English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 2

English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 2

Exercise 3: Rewrite each of the sentences, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same

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 id 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 4: Rewrite each of the sentences, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same

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 5: Finish the second sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the first one:

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…………………………………….. …………………………………………. .

ANSWERS:

Exercise 3

1. How long have you known him.
2. They had a three-day trip.
3. In case it rain hard this afternoon, take the rain coat with you.
4. She forgot doing the washing up.
5. It is easy to learn English.
6. If you leave the lights on all night, you will waste electricity.
7. It was such old furniture that we couldn’t keep it.
8. No one else in Gary’s class plays the guitar as well as her.
9. Since the computer was invented, people have saved a lot of time.
10. Everybody needs to clean up their neighborhood once a week.

Exercise 4

1. You need to finish the work today.
2. Sally finally succeeded in getting the job.
3. I certainly will never go to this restaurant.
4. “You’d better take a holiday ” the doctor said to him.
5. Unless you rest yourself you really will be ill.
6. “You work too hard” the doctor sai to him.
7. How beautiful those pictures are.
8. What an interesting film (it was)!
9. How heavy is your suitcase?
10. What is Peter’s father’s height?

Exercise 5

1. The car is too expensive for him to buy.
2. It wasn’t until Shirley was eight years that she began to read.
3. Mrs Taylor wished she hadn’t bought the second – hand washing – machine.
4. It can’t be denied that she has the beautiful voice.
5. Nobody in Jane’s class is as tall as her.
6. The manager was no where to be found.
7. They are being made to study hard.
8. The older I get, the less I want to travel.
9. Never have I been to Liverpool in my life.