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what did I do wrong?



Meyling
Spain

what did I do wrong?
 
the last week I had a test, this is was the sentence:
Rewrite the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Use between two and five words.

Noel is not usually in a bad mood.

like         It is .................... in a bad mood

my answer was: It is not Noel like to be in a bad mood.

and i dont know what did i do wrong? is there another way to do it?

27 Jan 2012      



yanogator
United States

You had it, except for your word order. It should have been
 
It is not like Noel to be in a bad mood.
 
Bruce

27 Jan 2012     



Pelletrine
France

or to keep not+usual(ly):
 
        It is unusual to see Noel in a bad mood/ It is not usual to see Noel in a bad mood.
 
or as Bruce said ....
 
Or... .maybe we could even let out the ´like ´ , and the keep Meyling ´s structure ?
...What would natives say about (I ´m really less sure here):
 
                           It isnot Noel to be in a bad mood.      ???
 
,o)

27 Jan 2012     



moravc
Czech Republic

It is not like Noel to be in a bad mood. PS: Pelerine´s post below is correct.

27 Jan 2012     



Pelletrine
France

Oups: with ´like ´ :
It is (so) unlike Noel to be in a bad mood./ It is  not like Noel to be in a bad mood.(Back to start  ;o)

27 Jan 2012     



Meyling
Spain

the word order was ok, just i made the mistake when i wrote it here jejejeje

28 Jan 2012     



Stellam
Argentina

Hi Meyling
Just a teeny-weeny question: Are you a teacher?

28 Jan 2012     



tancredo
Portugal

I would say:" It´s not often that Noel is in a bad mood"

28 Jan 2012     



Patrícia Porto
Brazil

It ´s unusual to Noel to be in a bad mood.

28 Jan 2012     



yanogator
United States

Many of you are missing the fact that the answer must use the word "like".
 
Bruce

28 Jan 2012     



maoopa
China

I believe you could have used yanogator ´s suggestion, or derivate the word "likely"

It is not likely to see ....
It is unlikely....

Cheers,

Mauro

28 Jan 2012     

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