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One of the sentences given has a different meaning. Which one is it?


Level: Advanced



1. I found the job thanks to your advice.

But for your advice, I would not have found the job.
If it had not been for your advice, I would not have found the job.
Had it been for your advice, I would not have found the job.
I would not have found the job without your advice.
It is thanks to your advice that I found the job.




2. If you work harder at school, you will get better marks.

The harder you work at school, the better marks you will get.
Unless you work harder at school, you will not get better marks.
If you do not work harder at school, you will not get better marks.
You will have to work harder at school to get better marks.
You will get better marks whether you work harder at school.




3. Neither Peter nor John was at the reception.

Both Peter and John were not at the reception.
I could not find either Peter or John at the reception.
Peter and John were not at the reception either.
I could have found Peter and John at the reception.
I might find Peter and John at the reception.




4. If I were you, I would apologise.

Had I been you, I would have apologised.
The best thing you can do is to apologise.
Were I in your shoes, I would apologise.
I recommend your apologising.
I think you ought to apologise.




5. Nobody suggested not telling anything to the authorities concerned.

Nobody suggested that we should not tell anything to the authorities concerned.
Nobody suggested that nothing should be told to the authorities concerned.
Nobody suggested that the authorities concerned should be told nothing.
It was suggested not telling anything to the authorities concerned.
Nobody mentioned anything about not informing the authorities concerned.




6. We had our flat painted last week.

The painter painted our flat last week.
Our flat was painted last week.
We painted our flat last week.
It was last week that we had our flat painted.
We employed a painter to paint our flat.




7. The robbers were wearing masks because they did not want anybody to recognise them.

The robbers were wearing masks so as not to be recognised.
The robbers were wearing masks lest nobody should recognise them.
The robbers were wearing masks to avoid being recognised.
The robbers were wearing masks to prevent anybody from recognising them.
The robbers were wearing masks so that nobody would recognise them.




8. He is very handsome. No women in this town can resist his charms.

He is very handsome because no women in this town can resist his charms.
He is so handsome that no women in this town can resist his charms.
He is such a handsome man that no women in this town can resist his charms.
No women in this town can resist his charms because he is very handsome.
He is very handsome, so no women in this town can resist his charms.




9. Why didn't you tell me that you have been painting the bench?

You could have told me that you have been painting the bench.
I ought to know that you have been painting the bench.
I would have liked to know that you have been painting the bench.
You might have told me that the paint on the bench is still wet.
I should have been told that the paint on the bench is still wet.




10. As soon as we arrived home, we went to bed.

On arriving home, we went to bed.
In arriving home, we went to bed.
We went to bed when we arrived home.
Upon arriving home, we went to bed.
No sooner did we arrive home than we went to bed.




11. The demostrators, who did not obey the police, were severely punished.

None of the demostrators obeyed the police, which is why they were severely punished.
The reason why the demostrators were severely punished was that they did not obey the police.
Only the demostrators that did not obey the police were severely punished.
They punished the demostrators severely because they did not obey them.
The demostrators were severely punished just because they did not obey the police.




12. She loves him more than me. (in a strict sense)

She loves him more than I do.
She loves him more that she loves me.
She does not love me as much as she loves him.
It is him that she loves more.
It is he whom she loves more.




13. I will never understand why she told the police.

She was stupid because she told the police.
It was stupid of her to tell the police.
She did a stupid thing by telling the police.
She was stupid enough to tell the police.
She was so stupid as to tell the police.




14. He used few words in his speech.

He did not speak too much.
He was economical with words.
His speech was short.
He did not say much.
He did not say very much.


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