216. Due to the fact that

1. She didn’t make it to the meeting due to the fact that there was a train delay.

2. We have to cancel the picnic due to the fact that the weather is bad.

3. Due to the fact that the sales have been down, the company decided to restructure its business plan.

4. Due to the fact that there are many types cars, it was difficult to make a clear decision as to what to buy.

5. Due to the fact that Japan is a small island, there isn’t much space in terms of building.

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217. Have nothing to do except to ~

1. We have nothing to do except to study for our exam.

2. He had nothing to do all day except to play video games.

3. I had nothing to do except to wait for the train to get here.

4. After the meeting, the manager had nothing to do except review the reports.

5. Want to go and get something to eat? I don’t have anything better to do.

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215. In that

1. He looked really nice in that tuxedo.

2. We have to reconsider our terms, in that we are not getting a good deal.

3. He will change his diet soon in that hoping he can improve his health.

4. The manager needs to review the report in that the boss decides to read it.

5. He decided not to go on the trip, in that he needs to study for an exam.

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209. Take to ~ing

1. I have taken to eating more vegetables to get healthier.

2. He was taken to having tea in the afternoon.

3. The staff took to spending extra time at work during the busy season.

4. The professor has taken to fishing as his hobby.

5. The group has taken to using violence instead of peaceful protests.

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211. Have the misfortune to

1. He had the misfortune of losing all his money.

2. They had the misfortune of losing their jobs on Christmas Day.

3. The business had the misfortune of losing its main client base.

4. The town had the misfortune of being flooded after the rainstorm.

5. Having the misfortune of bad luck can make someone feel depressed.

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205. Whereas

1. Whereas Susan likes reading mystery novels, her husband likes reading magazines.

2. Whereas she is good at math, I’m not good at all.

3. Whereas she is calm, her sister is really active.

4. Some people like to spend a lot of money, whereas others like to save their money.

5. I like to relax and read books whereas my friend likes to go to parties.

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207. To make a long story short

1. To make a long story short, I’ll never go to that restaurant again.

2. To make a long story short, we decided to change our plans.

3. To make a long story short, she wanted to go without the group.

4. To make a long story short, the film showcased some of the problems of society.

5. To make a long story short, his lecture angered many people in the audience.

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164. Next to nothing

1. I bought this for next to nothing.

2. She got that bag for next to nothing.

3. The boxer could remember next to nothing after he got knocked out.

4. He lived on next to nothing, only eating one meal a day.

5. He knows next to nothing about science.

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163. When it comes to ~

1. When it comes to eating, plenty of fruits and vegetables is best for your health.

2. When it comes to the weather in Japan, it’s really hot in the summer and really cold in the winter.

3. When it comes to dealing with people, you have to the personality of each person.

4. When it comes to work, it’s better to get it done early rather than wait until the last minute.

5. Every country has a different culture but when it comes to dealing with people in general, being nice is the first step.

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161. Apart from

1. Apart from that, I think that she is a wonderful person.

2. Apart from the first question, she has completed the worksheet.

3. Apart from economic costs, the company didn’t lose much this quarter.

4. Apart from the maintenance, this house will be nice looking.

5. Apart from the debate between both political candidates, they usually agree on the same issues.

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