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Intricacies of English language
« on: May 02, 2009, 08:34:55 PM »
Here is part of an exercise my whole class (including me) failed to get right. It is possible to construct a sentence that is grammatically correct, but getting the "haunting" in it within 8 word limit seems impossible.



Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and eight words, including the word given.


You'll never sell your house if you let the rumours persist of it being haunted.

carry

You ___________ if you want to sell your house.



So... any ideas? Contractions (isn't, mustn't etc.) count as one word.

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Re: Intricacies of English language
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 08:53:02 PM »
You cannot carry on about ghosts haunting you if you want to sell your house.

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Re: Intricacies of English language
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 10:06:35 PM »
... not very easy  ;D

You can't carry haunting goshts'rumors if you want to sell your house

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Re: Intricacies of English language
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 10:51:08 PM »
You cannot let the rumours of haunting carry on if you wish to sell your house.

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Re: Intricacies of English language
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 04:10:00 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions! Teachers liked Kieron's version most :)