I. State the type of the predicate:
1. Worthing is a place of Sussex. 2. They were sitting on a bank beside the road. 3. Where could we stay the night? I've gone lame. 4. Smoked hams were attached to the rafters in the kitchen. 5. All he was doing was trying to rest his leg. 6. Suddenly he came to realize that the girl was wonderfully pretty. 7. You can't keep Idris here. If you do, I'll have to report you. 8. We got out at Sonning, and went for a walk round the village. 9. You must send the child home at once. 10. George gathered wood and made a fire and Harris and I started to peel
potatoes. 11. Montmorency started moving forward again. 12. Remember, dear, you're not to go out without a hat to-day. 13. I always used to think it showed a lack of humour. 14. When she had finished speaking she turned and looked at him coyly. 15. Margie wanted to read about those funny schools. 16. She began slowly moving back towards the house. 17. The girl seemed the only active creature. 18. Dusk had gathered thick. 19. Michael ceased to rock, ceased almost to breathe. 20. This advice may prove of use to you some day. 21. He kept looking behind. 22. As they drove the narrow single street the town appeared deserted. 23. Andrew could not stop being angry. 24. She stopped brushing her hair. 25. He used to hate interfering women. 26. Robert went on looking at Megan. 27. Nothing is going to happen to you. 28. He stood invisible on the threshold. 29. He stood talking to her at the door of her house. 30. He awoke stiff and unconscious of where he was. 31. His explanation sounded lame. 32. You'll be wanting tea, I suppose.
II. Fill in the blanks with one of the following link-verbs:
to be, to ring, to go, to feel, to turn, to grow, to remain, to appear, to sound, to smell, to keep, to seem, to look, to taste
1. This ... Robert Garton, and I ... Frank Ashurst. 2. He ... shy and happy and proud. 3. The applause ... even louder. 4. The young man ... scarlet. 5. Lanny ... quiet, staring into the blanket of darkness in front of him. 6. The doctors ... very nice and ... very capable. 7. He ... surprised when he saw her. 8. She ... happy enough. 9. She ... fresh and young and very beautiful. 10. The hay ... good. 11. The words ... true, but Soames did not drop his caution. 12. He ... very warm in this overheated room. 13. Young Groom, who ... very red, looked at Clare almost angrily. 14. Her state of mind, indeed, like the weather, ... cold again. 15. It ... dark. 16. We will do our best to reach you if something ... wrong. 17. My clothes ... wet. 18. He ... awake. 19. The soap ... good.
III. Replace the infinitives in brackets by the appropriate form of the verb (person and number):
1. Robert as well as Frank (to be) tired. 2. Seven miles (to be) too great a distance for them to walk. 3. He said: "Robert and I (to be) pals since childhood." 4. Her uncle and aunt (to sit) on the step. 5. She did’not care what his family (to be saying), she knew it was all their doing. 6. Cream and jam (to be put) on the table. 7. It is I who (to be going) to tell you about this. 8. The rest of the story (to be) not interesting. 9. They were both very tall, neither (to be wearing) a hat. 10. It (to be) his last words that made her angry.
IV. Translate the following sentences into Russian:
1. There's only one farm near. 2. From the drawing-room there came sounds. 3. There seemed only one escape for her hunted soul. 4. There arose a hollow echo from below. 5. There stood a little crib by Miss Temple's bed. 6. There followed an endless silence. 7. "There remains
another way out," said Stephen, laughing. 8. His grandfather told him that there was a time when all stories were printed on paper.
V. Insert not or without before the words ending in -Ing:
1. ... knowing where they could put up they decided to find some farm. 2. He lay on the grass ... answering Robert's questions. 3. He did not go to the kitchen ... wanting to hear Robert's remarks. 4. They heard some voices ... seeing anybody. 5. He could not speak to her ... getting angry at once. 6. He looked at the girl ... concealing his admiration. 7. She stood waiting there ... realizing that everybody was struck by her behaviour. 8. They worked for many hours ... resting.
VI. Transform the subordinate clauses into for -phrases:
1. It is natural that young people should talk of the universe. 2. They waited till the young girl approached them. 3. His leg hurts him so much that he can't walk. 4. I shall get the room ready that you might rest. 5. Was it not strange that he should remember that episode all his life? 6. The boys stayed in the parlour that the family might have their supper quietly. 7. That was the advice you should have followed. 8. It is important that they should keep track of current events. 9. Frank was anxious that the girl should appear again. 10. It was strange that she should be asked to speak about her parents.
VII. Change the construction of the following sentences so as to use complexes with an infinitive: '
1. It seemed that the room had never been used before. 2. They noticed that the girl did most of the work. 3. He is limping, it appears. 4. I am sure that a good night's rest will do you a lot of good. 5. They say she was unconscious for a long time. 6. He could discern the outline of the far-off mountains with difficulty. 7. It is known that he has a bent for literature. 8. It would be better if he were less self-conscious.
VIII. State what constructions are used in the following sentences. Translate the sentences into Russian:
1. He was limping along without a hat with his large eyes on her, and his hair flung back. 2. The girl disappeared into the house, her peacock tam-o'-shanter bright athwart that rosy-pink and the dark green of the yews. 3. Tommy walked away, whistling, the dusty old book tucked beneath his arm. 4. He sat watching the old scenes acted, a numb feeling at his heart. 5. It was not an ordinary hospital. You did not go in there to have a finger cut off or a broken bone mended. 6. I've got your drawing framed and hung above my bureau, and very jolly it looks. 7. You'd better have it done when your mistress is out.
IX. Analyse the following sentences; state the syntactic functions of the participles:
1. I mumbled that I was sorry and retired meditating upon my crime. 2. Never having questioned Jem's pronouncements, I saw no reason to begin now. 3. Miss Caroline caught me writing. 4. Saved by the bell, Miss Caroline watched the class file out for lunch. 5. They were proper witnesses having been left nothing in the will that they might have no interest in Timothy's death. 6. This having been accomplished, they
proceeded in the direction of Mrs. Noel's cottage. 7. Some joke seemed going the ro'und of them. 8. She seemed entirely absorbed in her work. 9. They were regular attendants at the cinema shows given at the building. 10. Suddenly Andrew heard his name called wildly.
X. Fill in appropriate articles or possessive pronouns where necessary:
Gip, dear boy, inherits ... mother's breeding, and he did not propose to enter ... shop or worry in any way; only, you know, quite unconsciously he lugged my finger doorward, and he made ... interest clear.
"That," he said, and pointed to ... Magic Bottle.
"If you had that?" I said; at which promising inquiry he looked up with ... sudden radiance.
"I could show it to Jessie," he said, thoughtful as ever of ... others.
"It's less than ... hundred days to your birthday, Gibbles," I said and laid ... hand on ... door-handle.
Gip made no answer, but ... grip tightened on my finger, and so we came into ... shop.
It was no common shop this; it was ... magic shop, and all ... prancing precedence Gip would have taken in ... matter of mere toys was wanting. He left ... burden of ... conversation to me.
It was ... little, narrow shop, not very well lit, and ... doorbell pinged again with ... plaintive note as we closed it behind us. For ... moment or so we were alone and could glance about us. There was ... tiger in ... papier-mache on ... glass case that covered ... low counter - ... grave, kind-eyed tiger that waggled ... head in ... methodical manner; there were several crystal spheres, ... china hand holding ... magic cards, ... stock of ... magic fish-bowls in various sizes, and ... immodest magic hat that shamelessly displayed ... springs. On ... floor were ... magic mirrors; one to draw you out long and thin, one to swell ... head and vanish ... legs, and one to make you short and fat like ... draught; and while we were laughing at these ... shopman, as I suppose, came in.
At any rate, there he was behind ... counter -. .. curious, sallow, dark man, with one ear larger than ... other and ... chin like ... toe-cap of ... boot.
"What can we have ... pleasure?" he said, spreading ... long, magic fingers on ... glass case; and so with ... start we were aware of him.
"I want," I said, "to buy my little boy ... few simple tricks."
"Legerdemain?" he asked. "Mechanical? Domestic?"
"Anything amusing," I said.
"Urn!" said ... shopman, and scratched ... head for ... moment as if thinking. Then, quite distinctly, he drew from ... head ... glass ball. "Something in this way?" he said, and held it out.
... action was unexpected. I had seen ... trick done at entertainments endless times before - it's ... part of ... common stock of ... conjurers - but I had not expected it here. "That's good," I said, with ... laugh.
(From "The Magic Shop" by H.G. Wells)