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PET EXAM - SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

1) THERE IS / ARE
At the Greek restaurant there
is a lovely garden.
THERE WAS / WERE
There was an important
competition at Toms tennis
club last month.
2) PAST SIMPLE + AGO
Mary arrived at the airport
two hours ago.
3) PAST SIMPLE
He had a really old computer
before.
4) IT IS THE FIRST TIME

HAS / HAVE GOT


The Greek restaurant HAS a
lovely garden.
HAD / HAD GOT
Toms tennis club had an
important competition last
month
PRESENT PERFECT + FOR
Mary has been at the airport
for two hours.
USED TO + verb
He used to have a really old
computer before.
PRESENT PERFECT (negative) +
BEFORE
This is the first time that
Kelly has never had a
Kelly has had a smartphone.
smartphone before
IT WAS THE FIRST TIME
PAST PERFECT (negative) +
BEFORE
It was the first time Bob had
Bob had not been to the
been to the Science Museum.
Science Museum before.
5) MY/
A + NOUN +
YOUR/HIS/HER/ITS/OUR/
mine/yours/his/hers/ours/their
THEIR + NOUN
s
One of my friends gave me
A friend of mine gave me this
this book.
book.
6) IF + negative verb (Type 1 UNLESS + affirmative verb
Conditionals)
(Type 1 Conditionals)
She wont get a passing mark if She wont get a passing mark
she doesnt practise.
unlessshe practices.
7) COMPARATIVES
Jill isnt as tall as her cousin.
Jill is shorter than her cousin.
Skiing is notas dangerous
Skiing is less dangerous
askitesurfing.
thankitesurfing.
Sandras smart phone is very
Sandras smart phone is nearly
similar to her sisters
the same asher sisters
smartphone.
smartphone.
The Italian restaurant is
The Italian restaurant costs less
cheaper than the Greek
than the Greek restaurant.
restaurant.

8) LIKE . MORE THAN +


verb + ING
Thomas likes playing tennis
more than playing rugby.
9) QUANTIFIERS:
affirmative + a few +
countable noun
There are a few swimming
pools in my town.
affirmative + a little +
uncountable noun
There is a little sugar in the
bowl.
10) TOO + ADJECTIVE
It is too hot to play tennis.
They said I was too old to
learn how to play the piano.
11) MODAL VERBS
SHOULD + INFINITIVE
It is too late. You shouldgoto
bed.
CAN + INFINITIVE
You cannot smoke in the
library.
12) LEND
Helen lentme her red dress
yesterday.
13) REMEMBER
Remember to bring the
tickets!
14) SUCH + NOUN
It was such a good cake they
bought another one.
15) PASSIVE VOICE
ACTIVE TO
That shop sells souvenirs.
PASSIVE TO
Sunflowers were painted by
Van Gogh.

PREFER TO + verb + ING


Thomas prefers playing tennis
toplaying rugby.
negative + many + countable
noun
There arent many swimming
pools in my town.
negative + much + uncountable
noun
There isnt much sugar in the
bowl.
NOT + OPPOSITE ADJECTIVE +
ENOUGH
It is not cool enough to play
tennis.
They said I was not young
enough to learn how to play the
piano.
OUGHT TO + INFINITIVE
It is too late. You ought togoto
bed.
BE ALLOWED TO + INFINITIVE
You are not allowed to smoke
in the library.
BORROW
I borrowed Helens red dress
yesterday.
DONT FORGET
Dont forget to bring the
tickets!
SO + ADJECTIVE
The cake was so good they
bought another one.
PASSIVE
Souvenirs are sold in that shop.
ACTIVE
Van Gogh painted Sunflowers.

16) SECOND CONDITIONAL


Why dont you join the tennis
club?
17) REPORTED SPEECH
Why dont we go to the
cinema?
18) WHAT ABOUT + ING
What about eating out
tonight?
19) INDEFINITE PRONOUNS
It costsnothing to open a
gmail account.
19) OTHER TYPES
John walks to school in 5
minutes.

If I were you, I would join the


tennis club.
He suggested going to the
cinema.
SHALL WE
Shall we eat out tonight?
It doesnt cost anything to
open a gmail account.
It takes John 10 minutes to walk
to school.