Sentence transformation, 3

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.

1 We hired a private nurse to look after my mother when    she broke her leg.
   care

We hired a private nurse ____________________my mother when she broke her leg.

2 He’s only now beginning to recover from his illness.
   get

It’s taken him until _____________________his illness.

3 David lives quite near the station.
   far

David _______________ the station

4 The programme was so boring that he fell aseep.
    such

It______________________________________________that he fell asleep.

5 My parents don’t like us smoking at home.
approve

My parents ________________smoking at home

6 We couldn’t drive home because of heavy snow.
    prevented

Heavy snow _______________ home

7 Peter wishes now that he hadn’t sold his flat.
regrets

Peter_______________________________his flat.

8 They say that caviare tastes nice.
supposed

Caviare _______________________nice

9 It was nearly midnight before everyone left.
time

By______________________it was nearly midnight.

10 She doesn’t find this course very interesting.
bored

She _______________________this course

11 Did Angela say why she arrived late?
     reason

Did Angela_______________late?

12 She couldn’t concentrate because the room was so hot
     difficult

The heat in the room_____________to concentrate.

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