To Leeson Six

I. Fill in some, any or their compounds:

1. I am quite certain that you mean ... else. 2. I did not listen to them attentively, I only heard ... odds and ends. 3. I would do ... in the world to ensure Gwendolen's happiness. 4. My ideal has always been to love ... of the name Ernest. 5. I wonder if there is ... that can shake his confidence. 6. Harris's language used to be enough to unnerve ... man. 7. I am afraid they differ on ... points. 8. With ... people their chief thought is always for themselves, with him it is always for others. 9. Pardon me, you are not engaged to ... one. 10. If ... harm comes to you in listening to my advice I shall blame myself bitterly. 11. Is it a question of ... importance? 12. May I give you ... water? 13. I shall call on you ... day. 14. I do not approve of ... that tampers with natural ignorance. 15. "Have you had your dessert?" - "Oh, no."-*- "Do you not want ... ?" - "No!" - "Would you like ... now?" - "No, thank you." 16. I don't think there is ... in that idea. 17. Alas! ... always interferes. 18. Without saying ... to Christine, Andrew began to look for a convenient consulting-room up west. 19. They always say that geniuses are very near the border line and liable to slip over ... minute. 20. There must be ... important difference between these words. 21. Can't you take ... seriously? 22. I know that I'm dull, and not much good at ... . 23. Do you see ... likeness in her to ... of you? 24. What will you feel if ... speaks to you in such a contemptuous manner? 25. You will tell me if I can be of ... use to you. 26, Come ... time you like.

II. Point out the reflexive and emphatic pronouns. Translate the sentences into Russian:

1. There were four of us - George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency. 2. Idris, aged five, at a little desk all by himself near the fire, was looking extraordinary pleased with life. 3. Anthony played about the deck, fascinated by all that he saw, pretending himself already at sea. 4. He did not answer, feeling himself in an utterly false position. 5. Go and look for yourself if you don't believe me. 6. He is very handsome. Tall and spare and he holds himself well. 7. You must come and see for yourself. 8. I don't like doing this all by myself. 9. If one wants a thing done, one had to do it oneself. 10. We suffer according to ourselves. 11. I could give a photograph of myself. 12. He himself - my brother-in-law - came back by train. 13. For myself, I have discovered an excellent preventive against seasickness, in balancing myself. 14. For a while she had kept both herself and the child on the twelve shillings a week. 15. We thought you might want to say good-bye to him by yourself. 16. She did not dare to open the window by herself. 17, He was thinking of ordinary people like ourselves. 18. We had the river to ourselves. 19. You can answer me yourself.


III. Fill in proper self-pronouns:

1. I can't understand it ... . 2. Then go back and shut the door, my boy. Doors do not shut by ... , do they? 3. Helen rose and threw ... on the sofa. 4. If you do need some more fruit, help ... to it. 5. She wound ... into their confidence. 6. The best way to cheer ... is to try to cheer somebody else. 7. When you have finished this work, report ... to the head-teacher. 8. Pull ... together, sir, will you, and give an account of ... . I'm perfectly ready to give an account of ... . 9. The rest.of you must go by ... . 10. He didn't feel so hungry as he thought he should, and contented ... with a bit of boiled beef and some strawberries and cream. 11. George and I, and the dog, left to ... , went for a walk to Wallengford on the second evening. 12. And then he told us the real history of the fish. It seemed that he had caught it ... , years ago, when he was quite a lad. 13. Eliza glanced at her parents, and as they made no movement towards the hall accompanied her brother ... . 14. I don't understand German ... . 15. He asked me for a photo of ... . 16. He tried to rally ... . 17. So you've disguised ... , have you? 18. Don't concern ... about my prospects, stick to your own.

IV. Analyse the italicized words stating whether they are gerunds or verbal nouns:

1. Without saying anything to Christine Andrew began to look for a convenient consulting room up West. 2. He had done some constructive thinking since his last visit. 3. I seem to remember being told not to grumble. 4. The corridor by the elevator was empty. When he pressed the button there was the prolonged hum which always preceded the coming of the elevator. 5. He was wearing an old suit and his hair wanted cutting. 6. There is little sense in standing about gossiping and adopting this pose of being anxious. 7. She didn't know whatever would become of me if she had the looking after me. 8. He used both of his hands in a swinging motion and tried to do the pulling as much as he could with his body and his legs. His old legs and shoulders turned with the swinging of the pulling. 9. I expect you are upset by Kate's leaving us. 10. After reading for two hours, he placed his briefcase on his lap and started writing memoranda with a pencil. 11. I rather fancy we can promise him a very sympathetic hearing. 12. He had been awakened by the opening of the door, and had not realized what the matter was. 13. He had watched the passing of the horses. 14. He picked up the pieces of his tunic without knowing what to do with them. 15. I heard the grinding and cranking of the antique machine. 16. He likes dealing with children and he likes being happy. 17. She crept up to her small be.droom trembling and fell into a passion of silent weeping.

V. Choose the appropriate adverb:

1. He should be back (short, shortly). 2. Frank Swain spoke to me about you (short, shortly) before he left. 3. His thoughts were cut (short, shortly). 4. He is (deep, deeply) interested in the problem. 5. We had to dig (deep, deeply) to find water. 6. He went on studying (deep, deeply) into the night. 7. Don't go far away, stay somewhere (near, nearly).


8. The two boys (close, closely) resemble each other. 9. Our victory was (dear, dearly) bought. 10. He paid (dear, dearly) for his mistake. 11. She plunged into the grass, which was growing knee (high, highly) and walked rapidly towards the pines. 12. He was (high, highly) thought of by his friends. 13. They were standing (close, closely) to the door. 14. Tom looked at him (close, closely) as though he had never seen him before. 15. I've (just, justly) seen him. 16. He was (just, justly) punished. 17. I (hard, hardly) know her. 18. He worked (hard, hardly) at his phonetics. 19. They came home (late, lately) at night. 20. They haven't seen him (late, lately). 21. The doctor asked him to open his mouth (wide, widely). 22. It is (wide, widely) known that he is a well-known writer.

VI. Translate the sentences into Russian:

1. Mrs. Howells was at her wits' end what to do. 2. "Art for Heart's Sake" is the title of a story by Rube Goldberg. 3. He would not allow his valet to send his heavy silk dressing gown to the cleaner's. 4. She went to a solicitor's to make her will. 5. She put a hand-towel over her new dress for safety's sake. 6. Yesterday I had no time to get to the baker's and to the butcher's. 7. They brought a girl-friend along to keep you at arm's length. 8. Their house was at a distance of a stone's throw, a mere stone's throw from here. 9. I left my watch at the watch-maker's. 10. I continue to take interest in him for old time's sake (for old acquaintance's sake, for appearance's sake). 11. She bought these flowers at a florist's which is close to the Underground. 12. She has Grammar at her fingers' ends. 13. Tom stayed at home to be out of harm's way. 14. He escaped death by a hair's breadth.


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