English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 1 1

English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 1

English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 1

Exercise 1: 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 2: 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……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …….

6.1 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……………………………………….. …………………………………………..

ANSWERS

Exercise 1

1. If I were you, I’d take the train instead of the bus.
2. Someone must have forgotten to lock the door.
3. They have had/ owned this house for ten years.
4. At the end of the course, there was a big party.
5. The pop star that/ who/ whom we invited onto the chatshow didn’t turn up.
6. Despite her saying that she would come, I don’t think she ever will.
7. No sooner had the plane left the airport than the accident happened.
8. Had you slept well last night, you wouldn’t feel tired now. 9.How long is it since you started the project ?
10. The church where their wedding will be held is lovely.

Exercise 2

1. My father doesn’t play football anymore.
2. I was given a present on my last birthday.
3. She suggests going swimming.
4. He invited me a cup of tea.
5. If we had had a map, I wouldn’t got lost in the jungle
6. I haven’t seen Bob since I was in Ho Chi Minh City.
7. It takes three hours to drive from Hanoi to Namdinh.
8. I wish you had told us about it.
9. The owner of the house is thought to be abroad.
10. The sea was too rough for the children to go swimming.

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