Sentence Transformation, 9

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:

a The last time I had a dental appointment was six months ago.

since

It’s ……been six months since…. I had a dental appointment.

31 He was not reprimanded, even though he behaved rudely in class.

despite

He was not reprimanded …………………………….. in class. 

32 ‘Whose mistake is this?’

blame

Who……………………… this?

. 33 I prefer ordering food than cooking it.

rather

I …………………………….. cook it.

34 The government should do something about unemployment immediately.

time

It’s ………………………………. something about unemployment.

35 I’m sure she wasn’t the one who stole the money.

can’t

She  ……………………………….. the one who stole the money.

36 It would be a good idea to tidy the desk before starting work.

you

If I ………………………….. the desk before starting work.

37  Your hair needs cutting.

should

You ……………………………… cut.

38 I can’t tolerate this kind of behaviour any longer.

put

I can’t …………………………… this kind of behaviour any longer

39 The dessert was better than the main course.

wasn’t

The main course …………………………….  the dessert.

40 “Well done! You’ve got the job you applied for,” she said to him.

congratulated

She …………………………………. the job he had applied for.

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