Grammar, 4.1, page 132
1 I'm busier today than I was yesterday.
2 He's the shortest boy in the class.
3 Kate's shorter than Alice.
4 You're not as clever as me.
5 Today is the longest day of the year.
1 faster than
2 better than
3 more beautifully than
4 more slowly than
5 later than
6 more fluently
1 the most neatly
2 the fastest
3 the worst
4 the loudest
5 the hardest
6 the earliest
1 is less confident than
2 is the least intelligent
3 is the least spacious
4 is less cramped than
5 in the least lively
2 as it was when I first moved into it
3 than it looks from the outside
4 as I thought she would be
5 than there used to be
6 than I was before
1 My car isn't as big / large as yours.
2 There are fewer people on the beach now.
3 Flats are usually less expensive than houses. / Flats usually aren't as expensive as houses.
4 The weather is becoming hotter and hotter.
5 This is the least spacious hotel room we've ever stayed in.
6 The more you spend on the flat, the more valuable it becomes.
7 The rent was higher than I thought (it would be).
Grammar, 4.2, page 134
1 If I weren't too young, I could drive a car.
2 If you were more reliable, he would offer you a job.
3 If her flat weren't/wasn't so small / If her flat were/ was bigger/larger, she would have a dog.
4 If Iknew the password, I could use my brother's phone.
5 Ifshe practised, she would be a good guitarist.
6 If it were/was sunny today, we could go to the beach.
5 didn't exist
Grammar, 4.3, page 134
2 I wish / If only my dad wouldn't sing in the shower.
3 I wish / If only she wouldn't send me text messages at night.
4 I wish / If only you wouldn't borrow my dictionary.
5 I wish / If only our car wouldn't break down on the motorway.
6 I wish / If only you wouldn't tell people my secrets.
2 would stop
3 would take
6 would finish
Grammar, 4.4, page 135
2 I'd rather live near the mountains.
3 I'd rather she gave me CDs.
4 I'd rather she arrived early.
5 I'd rather he cooked burgers.
6 I'd rather they had a cat.
2 We'd better save some money for the journey.
3 You'd better not tell her about that email.
4 We'd better go home - it's late.
5 We'd better work hard for these exams.
6 You'd better not drink that milk; it smells funny.