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Sorry, you can't do whatever you want.
Sorry, you are not in the position to pick and choose.
The vase seems too big for this small table.
The vase looks out of proportion on this small table
A lot of awards on this walls point to his great success.
The numerous awards on this walls bear testimony to his great success
Concerns about jobs and public safety are more important than other issues.
Other issues have to take a seatback to concerns about jobs and public safety.
Your license may be suspended if you refuse to take the breathalyzer.
Refusal to take the breathalyzer may lead to your license suspension
Venezuelan mourners queued for hours to attend the funeral of the country leader, Hugo Chavez.
Venezuelan mourners lined up for hours to pay tribute to the country leader, Hugo Chavez.
Mr.Tipper's wife was very sorry she couldn't celebrate the New Year with her husband.
Mrs. Tipper regretted not being able to celebrate the New Year with her husband
Kate has finally accepted that their friendship is over.
Kate has finally come to terms with the favt that their friendship is over.
Nobody knows what caused the collapse of the building.
It's unknown what caused the collapse of the building.
We aren't willing to support the strikes, we don't approve of it.
Far from being willing to support the strikes, we don't approve of it.
Apart from a few minor mistakes, you did a good job on the whole.
By and large you did a good job.
She was concentrating so hard on her work that she didn't notice when I came.
She was so wrapped up in her work that she didn't notice when I came.
Dianne finds that creating things stops her from thinking about her work.
Dianne finds that being creative takes her mind of her work.
The manager praised one particular player.
One particular player was singled out for praise.
He is said to be a a very good pianist.
He has a reputation for being a good pianist.
I have little confidence that he will be able to do the job.
I have serious doubts about his ability to do the job.
I agreed to do the work because I understood that I would be paid for it.
My understanding when I agreed to do the work was that I would be paid for it.
Sean did all the illustrations for the book but no one acknowledged his work.
Sean wasn't given any credit for doing all the illustrations for the book.
Having finished your studies, you must decide what to do next.
You must decide upon your future now that you have finished your studies.
Only Martha survived the crash.
Martha was the sole survivor of the crash.
Now that their parents have consented to their marriage, their future happiness is guaranteed.
Now that they have their parents' consent to marry, nothing stands in the way of their future happiness.
They all agreed that the new dress code was a complete success.
The new dress code was hailed as a complete success by everyone.
She knew nothing of her husband's impending promotion.
Little did she know that her husband was about to be promoted.
Every possible effort was made by the orphanage to find the boy's parents.
The orphanage left no stone unturned in their attempt to find the boy's parents.
The two children began to argue fiercely about who had damaged the bicycle.
Fierce argument broke out between the two children about who had damaged the bicycle.
It is important to be well prepared for an interview because if you make a mistake, you may not get the job
A mistake in an interview may cost you a job so it is important to be well prepared
A computer breakdown was blamed for the delayed dispatch of the brochures.
A computer breakdown was given as the reason for the delay in dispatching the brochures
It would be much better for you to ask someone who really knows about the law.
You'd be far better off asking someone who really knows about the law.
When I made my suggestion, he laughed.
He greeted my suggestion with laughter.
She didn't know it but her family had reported her missing.
Unbeknown to her, her family had reported her missing.
Jane enjoys looking after young children very much.
Jane gets a lot of enjoyment out of looking after young children.
By the beginning of the next century, we will have used up all fossil fuels.
Fossil fuels will have run out by the beginning of the next century.
She gets bored quickly at parties because there is so much trivial conversation.
Too much small talk is the reason why shy gets bored quickly at the parties.
Your excuses are beginning to sound unconvincing to me.
Your excuses are wearing thin as far as I'm concerned.
You can rely on Kate to always say exactly what she thinks.
You can count on Kate to always speak her mind.