Key Word Transformations Exercise 1

In these exercises, you need to take the information in the first sentence and re-write it, using the word in bold so that the second sentence has exactly the same meaning. You cannot change the word in bold in ANY way. You can use only a maximum of FIVE words for each space. Only use contractions for negatives: e.g. don't / hadn't / wouldn't, etc.


1. Many people think Steve stole the money.
believed
Steve the money.

2. The strong winds blew down the two ancient trees during the storm.
blown
The two ancient trees the storm.

3. He doesn't have enough money to buy the computer.
too
The computer to buy.

4. "You should start a new hobby, Mr. Jenkins", the doctor said.
take
The Doctor advised a new hobby.

5. We have been waiting here since half past ten.
for
We have been waiting one hour.

6. The man suddenly realised that the neighbor was watching him.
watched
The man suddenly realised that he the neighbor.

7. I could never have passed that exam without your help.
you
I could never have passed that exam me.

8. We paid some people to landscape the garden for us last year.
had
We last year.

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