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Dear teachers,

Would you please correct the following exercises ?

I/ CONDITIONAL :

1) You’re late again! If you a) (be) = ARE late again tomorrow, your pay b) (stop) = WILL BE STOPPED.

2) The passengers at the front of the plane were all killed, but Alice, who was sitting at the back, survived. If she a) (sit) = HAD SAT / HAD BEEN SITTING nearer the front, she b) (kill) = WOULD’VE BEN KILLED.

3) If you (be able to) = ARE / WERE ABLE TO do this exercise, you (be) = WILL / WOULD BE very clever.

II/ WISH :

1) The weather is horrible. =
a) I wish the weather were warmer. / b) I wish it were shiny. (?)

2) Last night we went to the Ritz restaurant, and I was ill all night. =
I wish we/I had not been/gone to the Ritz restaurant last night; I was ill all night.

3) a) I wanted to go to Spain. b) But the rest of my family persuaded me to come to Westby. =
a) I wished I had gone to Spain. b) And I whished the rest of my family hadn’t persuaded me to come to Westby.

III/ SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION :

1) You’re going to end up in prison if you don’t change your ways.
= Unless you change your ways, you will end up in prison.

2) The policeman told us to fit new locks on the door.
= The policeman suggested that we fit / should fit new locks…

3) Thieves broke into our house while we were on holidays.
= Our house was broken into while we were…

4) Would you like me to call the police ?
= I shall call the police if you want me to.

5) You can borrow the car, but you’ve got to fill it up with petrol.
= Provided you fill the car up with petrol, you can borrow it.

Many thanks,
Hela
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Hela,

This is from November, 2004. You mean to tell me that no one has helped you on this.
Actually, JTT, it was posted on 17 April. Emotion: smile Hela quite often posts (?) homework exercises and receives a lot of help.
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Dear Abbie,

I just want to say that the exercises I post are not "homework" exercises, in the sense that we deal with them in class. They are exercises I do by myself and so I have no way of getting a correction or explanation if it were not for the help of all the moderators of this site. That's why I'm very grateful to them all!

All the best,
Hela
Would you please correct the following exercises ?

I/ CONDITIONAL :

1) You’re late again! If you a) (be) = ARE late again tomorrow, your pay b) (stop) = WILL BE STOPPED. OK

2) The passengers at the front of the plane were all killed, but Alice, who was sitting at the back, survived. If she a) (sit) = HAD SAT / HAD BEEN SITTING nearer the front, she b) (kill) = WOULD’VE BEEN KILLED.

3) If you (be able to) = ARE / WERE ABLE TO do this exercise, you (be) = WILL / WOULD BE very clever. NO 'WILL'; ARE/WOULD BE

II/ WISH :

1) The weather is horrible. =
a) I wish the weather were warmer. OR ... it weren't so rainy/cold/snowy

/ b) I wish it were shiny. (?) sunny

2) Last night we went to the Ritz restaurant, and I was ill all night. =
I wish we/I had not been/gone to the Ritz restaurant last night; I was ill all night. NO BEEN

3) a) I wanted to go to Spain. b) But the rest of my family persuaded me to come to Westby. =
a) I wished I had gone to Spain. b) And I wished the rest of my family hadn’t persuaded me to come to Westby. AS I READ IT, NO WISHED, JUST WISH

III/ SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION :

1) You’re going to end up in prison if you don’t change your ways.
= Unless you change your ways, you will end up in prison. OK

2) The policeman told us to fit new locks on the door.
= The policeman suggested that we fit / should fit new locks… OK

3) Thieves broke into our house while we were on holidays.
= Our house was broken into while we were… OK

4) Would you like me to call the police ?
= I shall call the police if you want me to. SHALL SOUNDS STRONGER THAN WILL

5) You can borrow the car, but you’ve got to fill it up with petrol.
= Provided you fill the car up with petrol, you can borrow it. OK
Well done, Hela - you certainly seem to do a lot of work. I had no intention of offending you, just pointing out to JTT that you hadn't been ignored for 6 months, as he first thought! Emotion: smile
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That's ok, Abbie. I was not at all offended, but I just wanted to tell all the moderators that I was not seeking their help so as to do my class work.Emotion: wink

Dear JTT,
3) If you (be able to) = ARE / WERE ABLE TO do this exercise, you (be) = WILL / WOULD BE very clever. NO 'WILL'; ARE/WOULD BE


Why should I combine ARE with WOULD BE ? Can I have ARE able to do... / you ARE very... ?

2) Last night we went to the Ritz restaurant, and I was ill all night. =
I wish we/I had not been/gone to the Ritz restaurant last night; I was ill all night. NO BEEN


Why's that ?

4) Would you like me to call the police ?
= I shall call the police if you want me to. SHALL SOUNDS STRONGER THAN WILL


Should I say: "I will call the police if you want me to"? And is "shall" not that right here ?

Many thanks,
Hela
Thanks for that Hela. I had wondered on occasion! I think it's great you do so much work on your own.[Y]
Hello Hela

Here are some alternatives:

I/ CONDITIONAL :

3a. If you are able to do this exercise, you are very clever.
3b. If you are able to do this exercise, you must be very clever.
3c. If you were able to do this exercise, you would be very clever.

(I don't myself see 'are/would be' as a possibility.)

MrP
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