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1. The fox was unsuccessful in reaching the grapes.(VAIN)

→The fox tried in vain to reach the grapes.

2. The crops were badly affected by the storm. (EFFECT)

→The storm had a badly effect on the crops.

3. The project received unanimous approval of the committee. (FAVOUR)

→The whole committee was/were in favour of the project.

4. The personnel officer promised him that she wouldn’t tell any one that he had been in the prison. (WORD)

→The personnel officer gave him her word that she…

5. Nobody could possibly believe the story he told us. (BEYOND)

→The story he told us was beyond belief

6. I had lost his phone number, so I could not contact him before. (TOUCH)

→ I could not keep/get in touch with him because I had lost his phone number.

7. I enjoy being the boss of a small company. (FISH)

→I enjoy being a big fish in a small pond.

8. The success of our local theater has made our city famous. (MAP)

→The success of our local theater has put our city on the map.

9. She is not upset; she is only pretending. (ACT)

→She is not upset; she is only putting on an act.

10. The bank robbers escaped in a stolen car. (GETAWAY)

→The bank robbers made a getaway in a stolen car.

11. As people use a lot of wood-pulp, many trees are cut down.

→The more wood-pulp is used, the more trees are cut down

12. Because of the absence of the atmosphere on the moon, the sky there is black, just as in space.

→Because there is no atmosphere on the moon, the sky…

13. These young men became doctors after six years training.

→After these young men had been trained for six years, the became doctors

14. People believe that the Chinese invented paper in 105 A.D.

→Paper is believed to have been invented by the Chinese in 105 A.D.

15. A man I don’t know told me about that.

→I was told about that by a man I don’t know.

16. That was a silly thing to say!

→What a silly thing to say!

17. We’ve run out of petrol.

→There is no more petrol left.

18. It takes six hours to drive from here to London.

→It is a six hour drive from here to London.

19. He was sorry he hadn’t said goodbye to her at the airport.

→He regretted not saying goodbye to her at the airport.

20. They failed to find out a solution to the problem.

→They didn’t succeed in finding out a …

21. Most stores will accept a credit card instead of cash. (ALTERNATIVE)

→Most stores will accept a credit card as an alternative to cash.

22. You can avoid tooth decay by brushing your teeth regularly. (PREVENT)

→Brushing your teeth regularly can prevent tooth decay.

23. Some of Peter’s expressions make me think of my brother. (REMIND)

→Some of Peter’s expressions remind me of my brother.

24. When do you think this bridge was built? (OLD)

→How old do you think this bridge is?

25. That old typewriter is not worth repairing. (POINTLESS)

→Repairing that old typewriter is pointless.

26. They share a lot of hobbies and interests. (COMMON)

→They have a lot of hobbies and interest in common.



27. This train should have left 30 minutes ago. (MEANT)

→This train was meant to leave 30 minutes ago.

28 The president arranged for me to use his chauffeur-driven car whenever I liked. (DISPOSAL)

→The president placed/put his chauffeur-driven car at my disposal.

29. The painting is worth $25,000. (VALUED)

→The painting has been valued at $25,000.

30. This passport can be used in most countries.

→This passport can be valid for most countries.

31. My bank manager and I get on together very well. (TERMS)

→I am on very good terms with my bank manager.

32. That hotel is a bit too expensive for us, I am afraid. (REACH)

→That hotel is a bit beyond our reach, I am afraid.

33. Absolute secrecy was crucial to the success of the mission.

→Without absolute secrecy, the mission wouldn’t have succeeded.

34. Immediately after his arrival home a water-heater exploded.

→Hardly had he arrived home when a water-heater exploded.

35. Rita doesn’t realize how serious her husband’s operation is going to be.

→Little does Rita realize how …

36. A waiter spilled soup over Lydia’s new dress last night.

→Lydia had some soup spilled over her new dress by a waiter last night.

37. It was the goalkeeper that saved the match for us.

→Had it not been for the goalkeeper, we would have lost the match.

38. Tim insisted on being told the complete story.

→Nothing but the complete story would satisfy Tim.

39. Jane’s husband will be returning from South America quite soon.

→It won’t be long after Jane’s husband returns from S.A.

40. The permit expires at the end of this month.

→The permit is not valid after the end of this month.

41. I don’t really like her, even though I admire her achievements.

→Much as I admire her achievement, I don’t really like her.

42. Alice and Charles did not decide to move to a bigger house until after the birth of their second child.

→Only when A. and C. had their second child did they decide to move to a bigger house.

43. Martin may not be very well but she still manages to enjoy life.

→Martin’s poor health doesn’t prevent/stop him from enjoying life.

44. The Pacific Ocean is on average deeper than the Atlantic.

→The average depth of the Pacific Ocean is greater than that of the Atlantic.

45. Under no circumstances should you phone the police.

→The last thing you should do is to phone the police.

46. We couldn’t find George anywhere.

→George was nowhere to be found.

47. Provided your handwriting is legible, the examiners will accept your paper.

→So long as the examiners can read your handwriting, they will accept your paper.

48. There are a lot of people depend on him.

→He has a lot of dependants.

49. I daren’t turn on the television because the baby might wake up. (FEAR)

→I daren’t turn on the television for fear of waking the baby up.

50. The teachers agreed to introduce the new methods. (AGREEMENT)

→There was an agreement among the teachers to introduce the new methods.

51. If interest rates are cut, the economic situation may improve. (REDUCTION)
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→A reduction in/of interest rates may improve the economic situation.

52. I don’t personally care if they come or not. (MATTER)

→It doesn’t matter to me whether they come or not.

53. Local residents said they were against the new traffic scheme. (DISAPPROVAL)

→Local residents expressed their disapproval of the new traffic scheme.

54. Why isn’t this TV working?

→What is wrong with this TV?



55. May I borrow your pen?

→Would you lend me your pen?

56. We must do something about the problem even if it costs a lot.

→Costly as/though it may be, we must do something about the problem.

57. We should ban the use of pesticides, but we should also restrict the use of other chemicals.

→In addition to banning the use of pesticides, we should also restrict the use of other chemicals.

58. You might fall if you are not careful.

→Be careful or you will fall.

59. Immediately after his arrival, things went wrong.

→No sooner had he arrived than things went wrong.

60. Although Nam was the stronger of the two, his attacker soon overpowered him.

→Despite his being the stronger of the two, Nam was soon overpowered by his attacker.

61. The only reason the party was a success was that a famous film star attended.

→Had it not been for the attendance of a famous film star, the party wouldn’t have been a success.

62. Galileo is considered to be the father of modern astronomy.

→Galileo is regarded as the father of modern astronomy.

63. The only way you can become a good athlete is to train hard every day.

→Only by training hard every day can you become a good athlete.

64. He speaks more persuasively than his brother.

→He is a more persuasive speaker than his brother.

65. He can hardly read at all. (VIRTUALLY)

→He is virtually unable to read.

66. He can speak French well enough to go to the conference. (FLUENT)

→His French is fluent enough to go to the conference.

67. His arrival was completely unexpected. (TOOK)

→His arrival took us completely by surprise.

68. The first sign of the disease is a feeling of faintness. (ONSET)

→The onset of the disease is a feeling is shown by a feeling of faintness.

69. He began by giving us a summary of his progress so far. (OUTSET)

→At the outset, he gave us a summary of his progress so far.

70. As an antidote to their disappointment, he bought them ice-cream. (OFFSET)

→To offset their disappointment, he bought them ice-cream.

71. It was Walter Raleigh who introduced potatoes and tobaccos into England.

→The English owe the introduction of potatoes and tobaccos to W. R.

72. That rumour about the politician and the construction contract is absolutely false.

→There is absolutely no truth in that rumour about the politician and the construction contract.

73. He was sentenced to six months in prison for his part in the robbery.

→He received a six month sentence for his part in the robbery.

74. You can eat as much as you like for $5 at the new lunch-bar.

→There is no limit/restriction on how much/what you eat for $5 at the new lunch-bar.

75. The Yeti has very rarely been seen at this altitude.

→There have been very few sightings of the Yeti at this altitude.

76. You think that fat people are allays jolly, but you are wrong.

→Contrary to what you think, fat people aren’t always jolly.

77. The only thing that kept us out of prison was the way he spoke to the local dialect.

→But for his command of the local dialect, we could have been jailed.

78. The council rarely allows appeals against its decisions.

→Hardly does the council allow appeals against its decisions.

79. She is a student good at mathematics. (FIGURES)

→She is a student having a head for figures.

80. I think we ought to permit him to do whatever he chooses. (HAND)

→I think we should give him a free hand.

81. Margaret was offered a place on the course but couldn’t accept because she was ill. (TURN)

→Margaret was offered a place on the course but had to turn down because …



82. You’ll just have to take a chance. (POT)

→You’ll just have to take pot luck. (Take pot luck: ăn thử)

83. Assembling the furniture is extremely easy. (PLAY)

→Assembling the furniture is a child’s play.

84. I resent the way that she clearly feels herself to be superior to me. (NOSE) superior: cấp cao hơn

→I resent the way that she looks down her nose at me.

85. Your attitude will have to change if you want to succeed. (LEAF)

→You have to turn over a new leaf if you want to succeed.

86. Many species of wildlife are threatened with extinction. (VERGE)

→Many species of wildlife are on the verge of extinction.

87. The storm blew the roof off the house.

→The house had its roof blown off by the storm.

88. This is the quickest way to get into the town centre.

→There is no quicker way than this to get into the town centre.

89. Only one person knew what had caused the fire.

→The cause of the fire was known to only one person.

90. I’m not going to retire unless I myself want to. (FEEL)

→ I’m not going to retire unless I feel like it.

91. After two hours the bride had still not arrived. (SIGN)

→After two hours there was still no sign of the bride.

92. Rosa found the heat quite intolerable. (BEAR)

→Rosa couldn’t bear the heat.

93. You were rude to that woman’s husband, and she’s upset now.

→The woman whose husband you were rude to is upset now.

94. Are they likely to pass Proficiency?

→Is there any likelihood that they pass Proficiency?

95. 6,000 pounds is a better offer than you have ever had before.

→You have never had an offer better than 6,000 pounds before.

96. Harry paid 50 pounds a week for bed and breakfast.

→Bed and breakfast cost Harry 50 pounds a week.

97. You can not make use of this offer after 15 December.

→This offer is only valid until 15 December.

98. Be careful not to waste water. (ECONOMICAL)

→Be economical with water

99. We haven’t sold many cars this month. (DEMAND)

→There has been little demand for cars this month.

100. The accident victim was having increasing difficulty in breathing. (DIFFICULT)

→The accident victims were increasingly difficult to breathe.

101. Betty is very happy to look after handicapped people.

→Betty is devoted to looking after handicapped people.

102. The decorators have finished the whole of the first floor.

→We have had the whole of the first floor finished by the decorators.

103. If you want my advice, I would forget about buying a new house.

→If I were you, I would forget about buying a new house.

104. The only way to eliminate world terrorism is by united opposition. Eliminate: chấm dứt

→Only by united opposition can we eliminate world terrorism.

105. Everybody made fun of him because he’d his hair cut so short. (MICKEY)

→Everybody took the Mickey out of him because he had his hair cut so short.

106. I felt stupid when I realized what I’d done. (FOOL)

→I felt such a fool when I realized what I’d done.

107. She was very relieved when she realized that her bag hadn’t been stolen. (BREATHED)

→She breathed a sign of relief when she realized …

108. Would you like to contribute something to our campaign? (MAKE)

→Would you like to make a contribution to our campaign?

109. Products which seem to lack credibility are not popular. (CALL)

→There is no call for products which seem to lack credibility.

110. Technical skills are needed to operate this new machinery. (DEMANDS)

→Operating/ the operation of this new machinery demands technical skills.

111. We have run out of small sizes. (STOCK)

→We have no small sizes in stock. / We are out of stock of small sizes. / Small sizes are out of stock.

112. In all probability we will finish the project on Thursday. (CHANCES)

→The chances are that the project will be finished on Thursday.

113. They arrived at their destination alive and kicking. (SOUND) alive and kicking: bình an vô sự

→They arrived at their destination safe and sound

114. In her previous job, Mara was a picture restorer. (WORK)

→Mara used to work as a picture restorer.

115. I’m sure you were driving too fast.

→You must have been driving too fast.

116. It was overeating that caused his heart attack.

→If he hadn’t overeaten, he wouldn’t have had a heart attack.

117. The storm completely wiped out all my crops. (Wipe out: destroy)

→I have had all my crops completely wiped out by the storm.

118. The fire led to the setting up of a public enquiry.

→As a result of the fire, a public enquiry was set up.

119. Vitamin intake and intelligence are not connected.

→There is no connection between vitamin intake and intelligence.

120. He suddenly thought that he might have misunderstood her.

→It crossed his mind that he might have misunderstood her.

121. His wife keeps telling him that he should get a better job.

→His wife is pushing him to get a better job.

122. His second attempt on the world record was successful.

→ He broke the work record at/on his second attempt.

123. I applied for the job but was turned down.

→My application for the job was turned down.

124. There are more people out of work in this country than ever before.

→Never have there been more people out of work in this country.

125. My boyfriend is very short-tempered.

→My boyfriend loses his temper very easily.

126. Let’s clean the dishes in the morning. (WASHING)

→Let’s do the washing-up in the morning.

127. Despite his age, he’s still working. (RETIRED)

→He still has not retired despite his age.

128. Whose name should I write on the cheque? (MAKE)

→Who should I make out the cheque to?

129. “Please don’t drive so fast!” Ann begged her friend.

→Ann pleaded with her friend not to drive so fast.

130. My protests were ignored.

→Nobody took notice of my protests.

131. I’m sure he took your briefcase by mistake.

→I am sure he didn’t take your briefcase deliberately.

132. We only despatch goods after receiving the money.

→Only after the money is received can we despatch goods.

133. You pay 20 pounds a month for a period of one year.

→You pay in twelve successive monthly instalments of 20 pounds.

134. He’ll settle down. Then his performance will improve.

→Once he settles/ has settled down, his performance will improve.

135. The result of the match was never in doubt.

→At no time was the result of the match in doubt.

136. This will be the orchestra’s first performance outside London.

→This will be the first time the orchestra has performed/ played outside London.

137. He will not be put off by their comments. (DETER)

→Their comment won’t deter him.

138. She complains far too often for my liking. (FREQUENT)

→She makes frequent complaint about my liking.

139. Some people accept that a storm is inevitable. (RESIGNED)

→Some people are resigned to the fact that a storm is inevitable.

140. The fridge is completely empty. (LEFT)

→There is nothing left in the fridge.

145. Money is of little value on a desert island. (COUNTS)

→Money counts for little in the island.

146. Can you tell me where the Midland Hotel is? (DIRECT)

→Can you direct me to the …

147. The Prime Minister felt it appropriate to make a statement. (FIT)

→The Prime Minister saw/ thought fit to make a statement.

148. I’d rather we started at seven. (PREFERENCE)

→My preference was for a seven o’clock start.

149. The accident wasn’t his fault. (BLAME)

→He wasn’t to blame for the accident.

150. Although he seems friendly, he’s not to be trusted.

→Friendly as he may seem, he’s not to be trusted.

151. Not until the body was found did the police believe her.

→It was only when the body was found that the police believed her.

152. “Whatever you do, don’t give up hope” they said.

→They urged me not to give up hope

153. Far more people live to retirement age in Britain than in the Philippines.

→Not as many people live to retirement age in Philippines as in Britain.

154. We have no seats left for the concert on December 12th.

→All the seats for the concert on December 12th have been booked.

155. The foreigner declared his innocence. (DENIED)

→The foreigner denied knowing anything about it.

156. Everyone but Jane failed to produce the correct answer. (SUCCEEDED)

→Only Jane succeeded in producing the correct answer.
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157. An open fire can’t be compared to/with central heating. (COMPARISON)

→There is no comparison between an open fire and central heating.

158. There is no way that young man can achieve success in this test. (BOUND)

→That young man is bound to fail in this test.

159. I was scared to tell him what I really thought. (COURAGE)

→I didn’t have enough courage to tell him what I really thought.

160. The Greens consider Henry a good friend. (LOOK)

→The Greens look on Henry as a good friend.

161. Teachers think that hard work is good for you. (HARM)

→Teachers think that work does/causes you no harm.

162. Because of the delay we missed our connecting flight. (MEANT)

→The delay meant that we missed our connecting flight.

163. Don’t wait to be asked if you want a sandwich! (HELP)

→Help yourself to a sandwich. (= take some of it)

164. Most people regard Dr. Peters as being the best surgeon in his field. (WIDELY)

→Dr. Peters is widely regarded as being …

165. The Prime Minister was determined to remain in office.

→The Prime Minister had no intention of resigning office.

166. I don’t know the first thing about aeronautics.

→I am utterly ignorant of aeronautics.

167. The students’ riotous behaviour should have been severely punished.

→The students deserved severe punishment for their riotous behaviour.

168. The chances are that the whole thing will have been forgotten by next term.

→In all probability/likelihood the whole thing will …

169. Despite his ungainly air he is remarkably agile.

→Although he looks ungainly, he is remarkably agile.

170. The numbers of cars on the roads must be reduced. (DOWN)

→We must cut down on the number of cars on the roads.

171. Interrupting when someone is speaking is rude. (CUT)

→It’s rude to cut in when someone is speaking.

172. We have an emergency electricity supply in case we are cut off. (BACK)

→If we are cut off, we can fall back on our emergency electricity supply.

173. We’ve decided to leave early tomorrow morning. (SET)

→We are going to set off early tomorrow morning.

174. I know you are hiding something from me. (BACK)

→What are you keeping back from me?

175. Come on Thursday or Friday. It’s all the same to me. (DIFFERENCE)

→Come on Thursday or Friday. It makes no difference to me .

176. Amanda has improved a lot this term. (PROGRESS)

→Amanda has made great/good progress this term.

177. Gunman kills 3 people in Bank Drama.

→A man with a gun kills 3 people in …

178. The riddle of the missing heiress has been solved.

→The police has found the cause of the missing heiress.

179. His appearance was completely unexpected.

→His appearance was beyond our expectation.

180. He is by no means a smart boy.

→He is not completely a smart boy.

181. I take it for granted that he is influential person.

→I assume that he is …

182. He won’t let anyone touch his records. (OBJECTS)

→He objects to anyone else touching his records.

183. He didn’t think much of the musical show yesterday. (OPINION)

→He had a low opinion of the musical show yesterday.

184. The concert was not as good as he had hoped. (EXPECTATIONS)

→The concert failed to come/live up to his expectations.

185. The music teacher was the only member of staff not to attend the concert. (EXCEPTION)

→With the exception of the music teacher every member of staff attended the concert.

186. The impression most people have of him is that he is a good singer. (REPUTATION)

→ He has a reputation as a good singer.

187. He is said to be a very good violinist. (COMES)

→He comes over/across as a very good violinist.

188. We missed the beginning of the concert because we had overslept. (CONSEQUENCE)

→We missed the beginning of the concert as a consequence of oversleeping.

189. It is your duty to tell him what to do.

→You are supposed to tell him what to do.

190. My boss works better when he’s pressed for time.

→The less hurried the boss is, the worse he works.

191. It is expected that the company can get more profit this year.

→The company is expected to get more profit this year.

192. I was astonished by her confidence.

→What astonished me was her confidence.

193. Someone told me my flight was cancelled when I got to the airport.

→Arriving at the airport, someone told me my flight was cancelled.

194. I knew I had met him before, but I can’t remember his name. (TONGUE)

→I knew I had met him before, but his name is on the tip of my tongue.

195. His choice always followed what his wife decided. (STEP)

→His choice was always in step with his wife’s decision/what his wife decided.

196. Remember to write to us! (DROP)

→Remember to drop us a line/note!

197. Phone and write to him if you can’t talk directly to him. (GET)

→Get in touch with him if you can’t talk directly to him.

198. Don’t worry. There will be another chance. (KEEP)

→Keep your end up, there will be another chance.

199. On the day she agreed to marry him, he was happier than he had ever been in his life.

→The day she agreed to marry him was the happiest he had ever had in his life.

200. Is it really necessary for me to arrive so early?

→Do I have to arrive so early?

201. Someone has stolen the boss’s car.

→The boss has had his car stolen/ been robbed of his car.

202. Whoever did that must have been a very brave person.

→Only a very brave person could have done that.

203. The last time we were here was in 1980.

→We haven’t been here since 1980.

204. The fourth time he asked her to marry him, she accepted.

→Only on his fourth proposal did she accept him.

205. Has she written to you lately? (HEARD)

→Has you heard form her lately?

206. We must have your answer tonight at the latest. (INSIST)

→We insist on having your answer tonight at the latest.

207. We’ve decided to replace those plastic shower curtains with these rubber ones. (SUBSTITUTE)

→We have decided to substitute those plastic shower curtains for these rubber ones.

208. Somebody has stolen all Miranda’s jewellery. (ROBBED)

→Miranda has been robbed of all her jewelry.

209. Nothing ever frightens him. (AFRAID)

→He is afraid of nothing.

210. It’s not my habit to get up quite so early as this. (USED)

→I am not used to getting up quite so early like this.

211. Everything went well that morning. (NOTHING)

→Nothing went wrong that morning.

212. A portion of strawberries and cream costs a lot in the café. (CHARGES)

→The café charges a lot for a portion …

213. How likely am I to pass the examination, do you think? (CHANCE)

→What chance have I of passing the examination, do you think?

214. He had no idea how difficult the exercise would be until he was half way through it.

→Only when he was half way through the exercise did he realize how difficult it was.

215. Further progress was impossible because of the floods.

→The floods made further progress impossible.

216. As he rose to speak, the crowd began cheering.

→The cheering from the crowd began as he rose to speak.

217. We had not expected that we should have so much difficulty in finding the place.

→The place was much more difficult to find than we had expected.

218. Our present financial problems will soon be a thing of the past.

→We’ll soon find a solution to/overcome our present financial problems.

219. It’s nobody’s fault that the meeting was cancelled.

→Nobody is to blame/is responsible for the fact that the meeting was cancelled.

220. The fate of the two climbers is unknown.

→It’s a mystery as to what happened to the two climbers.

221. There is no need for us to hurry; the play doesn’t start until 8:30. (TIME)

→We can take our time; the play …

222. John is very self-confident. (CONFIDENCE)

→John has a lot of confidence in himself.

223. His holiday is at exactly the same time as mine. (COINCIDES)

→His holiday time coincides with mine.

224. He is alleged the owner of the valuable picture. (CLAIMED)

→He is claimed to be the owner of the valuable picture.

225. The way he took everything he did for granted really annoyed her. (BACK)

→The way he took everything he did for granted really got/put her back up.

226. It was touch and go whether he recovered or not. (BALANCE)

→It was in the balance whether he recovered or not.

227. Which of the two books would you prefer? (RATHER)

→Which of the two books would you rather read?

228. These books have been lent by the British Council library. (LOAN)

→These books have been on loan from the British Council library.

229. I bought a pair of shoes this morning. They cost 40 pounds.

→This morning I spent 40 pounds on a pair of shoes.

230. Mrs. Wilson says she is sorry she didn’t attend the meeting yesterday.

→Mrs. Wilson sends her apologies for not having attended the meeting yesterday.

231. It’s almost nine months since I stopped subscribing to that magazine.

→I cancelled my subscription to that magazine nine months ago.

232. The north west of Britain has more rain each year than the southeast.

→The annual rainfall in/for the North West of Britain is greater/higher than that in the southeast.

233. When I arrived in Canberra, I wrote a letter home.

→On arriving in Canberra, I wrote a letter home.

234. What Rachel does in her spare time doesn’t concern me. (BUSINESS)

→It’s none of my business what Rachel does in her spare time.

235. The final version of the plan was quite different form the initial draft. (RESEMBLANCE)

→The final version of the plan bore no/little resemblance to the initial draft.

236. They feel the same way about each other. (MUTUAL)

→Their feeling about each other is mutual.

237. The bottle must not be laid on its side. (UPRIGHT)

→The bottle must be kept/ placed in an upright position.

238. Not many people attended the meeting. (TURNOUT)

→There was a poor turnout for the meeting.

239. I’d like to visit Singapore more than any other countries in the world.

→Singapore is the country I’d like to visit most.

240. She listens more sympathetically than anyone else I know.

→She is a person who listens more sympathetically than anyone else I know.

241. People don’t want to buy cars with large engines any more. (CALL)

→There is no longer any call for cars with large engines.

242. In the end, I felt I had been right to leave the club. (REGRETS)

→I had no regrets about leaving the club in the end.

243. His reactions are quite unpredictable. (KNOWS)

→Nobody knows how he is going to react.

244. “If you don’t apologize immediately, I’m leaving”, she told him. (THREATENED)

→She threatened to leave if he didn’t apologize immediately.

245. There isn’t enough space in this room for a big cupboard. (TAKE)

→A big cupboard would take up too much space in this room.

246. Could I stay with you for the weekend? (PUT)

→Could you put me up for the weekend?

247. The service given by the bank has improved recently. (IMPROVEMENTS)

→The bank has made improvements to its service recently.

248. They are letting the well-known gang leader out of prison tomorrow. (RELEASED)

→The well-known gang leader is being released from prison tomorrow.

249. Is this the only way to reach the city center?

→Isn’t there any another way to reach the city center?

250. I have never seen such a mess in my life!

→Never in my life have I seen such a mess!

251. The weather is probably not going to change.

→There will probably be no change in the weather.

252. I’d made up my mind, but at the last minute I lost my confidence. (FEET)

→I’d made up my mind, but at the last minutes I got/had cold feet.

253. I couldn’t help smiling when he told me of his plan. (A STRAIGHT FACE)

→I couldn’t keep a straight face when he told me of his plan.

254. He seemed to be worried about something. (IMPRESSION)

→I had/got the impression that he was worried about something.

255. I’ve never seen anyone play so skillfully before. (MUCH)

→I’ve never seen anyone play with so much skill before.

256. When should we collect the books we ordered last week? (SUPPOSED)

→When are we supposed to collect the books …

257. His memory gradually failed as he grew old.
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→The older he got, the more his memory failed him.

258. The house has got everything except for a large garden. (LACKS)
→The only thing the house lacks is a large garden.

259. I hardly think she will agree to give you a pay rise. (LIKELIHOOD)

→There is little likelihood of her giving you a pay rise.

260. I remained neutral during their disagreement because I like both of them. (SIDES)

→I didn’t take sides during their disagreement because I like both of them.

261. A great many people will congratulate her if she wins. (SHOWERED)

→She will be showered with great many congratulations if she wins.

262. I’m annoyed with you for not phoning me to say you’d be late. (MIGHT)

→You might have phoned me if you’d be late.

263. She thought she had paid the bill but she hadn’t.

→She was convinced that she had paid the bill but she hadn’t.

264. The hurricane blew the roof off the house.

→The house had its roof blown off by the hurricane.

265. This affair doesn’t concern you.

→This affair is no concern of yours.

266. That dress has only the slightest mark on it.

→I can barely see any marks on that dress.

267. No one stands a chance of beating Mansell in this year’s championship.

→It’s a foregone conclusion that Mansell will win this year’s championship.

268. The only thing that makes this job worthwhile is the money.

→Were it not for the money, the job wouldn’t be worthwhile.

269. Her success went beyond her expectation.

→Never had she expected that she was so successful.

270. How likely is it she will pass the exam? (CHANCES)

→What are her chances of passing the exam?

271. He did the puzzle in two minutes. (SOLUTION)

→He found the solution to the puzzle in two minutes.

272. My brother is not feeling terribly well. (UNDER)

→My brother is under the weather.

273. It will be necessary to pay the full amount when you look. (HAVE)

→The full amount will have to be paid when you look.

274. The room seemed to have been unoccupied for weeks.

→It looked though the room had been unoccupied for weeks.

275. I didn’t see her again for five years.

→Five years have passed since I last saw her.

276. People no longer smoke so many cigarettes as they used to.

→The smoking of cigarettes is no longer as popular as it used to be.

277. The millionaire decided to give away his money to the poor. (PRESENT)

→The millionaire decided to make a present of his money the poor.

278. There is no ice cream left. (RUN)

→We have run out of ice cream.

279. I had better go back to work. (TIME)

→It is high time I went back to work.

280. He is more a lecturer than a teacher.

→He is considered a lecturer rather than a teacher.

281. I’m the only child in my family.

→My mother gave birth to only one child.

282. She was smoking in the bathroom, I went in to the bathroom and knew that. (CAUGHT)

→I caught her smoking in the bathroom.

283. He was forced to apologize. (CHOICE)

→He had no choice but apologize.

284. John inflated the tires of his bicycle. (BLEW)

→John blew up the tires of his bicycle.

285. Alternative medicine is a complete mystery to some people.

→Some people are strange to alternative medicine.

286. You may be disqualified if you don’t obey the regulations.

→Failure to obey the regulations may cause your disqualification.

287. He tried hard so that he would win the first prize.

→With the hope to win the first prize, he tried hard.

288. They declared war on the pretext of defending their territorial rights.

→The excuse for the declaration of the war is the defence of their territorial rights.

289. Can I speak to someone about my problem?

→Would it be possible for me to talk to …

290. He is said to be a very hard bargainer. (REPUTATION)

→He has a reputation for being a very hard bargainer.

291. He doesn’t appreciate his wife. (GRANTED)

→He doesn’t take his wife for granted.

292. The amount of firm spent on the project initially was $15,000. (OUTLAY)

→The initial outlay on the project was $15,000.

293. It was a red-letter day.

→That day was a memorial one for me.

294. We regret to inform you that your application has not been successful.

→Much to our regret we must inform …

295. He made no bones about helping me.

→He didn’t hesitate to help me.

296. He never thought of telling her.

→It never occurred to him to tell her.

297. The dress was so temping that I bought it.

→I couldn’t resist the temptation to buy the dress.

298. The idea no longer interests her.

→She has gone off the idea.

299. Very little money was raised by the charity appeal. (RESPONSE)

→The response to the charity appeal was very poor.

300. His irresponsible attitude is endangering his career as a doctor. (JEOPARDY)

→His irresponsible attitude is putting his career as a doctor in jeopardy.

301. He liked the new job straight away. (DUCK)

→He took to the new job like duck to water.

302. He’s not sure whether to go or not. (MINDS)

→He’s in two minds about whether to go or not.

303. She has extensive knowledge of ancient Egypt. (VERY)

→She is very knowledgeable about ancient Egypt.

304. We were very impressed by the new camera but found it rather expensive.

→Impressed by the new camera as/though we were, we found it rather expensive.

305. The team is the same as it for last Saturday’s match.

→There have been no changes to the team since last Saturday’s match.

306. Couldn’t you have got a bus to the station?

→Wasn’t it possible for you to get a bus …

307. I’m telling you this for you not to make a mistake. (FEAR)

→I’m telling you this for fear that you might make a mistake.

308. They have security guards so that people won’t try to steal. (DISCOURAGE)

→They have security guards in order to discourage someone from trying to steal.

309. This government has changed its taxation policy completely since the last general election. (UNDERGONE)

→This government has undergone a complete change in its taxation policy since …

310. We won’t get to the airport in less than 30 minutes. (LEAST)

→It will take us at least 30 minutes to get to the airport.

311. Claire suddenly realized what a blunder she had made. (DAWNED)

→It suddenly dawned on Clair what a …

312. Collecting stamps is Peter’s great passion. (CRAZY)

→Peter is crazy about collecting stamps.

313. Don’t run away with the idea that this job is easy. (CONCLUSION)

→Don’t come to/draw a conclusion that this job is easy.

314. Tony’s very charming, but I wouldn’t trust him.

→Charming as/though Tony may be/is, I wouldn’t trust him.

315. I left without saying goodbye as I didn’t want to disturb the meeting.

→Rather than disturbing the meeting, I left without saying goodbye.

316. The thief must have come in through the window.

→The thief almost certainly came in through the window.

317. Driving at that speed is dangerous whether you are an experienced driver or not.

→However experienced a driver you are, driving at that speed is dangerous.

318. The play is so popular that the theater is likely to be full every night.

→Such is the popularity of the play that the theater is likely to be full every night.

319. All of you are likely to be able to enter college. (CHANCES)

→The chances are that all of you will be able to enter college.

320. I think his theory is clear and logical. (STANDS)

→I think his theory stands to reason.

321. Don’t panic about something so trivial. (MOUNTAIN)

→Don‘t make a mountain out of the molehill.

322. Mass tourism has been one of the causes of the problem. (BLAME)

→Mass tourism is partly to blame for the problem.

323. Teaching doesn’t really suit her. (CUT)

→She isn’t really cut out for teaching.

324. Graham spends all his time doing research. (DEVOTED)

→Graham has devoted all his time to doing research.

325. You must accept the fact that she has left you. (RESIGN)

→You must resign yourself to the fact that she has left you.

326. My friend took no notice of my advice. (DEAF)

→My friend turned a deaf ear to my advice.

327. She was just as good as they had thought. (CAME)

→She came up to their expectations.

328. They will not announce the decision formally.

→No formal announcement of the decision was made/ given.

329. She firmly believed John to be telling the truth.

→It was her firm belief that was telling the truth.

330. Although he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.

→Reluctant as/though he was to pay such a high price, he had no choice.

331. This is our temporary office.

→For the time being, this is our office.

332. The spectators got so angry that they had to cancel the football match.

→Such was the anger of the spectators that they …

333. They arrived at the station with only a minute to spare. (NICK)

→They arrived at the station in the nick of time.

334. She had completely forgotten him. (MIND)

→He was completely out of her mind.

335. The man in that painting reminds me of my uncle. (BEARS)

→The man in that picture bears a resemblance to my uncle.

336. Why you are against inviting Jackie to the party? (OBJECTION)

→What’s your objection to inviting Jackie to the party?

337. She is too busy to go shopping. (HANDS)

→She has her hands full so cannot go shopping.

338. Just thinking about his face at that moment makes me laugh.

→The very thought of his face at that moment makes me laugh.

339. Their chances of success are small.

→It’s not likely that they will succeed.

340. I’ve considered the advantages and disadvantages and I’ve decided not to go. (WEIGHED)

→I’ve weighed up the pros and cons and …

341. This house is very different from the little flat we used to live in. (CRY)

→This house is a far cry from the little flat we used to live in.

342. I really want to see her again. (DYING)

→I am dying to see her again.

343. Oil was slowly coating the edge of the shore.

→The edge of the shore was becoming covered with oil.

345. We may not be able to give the concert.

→The concert may have to be cancelled.

346. Alan worked too hard at the office, and this led to his illness.

→Alan’s illness was the result of/ caused by her working too hard at the office.

347. The coach’s tactics were directly responsible for the team’s defeat. (CONSEQUENCE)

→The team’s defeat was the direct consequence of the coach’s tactics.

348. There is no point in your phoning Caroline – she’s away. (TIME)

→It is a waste of time phoning …

349. Who will inherit the estate? (HEIR)

→Who is the heir to the estate?

350. He likes to be addressed as “Professor”. (CALL)

→He likes people to call him “Professor”.

351. The brochure gives hardly any useful information.

→Precious little useful information is given in the brochure.

352. That reminds me of the time I climbed to the top of Mount Fuji.

→That takes me back to the time I climbed to the …

353. If you find it necessary, you can contact me on this number.

→Should you find it necessary, you can …

354. My friend persuaded me to go to the party in fancy dress.

→My friends talked me into going the party …

355. Mr. Foster asked me to write this letter to you.

→It is at Mr. Foster’s request that I write this letter to you.

356. He gave me a detail account of the operation.

→He gave me a blow to blow by blow account of the operation.

357. We agreed that each of us would do the washing up on alternative days. (TURNS)

→We agreed to take turns to do the washing up.

358. He makes sure that he isn’t associated with politics he disagrees with. (DISTANCES)

→He makes sure that he distances himself from politics he …

359. The new manager blames me for everything that goes wrong. (PICKING)

→The new manager keeps picking on me for …

360. They have narrowed the many applicants down to three. (SHORT)

→They have sort-listed three applicants.

361. Bruce said that the situation at work was like a family argument. (LIKENED)

→Bruce likened the situation at work to a family argument.

362. Carol pretended that she hadn’t understood my request. (MADE)

→Carol made a pretence of not having understood my request.

363. If you want good accommodation in Brighton, you should book in advance.
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Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: english transformation   Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:51 pm



em càm ơn admin nhìu ạ ^^
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Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: english transformation   Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:37 pm

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Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: english transformation   Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:52 pm

38. Tim insisted on being told the complete story.

→Nothing but the complete story would satisfy Tim.


Anh có thể giải thích câu này và cấu trúc ( nếu có ) giúp e được ko ạ
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Bài gửiTiêu đề: Re: english transformation   Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:59 am

satisfy somebody (not used in the progressive tenses)
to make somebody pleased by doing or giving them what they want
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