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    By ou until / By the time

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    By ou until / By the time
    Message de bernard02 posté le 05-02-2013 à 21:29:15 (S | E | F)
    Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

    pouvez-vous me dire, s'il vous plaît, si mes exercices suivants sont corrects ou s'il y a des modifications ou des améliorations à apporter?
    Cordialement et merci d'avance.

    Exercises for Monday, 11th February 2013.
    A Make sentences with by.
    Example:
    1 I have to be at home not later than 5 o'clock. I have to be at home by 5 o'clock.

    2 I have to be at the airport not later than 10.30. I have to be at the airport ...............
    My answer: I have to be at the airport not later than 10.30. I have to be at the airport by 10.30.
    Correction course:

    3 Let me know not later than Saturday whether you can come to the party. Let me know .........
    My answer: Let me know not later than Saturday whether you can come to the party. Let me know by Saturday whether you can come to the party.
    Correction course:

    4 Please make sure that you're here not later than 2 o'clock. Please .................
    My answer: Please make sure that you're here not later than 2 o'clock. Please make sure that you're here by 2 o'clock.

    5 If we leave now, we should arrive not later than lunchtime. .....................
    My answer: If we leave now, we should arrive not later by lunchtime.
    Correction course:

    B Put in by or until.
    Examples:
    1 Fred has gone away. He'll be away .... until ... Monday.
    2 Sorry, but I must go. I have to be at home ...... by ..... 5 o'clock.

    3 I've been offered a job. I haven't decided yet whether to accept it or not. I have to decide ............. Thursday.
    My answer: I've been offered a job. I haven't decided yet whether to accept it or not. I have to decide by Thursday.
    Correction course:

    4 I think I'll wait ............... Thursday before making a decision.
    My answer: I think I'll wait until Thursday before making a decision.
    Correction course:

    5 It's too late to go shopping. The shops are only open .............. 5.30. They'll be closed .......... now.
    My answer: It's too late to go shopping. The shops are only open until 5.30. They'll be closed by now.
    Correction course:

    6 I'd better pay the phone bill. It has to be paid ............. tomorrow.
    My answer: I'd better pay the phone bill. It has to be paid by tomorrow.
    Correction course:

    7 Don't pay the bill today. Wait ........... tomorrow.
    My answer: Don't pay the bill today. Wait until tomorrow.
    Correction course:

    8 a: Have you finished redecorating your house?
    b: Not yet. We hope to finish ......... the end of the week.
    My answer: a: Have you finished redecorating your house?
    b: Not yet. We hope to finish by the end of the week.
    Correction course:

    9 a: I'm going out now. I'll be back at 4.30. Will you still be there?
    b: I don't think so. I'll probably have gone out .......... then.
    My answer: a: I'm going out now. I'll be back at 4.30. Will you still be there?
    b: I don't think so. I'll probably have gone out by then.
    Correction course:

    10 I'm moving into my new flat next week. I'm staying with a friend ............ then.
    My answer: I'm moving into my new flat next week. I'm staying with a friend until then.
    Correction course:

    11 I've got a lot of work to do. .............. the time I finish, it will be time to go to bed.
    My answer: I've got a lot of work to do. By the time I finish, it will be time to go to bed.
    Correction course:

    12 If you want to do the exam, you should enter ........... 3 April.
    My answer: If you want to do the exam, you should enter by 3 April.
    Correction course:

    C Use your own ideas to complete these sentences. Use by or until.
    Examples:
    1 Fred is away at the moment. He'll be away .... until Monday.
    2 Fred is away at the moment. He'll be back ..... by Monday.

    3 I'm just going out. I won't be very long. Wait here .................
    My answer: I'm just going out. I won't be very long. Wait here until I come back.
    Correction course:

    4 I'm going shopping. It's 4.30 now. I won't be very long. I'll be back .............
    My answer: I'm going shopping. It's 4.30 now. I won't be very long. I'll be back by 5.30.
    Correction course:

    5 If you want to apply for the job, your application must be received ...........
    My answer: If you want to apply for the job, your application must be received by next week.
    Correction course:

    6 Last night I watched TV .............
    My answer: Last night I watched TV until midnight.
    Correction course:

    D Read the sentences and complete the sentences using By the time...
    Example:
    1 Jane was invited to a party but she got there much later than she intended.
    ... By the time she got to the party ..., most of the other guests had gone.

    2 I had to catch a train but it took me longer than expected to get to the station.
    ................., my train had already gone.
    My answer: I had to catch a train but it took me longer than expected to get the station.
    By the time I got to the station, my train had already gone.
    Correction course:

    3 I saw two men who looked as if they were trying to steal a car. I called the police but it was some time before they arrived, ...................., the two men had disappeared.
    My answer: I saw two men who looked as if they were trying to steal a car. I called the police but it was some time before they arrived, by the time the police arrived, the two men had disappeared.
    Correction course:

    4 A man escaped from prison last night. It was a long time before the guards discovered what had happened. ................., the escaped prisoner was miles away.
    My answer: A man escaped from prison last night. It was a long time before the guards discovered what had happened. By the time the guards discovered what had happened, the escaped prisoner was miles away.
    Correction course:

    5 I intended to go shopping after finishing my work. But I finished my work much later than expected. ....................., it was too late to go shopping.
    My answer: I intended to go shopping after finishing my work. But I finished my work much later than expected. By the time I finished my work, it was too late to go shopping.
    Correction course.

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    Modifié par lucile83 le 05-02-2013 21:55


    Réponse: By ou until / By the time de notrepere, postée le 06-02-2013 à 03:44:10 (S | E)
    Bonjour

    A5 faute d'inattention
    C3 Moi-même, je dirais 'until I return'.



    Réponse: By ou until / By the time de bernard02, postée le 07-02-2013 à 20:28:56 (S | E)
    Bonjour notrepere, et

    "A5 faute d'inattention
    C3 Moi-même, je dirais 'until I return'."

    D'accord pour la C3, mais je ne vois pas où est la faute d'inattention dans la A5.

    Cordialement.



    Réponse: By ou until / By the time de bluestar, postée le 07-02-2013 à 22:53:24 (S | E)
    Bon soir..

    A5..If we leave now, we should arrive not later by lunchtime



    Réponse: By ou until / By the time de notrepere, postée le 07-02-2013 à 23:24:47 (S | E)
    That would be the very one.



    Réponse: By ou until / By the time de bernard02, postée le 08-02-2013 à 02:59:53 (S | E)
    Bonjour et merci,

    A5: If we leave now, we should arrive by lunchtime.
    C3: I'm just going out. I won't be very long. Wait here until I return.

    Est-ce correct maintenant?

    Cordialement.



    Réponse: By ou until / By the time de bernard02, postée le 22-02-2013 à 21:37:20 (S | E)
    Bonjour, pour votre information, ces exercices ont été rendus et corrigés, le zéro faute a été confirmé !




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