Rewrite these sentences with a more positive tone. There’s more than one right answer—you can scroll below to compare our answer to yours.

  1. You’re not allowed to use the cafeteria after 2pm.
  2. My partner is not able to attend the conference.
  3. The N575 form is not the same as the N555 form.
  4. Since you didn’t include the receipt, we can’t give you a refund.
  5. I have no experience other than pumping gas at my father’s gas station.
  6. We cannot complete the transfer of funds without an RRSP account in your name.
  7. We often receive applications with deficient information.
  8. It’s impossible for us to process your employment application because we don’t have enough references.
  9. I will be out of town from November 13 — 18 and will not be able to meet with any of you till then.
  10. The roof isn’t guaranteed for life.
  11. Few sensible people would not accept vaccination against smallpox.
  12. If you aren’t vaccinated you’re not at serious risk but it’s socially irresponsible not to get vaccinated.

Answers:

  1. The cafeteria is open until 2pm.
  2. My partner is unable to attend the conference.
  3. The N575 form is different from the N555 form.
  4. As soon as we receive the receipt, we’ll be happy to give you a refund.
  5. I have experience pumping gas at my father’s gas station.
  6. As soon as you set up an RRSP account in your name, we’ll be able to transfer the funds to you.
  7. We often receive incomplete applications.
  8. As soon as you provide us with three references, we can process your application.
  9. I am available to meet with you after November 18.
  10. Your new roof has a 15 year guarantee.
  11. Few sensible people would decline vaccination against smallpox.
  12. Without a vaccination, you have low personal risk of contracting the disease, but declining the vaccination is socially irresponsible.
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