Review exercises

February 1, 2007 at 8:41 pm (Inversin / Emphatic Structures)

01.- Complete the sentences using the words in bold. Use two to five words.

1 We can get into the house only if you have a key.

can
Only if … you have a key can … we get into the house.

2 If the weather gets any colder, we’ll turn on the heating.

get
Should …………………………we’ll turn on the heating.

3 He had just entered when the telephone rang.

sooner
No ……………………………..the telephone rang.

4 He visits us so rarely that I can hardly remember what he looks like.

visit
So ………………..that I can hardly remember what he looks like.

5 Mark works so hard that I’m sure he’ll be promoted soon.

does
So ……………………that I’m sure he’ll be promoted soon.

6 If you had been there, you would have enjoyed it.

been
Had ……………………….would have enjoyed it.

7 He spoke to me only after I spoke to him.

speak
Only after I spoke to him ……………………………to me.

8 Janet won’t get on a plane under any circumstances.

will
Under …………………………..on a plane.

9 I realised who she was only after a few minutes.

realise
Only after a few minutes …………………….she was.

10 She didn’t know that her wish would come true.

did
Little …………………………………her wish would come true.

11 He didn’t laugh once all evening.

did
Not ………………………………………..all evening.

12 They scarcely talk to each other any more.

do
Scarcely ………………………………..each other any more.

13 This restaurant rarely gets so crowded.

get
Seldom ………………………………….so crowded.

14 If he had left earlier, he would have been on time.

he
Had …………………………. have been on time.

15 She was so happy that she decided to celebrate.

she
So …………………………….she decided to celebrate.

16 This is the only way that we can be sure we are right.

in
Only ………………………….be sure that we are right.

17 If he notices anything, we’ll be in trouble.

notice
Should ………………………………., we’ll be in trouble.

18 Sarah forgot to take her purse and her handbag too.

did
Sarah didn’t remember to take her purse; ……………..to take her handbag.

19 He was so scared that he could hardly breathe.

fear
Such ……………………………….he could hardly breathe.

20 She performed so well that she won an Oscar.

perform
So ……………………………..that she won an Oscar.

21 Thailand is warmer and cheaper than England.

only
Not ……………………….than England, it’s cheaper too.

22 If I were you, I would try calling her again.

you
Were …………………………….. calling her again.

23 The weather hasn’t been this warm since last summer.

has
Not since last summer …………………………….this warm.

24 You must not miss the plane on any account.

no
On ……………………………………the plane.

25 She had just left when the boss asked to see her.

sooner
No …………………………..the boss asked to see her.

26 You will only understand him if you speak French.

will
Only ……………………………you understand him.

27 If you don’t apologise, he will never forgive you.

not
Should …………………….., he will never forgive you.

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02.-Rewrite the sentences using “so” or “such” at the beginning of the sentence.

1 The weather was so bad that they stayed at home.
So bad was the weather that they stayed at home…. .

2 The house was so big that he almost got lost.
So …………………………………………

3 He was so surprised to see her he could hardly speak.
Such ……………………………………………

4 She was so bored by the play that she fell asleep.
So …………………………………………………

5 He was so angry that he shouted at everyone.
Such ……………………………………………….

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03.-Fill in “so“, “neither/nor” and the appropriate verb.

1 “I’d like to go to Belgium one day.”

” … So would I …. I’ve never been there.”

2 “I really enjoyed that film last night.”

………………………. It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.”

3 “I’ve used up all my money.”

………………………………” My purse is empty.”

4 “We didn’t like the food they served yesterday.”

…………………………………..” It was overcooked.”

5 “I feel like going to the beach today.”

……………… Let’s go!”

6 “I can’t remember how to make souffle.
” ……………………….. Let’s look in the recipe book.”

7 “I don’t believe he’s telling the truth.”

……………………………” The facts don’t add up.”

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04.-Rewrite the sentences as in the example giving emphasis to the words in bold.

1 Mary sent this card
It was Mary who sent this card

2 Judy baked the cake .

3 Did you lock the front door?

4 You need a long rest.

5 Johnny needs a new pair of shoes .

6 Mary came round last night.

7 Where did you go on holiday last year?

8 Why are you always biting your nails?

9 It doesn’t matter what he does, he always makes mistakes .

10 He bought a new ring for her .

11 Are you angry with Jim?

12 Mr Brown called the police .

13 When are you moving house?

14. Jane needs a lot of support at the moment.

15 How will I get there so early in the morning?

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05.- Complete the sentences using the words in bold. Use two to five words.

1 You haven’t paid last month’s phone bill.

that
It … is you that/who hasn’t … paid last month’s phone bill.

2 Mr Jones is the manager of the supermarket.

is
It …………………….the manager of the supermarket.

3 Did you go to the Caribbean for Christmas?

you
Was ………………………….the Caribbean for Christmas?

4 The bus driver himself doesn’t want to let any more passengers on board.

who
It ………………….doesn’t want to let any more passengers on board.

5 Julie doesn’t want to invite Malcolm to her party.

is
It ………………………….doesn’t want to invite to her party.

6 My father didn’t let me go out last night.

who
It ……………………….didn’t let me go out last night.

7 Mum, you promised to buy me a new pair of jeans.

did
Mum, ………………………………buy me a new pair of jeans.

8 She said that she might be late for dinner.

say
She ………………………………might be late for dinner.

9 You were the one who wanted to come here.

was
It ……………………………………….to come here.

10 Did he fail his driving test?

failed
Was ………………………………..his driving test?

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06.- Complete the sentences using the words in bold. Use two to five words.

1 You should never press the red button on the telephone.

circumstances
Under … no circumstances should you .. press the red button on the telephone.

2 He didn’t know that Jack had planned a surprise party .

did
Little ……………………Jack had planned a surprise party.

3 Tom is the person who made all this possible.

who
It ………………………………………..all this possible.

4 He seldom goes out at the weekends.

go
Seldom ……………………………..at the weekends.

5 I won’t be at home before Monday.

after
Only ………………………………at home.

6 Why were you late for work today?

that
Why ……………………were late for work today?

7 It is impossible for him to find £50,000 to pay the ransom.

can
On no account ……………… to pay the ransom.

8 You’ll only find a good job if you’re lucky nowadays.

will
Only if ………………… find a good job nowadays.

9 His father cooked the dinner on Thursday night.

who
It ………………………….the dinner on Thursday night.

10 He met his wife while on holiday in Italy.

that
It was while he was …………………. he met his wife.

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07.- Find the word which should not be in the sentence.

1 Only when did he turned around was he able to see properly.
2 It was only last week who that they got married.
3 Please, do you help yourself to another piece.
4 I can’t drive and neither does can my mother.
5 So long was the journey that I did fell asleep.
6 Not once did she to regret having come.
7 Why is it that she does always looks unhappy?
8 What he needs it is a long holiday.
9 It was Claire who she left work early yesterday.
10 Whoever disagrees should they raise their hand.
11 So much hard was the exam that everyone failed.
12 Mark likes sailing and so too do I.
13 Little did she not know that James would be there.
14 If you talk in class, you will to be punished.
15 Were I be you, I’d apologise.
16 No sooner had he left than that the bomb exploded.
17 Only by he studying will John be successful.
18 What the school does needs is a new canteen.

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