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Exam Focus -- Use Of English

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given.

Victor started collecting stamps twenty-five years ago. -- been:
Victor has ...................................... twenty-five years.
Victor has been a stamp-collector for twenty-five years.

Whose wallets is this? -- belong:
Who ...................................... to?
Who does this wallet belong to?

The translation course takes two years. -- a:
It's ...................................... course.
It's a two-year translation course. ("two-year" without plural "-s")

Danny writes more clearly than Karen. -- as:
Karen doesn't ...................................... Danny.
Karen doesn't write as clearly as Danny.

It's not my fault if the television doesn't work. -- me:
Don't ...................................... television doesn't work.
Don't blame me that the television doesn't work.

Chris failed his driving test because he didn't have enough lessons. -- had:
If Chris ...................................... he'd have passed his driving test.
If Chris had had more lessons, he'd have passed his driving test.
(conditional 3)

Louisa has taught her children how to prepare their own meals. -- been:
Louisa's children ...................................... to prepare their own meals.
Louisa's children have been taught to prepare their own meals.
(reported speech)


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