Sentence transformation, 10

For questions 31-40, 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. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example:

0 Mr Jones needn’t go if he doesn’t want to.

obliged

o Mr Jones is not obliged to go if he doesn’t want to.

31 We would rather stop than continue in this manner.  

prefer

We …………………………….. than to continue in this manner.

32 Mother told Tom that he had to go to bed early.

must

‘You to  ……………………………………bed early,’ Mother told Tom.

33 I last saw her at the end of May.

since

I ……………………………………….the end of May.

34 I’ll never be able to persuade her to agree with the idea.  

bring

I’ll never ………………………………… to the idea.

35 She could not understand how they were related.  

connection

She could not understand …………………… to her.

36 I don’t think I can afford to buy this dress.

have

I don’t think I ………………. money to buy this dress.

37 He is helping his mother so that they can finish quickly.

order

He is helping his mother ……………………….. quickly.

38 I found my old diary by chance.

came

I ………….. my old diary by chance.

39 He was very rude when he spoke to the old man.

politely

He …………………………… the old man.

40 She caught the early bus so that she would not be late for work.

avoid

She caught the early bus ……………………………. late for work.

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