Лекция: Exercise 3. Translate into Russian.

1. Avoid using this word! 2. They delayed starting for the South. 3. I don't want to postpone writing the composition. 4. It is time for me to finish helping you. 5. My uncle does not want to give up smoking. 6. We shall put off -writing the answer. 7. Please, excuse my interrupting you. 8. Why did she not go on speaking? 9. Do you mind my playing the piano? 10. The girl kept on bothering me. 11. They started discussing (to discuss) this question. 12. We shall soon begin to study (studying) a new text. 13. Paul continued to make (making) his report. 14. I like singing (to sing) folk songs. 15. Mother loved scolding (to scold) us in joke. 16. The children hated to walk (walking) the long way to the station. 17. She detests sitting (to sit) idly. 18. We prefer to do (doing) it ourselves. 19. They intended speaking (to speak) to the director.

Exercise 4. State the syntactical function of the Gerunds in the following:

1. I like skating better than any other sport.2. His managing the sailboat so skillfully saved him from a shipwreck.3. His experiments have shown that portions of the brain may be cut off without producing any pain.4. Catching the dog was not an easy matter.5. Your speaking so angrily makes me feel very sad.6. I cannot go to his place without having prepared my lessons first.7. He didn't like her for finding fault with everything he die8. On entering the hall he noticed something strange in the corner.

Exercise 5. Use the Gerund or the Infinitive or both after the verbs in the following:

1.She always avoids (injure) the feelings of others.2. I don't like (sing), I prefer (dance).3. Don't worry, I shall not forget (write) to you, and you'll know everything.4. He went on (lecture) us for hours and hours.5. I think I remember (see) you at the Gallery.6. He did not want to postpone (go) there.7. The man stopped (drink) water and put the glass on the table.8. They stopped at the well (drink) some water.

Exercise 6. Translate into English, using the Gerund Constructions:

1. Простите, что я перебиваю вас.2. Когда она вошла в комнату, то увидела разбитую чашку.3. Буря помешала нам приехать вовремя.4. Он не будет возражать, если я закрою окно. 5. Япомню, чтооставилаключнастоле.

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