|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Q&A about words » Sentence transformation Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#211649 - 07/08/13 07:13 AM Sentence transformation
Mary went to the party. She was very reluctant.
Much to her reluctance, Mary went to the party. (The sentence should begin with the underlined words.)
Is the second sentence the correct transformation of the first sentence?
#211658 - 07/08/13 07:54 PM Re: Sentence transformation [Re: Lionel Koh]
Doesn't sound like good colloquial English to me and it's certainly not good formal English. Mary was very reluctant to go to the party is OK. Much to her reluctance just doesn't hack it. Much to her chagrin or much to her dismay are OK but they don't say what you want to say here.
#211662 - 07/08/13 09:28 PM Re: Sentence transformation [Re: Faldage]
Loc: this too shall pass
Very reluctantly, Mary went to the party.
#211672 - 07/09/13 11:13 AM Re: Sentence transformation [Re: tsuwm]
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Or, possibly: Mary went to the party with great reluctance._________________________
I'm immortal until proven otherwise
Forum Stats 8792 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members SpeechlessInPDX, Freethinkinfool, gauti, edmundsingleton, Raynbeaugirl
8792 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 26 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 113 wofahulicodoc 97 endymion6 91 A C Bowden 31 Tromboniator 10 May 5 Raynbeaugirl 1 kenpk 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11610 tsuwm 10526 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 7063 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 wofahulicodoc 5433 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith