Exercise 27. Insert the Past Continuous, Past Perfect, or Past Perfect Continuous
1. Abbey resumed the newspaper she __ (to read) (Dickens) 2. By three o'clock he __ all his own cigarettes and those he could borrow from others. He __ about lunch, (to finish, to forget) (Wilson) 3. When she came out again her tears and cries __, but there was a band of rosy flush across her forehead, (to cease) (Hansford Johnson) 4. He __ still __ at her, when two of the prowlers halted on his left, (to gaze) (Lindsay) 5. Approaching the door, she found herself face to face with Mr. Linley. He __ just __ directions to one of the servants, and was re-entering the drawing-room, (to give) (Collins) 6. Rosa made a contemptuous gesture. Then she tossed the book she __ on to the ground, (to read) (Murdoch) 7. I got up from where I __ at the Carlton House writing table and went over to the fireplace, (to sit) (Murdoch) 8. She looked up at him, and found he __ her closely, (to watch) (Wells) 9. She was on the edge of tears, as nearly dishevelled as so tidy and businesslike a girl could be. I thought she __ (to cry) (Hansford Johnson) 10. It __, but it __, and a street lamp some way off streaked the roadway with reflections, (to rain __ negative, to rain) (Murdoch) 11. Cowperwood got up. He was a little afraid now of this deep-seated passion he __ (to arouse) (Dreiser) 12. She picked up the chair she __ in and quickly slipped away with it into the house, (to sit) (Maugham) 13. Elinor __ still __ at this missive... when the door opened, (to stare) (Christie) 14. "Oh, don't get up, dear Miss Ley," said the visitor as her hostess slowly rose from the sofa upon which she __ so comfortably __. (to lie) (Maugham)
Exercise 28. Translate into English.
1. Она отложила в сторону письмо, которое писала, и задумалась. 2. Она пошла на почту отправить письмо, которое написала накануне. 3. Все еще спали, когда зазвонил телефон. 4. В саду никого не было. Пахло свежескошенной травой. По-видимому, садовники косили. 5. Сад потерял свою прелесть: садовники скосили всю траву. 6. К счастью, он не заметил ее воспаленных глаз и не догадался, что она плакала. 7. Сью внимательно наблюдала за Джонси, когда та открыла глаза. 8. Сью, которая некоторое время наблюдала за своей больной подругой, подошла к ее кровати. 9. Она отложила в сторону книгу, которую читала. 10. Она написала письмо и читала книгу. 11. Пеготти уронила чулок, который она штопала. 12. Пеготти отложила чулок, который уже заштопала.
1. Нежданов до того удивился, что даже не поднялся с пня, на котором сидел. (Тургенев) 2. Одинцова опустилась на то же самое кресло, на котором сидела накануне. (Тургенев) 3. В это время один офицер, сидевший в углу комнаты, встал. (Лермонтов) 4. Она [Елена] быстро захлопнула книгу, которую читала, и отошла от стола. (Достоевский). 5. Лена выпустила его руку, которую минуту тому назад так крепко сжимала. (Чаковский) 6. Глаза у Сергея покраснели и чуть припухли. Неужели он плакал?.. (Слепухин)
Exercise 29. Comment on the use ot the Present Indefinite, Present Continuous, Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous.
to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed. (Maugham) 2. You probably
her since those summer holidays when Mum and Dad were abroad. (Christie) 3. Gerald, if you
Are going away
with Lord Illingworth, go at once. Go before it
me: but don't ask me to meet him. (Wilde) 4. There's the car. Arnold's
. I must go and bathe my eyes. I don't want them to see
I've been crying
. (Maugham) 5.
I am seeing
the other nurse, Nurse O'Brien, to-day. (Christie) 6. As she turns to go, she finds that Bella
at her and her father with impassive hatred. (Gow and D’Usseau) 7, Bella is a Negro woman of fifty who
in the Langdon home for twenty-four years and thus
a favored position. (Gow and D’Usseau) 8. "You
very absurd, Laura," she said coldly. (Mansfield) 9. When
I've taken off
my things we shall go into the next room and have tea. (Mansfield) 10.
things on the spur of the moment to ray own inconvenience and other people's. (Maugham) 11. He has all the virtues. Dr. Ramsay, Miss Glover, even Mrs. Branderton
Have been drumming
his praise into my ears. (Maugham) 12. Fatty came over to Lanny's table. A fat, cheerful Greek with laughing wrinkles at the sides of his eyes. "You're alone to-day," Fatty said. Lanny nodded and lit a cigarette. "
to-night." "Leaving?" "Yes, Fatty.
home to the Karroo." (Abrahams) 13. D'you know that Robert Qldham and Caroline
madly in love with one another for the last ten years? They'
all this time, and now at last Caroline is free. (Maugham) 14. This will be the death of her when she
it. (Dreiser) 15. You
told my learned friend that you
Mr. Pickwick a long time. (Dickens) 16. He is always
the law. (Shaw) 17. "It is Mrs. Sedley's coach, sister," said Miss Jemima. "Sambo, the black servant,
the bell." (Thackeray) 18. She
me... She's always
sharp things to me. (Christie) 19. "I think you
very wise. A complete holiday, a complete rest, that is what you need.
my mind," I said. "
I don't think I'm doind away
after all." (Murdoch) 20. Ah, Miss Marple. Good morning. Glad you'
. My wife's
like a lunatic. (Christie) 21. A woman never acknowledges such a nondescript age as forty-eight unless she
to marry a widower with seventeen children. (Maugham) 22. "By the way, you'
Ve been talking
about me. I see it written in your faces. Your silence tells me all. I could even guess what you've
Ve been listening
," Gladys cried, making a face at him. (Priestley) 23. You
far too romantic about it. (Hilton) 24. "Do you like me at all, Bertha?" he asked. "
I've been wanting
to ask you ever since you came home." (Maugham) 25. Years
since we began this life. (Dickens) 26. I'
Ve been making
some sandwiches. Won't you come up and have some? (Christie) 27. I cannot imagine why I'
thirty years with a man I dislike so much. (Maugham) 28. "Antonia
Has been telling
me about your flat," said Rosemary. "It sounds ideal. And there's a heavenly view over to Westminster Cathedral." (Murdoch) 29. We'
Ve been going
to pictures about twice a week ever since. (Maugham) 30. I'
a kite every Saturday afternoon ever since I was a kid and I'
to fly a kite as long as ever I
to. (Maugham) 31. I
this is an old story, I
it myself and if I set it
in black and white it is only with a faint hope that when
I have written
it I may get a clearer view of if. (Maugham) 32. Who
to tea? (Wilde) 33. "I don't know what's been the matter with me. I'
so miserable, Eddie..." "You've
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