Writing challenge - Rewrite a sentence!

Marcio_Farias 1 24 213
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.
Marcio_Farias 1 24 213
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."
Gabi 1 1 15
"She didn't get round to doing her homework"

Next:
"I learnt to drive when I was 17"
Marcio_Farias 1 24 213
"I first cut my (eye)teeth on driving at 17"

Okay. Let's call it a word game.

Next:

"Jack must go to PIndamonhangaba"
Gabi 1 1 15
"Jack has got to go to Pindamonhangaba",

"I hope the weather is good next weekend."
Marcio_Farias 1 24 213
"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"
Gabi 1 1 15
"It had never crossed my mind he could do it"

If you happen to see him, send my regards , please"
Flavia.lm 1 10 96
Tb quero brincar.

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

"Don't forget this is due by the end of today"
Gabi 1 1 15
"Make sure you get this done by the end of the day"

"Have you got a question you'd like to ask the guests?"
"You can't forget it because of the end of today"

"You will be able to speak English when you study much more than now!
Marcio_Farias 1 24 213
"Do you have a question for the guests?"

"Kellog would like to meet you."
maryziller 1 2
danilorpo escreveu: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.
You can't say "doesn't have certain."
maryziller 1 2
Marcio_Farias escreveu:
"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). not equivalent
"The phone company does not know when it will have the new directories available."

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

"He didn't go home, although he started feeling sick." (best version)
He didn't go home although he had been getting sick. (correcting the verb tenses)
New writing challenge.
maryziller 1 2
danilorpo escreveu:"John is able to do it"

"I never thought that he was be able to do it"
"I never thought that he was able to do it"
"I never thought that he would be able to do it"
Marcio_Farias 1 24 213
Mary Ziller, thank you for pointing out our mistakes.

Next challenge. Originally the writing challenge or word game precluded the use of auxiliary verbs, meaning you should rewrite it without "musts," "coulds," "shoulds," "cans," mights," "haves + verb," "is's + verb," "oughts," or any other extant auxiliary. But I dropped it altogether; on a more lax approach, you can use any of these to conveniently or better rewrite a sentence.

"The game must go on."