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Complete the second sentence so that it is as similar word given. Do not change the word given. Use only between 2 AND 5 WORDS, including the word given.

1. We were caught by surprise by the cold weather. (such)
->We................................................. weather.
2. The shelf was too high for me to reach. (tall)
->I reach......................................the shelf.
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CliveComplete the second sentence so that it is as similar word given. The red part of your instruction is not good English. Is your teacher a native speaker of English?Clive
That is my mistake. I didn't check what I type. The correct sentence is ".... It is as similar in meaning as possible to the first sentence using the word given". I'm sorry for that.

My teacher is a native speaker. He's American. He also told me that "help me" was fine if the one I asked was easy going and I could always tell him that "teacher, help me". But if the one I asked was a stranger or a bit fastidious, I should always add "please". All teachers wanted their students to speak to them in a respectable way.

Now I get it. Next time, I will say 'please' as he suggested.
We are curious about the 2nd question that you had in your earlier post. What it the correct version ? Or did your teacher make a mistake?
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1. "We were overcome by such freezing weather." uses 5 words in the blank, one of which is the given word "such," and it means approximately the same thing as: "We were caught by surprise by the cold weather."

2. "I reach for...not tall enough for the shelf." uses 5 words in the blank, one of which is the given word "tall," and it means approximately the same thing as: "The shelf was too high for me to reach."
An0nymous2. "I reach for...not tall enough for the shelf." uses 5 words in the blank, one of which is the given word "tall," and it means approximately the same thing as: "The shelf was too high for me to reach."
No, this is not a grammatical sentence. Besides. as I said earlier, even if possible present tense makes it an awkward sentence because the subject sentence was in past tense.
I've thought about this some more, and here are more examples:

2. I reach unsuccessfully, stretched out tall, for the shelf.

I reach unsuccessfully, on tiptoes tall, for the shelf.

I reach unsuccessfully, although tall, for the shelf.

I reach unsuccessfully, although I'm tall, for the shelf.

1. We were surprised by such cold weather.
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Here are other examples:

1. We were surprised by the cold weather.

2. I reach unsuccessfully, stretched out tall, for the shelf.

I reach unsuccessfully, on tiptoes tall, for the shelf.

I reach unsuccessfully, although tall, for the shelf

I reach unsuccessfully, although I'm tall, for the shelf.
Nice tries, but you keep ignoring the fact that the original sentence was in past tense.

Clive
CliveNice tries, but you keep ignoring the fact that the original sentence was in past tense.Clive
Also some exceeded 5 words, and a couple of them are ungrammatical.....
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All of you are right. My teacher typed wrong. That's why the second sentence can't be done.Emotion: headbang
The correct one is " I ... reach the shelf". So The answer for it is very easy: I wasn't tall enough to reach the shelf.
I'm really sorry for wasting your time. Anyway, I thank you all so much.Emotion: smile
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