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Exercise 1: Choose the correct answer a-c.

1. Hardly … to school, when there was a fire drill.

a)      had I arrived

b)      I arrived

c)      did I arrive


2. Not until my Mum phoned me, … about her illness.

a)      I realized

b)      did I realize

c)      was I realized


3. Scarcely … on the doorstep, when my mother fainted.

a)      he had appeared

b)      did he appear

c)      had he appeared


4. Only after looking at his face, … that she had known him before.

a)      she had admitted

b)      did she admit

c)      had she admitted


5. Never … such a stupid explanation.

a)      I have heard

b)      have I heard

c)      did I hear


6. Little … about her before they got married.

a)      does he know

b)      had he known

c)      he knew


7. Such … that she was able to convince him.

a)      her force was

b)      her force is

c)      was her force


8. So … that he could not stop looking at her.

a)      beautiful the girl was

b)      was the girl beautiful

c)      beautiful was the girl


9. Only … to enter the club.

a)      Peter and Mary were allowed

b)      were Peter and Mary allowed

c)      were allowed Peter and Mary


10. Rarely … to the disco without her boyfriend

a)      can she go

b)      she can go

c)      she goes


Exercise 2: Complete the following sentences using the information given in the brackets)

  1. So fascinating … that I was watching it until it finished at 4 a.m. (the programme, be)
  2. No sooner …  to the hotel that I realized that someone had been waiting for me. (I, return)
  3. Only … to survive this horrible car crash. (Michael, manage)
  4. Only after looking at her face… that something horrible had happened. (I, realize)
  5. Hardly… the house, when he heard the telephone ringing inside. (Jack, leave) 
  6. Seldom … anything interesting on TV. (there, be)
  7. … me, I will come and help you. (you, call; DO NOT USE IF IN THIS SENTENCE)
  8. So strongly …raining that they weren’t able to finish the match and the referee announced the draw. (it, be)
  9. Never before … spend so much money for one dress. (she, can)
  10. Not until Wednesday, … the materials from my office. (I, get)


Exercise 3: Transform the following sentences in order to omit if.

  1. If I could go to the disco, I would be the happiest girl in the world.

…., I would be the happiest girl in the world.

  1. If I had gone to the dentist, I wouldn’t have been in so much pain now.

…, I wouldn’t have been in so much pain now.

  1. If you need anything, please call the room service.

…,  please call the room service.

  1. If I had studied harder, I would have passed all my exams.

…, I would have passed all my exams.

  1. If you don’t know the answer, don’t raise your hand.

…, don’t rise your hand.

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