Sentence transformation, 12

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:

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

obliged

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

31 Sally has not come to school because she has been sick.  

absent

Sally …………………………. school because she has been sick.

32 It is often difficult to find an answer to a problem.

solution

Finding ……………………………… a problem is often difficult.

33 I was lucky you let me stay with you for the night.

put

I was lucky you …………………………………. for the night.

34 I advised him to stop smoking.

suggested

I …………………………….. stop smoking.

35 They are going to do up my room.

have

I’m going ……………………………. decorated.

36 Jane doesn’t often see Mike.

seldom

Jane ……………………………. Mike.

37 I can understand this quite well

 easy

It’s ……………………………………….. understand this.

38 My mother doesn’t like us to stay out late.

approve

My mother doesn’t ……………………………… out late.

39 Mary is employed by IBM, isn’t she?

works

Mary ……………………………………… she?

40 They could not understand what she said.

difficulty

They ……………………………………. what she said.

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