Методические указания по изучению грамматики английского языка

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Exercise 1. State verbs in the continuous. Write a sentence which follows on. Choose from these sentences.

— I think it’s going to suit me. 4) And I’ve still got a chance to win it.

— I’ve never wanted to change it. 5) It uses a lot of petrol.

— It’s too expensive to buy. 6) I play it every weekend.

Example: I enjoy the game. — I play it every weekend.

— I’m enjoying the game.

— The car costs a lot of money.

— The car is costing a lot of money.

— I’m liking my new job.

— I like my job.

Exercise 2. Complete the following dialogues by putting the verbs in brackets into the correct form. Use only the present continuous or the present simple. Where there is also an adverb in the brackets, decide the correct position in the sentence. The first one has been done for you.


A: How (a) do you work (work) this photocopier? I (b) (think) I (c) (do)

something wrong.

B: Yes, you (d) (press) the wrong button. That one (e) (enlarge) the copies.

You (f) (need) to press this one.

A: Oh, yes. It (g) (work) properly now. Thanks.


A: I (a) (see) the price of petrol (b) (go) up again.

B: Yes, I (c) (know). I (d) (seriously consider) selling the car. It’s so

expensive, and we (e) (not often use) it.

A: What (f) your wife (think) of that idea?

B: She (g) (agree) with me. She (h) (not like) driving anyway.


A: Good-morning. Is Mr Cranshaw in?

B: Yes, he is, but he (a) (see) someone at the moment. He (b) (expect)


A: Yes, I (c) (have) an appointment with him at 10.30. My name’s Phillips.

B: Ah, yes, Mr Phillips. I’m afraid we (d) (run) a little late this morning, but I

(e) (not expect) Mr Cranshaw will be long, if you (f) (not mind)



A: Why (a) we (wait)?

B: John isn’t here yet. I (b) (expect) he (c) (have) trouble with his car


A: Oh! That car (d) (always go) wrong! Well I (e) (not wait) any

longer. I (f) (not want) to miss the start of the match.

(g) you (come) with me, or not?


A: What (a) you (make), Pamela? It (b) (smell) really nice.

B: Well, I (с) (try) a recipe my mother-in-law gave me. It (d) (sound)

really easy. You (e) (cut) up the meat and vegetables and then you

(f) (just add) a few herbs. When she (g) (make) it, it (h) (taste)

really delicious. But I’m not sure about this. It (i) (not look) quite right.


A: What (a) you (think) of that new girl, Jacqueline?

B: Well, frankly, I (b) (find) her terribly annoying. She (c) (always

make) silly remarks and she (d) (never listen) to anything you say.

A: I (e) (know) what you (f) (mean), but I (g) (feel) a

bit sorry for her, actually. I (h) (think) she (i) (try) to hide her

shyness by being funny, but she (j) (only succeed) in getting on everyone’s


Exercise 3. Choose Present Simple/ Present Continuous.

— I only (speak) French when I’m on holiday in France.

— He (constantly — rush) me off my feet, although he knows how much I dislike


— (You — recognize) this sound? No, I haven’t the slightest idea.

— We (read) quite a lot these days.

— She (go) to the shopping center almost every week.

— This liquid (give) off a strong smell.

— Many guards (treat) prisoners inhumanly nowadays.

— They (perpetually — say) that I’m involved in the burglary, but I have a perfect


— We (go) there pretty regularly.

— Jim simply (delight) in arguing his opponents down.

— She (forever — find fault) with me, whatever I do!

— They (give) due attention to this matter at present.

— Where do you get the technical details for your book? I (frequently — consult) my

friend Alex.

— The factory (turn out) bottles at the rate of several thousands a day.

— (He — believe) what he reads in the papers?

— He (always — boast) of his achievements, although his success is entirely due to

the circumstances. I wish he would stop his boastful talk.

— We have sent for the doctor. The fever (get) worse by the hour.

Exercise 4. I have been doing or I have done?

Put the verb forms in these conversations.

A: I feel really tired.

B: It’s because you ’ ve been doing (do) too much.

A: Well, at least I ’ve _ finished (finish) that report now, and I can have a rest.

A: Someone (1) (leave) the ladder outside, look.

B: I expect that’s Brian. He (2) (clean) windows. I don’t think he’s finished yet.

A: You’ve got grass on your shoes.

B: I (3) (mow) the lawn.

A: Yes, I (4) (see) it. It looks a lot better. You (5) (cut) it nice and


Exercise 5. Complete the dialogue. Put in the verbs in the present perfect continuous or simple. Linda: What are you doing, Jeff?

Jeff: I (1) (clear) out this cupboard most of the afternoon. There’s a lot of old stuff in

here. I (2) (find) this, look.

Linda: You (3) (read) this book for the last five minutes. I (4)

(watch) you.

Jeff: It’s my old diary. I (5) (not see) it since I was ten. It (6) (be)

in here for years.

Linda: And is that old tennis racket yours?

Jeff: No, it must be yours. I (7) (never have) a tennis racket.

Exercise 6. Present and Past.

Complete the sentences. Use the words in brackets. The verbs can be present continuous (is doing), present simple (does), or present perfect (has done).

Example: We bought this picture many years ago. We’ve had it for ages. (We — have — it)

Colin’s car phone is very useful. all the time. (he — use — it)

Joanna doesn’t know where her watch is.. (she — lose — it)

We’re in the middle of decorating our kitchen. Meals are a problem. from a

take-away restaurant this week. (we — get — them)

Robert is on a skiing holiday. very much, he said on the phone. (he — enjoy — it)

This color is absolutely awful.. (I — hate — it)

I hope these figures are correct. several times already. (I — check — them)

Ed and Kay like Scrabble. at the moment. (they — play — it)

These flowers are dying. for ages. (you — not water — them)

Exercise 7. Past continuous or simple.

Put in the past continuous or past simple.

Kim: I hear the lights went (go) out last night.

Charles: Yes, I was watching (watch) television at the time. The program (1)

(get) interesting, too. But the electricity (2) (come) on

again after about ten minutes. I (3) (not miss) very much of it.

Angela: Sarah (4) (come) down the stairs when the lights went out. She almost (5)

(fall) over.

Jessica: Tom and I (6) (play) table tennis at the time.

Peter: I (7) (work) at my computer. When it (8) (happen), I (9)

(stop) work and (10) (go) to bed.

Exercise 8. I’ve been or I was.

Complete the letter. Put in the present perfect or past simple of the given verbs.

was (be) angry and sad to hear that someone plans to knock down the White Horse Inn in Brickfield. This pub has been (be) the centre of village life for centuries. It (1) (stand) at

our crossroads for about 500 years. It (2) (be) famous in the old days, and Shakespeare

once (3) (stay) there, they say. I (4) (live) in Brickfield all my life, and I

know all about it. We (5) (know) for some time of the danger to our pub. There (6)

(be) some talk a year or two ago about knocking it down. But all the villagers are

against the plan. We will stop it, you’ll see.

Exercise 9. Past continuous or simple. Find the second part of each sentence. Put each verb in brackets into the past continuous or past simple.

she (feel) a sudden pain in her back. when she (drive) on the motorway. when I (find) a $10 note between two pages. the crowd (walk) in.

— she (know) the answer.

— when the alarm clock (ring).

I (like) it.

when we (arrive) at the station.

Example: I was dreaming when the alarm clock rang.

When Mary saw the question, she knew the answer.

Exercise 10. I have done or I did.

Put in the correct verb form.

Example: I have done (have done / did) all the housework. The house is clean.

A young couple bought (have bought /bought) the house. But they didn’t live there long.

— Our visitors (have arrived / arrived). They’re sitting in the garden.

— Susan (have repaired / repaired) the television, but then it broke down again.

— I (have lost / lost) my purse. I can’t find it anywhere.

— The match (has started / started). They’re playing now.

— Joanne (has run / ran) away from home. But she came back two days later.

— James (has earned / earned) some money last week. But I’m afraid he’s already

spent it all.

— We (have planted / planted) a tree in the garden. Unfortunately it’s died.

— Prices (have gone / went) up. Things are more expensive this week.

— Someone (has turned / turned) on the hi-fi. I can hear it.

— I (have phoned / phoned) the office at eleven. Helen isn’t there today, they said.

— I (have made / made) a cake. Would you like a piece.

— The runner Amos Temila (has broken / broke) the world record for the mile in

Frankfurt. Then two days later in Helsinki Lee Williams ran the mile in an even faster time.

Have you heard (you hear) the news about Cathy?

No, what (1) (happen)?

She (2) (have) an accident. She was running for a bus when she (3)

(fall) down and (4) (break) her leg.

Oh, how awful! When (5) (this happen)?

Yesterday afternoon. Sarah (6) (tell) me about it last night.

Last night! You (7) (know) last night, and you (8) (not

tell) me!

Well, I (9) (not see) you last night. And I (10) (not

see) you today, until now.

I hope she’s all right. She (11) (have) lots of accidents, you know. She (12)

(do) the same thing about two years ago.

Exercise 12. had done, had been doing or was doing?

Put in the correct form of the verbs.

Example: Steve could hear shouts from the flat next door. His neighbors were arguing (argue).

— Lucy went into the living-room. It was empty but the television was still warm. Someone (watch) it.

— I (play) tennis, so I had a shower. I was annoyed because I (not

win) a single game.

— The walkers finally arrived at their destination. They (walk) all day, and they

needed a rest. They (walk) thirty miles.

— When I saw Ben last week he said he (stop) smoking. But when I saw him two

days later, he (smoke) a cigarette. He took the cigarette from his mouth and

looked rather ashamed.

— Harry found a note from Graham in Celia’s coat. That’s how Harry found out they

(have) an affair. In fact they (see) each other for months.

Graham’s wife (know) about it all the time.

Exercise 13. Present and past.

Complete the conversations. Put in a pronoun and the correct form of the verb. Use the past continuous (was doing), the past simple (did), or the present perfect continuous (have been doing).

Example: I rang at once, but you weren’t in your office. — No, I was having (have) lunch.

— You look tired. — Well, (work) all day.

— Is Helen still here? — No, (leave) about half an hour ago.

— I haven’t finished this letter yet. — It must be a long letter. (write) it since lunch


— Someone’s living in that house now. — Yes, a young couple. (move) in last


— Did Kirsty drive you home? Yes, (stop) and gave me a lift while

(wait) for a bus outside the cinema.

— How the government (fight) inflation without lowering the standard of living in

the mid-fifties?

— There (not — be) a famine here for centuries.

— Jill (begin) to open out, when she started work at the factory.

— Lunch is not quite ready yet, although she (cook) all morning.

— He (tie up) all his money in stocks and shares, so he has nothing in the bank to

pay his debts with now.

— The police (recapture) the prisoners who (escape) yesterday.

— The European court (already — indicate) its view that wine and beer are indeed

competitive products.

— Mankind (know) these facts since the Middle Ages.

— After so many disappointments I (stop) asking people for help.

— Many countries (suffer) from a depression during the pre-war years.

— This practice (exist) since the fifteenth century.

— I (only — know) about that event for a few days.

— While the car (approach) the village, the driver (slow down).

— They (try) to improve the situation for a great many years, but until now without success.

— The governing coalition, which (have) no clear majority in parliament lately,

(announce) some modest spending cuts last month.

— I wonder why he (walk out) on his job as well as on his wife.

— Sales (fall) alarmingly of late. There is too much competition.

Exercise 15. Choose Past (Simple/Continuous) or Present/Past Perfect (Simple/Continuous)

— You (finish) already? — No, not yet, in spite of the fact that I (be) at

it for hours now.

— It was not until a short time ago that people (begin) to realize what impact the

revolution (have) on their ancestors.

— Friends who (talk) with him in the past few weeks, say he has changed.

— We (look) for opportunities everywhere in the past few months.

— Nobody (come) to see us since we bought these bloodhounds.

— While the American car industry’s output (slide) into the recessions of the 1970s

the plant’s sales (fall) abruptly.

— After he (sit) on several examination boards, he (decide) to resign.

— After many discussions we (come) to a decision.

— From the early 1980s onwards we (witness) a steady decline in industrial activity.

— In the course of the cold war period the administration (arrest) people suspected

of communist sympathies all over the USA.

— We arrived just after the party (begin) to warm up.

— We (do) business with them for a great many years, when suddenly without a

plausible reason they turned to our competitors.

— You (neglect) some of your customers for several months now, so that you need

not be surprised if you lose them at all in the end.

— After the police (find) the murder weapon, the facts of the case suddenly began

to add up.

— I’m sorry, I (forget) where she lives.

Exercise 16. Choose the Correct Tense (Present/Past).

— Our next-door neighbor (just — move in).

— We (never — pass) on our concern about this issue to the people at the top until


— He discovered that the committee (exclude) him from the examination.

— Now that we (start) this project, we will have to see it through.

— I wonder what you (do) in the past few years. I (not — see) you much

of late.

— It is sometimes said that the caveman (start) along the path of civilization after he

(utilize) the energy for heat.

— He (study) the case for a long time, before it dawned on him that he

(look) in the wrong direction.

— My associate (have) an attack of bronchitis a month or so ago, but he

(get on) fairly well now.

— Encouraged by higher prices Chinese farmers (double) their incomes in the past

five years.

— She (hang) around here for the last three hours and I don’t know why.

— A company spokesman stated at the hearing that the chairman (lie) in his reply to

a question about several financial issues.

— We (sit) up the greater part of the night, before she (come) back

home from a party.

— Most of the refugees from Uganda (settle) in Britain so far.

— After he (visit) many auctions all over the country, he (find) the old


— I (try) to throw off this cold for days now.

— The article used sources that (already — prove) to be unreliable on several

previous occasions.

— It (rain) heavily all morning, before it (suddenly — clear) up.

Exercise 17. Choose Past Simple/Past Continuous.

— When the aircraft (operate) at 600 m.p.h., a violent gust of wind

(blow) it off course.

— I saw that he (scribble) a few notes in the course of the interview.

— Last week the youngest member of the family (agree) to give his stake to the


— In the first half of this month the unions (decide) to lay down tools.

— While the talks (go on), the army (intervene) to end the deadlock.

— When they (sign) the treaty of Rome, few people (realize) the

difficulties that (lie) ahead.

— During his lifetime he (continually — search) for a breakthrough in biochemistry.

— In the second. half of last year our sales (slowly — rise), although this

(not lead) to a further upswing in that period.

— The extensive study which (appear) last spring showed how complicated the

matter was.

— While the demonstration (proceed) peacefully, an unexpected incident


Exercise 18. A woman has been accused of shop-lifting. Complete the following extract from her trial by putting the verbs in the brackets into the correct form. The first one has been

Exercise 20. be going to or will?

Complete the news report. Decide which is best for the context, be going to or will. Sometimes either is possible.

We have learnt this week that Brimley Town Council has plans for Westside Park. The Council is going to sell (sell) the land to a builder, A. Forbes and Son. «The plans are all ready. We (1)

(build) fifty houses,“ said Mr Forbes. „In two years everything (2) (be)

finished. I’m sure people (3) (like) the houses. Some of them (4) (be) for

young families.“ But people living near the park are angry. „This is a terrible idea. We’re against it.

We (5) (have) a protest march on Saturday,“ said Mrs Alice Marsh. „I expect everyone

in Brimley (6) (be) there. We want to make our intentions clear. We (7)

(stop) this plan.»

Exercise 21. The Future.

Choose the correct verb form from the phrases in brackets.

— How’s your flat? — Well, the rent is very expensive. (I’ll move / I’m going to

move) to a new place. I decided last week.

— I can cycle home. — Have you got lights? (It’ll be / It’ll have been) dark, don’t


— I’d like a photo of Adrian and me. — Well, (I’ll take / I’ll going to take) one with

your camera then.

— Have you booked a holiday? — Yes, (we go / we’re going) to Spain.

— Look at the car! (It’ll crash / It’s going to crash!).

— Can I borrow your bike on Monday, please? — Oh, I’m afraid (I’ll be using / I’ll

have used) it. I always cycle to work.

Exercise 22. What do these people say? Pay special attention to the underlined words.

Example: Maria is predicting a win for Italy in their next match.

Maria: Italy will win their next match.

— Bob intends to get up early tomorrow.

Bob: I

— Steve’s train timetable says «Arrival 10.30».

Steve: The train

— Louise has arranged to see her bank manager tomorrow.


— Dan will leave in the very near future.


— Sarah’s next visit to her aunt is on Sunday, the day she usually visits her.


Exercise 23. Complete the conversation. Look at the context and choose the best form of the verb in brackets to express the future. Sometimes more than one answer is correct.

A: Hello. Where are you going?

B: To my evening class. I’m learning Swedish. And I (1) (speak) it for real this

time next week. I (2) (go) to Sweden for three weeks. I (3) (leave)

on Friday evening. I (4) (visit) friends there.

A: Oh, that (5) (be) nice.

B: Oh, it’s nearly half past. My lesson (6) (start) in a minute.

A: Well, have a good time. I (7) (see) you next month.

B: Thanks. I (8) (tell) you all about it when I (9) (get) back.

Exercise 24. Choose the best words (a, b, c or d) to complete the sentence. Sometimes more than one answer is acceptable.

Example: Right, I c you up at 7. 30, if that’s convenient.

(a) am going to pick (b) am picking (c) will pick (d) pick

— What to Sandra’s party on Saturday?

(a) are you going to wear (b) are you wearing (c) will you wear (d) do you wear

— We’d better hurry up. The train in half an hour.

(a) is going to leave (b) is leaving (c) will leave (d) leaves

— He sociology at university in the autumn.

(a) is going to study (b) is studying (c) will study (d) studies

— I’m just going to the bank. I long.

(a) am not going to be (b) am not being (c) won’t be (d) don’t be

— I’ve got an appointment with the dentist tomorrow. I expect he something wrong.

He always does!

(a) is going to find (b) is finding (c) will find (d) finds

— There’s a good film on television tonight. What time?

(a) is it going to start (b) is it starting (c) will it start (d) does it start

— We to the States to spend Christmas with our son.

(a) are going to fly (b) are flying (c) will fly (d) fly

— You’ve got plenty of time. The plane off until 4.30.

(a) isn’t going to take (b) isn’t taking (c) won’t take (d) doesn’t take

— That really makes me angry! This time I to him about it!

(a) am going to speak (b) am speaking (c) will speak (d) speak

— If you give me that letter now, I it on my way home.

(a) am going to post (b) am posting (c) will post (d) post

Exercise 25. Complete the following letter by putting the verbs in brackets into the correct form.

Occasionally there is more than one possible answer. The first one has been done for you.

Dear Debbie,

Thanks very much for your letter, which (1) arrived (arrive) more than six weeks ago! I

(2) (mean) to reply to it for ages, but I just (3) (not have) time. As you

(4) (know), I (5) (start) a new job at the beginning of the month and I

(6) (work) incredibly hard ever since. It is quite interesting and I (7)

(like) my new boss, but I (8) (not finish) until six o’clock and when I

(9) (get) home, I’m too tired to do anything! Anyway, I (10) (tell) you all about it another time.

I (11) (take) a week’s holiday very soon and I (12) (think) of

coming to London the weekend after next. My sister (13) (invite) me to stay with her

for a few days because her husband (14) (go) to France on business for a week.

(15) you (make) any plans for that weekend? If not, (16)

(meet) for lunch on the Saturday or Sunday. It’s ages since I last (17) (see) you and I

(18) (have) lots to tell you. Anyway, I (19) (phone) you during the week to

see if you’re free.

With love,


P.S. (20) (give) my regards to Chris.

Exercise 26. Choose Present/Future.

— You (paint) your study at the moment? No, I (start) painting next


— I (write) replies to everybody the entire day tomorrow.

— Shifting production overseas (not — guarantee) profit as Volkswagen has

repeatedly found in South American countries.

— Don’t despair. I’m sure everything (work) out all right in the end.

— Tomorrow at 8 p.m. the President (address) the nation, as arranged.

— He (constantly — fish) for information to the annoyance of all the people


— I hope the plan (not — fall) through a second time.

— You (inform) me when the rates are overdue?

— In Japan NEC (hold) around 6% of mainframe market.

— In the fiber sector the Rhone-Poulec group (account) for almost two-thirds of

France’s textile output.

— Roger (spend) a lot of money on cars.

— We (see) each other one of these days.

— I fear he (near) his end. The doctors have given him up.

— I (do) nothing but talking to applicants all next week.

— Oil (account) for half of Indonesia’s export earnings.

— Water (freeze) when the temperature falls below 0 degrees.

— I’m afraid I (look) through these reports next week.

— We have arranged that David (come) with the luggage tomorrow.

— The workers (press) for another ten percent rise at the moment.

— We have agreed that we (discuss) the plans in Oslo next month.

— We (furnish) our rooms next week, as we have already agreed.

Exercise 27. Choose the Correct Tense.

— Our local newspaper (come out) every weekend.

— I see they (find) a solution and it is about time too because he

(discuss) matter for quite some time.

— At last year’s congress the trade unions (rej ect) the government’s policy.

— The wage system, introduced six years ago, (guarantee) Norway’s lowest-paid

workers hourly wages equal to 85% of average industrial wages.

— He (dash) off a note to his wife when he saw that the meeting would last longer

than expected.

— The newspapers reported that the movement (make) earlier attempts on his life.

— The factory (step) up production since last week, because it cannot keep up with

the sudden flood of orders.

— Two masked men (set) upon him, while he (go) down a dark side


— There (be) a fuss about this, when the facts become known.

— He (always — stir) up trouble among the members of the staff.

— The introduction of word processing into the secretary’s department (prove) to be

an undoubted success despite initial troubles.

— We (chase) the manager up for a week but he is never in.

— Before the first atomic bomb (explode) over Nevada, most people

(never — think) about its enormous power.

— Economists (not — solve) any major problems since the start of the current.


— I (search) for this stamp for years on end.

— I (wait) for her for several hours, before she (turn up).

— I’m afraid you cannot borrow my yacht, because I (do) extensive repairs on it

over the next few weekends.

— We (discuss) this item at the committee’s quarterly meeting next week in

accordance with the agenda.

Exercise 28. Choose the Correct Tense.

— To our amazement he (drop) out of the race, after he (run) for only

five minutes.

— The police (clear) this cathedral, before the spire (collapse).

— The management (estimate) that their company (suffer) substantial

losses for a considerable time.

— I didn’t want him to know that I (study) the plan carefully, before the council

(bring) it to my notice.

— He (abuse) his powerful position for quite some time until the Board of Directors

(call) him to account.

— When he finally (make) up his mind to accept the proposal, it turned out that this

unexpected opportunity (already — pass).

— Our Managing Director (engage) forty employees, after this multinational

(place) a considerably greater order than anybody could ever have expected.

— Last April the British Government (disclose) that Britain, France and the United

States (make) protest about Soviet airforce exercises in Germany time and again.

— Before the demand for this equipment (arise), the Dutch Government

(already — develop) a special aircraft with a good alternative.

— The doctors (give) him up, when he (surprise) them all by taking a

turn for the better.

Exercise 29. Read the following story about a man who found a leak (a small hole in a water-pipe) in his bathroom. Then complete the story by putting the verbs in brackets into the correct form. The first one has been done for you.

Richard Barnes (1) had just come (just come) home from work when he (2) (find) a

leak in the bathroom. Water (3) (drip) from the ceiling for some time, and there

(4) (be) a large pool of water on the floor. As soon as he (5) (see) the

leak, he (6) (call) the plumber. The plumber’s wife (7) (answer). «I’m

afraid he (8) (go) out an hour ago and he (9) (not come) back yet. I

(10) (tell) him to phone you when he (11) (come) in. I

(12) (not expect) he (13) (be) long.»

(demand) Richard angrily. «I (21)

(22) you (do) all this time?» «I’m terribly sorry, sir,» the plumber (23) _

(24) (have) a breakdown while I (25) _

(26) (only just get) home. I (27)

wife (28) (get) it now.»

(still drip) slowly into the bowl he (38) _

(put) under the leak. He (39)

(40) (sit) down to wait. Two hours later he (41)

Exercise 30. Translate the sentences into English.

— Насколько я знаю, она еще не вернулась. Я не знаю, где она сейчас.

— «Что она вам только что говорила?» — «Ничего особенного.» 3) «Вы давно живете в этом городе?» — «Шесть лет.» — «Где вы раньше жили?» — «В С.- Петербурге.» 4) Входите, пожалуйста. Мы вас давно ждем. 5) Вы очень давно не видели мою сестру. Приходите к нам сегодня вечером. 6) Мы идем уже шесть часов и очень устали. 7) Я не была у своих друзей уже месяц. Завтра я собираюсь навестить их. 8) Мы с ним знакомы уже больше года. 9) Мы с Джеком учились вместе в школе, и с тех пор мы большие друзья. 10) «Ваши гости уже приехали.» — «Я знаю.» 11) «Я пою, танцую и играю в скетчах,» — сказала она. — «Вы талантливая женщина. Вы это делаете всю свою жизнь.» 12) Я здесь с утра жду вас. 13) Нас не было дома несколько месяцев, и они еще не знают, что мы приехали. 14) «Мама, в чем дело?» — спросила Дженни, — «У тебя красные глаза. Ты плакала?» 15) Я в этом городе уже пятнадцать лет. Наша семья переехала сюда, когда мне было 10 лет. 16) «Кто-нибудь живет в этой квартире?» — Я покачала головой и ответила: «Она заперта с тех пор, как я переехала сюда.» 17) Я очень много думаю о вас в последнее время. 18) Я их не видела с тех пор, как переехала в этот город. 19) Я читаю и пишу в течение трех дней и очень устала. 20) «Где же Аня?» — «Она наверху. Мы только что с ней разговаривали.» 21) О нем весь город говорит с тех самых пор, как он уехал. 22) Мы ищем эту книгу уже неделю.

Exercise 31. Translate the following sentences into English concentrating on the use of tense- aspect forms.

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