Add the adverbial in brackets and rewrite the sentences.
- I noticed that I had forgotten my wallet when I arrived at the supermarket. (Not until)
- The thieves had left when the police arrived. (Hardly)
- She came home. She realized how lucky she had been. (Not until)
- Not until I arrived at the supermarket did I notice that I had forgotten my wallet.
- Hardly had the thieves left when the police arrived.
- Not until she came home did she realize how lucky she had been.
Form complete sentences.
- everything / Peter / prevent / drink / we / must do
- Italian / suggest / learn / I
- book / worth / read / be
- not matter / what / say / he / nobody / listen to / him / it
- more + more / earn / spend / I / money
- We must do everything to prevent Peter from drinking.
- I suggest learning Italian.
- The book is worth reading.
- It didn’t matter what he said, nobody listened to him.
- The more I earn, the more money I spend.
Rewrite the following sentences by starting with the marked adverb.
- Robert rarely stayed at home to do school work.
- He never thought about what his future might bring.
- He had hardly gone to university when he had to work harder.
- He has seldom felt so determined to be successful.
- Rarely did Robert stay at home to do school work.
- Never did he think about what his future might bring.
- Hardly had he gone to university when he had to work harder.
- Seldom has he felt so determined to be successful.
Which expression doesn't fit into the row? Cross it out and explain your decision.
- How about …? – to waste time – to allow – to be worth
- typical of – danger of – method of – experience in
- to imagine – to detest – to consider – to expect
- to allow: Das Verb to allow verlangt kein Gerundium.
- typical of: Die anderen drei Ausdrücke sind Substantive, auf die das Gerundium folgt, typical of ist jedoch ein Adjektiv, auf das ein Substantiv folgt (red vine is typical of that region).
- to detest: Das Verb to detest verlangt das Gerundium, die anderen drei Verben den Infinitiv.
Insert the correct preposition.
- They have been dreaming ____ buying a house since 1998.
- My parents have an interest ____ gardening.
- Most immigrants have difficulties ____ finding a good job.
- My brother must have a reason ____ being so helpful with the dishes.
- Ian is interested ____ seeing the new exhibition.
- They have been dreaming of / about buying a house since 1998.
- My parents have an interest in gardening.
- Most immigrants have difficulties in finding a good job.
- My brother must have a reason for being so helpful with the dishes.
- Ian is interested in seeing the new exhibition.
Decide whether you need to use the infinitiv or gerund.
- It’s not worth ________ (to buy) that book. It’s boring.
- My mother forced me ________ (to study) some English vocabulary.
- Dad permitted Hannah ________ (to go) to the party on Saturday.
- Would you mind ________ (to help) me with the dishes?
- I can hardly resist ________ (to eat) another ice cream.
- Instead of ________ (to watch) TV you had better go swimming!
- Children usually love ________ (to play) games.
- Cara was the best pupil ________ (to play) the violin.
- It’s not worth buying that book. It’s boring.
- My mother forced me to study some English vocabulary.
- Dad permitted Hannah to go to the party on Saturday.
- Would you mind helping me with the dishes?
- I can hardly resist eating another ice cream.
- Instead of watching TV, you had better go swimming!
- Children usually love to play / playing games.
- Cara was the best pupil to play the violin.
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