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For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first.

Use no more than three words.


1. I started my English course 3 weeks ago.
........................................ on this English course for three weeks.
2. I haven't seen John since Friday.
The last time ........................................ John was Friday.
3. The last time Claire went on holiday was five years ago.
Claire ......................................... on holiday for five years.
4. Marie has been married for seven months.
Marie ........................................ seven months ago.
5. Do you know what score you got in the test?
........................................ had the result of your test?
6. I watched one film this morning and one this afternoon.
I ........................................ 2 films so far today.
7. Sarah has never had a smartphone before
This is the .................................................... that Sarah has had a smartphone
8. Charles has never had a tablet before
This is the .................................................... that Charles has had a tablet.
9. Joe said that he had never been to Rome
Joe said, "I ................................................. been to Rome.
10. We haven't been to the theatre for a long time
It's a long time since we ............................................ to the theatre.
11. Nick joined a golf club a year ago.
Nick .............................................. a member of a golf club for a year.
12. They had not been to South Korea before.
It ......................................... the first time they had been to South Korea.
13. This will be my first visit to Brazil.
I've ........................................................ to Brazil before.
14. I haven't been to the beach for a long time.
It's a long time since I ............................... to the beach.
15. I joined a yoga club six months ago.
I ............................. a member of the yoga club for six months now.
16. Alexa had not been to ballet classes before.
It ................................... the first time Alexa had been to ballet classes.

17. This will be her first time in Spain.


She has ........................................ to Spain before.

PARAPHRASING SENTENCES
(PRESENT PERFECT)
Posted on November 28, 2008

PARAPHRASING PRESENT PERFECT SENTENCES


Complete each sentence keeping the meaning the same.
1. He became a dogwalker five years ago.

He ______________________________ten years.
2. They visited their uncle two months ago.

They ___________________________ two months.


3. She has been a vet for eight years.

She_______________________________ago.
4. Alex hasnt scored a goal for 3 weeks.

The last time _____________________________3 weeks ago.


5. We have never been to Athens before.

Its the __________________________________ Athens.


6. I have never watched such an exciting match.

Its _________________________________ever watched.


7. Roberto Carlos has never worked with such a friendly coach.

Hes ___________________________________ever worked.


8. Shes never eaten such a delicious cake.

_______________________________________ever eaten.
9. Ive never driven such a fast car.

-ever driven.

10. Ive never seen such a lazy student.

ever seen.
KEY: 1. ..has been a dog walker for ten years.
2. .havent visited their uncle for two months.
3. She became a vet 8 years ago.
4. The last time Alex scored a goal was three weeks ago.
5. Its the first time weve been to Athens.
6. Its the most exciting match Ive ever watched.
7. Hes the most friendly coach Carlos has ever worked.
8. Its the most delicious cake she has ever eaten.
9. Its the fastest car Ive ever driven.
10. Hes the laziest student Ive ever seen.