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It took me some time to understand fully what happend
It was a while before fully understood what had happend
There's no point arguing about this small detail
This small detail is not worth arguing about
If your order is delayed...
Should there be any delay...
I was amazed because there were no problems throughout the holiday
To my amazement nothing went wrong throughout the holiday
I have no intention of doing another kind of job
I would not dream OF doing any other kind of job
I've just noticed that the car has almost run out of petrol
I've just noticed that there's hardy any petrol left in the car
I didn't know that cars were so expensive in this country
I had no idea (that) cars cost so much in this country
Don't get depressed because of such a small problem
It's such a small problem that you shouldn't let it get you down
It is reported that he is now recovering in hospital
He is reported to be making a recovery in a hospital now
Laura's teacher says that whe doesn't have a serious enough attitude to her work
Laura doesn't take her work seriously enough, according to her teacher
What's confusing you so much?
What is it that's causing you such a lot confusion?
Do you mind if John joins us for the meeting?
Do you have any objection to John joining us for the meeting?
Dan abandoned his studies at university because he was ill
Dan's illness resulted IN his abandoning of his studies at university
As soon as the tennis players went onto the court, it started raining
No sooner had the tennis players gone onto the court than it started raining
'We'll have to postpone the meeting until next week, as a lot of people are on leave', the manager said
The manager said the meeting would have called off until the following week, as a lot of people were on leave
As visibility was getting worse and worse, Bob and Jane had to cut short their sailing trip
As visibility was getting worse and worse, Bob and Jane had no other option but TO cut short their sailing trip
Please tick this box if you don't want us to inform you about future events
Please tick this box if you would rather not be sent any information about future events
On business trips, I'd prefer eating in the hotel room to eating out at a restaurant
On business trips, I'd rather not eat out at a restaurant
They say the star football player was discovered by his agent
The star football player is said to have been discovered by his agent
On arriving at the office, I usually grab a cup of coffee first
I usually grab a cup of coffee as soon as I arrive at the office
Reinhard left home early because he wanted to be sure of catching the bus
Reinhard left home early in order not to miss the bus
Rob knew that his wife had to leave home by 6 o'clock
Rob knew that it was necessary FOR his wife to leave by 6 o'clock
You must show your student identification card as you board the bus
You are required to show student identification card as you board the bus
Glen found it difficult to control his bicycle
Glen found it difficutl to keep his bicycle under control
We appear to have been given the wrong telephone number
It seems/appears as if we have been given the wrong telephone number
As a result of the heavy rain yesterday, severel suburbs were flooded
Severel suburbs were flooded because the rain so heavily yesterday
Rachel played golf despite the cold weather in Melbourne
Rachel played golf even though it was cold in Melbourne
Susie's views on this debate are exactly the same as Nadine's
There is no difference between Susie's views on this debate and Nadine's
Carrie prefers eating fruit to a cooked breakfast
Carrie would rather eat fruit than a cooked breakfast
Bryan appears to have missed the street....
It seems as if Bryan has missed the street....
It was difficult for Megan to get the salesperson to stop talking
Megan had difficulty getting the salesperson to stop talking
I believe we don't have to go to the meeting because we already know what's going to happen
I believe there'S no point IN going to the meeting because we already know what's going to happen
Reinhard really ought to make a decision about what he's going to do about the problem
It's high time to Reinhard made up his mind about what he's going to do about the problem
'Remember to phone or send me an email', Michelle said as she said goodbye to everyone
'Don't forget to keep in touch', Michelle said as she said goodbye to everyone
I think learning to cook in high school is a waste of time
I can't see the point of learning how to cook in high school
I didn't realise how talented Jennifer was until I saw her sing on stage
It was only seeing her on stage which made me realise how talented Jennifer was.
This school has as excellent reputation in the local area
This school is highly though of in the local area
Narelle's son called just as she was about to leave the office
Nerelle as just on the point of leaving the office when her son called
We weren't able to play golf because of the awful weather
The awful weather made it impossible FOR us to play golf
Rachel says she prefer to study on her own
Rachel says that she would rather not study with other people
Glen said that he had not seen the new textbool
Glen denied having seen the new textbook
Jo played a great round of golf although she had never played golf before
Jo played a great round of golf in spite of never having played golf before
It's not worth asking Harry for help because he's too lazy to help anyone
There is no poing IN asking Harry for help because he's too lazy to help anyone
The manager should think about experience when hiring new staff
The manager should take experience into consideration when hiring new staff
The anti-smoking advertisement does not stop people from smoking
The anti-smoking advertisement is ineffective at stopping people from smoking
It is a good idea to learn Chinese to improve your future job prospects
Taking up Chinese is a good way to enhance your work opportunities
When I realised what had happend, I became quite afraid
I was overcome with fear when I worked out what had occurred
Do you think you could give me a hand to move the sofa?
Would you mind giving me a hand to move the sofa?
It can take time to get used to a major change in your life
It can take time to come to terms with a major change in your life
Without Miranda, I would never have managed to find a house that suited me
It it hadn't been for Miranda, I would still be looking for a suitable house
It was dificult to work out what had happened, because of the conflicting witness statements
The conflict witness statements made it difficult to piece together what had happened
Only when Sarah left dit it become clear...
It vas not until she left that the extent of her contribution...
Jeremy struggled to fully understand the sheer scale of the challenge he faced
Jeremy found it hard to get to the grips with the sheer scale of the challenge he faced
Nobody was in the building when the fire occured
The building was empty at the time of the fire
Even though the compay offered him a higher salary, David was still dubious about accepting the job
David was still dubious about accepting the job, despite the company offering him a higher salary
The children paid little attention to the dogs
The children didn't take any notice of the dogs
Local residents have been opposed to the proposal since 1996
Local residents' opposition to the proposal dates back to 1996
Can anyone solve this problem?
Can anyone come up with a solution to this problem?
They all assume that James will be willing to work late
Everyone takes it for granted that James will be willing to work late
As far as I'm concerned this is the best college to study at
There is no collage I would rather study at than this one
Tina said she was pleased I had let her know what was going on
Tina thanked me for kkeping fer in the picture abaout what was going on
The ambulence came within minutes
It was only a matter of minutes before the ambulance came
Because he was injured he couldn't play in the next game
His injury prefented him FROM playing in the next game
Jenny felt she had stayed too long at the party
Jenny felt it had been high time at the party
The constant public attention on famous people...
Constantly being in the public eye must have an effect...
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