6.4. WIĘCEJ ĆWICZEŃ NA GRAMATYKĘ I SŁÓWKA

BOUTIQUE D'BONHEUR

(TRANSLATION IN PROGRESS)

Boutique d’bonheur, photo by Brigitte Tohm from Pexels.

 

It is natural to wish someone good luck, with tests and exams. Grammar exercises can „buy” us some luck. The exercises do not have to be difficult, for that.
EMOTICON: SMILE

Exercise 34. We put all verbs in parentheses in the Simple PAST. They will have a closed time frame, and remain {ON} a PAST cognitive ground.

 

1. The kitten (spill) all the milk by the mill down the hill.

 

2. The hedgehog (hide) the apples from the bird in a good jar with a lid.

 

3. The rabbit (strew) the cashews for the jabiru and (go on) making his debut callaloo.

 

4. The gades (lay) a fair-trade plan for a decade.

 

5. The corn-fed chick (flee) the shed for some strick.

 

6. The adept turtle (keep) his hep by the skep except when the bees (sweep).

 

7. The little bat always (cut) the coconut a bit imprecise, cooking the rice to suffice all sojourning mice.

 

8. The mountain cat usually (sit) on his mat to chat with the standpat spat on habits and repast.

 

9. The southern wind (heave) the sea and (sheave) the tides to incline a span unsized in eyes.

 

10. The butterfly (weave) in a cove, the dove taut (think) about a courtly lot.

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For spoken American English, please find the Voice of America at VOANEWS.COM. There is worthwhile, standard American English along with materials for learners, as especially slow and clear readouts for news, with the LEARNING ENGLISH site.

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Exercise 35. Let us try our time frames and logical cues with mapping values. Our pieces of thought are longer, more proportionate to everyday language.

 

We can be very serious about grammar and keep a sense of humor: when we humans learn, we happen to be very formal, and this may burden our learning and language styles.

 

Good American English does not have to be gravely serious (!)

EMOTICON: SMILE

 

WE CAN FIND THE LYRICS ONLINE
We also can visit the official website
THE OFFICIAL SIMON & GARFUNKEL

 

Example: Right when he (1) had fought his dependence on the game of Monopoly, he (2) fell for saber fencing completely. An Alaskan himself, he now (3) hopes to overcome a preoccupying interest in Antarctic life and learning habits, more interesting than expected.

 

PICTURE: EXERCISE 35, ANSWER

 

1. He (4) sold his vintage Chevy and nearly (5) bought a Jeep, when he (6) thought that his vehicle (7) approximated an expression of his ego. A Jeep almost (8) portended a personality change.

 

2. A newspaper article on alpha and beta males seriously (9) wound him up. He (10) was neither. He needed another male prototype.

 

3. He (11) has sought a role model for himself for years. Nobody (12) has met his expectations on both personality and body build, however. He (13) thinks he yet could not have own body and mind for separate.

 

4. He (14) has pursued some philosophy to make his stature manlier with age. At the present, he (15) is very pessimistic as to a resolve between essence and matter. Actually, he (16) fears he (17) will resort to stoicism.

 

5. His friend (18) has brought him a few comedy movies to cheer him up. You need some sense of humor, if you (19) want to put up with a woman in your life, he (20) says. The woman always (21) is another Self.

 

“Contemporary men”, we could say.
(Or, would this be just Jim?)

 

Exercise 36. We are staying with the Simple pattern {ON} a PAST time extent. We try some syntax for the Negative, too.

 

PICTURE: EXERCISE 36 TASK ILLUSTRATION

 

We can also try some grammatical immersion. We have a look at the verbs can and need. CHAPTER 9 and CHAPTER 10 have more insight about them.

 

Example: Consciously pragmatic, Jill (decide) that tidying on her own (be) N too traditionalist. At least she (remember) where her things usually (be) before she (put) them somewhere completely else.

 

Answer: decided, was not (N, the Negative), remembered, were, put

 

In the beginning, we may care to write up entire answers. Our human memories can learn with writing habits. It is up to us to choose (!)

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Full answer: Consciously pragmatic, Jill decided that tidying on her own was not too traditionalist. At least she remembered where her things usually were before she put them somewhere completely else.

 

1. She (take) doing the cooking, while her housemate (do) the shopping. They only never (get) totally honest with one another on favorite comedy episodes.

 

2. An article on family roles in kite flying (incline) her towards psychoanalysis for a while. She yet soon (conclude) that she (need) N another person to be herself. Being herself anyway (happen) to her all the time, and she simply (like) to hold the strings. The West Coast had the weather.

 

3. Her progressing interest in literature almost (make) her a battleground between Sandburg and Creeley. Sandburg (bring) her to the belief that she never on earth (can think) in terms for one poet strictly, although there (be) no point ever to try talking two poets at exactly the same time.

 

4. After some study of a number of concepts on the cosmos, she (picture) the humanity as an odd kind of fish in a series of still larger fish tanks. Some point in the series, there (be) N any sense to try bringing another fish tank to imagination. It (require) adding one more imagined fish tank.

 

5. She (tolerate) pop music well and (watch) American football with friends, but she always (choose) her fountain pens on her own and (keep) them just for herself.

 

Feel welcome to some more exercise, on the open or closed time frame and the PRESENT, PAST, or FUTURE.
6.5. EXERCISES
BUTTON: 6.5. THE OPEN OR CLOSED TIME FRAME AND THE PRESENT, PAST, OR FUTURE

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