Writing challenge - Rewrite a sentence!

Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
Rewrite/recast sentence #1 without using any of its auxiliary verbs. Tap into your creativity and see how wonderfully it works for you!

For example:

"Joe is going home to repair the faulty plumbing pipes" may well become "Joe goes home to repair..." or "Joe walks home to..."


  1. The phone company is not certain when the new directories will be ready.

Now post your rewritten/recast sentence for everyone else to see and then write an intirely different sentence with auxiliaries and ask us to rewrite/recast it minus the auxiliaries. Do it now!
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Marcio, here your sentence: "The phone company is not certain when the new directories will be ready."

Here is mine: "The phone company doesn't have certain when the new directories can be ready."

Now another sentence to everyone rewrite:

He hadn't had gone home although he have been getting sick


See you.
Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
danilorpo, nice try.

In my non-metaphysical opinion, I thought these two variants might do the trick, yet I may have come a long way.

"The phone company does not know when it will have the new directories ready."
"The phone company does not know when it will prepare the new directories." (a shorter version).

On your "He hadn't had gone home although he have been getting sick."

"He didn't go home, although he started feeling sick (by now)."

New writing challenge.

"She hasn't done her homework."
Avatar do usuário Gabi 705 1 1 13
"She didn't get round to doing her homework"

Next:
"I learnt to drive when I was 17"
Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
"I first cut my (eye)teeth on driving at 17"

Okay. Let's call it a word game.

Next:

"Jack must go to PIndamonhangaba"
Avatar do usuário Gabi 705 1 1 13
"Jack has got to go to Pindamonhangaba",

"I hope the weather is good next weekend."
Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
"I look forward to good weather next weekend." (... warmer weather, sunnier weather, etc?)

"John can do it!"
"John is able to do it"

"I never thought that he was be able to do it"
Avatar do usuário Gabi 705 1 1 13
"It had never crossed my mind he could do it"

If you happen to see him, send my regards , please"
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Avatar do usuário Flavia.lm 3885 1 9 86
Tb quero brincar.

"Should you see him, please send my regards."

"Don't forget this is due by the end of today"