Cambridge C2 Proficiency

C2 Proficiency - Key Word Transformations Exercise 14

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 must use a minimum of THREE and a maximum of EIGHT words for each space. Contractions, which count as two words, should only be used for negatives: e.g. don't / hadn't / wouldn't, etc.

1. Carla thinks it would be better if Tom discovered the answer for himself.
Carla would prefer answer for himself.

2. He left the house early, but arrived after he expected.
Despite late.

3. Unless this weather really changes overnight, we'll leave at 6am.
Providing the weather overnight, we'll leave at 6am.

4. The desert was completely devoid of trees.
There the desert.

5. Patrick wanted to guarantee that everything was as it should be on his wedding day.
Patrick didn't on his wedding day.

6. Susan didn't tell Dan about the bill until he'd finished his dinner.
Susan dinner before telling him about the bill.

7. Don't let his relaxed manner fool you. He's an extremely clever businessman.
Don't be his relaxed manner. He's an extremely clever businessman.

8. "It's none of your business who I go out with!" Bryan informed his mother.
Bryan informed his mother that who his friends were of hers.

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