Unclear sentences

October 23, 2011pdf

Rewrite each sentence, making the meaning clear by changing the order of the words.

1. Peter saw a fox looking out of the window of the room.

2. Mother cooked a meal for the visitor made of oysters.

3. Peter’s hair needs cutting badly.

4. He telephoned asking me to come next Sunday today.

5. James made a sewing machine entirely from his head for his mother.

6. Uncle Thomas called his grandson who is over ninety.

7. The basket was carried by a girl full of flowers.

8. The boy wrote to the President who lives next door.

9. The boy wore a hat on his head made of jute fiber.

Answers

1. Looking out of the window of the room Peter saw a fox.

2. Mother cooked a meal made of oysters for the visitor.

3. Peter’s hair badly needs cutting.

4. He telephoned today asking me to come next Sunday.

5. James, entirely from his head, made a sewing machine for his mother.

6. Uncle Thomas, who is over ninety, called his granddaughter.

7. The basket full of flowers was carried by a girl.

8. The boy who lives next door wrote to the President.

9. The boy wore a hat made of jute fiber on his head.

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