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Message de here4u posté le 27-03-2014 à 01:02:48 (S | E | F)
Hello !
The most motivated learners among you have asked me to put exercises on this forum. They're exercises which are not very easy ... and contrary to the tests I make in another part of this site, they require your typing full sentences!

You'll be given 10 sentences and 10 different 'prompts' which must be used. The result shouldn't change the meaning of the sentence:
ex : I've never watched such a good tennis match !
It is .....
It is the best tennis match I have ever watched!
Understood ?

1) Uncle Norman died ten years ago.
Uncle Norman (dead) .........................

2) I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October !
I'd 'rather .........................

3) You can run as fast as you can, you'll never catch my brother !
No matter ..................................

4) Patrick is not so clever a boy as his cousin.
Patrick isn't such .................................

5) We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel !
We never talk politics together to avoid ..............

6) Judith regretted marrying Peter.
Judith wished ..............................

7) I will take a rest only when I have finished my work !
I won't .........................................

8) Your father was very nice ; He lent us his car !
It was ...........................................

9) As we have less and less money, we have fewer and fewer friends !
The ..................................................

10)Shall I wash the dishes ?
Do you ................................?

Correction on the 6th of April!
Try to enjoy yourselves !



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 27-03-2014 à 09:43:01 (S | E)
Hello Thank you very much, notrepere for not showing your work on the Forum, and letting the French learners have their go first ! You've saved their hour of work ... (I'll answer asap, when I stop running ...)

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Modifié par lucile83 le 28-03-2014 22:49



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de sanna6, postée le 27-03-2014 à 21:31:28 (S | E)
hello ...I would like to improve my English, so I will try to do it...Could I send my exercise to you to have some help before posting here ?

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Modifié par sanna6 le 28-03-2014 14:11



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 27-03-2014 à 22:16:54 (S | E)
Hello sanna !
Don't be frightened to write what you think (after a little research and thinking of course )! This is not a competition ... and every mistake you make can be useful to you and to everyone ... Don't worry ! I'll guide you through the right sentence ... and so will the other participants ! We're here to learn and not to judge ...and, OF COURSE ... you can have as many attempts as you want !
PS : I'll help you correct a part of your message in mp ...



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de lakata, postée le 28-03-2014 à 09:15:24 (S | E)
Good morning here4u and everybody!

As somebody has to get the ball rolling, here I'm!

1) Uncle Norman died ten years ago.
Uncle Norman's been dead for ten years now.

2) I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October!
I'd 'rather go to Norway in July than in October.

3) You can run as fast as you can, you'll never catch my brother!
No matter how fast you can run, you'll never catch my brother!

4) Patrick is not so clever a boy as his cousin.
Patrick isn't such a clever boy, unlike his cousin.

5) We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel!
We never talk politics together to avoid quarrelling.

6) Judith regretted marrying Peter.
Judith wished she hadn't married Peter.

7) I will take a rest only when I have finished my work!
I won't take a rest until/unless I have finished my work.

8) Your father was very nice ; He lent us his car!
It was very nice of your father to lend us his car.

9) As we have less and less money, we have fewer and fewer friends!
The less money we have, the fewer friends we have.(I'd like to safe one "we have"...but which one?)

10)Shall I wash the dishes?
Do you want my washing the dishes?

Thank you dear here4u for giving us this kind of useful exercise! Waiting eagerly for the next one!



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 28-03-2014 à 11:14:04 (S | E)
Hello lakata ...

You're very brave ! So, how do you want me to do ? Shall I give hints ? shall I say nothing and wait for other attempts from other people ? I know senna is working hard on her side ...
Just tell me and I'll do it !
In the meantime ... I must run .... again !



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de lakata, postée le 28-03-2014 à 13:44:17 (S | E)
Hello here4u!

Tu me pardonneras de te répondre en français, mais je manque de temps et, tu l'auras sans doute noté, je m'exprime nettement mieux en cette langue qu'en anglais...Dieu seul sait pourquoi !

Aussi te dirais-je que, puisque tu ne peux faire deux choses à la fois, obligée que tu es de courir, continue ainsi et ne te tracasse pas pour tes futurs clients. Il ne me paraît pas indispensable de donner des indices. Prendre des risques me semble faire partie du jeu, et c'est de plus très formateur.
Bien entendu, je n'exprime là que mon opinion personnelle et les membres intéressés ne sont peut-être pas de mon avis.
Je leur passe donc le micro !



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de maya92, postée le 28-03-2014 à 14:42:30 (S | E)
Hello here4u,

(The second brave one is coming...)
1 - It's ten years since Uncle Norman died
2 - I'd rather go to Norway in July than in October
3 - No matter how fast you run, you'll never catch my brother
4 - Patrick is not as clever as his cousin -
is less clever than his cousin
5 - We never talk politics in order not to quarel -
to avoid quarelling
6 - Judith whished she had not married Peter
7 - I'll take a rest only after finishing my work
I qon't take a rest until I finished
8 - It was very nice of your father to lend us his car
9 - The less money the fewer friends
10 - Do you want me to do the dishes (the washing-up) - to wash up

Thank you dear here4u for your interesting and useful exercises and for your corrections



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 28-03-2014 à 16:14:31 (S | E)
hello, maya ... 'second brave one'!

You're not respecting the rules ...

In sentence 1, you must start with 'Uncle Norman .... and use the adjective 'dead'), now for the rest of the sentence, you do what you want !
Sentence 4, you must use 'such'.
Sentence 7, Mind the typo and the tense ...
Sentence 9 : I'd like a verb !
Thanks a lot, dear maya



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 28-03-2014 à 16:18:46 (S | E)
daer lakata ... Always eager to work ! It keeps you healthy and young !
If you are craving for exercises, go and type "Enrichir votre vocabulaire ! (sans en apprendre de nouveau ...) part 1&2 ...



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de ng, postée le 28-03-2014 à 18:15:34 (S | E)
Hello here4u!

I'll take the plunge.... I hope I won't make you too "grrrreuing"!

1) Uncle Norman died ten years ago.
Uncle Norman was dead for ten years.

2) I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October !
I'd rather go to Norway in July than in October!

3) You can run as fast as you can, you'll never catch my brother !
No matter how fast you run, you'll never catch my brother!

4) Patrick is not so clever a boy as his cousin.
Patrick isn't such a clever boy as his cousin.

5) We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel !
We never talk politics together to avoid quarrelling!

6) Judith regretted marrying Peter.
Judith wished she hadn't married Peter.

7) I will take a rest only when I have finished my work !
I won't take a rest till I have finished my work!

8) Your father was very nice ; He lent us his car !
It was very nice of your father to lend us his car!

9) As we have less and less money, we have fewer and fewer friends !
The less money we get, the fewer friends we have!

10)Shall I wash the dishes ?
Do you want me to wash the dishes?

for the exercise and have a nice evening !



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de mamou3, postée le 28-03-2014 à 19:44:48 (S | E)
Hello Here4u,

Here is my try :

1. Uncle Norman's been dead for 10 years.
2. I'd rather go to Norway in July than in October.
3. No matter how fast you run you'll never catch my brother.
4. Patrick isn't such a clever boy as his cousin.
5. We never talk politics together to avoid quarelling.
6. Judith wished she hadn't married peter.
7. I won't take a rest until I have finished my work.
8. It was very nice of your father to lend us his car.
9. The less money we have, the fewer friends we get.
10.Do you want me to wash the dishes ?

Thanks a lot for this new exercise !






Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de lemagemasque, postée le 28-03-2014 à 19:58:38 (S | E)
Hello!

I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October ! --> Ca ne serait pas plutôt "rather than" ...

See you!



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de komiks, postée le 28-03-2014 à 19:58:59 (S | E)
Hello here4u,
Voilà seulement que je tombe sur cet exercice.
Thanks a lot ! It's always very useful to think of all the ways to tell something, in order to improve our English !
It's a very nice, cool and funny exercise, which made me have a good time !
Thanks again

1) Uncle Norman died ten years ago.
Uncle Norman has been dead for 10 years.

2) I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October !
I'd 'rather go to Norway in July than in October !

3) You can run as fast as you can, you'll never catch my brother !
No matter how fast you’re able to run, you’ll never catch my brother !

4) Patrick is not so clever a boy as his cousin.
Patrick isn't such an intelligent boy compared to his cousin.

5) We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel !
We never talk politics together to avoid quarreling !

6) Judith regretted marrying Peter.
Judith wished she hadn’t married Peter

7) I will take a rest only when I have finished my work !
I won't take a rest before having finished my work !

8) Your father was very nice ; He lent us his car !
It was very nice of your father to lend us his car !

9) As we have less and less money, we have fewer and fewer friends !
The less money we have, the fewer friends we get (in order not to repeat “have”)

10)Shall I wash the dishes ?
Do you want me to wash the dishes ?



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de sbgs, postée le 28-03-2014 à 20:01:51 (S | E)
Hello!!
Looks fun

1) Uncle Norman died ten years ago.
Uncle Norman has been dead for ten years.

2) I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October !
I'd 'rather go to Norway in July than in October!

3) You can run as fast as you can, you'll never catch my brother !
No matter how fast you may run, catching my brother is impossible!

4) Patrick is not so clever a boy as his cousin.
Patrick isn't such a clever boy as his cousin.

5) We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel !
We never talk politics together to avoid quarreling!

6) Judith regretted marrying Peter.
Judith wished she had not married Peter.

7) I will take a rest only when I have finished my work !
I won't take a rest until my work is done.

8) Your father was very nice ; He lent us his car !
It was very nice of your father to lend us his car!

9) As we have less and less money, we have fewer and fewer friends !
The fewer friends, the less money we have! ( hard one )

10)Shall I wash the dishes ?
Do you want me to wash the dishes?

I'd just like to thank you for this!!
And also, something is bugging me
You've typed this in your first post on this subject "They're exercises which are not very easy" I think you might have made a mistake there but I'm not sure.

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Modifié par sbgs le 28-03-2014 23:13
So sorry for being mistaken (thanks here4u) by"they're/there're" I had completely forgotten that "they're" could be translated in French by "Ce sont" and not only "Ils/Elles sont"


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Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 28-03-2014 à 22:00:20 (S | E)
Hello, all of you !

Well done ! Many good things in these sentences which aren't easy (I started quite gently ... but it's just a beginning ! )... (sbgs => 'they're (= they are) exercises which /that are not very easy ...' just because you have to understand the sentence and find another, better (or more usual)way of saying the same thing !

I could have said that 'they're difficult exercises', but it would have been wrong and it would have discouraged you ... I could have said that 'this type of exercises isn't very easy ...' OK ?
To 'reassure' you, I could tell you that 'Rewriting' is the most dreaded type of exercises for students ! This is true ... but they're wrong and little by little they realize that it becomes quite automatic very quickly ...

As komiks said very nicely, it's a way to improve or 'enrich' your written expression ...



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de sanna6, postée le 28-03-2014 à 22:43:38 (S | E)
Good evening

1) Uncle Norman died ten years ago.
Uncle Norman has been dead for ten years

2) I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October !
I'd 'rather go to Norway in July than in October !

3) You can run as fast as you can, you'll never catch my brother !
No matter how fast you run, you'll never catch my brother !

4) Patrick is not so clever a boy as his cousin.
Patrick isn't such a clever boy as his cousin.

5) We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel !
We never talk politics together to avoid quarreling

6) Judith regretted marrying Peter.
Judith wished she hadn't married to Peter.

7) I will take a rest only when I have finished my work !
I won't take a rest before having finished my work !

8) Your father was very nice ; He lent us his car !
It was very nice of your father to lend us his car

9) As we have less and less money, we have fewer and fewer friends !
The less we have money, the less we have friends !

10)Shall I wash the dishes ?
Do you want me to wash the dishes ?

Thanks a lot for your exercises !

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Modifié par sanna6 le 02-04-2014 21:24





Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 29-03-2014 à 10:43:37 (S | E)
Good job sanna ...
Go on ! one of your latest corrections is THE good answer to the last sentence !



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de guanaco, postée le 29-03-2014 à 19:20:00 (S | E)
Hello dear friends,

1) Uncle Norman died ten years ago. Uncle Norman has been dead for ten years.
2) I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October ! I'd 'rather go to Norway in July than in December.
3) You can run as fast as you can, you'll never catch my brother ! No matter how fast you run, you'll never catch my brother!
4) Patrick is not so clever a boy as his cousin. Patrick isn't such a clever boy as his cousin.
5) We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel ! We never talk politics together to avoid quarrelling!
6) Judith regretted marrying Peter. Judith wished she hadn't married Peter.
7) I will take a rest only when I have finished my work ! I won't rest until I finished my work!
8) Your father was very nice ; He lent us his car ! It was very nice of your father to lend us his car!
9) As we have less and less money, we have fewer and fewer friends ! The less money we have, the fewer friends we have!
10)Shall I wash the dishes ? Do you want me to wash the dishes?

See you here or there !

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Modifié par lucile83 le 29-03-2014 20:46
Mise en forme standard.



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 30-03-2014 à 00:42:55 (S | E)
Thank you very much for your work guanaco ! Have a wonderful weekend!
I'll start posting your individual 'corrections' or remarks by mps on Monday ...

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Modifié par here4u le 30-03-2014 11:34



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 01-04-2014 à 09:51:22 (S | E)
Coucou ! You did well ! Individual corrections on their ways, :? (collective one on Sunday !

I think I'm going to post the following reformulations before the weekend, just in case you miss me !

In the meantime : I give a bonus for N°3 variation starting with : However .......



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de kolimang, postée le 02-04-2014 à 01:37:37 (S | E)
Hello here4u,
thank you for this exercise which raised some doubts in several sentences...
Here's my try :

1) Uncle Norman died ten years ago.
Uncle Norman has been dead for ten years.
(My first thought was "Uncle Norman's dead happened ten years ago", but I guess the solution above is better. I don't know whether the possessive form can be used with the word "dead", but it seems a bit odd).

2) I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October !
I'd rather go to Norway in July than in October.

3) You can run as fast as you can, you'll never catch my brother !
No matter how fast you can run,you'll never catch my brother !

4) Patrick is not so clever a boy as his cousin.
Patrick isn't such a clever boy as his cousin.

5) We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel !
We never talk politics together to avoid quarelling with each other.

6) Judith regretted marrying Peter.
Judith wished she had never married Peter.

7) I will take a rest only when I have finished my work !
I won't take a rest until I have finished my work.

8) Your father was very nice ; He lent us his car !
It was very nice of your father to lend us his car!

9) As we have less and less money, we have fewer and fewer friends !
The least money we have, the least friends.

10)Shall I wash the dishes ?
Do you want me to wash the dishes ?

I've just read your last message, but I have absolutely no idea how to start the third sentence with however. I'm looking forward to the correction.
I like this kind of exercise very much.



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de lucile83, postée le 02-04-2014 à 08:51:16 (S | E)
Hellooo
Thank you; I added the bonus for q3.

1) Uncle Norman died ten years ago.
Uncle Norman has been dead for ten years now.

2) I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October !
I'd 'rather go to Norway in July than in October!

3) You can run as fast as you can, you'll never catch my brother!
No matter how fast you run, you’ll never catch my brother!
Bonus n°3:
However fast you (can) run, you’ll never catch my brother!

4) Patrick is not so clever a boy as his cousin.
Patrick isn't such a clever boy compared to his cousin.

5) We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel !
We never talk politics together to avoid quarelling!

6) Judith regretted marrying Peter.
Judith wishes she hadn’t married Peter.

7) I will take a rest only when I have finished my work !
I won't take a rest until I have finished my work!

8) Your father was very nice ; He lent us his car !
It was very nice of your father to lend us his car!

9) As we have less and less money, we have fewer and fewer friends !
The less money we have, the fewer friends we have!
or
The less money, the fewer friends!

10) Shall I wash the dishes ?
Do you want me to wash the dishes?




Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de lakata, postée le 02-04-2014 à 09:54:31 (S | E)
Hello here4u!

Here's the bonus/malus* you might be expecting :
However fast you can run, you'll never catch my brother.
* Just biff cross out the useless mention...(or tick the useful one)
P.S. I'm keen on this kind of exercise !

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Modifié par lakata le 03-04-2014 09:54





Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 02-04-2014 à 14:23:02 (S | E)
Going on running ! Thanks to all for you good work and effort !

In the answers to individual corrections, I had many requests ... so don't worry ... you'll have more of these !
'Be back between two obligations ...



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 02-04-2014 à 19:36:17 (S | E)
Hello lakata !

I don't like your 'biff'! I'm non-violent : I'd rather tick !
Have a nice evening !



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de lakata, postée le 03-04-2014 à 10:04:22 (S | E)
Hello dear here4u!

As you can see, I've just "biffé mon biff" !
I'd found "to biff the mention..." in the WordReference, but I should have checked the meaning of "biff" before using it!
Mea (minima ?) culpa !

Thank you so much for sending my personal correction.

Enjoy this Thursday!



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 03-04-2014 à 12:33:21 (S | E)
Hello, dear Lakata !
You make me laugh ! (,which is good ! ) I can see you don't like my :'tick the box ' Rebels will be rebels !
Have a wonderful day ! (I'm making an exercise which, I'm sure, you'll like ...)



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de lakata, postée le 03-04-2014 à 16:59:47 (S | E)
Hihihihi !!! Of course I don't like your "tick the box" since there's no box to tick in my text!
I'm happy to make you laugh and to see you're making another exercise for us! An excellent one, as usual. At least I hope so...

Thank you dear here4u !



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de icare29, postée le 04-04-2014 à 19:29:11 (S | E)
Hi here4u , here my work.

1-- Uncle Norman died ten years ago.
Uncle Norman's dead occured ten years ago.
2- I would prefer to go to Norway in July than in October.
I'd rather go to Norway in July instead of October.
3- you can run as fast as you can , you will never catch my brother .
No matter how fast you can run my brother will never be caught.
4- Patrick isn't so clever a boy as his cousin .
Patrick isn't such a boy as clever as his cousin.
5 We never talk politics together so as not to quarrel
We never talk politics together to avoid quarreling.
6- Judith regretted marrying Peter
Judith wished she hadn't married Peter .
7- I will take a rest only when I have finished my work.
I won't take a rest before finishing my work.
8- Your father was very nice ; he lent us his car .
It was very nice of your father to let us to borrow his car.
9- As we have less and less money , we have fewer and fewer friends .
The less and less money we have , the fewer and fewer friends we have .
10-Shall I wash the dishes ?
Do you want me to the dishes ?

Many Thanks for your interesting exercice , bye



Réponse: Exercice/ Reformulations de here4u, postée le 05-04-2014 à 12:30:41 (S | E)
Hello icare ! Thank you for your work ! I'm so pleased to read you here ... I'll do your personal correction right away !
Have a nice weekend !

Are you all ready for " Reformulations N°2" ? They are ... and will be posted when you have taken advantage of the Sun !




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