Exercise 14. Comment on the Subjunctive Mood and modal verbs. Translate into Russian
1. There was no immediate answer, but presently I heard my name again, in a tone so very mysterious and awful, that I think I should have gone into a fit, if it had not occurred to me that it must have come through the keyhole. (Dickens) 2. As he walked along the north side of a certain street, what should he see but the truly beautiful and remarkable eyes of Mr. Angelo. (Reade) 3....you should never neglect a chance, however small it may seem. (Conan Doyle) 4. I hope he may not return here just yet. I pray God he may not come into my sight, for I may be tempted beyond myself. (Hardy) 5. Annette sighed. If Nicholas were only here, he would advise her. As he was not here, should she confide in Rosa? That was the question. (Murdoch) 6. Harper Steger... walked always as though he were a cat and a dog were! prowling somewhere in the offing. (Dreiser) 7. It was as if she had received a physical blow and were rocking on her feet. (Heym) 8. She had suggested that Abraham arrive precisely at one-thirty. (Stone) 9. If 1 were to die—and I may die soon—it would be dreadful that you should always think mistakenly of me. (Trollope) 10. She strove to ensnare him with comfort and would not see that comfort meant nothing to him. (Maugham) 11. I wished he would not always treat me as a child. (Du Maurier) 12. It is likely that except for the instruction of his grandfather, Karl himself would now be more like the other children. He would not have the military manner of walking which is the chief difference between him and the other children. (Saroyan) 13. He proposedto change his will to the effect that his collection should be bequeathed to the city only on certain conditions, the most important of which was that I should be retained as curator. (Hansford Johnson) 14. His spirits fell, however, when, upon reaching the park, he waited and waited and Carrie did not come. Could something have happened out there to keep her away? (Dreiser) 15. I never saw a man so hot in my life. I tried to calm him, that we might come to something rational; but he got hotter and hotter, and wouldn't hear a word. (Dickens) 16. I think you might have the decency to treat me as a prisoner of war, and shoot me like a man instead of hanging me like a dog. (Shaw) 17. At lunch she did not tell Michael she was going — he might want to come, too, or at least to see her off. (Galsworthy) 18. It's odd, bethought, very odd; I must be mistaken. Why should he have followed me this distance? (Greene) 19. My only terror was lest my father should follow me. (Eliot) 20. But I find now that you left me in the dark as to matters which you should have explained to me years ago. (Shaw) 21. Tony must have had several drinks by the time Erik arrived, and he insisted that Erik join him in still one more. (Wilson) 22. It would be monstrously selfish if I disturbed a state of things which is eminently satisfactory to you both. I will not come between you. (Maugham) 23. You shall smart for this!.. You shall rue it to the end of your days. (Conan Doyle) 24. And I will arrange that the funeral shall take place early tomorrow. (Hardy) 25. Your husband shall be treated exactly as if he were a member of the royal family. No gratitude, it would embarrass me, I assure you. (Shaw) 26. He felt as if something in him were collapsing. (Heym) 27. I am sure this William Wallace is a fine fellow... but I can't see why my daughter should marry without even sending me an invitation to the wedding. (Stone) 28. Stener was to be sentenced the maximum sentence for his crime in order that the party and the courts should appear properly righteous. (Dreiser) 29. Vincent knew that his sketches from life were not all what they should have been; but he was confident that if he worked hard they would come right in the end. (Stone) 30. An old gentleman suggested that she walk' to the village where she might yet catch the bus to the Plaza. (Baum) 31. This was to be the very last dinner he would ever eat at Mrs. Fawset's...; but he did not know this and neither did Mrs. Fawset. (Priestley) 32. That girl that I spoke of was to have married me twenty years ago. She was forced into marrying that same Drebber, and broke her heart over it. (Conan Doyle) 33. Indoors nothing was to be heard save the droning of blue-bottle flies. (Hardy) 34. The light was not good where they had stopped, and he might have made a mistake. (Priestley) 35. No doubt life held many strange secrets. Perhaps it was essential that somebody should investigate them. However that might be, the call of his was in another direction. His business was to make money. (Dreiser) 36. Your feelings do you honour. You are young; may you never outlive your feelings! (Dickens) 37. This mayn't be the first time you've pulled me out of a mess, but I swear it shall be the last. (Hansford Johnson). 38. He insisted that the boy remain in bed. (Cronin) 39. I ought not to have left Knapwater last night. I wish I had not. (Hardy) 40. You must have mistaken him, my dear. He could not have intended to say that. (Trollope) 41. Hooker repeated the name as if he had never heard it before. (Priestley) 42. If the tradition be ever broken it will be for an abler man than Stephen. (Shaw) 43. Whatever unfortunate entanglement my dear boy may have got into, I will never reproach him with it after we are married. (Wilde) 44. I may have been foolish, inspector, but I've never done anything wrong before the law. (Lindsay)
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