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Hello! Could anyone please correct my sentence transformations? I have an engish exam on thursday and I'm doing a lot of exercises but still I feel insecure. Thank you a lot.

1 It is a pity she didn't come with us. (WHICH)
She didn't com with us, WHICH IS (or was?) A pity.

2 My six-year-old brother can swim very fast. (YEARS)
My brother, DESPITE HIS YOUNG YEARS, can swim very fast.

3 Sally isn't as quick at typing as Pam. (THAN)
Pam is QUICKER AT TYPING THAN Sally is.

4 I can't stand people laughing at me. (LAUGHED)
I can't STAND BEING LAUGHED at.

5 We had never been to Paris before. (FIRST)
It IS THE FIRST TIME we had ever been to Paris. (about this one I'm not sure about the BE's form)

6 Developers are destroying large areas of forest every minute. (ARE)
Large areas of forest ARE BEING DESTROYED every minute.

7 We should think about conservation more. (THOUGHT)
Conservation SHOULD BE THOUGHT about more.

8 They didn't let me go out. (MADE)
They MADE ME (STAY?) in.

9 You'd think he owns the place. (THOUGH)
He behaves AS THOUGH HE OWNED OWNS the place.

10 You ought to have finished the project by now. (TIME)
It's TIME YOU FINISHED the project.

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