.
If he ___________________________________________________________________________
4. Sally is the cleverest student in the class.
Nobody _________________________________________________________________________
5. I have never read such a romantic story.
This is __________________________________________________________________________
6. We can't afford to buy the car.
The car _________________________________________________________________________
7. His parents made him study for his exams.
He was _________________________________________________________________________
8. We started cooking for the party four hours ago.
We have ________________________________________________________________________
9. He has never behaved so violent before.
He is behaving ___________________________________________________________________
10. We couldn't get nearer because of the police.
The police _______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 35: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. I'll help you if you promise to try harder.
Unless __________________________________________________________________________
2. "You were treating", said Carol to June.
Carol accused ____________________________________________________________________
3. She bought that house in 1973.
She has _________________________________________________________________________
4. They believe he is armed.
He _____________________________________________________________________________
5. Our house is going to be painted by a local firm.
We are _________________________________________________________________________
6. "I think you should go by train", he told us.
He advised ______________________________________________________________________
7. She can't have any more children because of her age.
She is too _______________________________________________________________________
8. It isn't necessary to shout.
You ____________________________________________________________________________
9. It was such a dull play that he fell asleep.
The play ________________________________________________________________________
10. "Where is the nearest tube?" she asked.

She enquired _____________________________________________________________________


EXERCISE 36: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. "Don't forget to phone the office", she told him.
She reminded ____________________________________________________________________
2. I'm afraid I haven't got time to listen to you.
I wish __________________________________________________________________________
3. The police has just released John.
John ___________________________________________________________________________
4. I couldn't hear them because they were speaking too softly.
They were speaking _______________________________________________________________
5. We spent five hours getting to London.
It took __________________________________________________________________________
6. She doesn't usually stay up so late.
She's not used ____________________________________________________________________
7. If I were you I'd look for another job.
I suggest ________________________________________________________________________
8. He lost his money simply because he wasn't careful.
If ______________________________________________________________________________
9. They last visited me five years ago.
They haven't _____________________________________________________________________
10. All his suit were made in Paris.
He _____________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 37: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. This is his first visit to England.
He is ___________________________________________________________________________
2. I think it may rain.
It looks as _______________________________________________________________________
3. He will come because he wants to be sure of meeting you.
He will come so __________________________________________________________________
4. Walking in the rain gives him pleasure.
He enjoys _______________________________________________________________________
5. Most of a child's life is spent in playing.
A child spends ___________________________________________________________________
6. The fox was unsuccessful in reaching the grapes.
The fox tried in ___________________________________________________________________
7. His briefcase was too full for the zip fastener to close properly.
His briefcase was so full ___________________________________________________________
8. People say that he beats his wife.
It is ____________________________________________________________________________
9. He appears to be running away from your fierce dog.
It looks _________________________________________________________________________
10. He got down to writing the letter as soon as he returned from his walk.
No sooner _______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 38: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. She just had time to put up her umbrella before the rain came down in torrents.
No sooner _______________________________________________________________________
2. "Why didn't you report the incident to the police last week?" the officer asked the
frightened
witness.
The officer wanted to know _________________________________________________________
3. The Presidential visit attracted such an enormous crowd that all traffic came to a
standstill.
So many ________________________________________________________________________
4. A fire destroyed most of the old city of London in the 1960s.
The destruction ___________________________________________________________________
5. He hasn't been back to his home town for over 20 years now.
It is ____________________________________________________________________________

6. Travelling by plane is much more expensive than traveling by train.


Travelling by train ________________________________________________________________
7. I would love to be rich and famous.
If only __________________________________________________________________________
8. It took a long time for them to decide to get married.
They ___________________________________________________________________________
9. "Is it, or is it not true that you have been misappropriating company funds?" the
managing director
asked the accountant.
The managing director wanted _______________________________________________________
10. If you want to save your eyesight, we must operate immediately.
Only by _________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 39: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. It was his own fault that he lost his job. He was late for work every morning.
If ______________________________________________________________________________
2. Attendances at the exhibition has been down this year.
The exhibition ___________________________________________________________________
3. I'm more interested in the people than the job.
It's not the _______________________________________________________________________
4. They declared war on the pretext of defending their territorial right.
The excuse ______________________________________________________________________
5. Although Johnny Brax drives carefully on public roads, he is a terror on the racetrack.
Johnny Brax is a __________________________________________________________________
6. Our science correspondent sees this new invention as the answer to many of our
problems.
According to _____________________________________________________________________
7. Christmas won't be the same if we don't have any snow.
I'll be ___________________________________________________________________________
8. We have a six o'clock deadline for this work.
This work _______________________________________________________________________
9. I don't see the point of re-decorating this room.
Re-decorating ____________________________________________________________________
10. Cheques should only be accepted with proof of identity.
Never __________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 40: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. "If you don't take it easy, you'll have another heart attack", the doctor said to the
patient.
The doctor warned the patient _______________________________________________________
2. I know this reporter's background well and he's 100% honest.
This reporter, ____________________________________________________________________
3. They stretched a rope from one side of the crevasse to the other in order to haul their
equipment.
across.
By _____________________________________________________________________________
4. People no longer smoke so many cigarettes as they used to.
The ____________________________________________________________________________
5. We've been thinking the matter over and have finally come to a decision.
We've given _____________________________________________________________________
6. Why isn't this TV working?
What ___________________________________________________________________________
7. I've never tasted pheasant before.
This ____________________________________________________________________________
8. If there's an emergency, ring this number.
In _____________________________________________________________________________
9. I never miss out on a cup of coffee when I visit her flat.
She ____________________________________________________________________________
10. The engine failed because a apart had been badly fitted.

The engine failure ________________________________________________________________


EXERCISE 41: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Your house is bigger than mine.
My house _______________________________________________________________________
2. He did his homework , then he went to bed.
After ___________________________________________________________________________
3. Jane doesnt speak English as well as Peter.
Peter ___________________________________________________________________________
4. Da Lat is one of the famous landscapes in Vietnam. I spent my holiday there.
I spent __________________________________________________________________________
5. The manager asked me to come to his office.
The manager said _________________________________________________________________
6. He asked me where he could find her in that town.
He said _________________________________________________________________________
7. She asked me not to be late.
She said ________________________________________________________________________
8. The train couldnt run because of the snow.
The snow _______________________________________________________________________
9. Nam laughed a lot when I told him the joke.
The joke ________________________________________________________________________
10. The police continued to watch the house.
The police carried _________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 42: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Mr. John gave an interesting speech.
Mr. John spoke ___________________________________________________________________
2. The sight was right in front of him but he didnt notice it.
Although ________________________________________________________________________
3. The woman was terribly upset. Her dog was run over.
The woman whose ________________________________________________________________
4. Lets go abroad for our holiday this year.
Why ___________________________________________________________________________
5. I fall asleep as the film was so boring.
I fall asleep because of _____________________________________________________________
6. My students are very good at Mathematics.
My students study ________________________________________________________________
7. This is the most modern building in this area.
No building _____________________________________________________________________
8. I asked the students to complete these tasks yesterday.
I had these ______________________________________________________________________
9. John drives more carefully than his brother.
Johns brother doesnt _____________________________________________________________
10. They were such difficult questions that we couldnt answer them.
The questions were so _____________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 43: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Toshiko had her car repaired by a mechanic.
Toshiko had _____________________________________________________________________
2. If you worry, you will find it difficult to get to sleep.
The more _______________________________________________________________________
3. It is so cold that we cant bathe.
It is too _________________________________________________________________________
4. When you arrive at the airport please go straight to the check-in desk.
On _____________________________________________________________________________
5. Theres usually plenty of sunshine in southern countries.
Its usually ______________________________________________________________________
6. That can cost a lot of money.
That can ________________________________________________________________________
7. She doesnt usually stay up so late.

Shes ___________________________________________________________________________
8. We really ought to go home now.
Its ____________________________________________________________________________
9. The town was nearer than we thought it would be.
The town _______________________________________________________________________
10. I cant cook very well.
Im ____________________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 44: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. We cant sit on the grass because it is too wet.
The grass _______________________________________________________________________
2. The builders going to mend my roof tomorrow.
I am going ______________________________________________________________________
3. We cant have breakfast in the garden because it is very cold.
It is so __________________________________________________________________________
4. If you work had, you will find it easy to get good marks.
The harder ______________________________________________________________________
5. Youd better not get up late my mother said.
My mother ______________________________________________________________________
6. No explanation is necessary.
It is ____________________________________________________________________________
7. Karl Marx left Germany, then he spent the rest of his life in London.
After Karl Marx __________________________________________________________________
8. In spite of his age, Mr Benson runs seven miles before breakfast.
Though _________________________________________________________________________
9. It is six-hour drive from London to Edinburgh.
It takes _________________________________________________________________________
10. I havent enjoyed myself so much for years.
Its for years _____________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 45: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Turn off all the switches before leaving the workshop.
All the switches __________________________________________________________________
2. It is said that he is one hundred years old.
He is said _______________________________________________________________________
3. Although she had an injured ankle, Esther still won the tennis match.
Despite _________________________________________________________________________
4. Chris failed his driving test because he didnt have enough lessons.
If Chris _________________________________________________________________________
5. It was such a long journey that they were all asleep by the time they arrived.
The journey was so _______________________________________________________________
6. Louisa has taught her children how to prepare their own meals.
Louisas ________________________________________________________________________
7. The girls mother used to work with mine.
Thats the _______________________________________________________________________
8. Im really sorry Andrew isnt coming to my party at the weekend.
I wish Andrew ___________________________________________________________________
9. Unfortunately, Nick was too short to be a good basketball player.
Unfortunately, Nick _______________________________________________________________
10. They think the burglar got in through the bathroom window.
The burglar ______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 46: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. Their baby is six months old.
They ___________________________________________________________________________
2. The exam question was so easy that all the students got it right.
It was such an ____________________________________________________________________
3. My brother stopped smoking now.
My brother ______________________________________________________________________
4. I dont like living in such a small house.

I really wish _____________________________________________________________________


5. Without your help, I shouldnt have been to find my way.
If you hadnt _____________________________________________________________________
6. My shoes are being polished at the moment.
Im ____________________________________________________________________________
7. He grows up more. He is more intelligent.
The more _______________________________________________________________________
8. Most students can work very hard when they feel like it.
Most students are _________________________________________________________________
9. During their meal, they discussed what to do at the weekend.
While they ______________________________________________________________________
10. Tom doesnt play football any more.
Tom used _______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 47: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. My mother bought me a nice blouse.
A nice blouse ____________________________________________________________________
2. They say that the company is in difficulty.
The company ____________________________________________________________________
3. You can get suntan by sunbathing.
If you __________________________________________________________________________
4. Would you mind waiting for a few minutes ?
We ____________________________________________________________________________
5. Wheres the best place to buy souvenirs ?
I asked her ______________________________________________________________________
6. You wont lose weight if you dont stop eating much.
Unless you ______________________________________________________________________
7. To know English is necessary.
It is ____________________________________________________________________________
8. May Day is considered to be the day of the working class.
Everyone _______________________________________________________________________
9. In Stratford upon Avon we saw Shakespeares birthplace.
We saw the house _________________________________________________________________
10. There are far more heavy lorries on the road than there used to be.
There didnt _____________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 48: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. I regret spending so much money.
I wish I _________________________________________________________________________
2. Whats the height of the mountain?
How ___________________________________________________________________________
3. I dont feel as tired after a train journey as I do after a car journey.
I feel more ______________________________________________________________________
4. Cars are faster than buses.
Buses __________________________________________________________________________
5. He turned off the light, then he went out.
Turning _________________________________________________________________________
6. Theatre program usually have lots of information.
There __________________________________________________________________________
7. He has been collecting stamps for five years.
He started _______________________________________________________________________
8. More newspapers are being sold in this city.
People are _______________________________________________________________________
9. They were giving their son some presents when we came.
Their son _______________________________________________________________________
10. He spends two hours a week sorting out stamps.
Sorting out ______________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 49: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. The garage is servicing my car on Monday

I am having ______________________________________________________________________
2. Sunny weather can always be depended on in southern countries.
People can always ________________________________________________________________
3. Remember to check your flight number.
Dont forget _____________________________________________________________________
4. Football attracts people as much and so does tennis.
Football ________________________________________________________________________
5. Apples are usually cheaper than oranges.
Apples are ______________________________________________________________________
6. She knows a lot more about it than I do.
I dont know _____________________________________________________________________
7. The people who were at the meeting will say nothing to the press.
Nobody _________________________________________________________________________
8. How long is it since you saw Mary ?
When __________________________________________________________________________
9. Robert is sorry now that he didnt accept the job.
Robert now wishes ________________________________________________________________
10. Belinda felt very tired but she still went to the party.
Though Belinda __________________________________________________________________
EXERCISE 50: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.
1. He didnt pass the exam because he didnt work hard.
If he ___________________________________________________________________________
2. Sallys parents gave her a bicycle for her birthday.
Sally was _______________________________________________________________________
3. Peter said he wasnt feeling well.
Peter said _______________________________________________________________________
4. The flight to Moscow lasted three and a half hours.
It took __________________________________________________________________________
5. It is difficult to train dogs.
Dogs are ________________________________________________________________________
6. She showed me the one that was too small.
The one _________________________________________________________________________
7. The red blouse was more expensive than the blue one.
The blue ________________________________________________________________________
8. Tax free goods can be bought before you get on the plane.
You can ________________________________________________________________________
9. Did they build the garage at the same time as the house ?
Was the garage ___________________________________________________________________
10. Lets go abroad for our holiday this year.
Why dont we ____________________________________________________________________