English IX. Use of English. Grammar Section (p. 125-130)
I. Put in Past Simple or Past Perfect.
1 I (be) sorry that I (not be) nicer to him.
2 Nobody (come) to the meeting because Angela (forget) to tell people about it.
3 I (see) her before somewhere - I (know).
4 Because he (not check) the oil for so long, the car (break) down.
5 She couldn't find the book that I (lend) her.
6 All the people we (invite) turned up, and some that we (not invite).
7 They (never find) where he (hide) the money.
8 It was a firm that I (never hear) of.
9 When she (come) in, we all knew where she (be).
10 The lesson (already start) when I (arrive).
II. Join the beginnings and ends to make sensible sentences.
1. After he had tried on six pairs of shoes
2. After Mary had done all the shopping
3. When I had washed and dried the last plate
4. When Mark had looked through all the
drawers in his room
5. When he had finished eating lunch
a. he decided he liked the first ones best.
b. he started going through the
c. she took a short walk round the park.
d. he went to the cafe in the square for a
cup of coffee.
e. Paul came in and offered to help.
III. Use when or after (as soon as) to make one sentence for each situation.
1 I wrote to my boyfriend. Then I watched television for an hour or so.
2 Everybody had a chance to say what they thought. Then we took a vote.
3 I posted the letter. Then I felt much better about everything.
4 She stopped trying to lose weight. She looked much healthier.
5 He bought presents for everyone in his family. Then he bought something for himself
IV. Use when or than to complete the sentences.
1. Hardly had we packed our things …it was high time to go to the station. 2. No sooner had he made a
call …the secretary brought him-all the papers he had asked for. 3. Scarcely had the last passenger got on
the train … it started. 4. No sooner had the passengers taken off their coats … the attendant brought in
tea. 5. Hardly had he touched the pillow … he fell asleep. 6. Scarcely had we entered the hall … the
lights went out and the curtain rose.
V. Make up sentences of you combining the parts suggested with the help of conjunctions hardly .... when,
scarcely … when, no sooner ...than.
Example: He (leave) the room; the bomb (explode) .
Hardly had he left the room when the bomb exploded.
1. The guests (leave); she (go) upstairs.
2. The sun (set); it (become) very cold.
3. The teacher (enter) the classroom; the pupils (stand up).
4. They (have) their dinner; the telephone (ring).
5. The train (start); she (cry).
7. They (get married); she (begin) to make scenes.
8. She (enter) the room; the light (go out).
VI. Translate from Russian into English.
1. Не успели мы лечь спать, как кто-то постучался в дверь.
2. Едва она приехала, как заболела.
3. Как только закончился урок, дети побежали в сад.
4. Не успели матч закончиться, как болельщики (fans) , как болельщики (fans) бросились (to rush) к выходу.
5. Как только гости разошлись, мы начали мыть посуду.
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