Terms in this set (32)
Would you mind helping me carry the heavy box to the car? GRATEFUL
The box is really heavy so I'd
be very grateful if you would help me carry it to the car.
"Excuse me madam, but is this your bag?" the policeman asked. BELONG
"Excuse me madam, but
does this bag belong to you?" the policeman asked.
By the time we got to the sale, every book had been sold. SINGLE
By the time we got to the sale, there
was not a single book left.
Rosa found it very difficult to persuade her boss to give her a pay rise. GREAT
great difficulty persuading her boss to give her a pay rise.
The man claimed that he had been nowhere near the factory at the time of the break-in. TO
The man claimed not
to have been anywhere near the factory at the time of the break-in.
A short meeting of the cast will take place after today's rehearsal.
will be followed by a short meeting of the cast.
I'll be happy to show you round the sights of my city when you come to visit me.
It will be a
pleasure to take you on sightseeing tour of my city when you come to visit me.
Rousseau painted fabulous pictures of the rainforest although he had never travelled outside Europe.
Rousseau painted fabulous pictures of the rainforest
in spite of never having travelled outside Europe.
It is thought that one in every five people cannot control how much they spend.
One in every five people is thought
to be unable to keep their spending under control.
My passport needs renewing because I'm going abroad this summer.
to get my passport renewed because I'm going abroad this summer.
John says he prefers to do his homework on his own.
John says that .... with other people.
he would rather not do his homework with other people.
Clara said that she had not seen the missing letter.
denied having seen the missing letter.
It took Layla five minutes to find her car keys.
spent five minutes looking for her car keys.
Sally was all ready to leave the office when her boss asked hee to type up a report.
on the point of leaving up the office when her boss asked her to type up a report.
Mark once worked for an international charity organisation on a voluntary basis.
to work as a volunteer with an international charity organisation.
They plan to repair the bridge this weekend.
The repair of the bridge
has been scheduled to take place this weekend.
You have to be very patient to work as a primary school teacher these days.
Working as a primary school teacher calls
for a great deal of patience these days.
He didn't understand exactly what was wrong until he read Julie's letter.
only when he read Julie's letter that he understood exactly what was wrong.
None of the other team members supported Terry's idea.
Terry's idea met with
no support from the other members of the team.
The region is rich in natural resources.
The region has a lot
to offer in terms of natural resources.
Because of its price, the book may never become a bestseller.
The price of the book may
prevent it from becoming a bestseller.
If you change any of these arrangements, please be sure to let us know.
Please ensure that
you notify us of any change in these arrangements.
Most of the problems arose because there was no leadership on the committee.
It was the
lack/absence of any leadership that caused most of the problems on the committee.
I didn't realise that she had decided to come to the meeting.
I was unaware
of her decision to attend the meeting.
I am going to eat less chocolate this year.
I'm going to
cut down on the amount of chocolate I eat this year.
We got started on the new project immediately.
no time in getting started on the new project.
We didn't stay long at the party because it was very noisy.
If there hadn't been
so much noise, we might have stayed longer at the party.
The number of people applying for university grants fell last year.
There was a
fall in the number of people applying for university grants last year.
Mr Conrad's son is becoming quite well known as an artist.
Mr Conrad's son is making
a name of himself as an artist.
It is essential that this door is kept unlocked.
account should this door be kept locked.
It seems unbelievable that this jewellery is almost a thousand years old when it is so well preserved.
This jewellery is in such good
condition that it is hard to believe that it is almost a thousand years old.
When it comes to punctuality, Fiona really takes after her mother.
far as punctuality is concerned, Fiona really takes after her mother.