Reformulate the underlined predicative descriptions as attributive (compound) adjectives.

Dmitri loves to have fun. Thatís because he is a ___________________________ fellow!

The morning after his Tofu-parties, the apartment smells awful, but it isnít normally such a _______________________________ apartment.

His problem must be technique. He just cooks the Tofu any old way he feels like. On the other hand his sister Ludmilla Ėah, Ludmilla!! She never fails to cook it beautifully. At least, at her own parties, she always serves _____________________________.

Also, that poor fool Dmitri frightens his guests when he cooks. He doesnít realise that he gets a wild look in his eyes. People arenít used to sitting and watching a _________________________ cook. Once, Ludmillaís boyfriend Boris came to give his professional opinion of Dmitriís Tofu. Boris is a well-known accordeon-player and taste-tester, specialising in Khmer Tofu. He also happens to be two meters tall! On his business card, it says : ĎBoris Izdebski, the wonderful, the amazing, ______________________________, ___________________________________ accordeon-player!í

Suggested corrections.

Dmitri loves to have fun. Thatís because he is a FUN-LOVING fellow!

The morning after his Tofu-parties, the apartment smells awful, but it isnít normally such AN AWFUL SMELLING apartment.

His problem must be technique. He just cooks the Tofu any old way he feels like. On the other hand his sister Ludmilla Ėah, Ludmilla!! She never fails to cook it beautifully. At least, at her own parties, she always serves BEAUTIFULLY-COOKED TOFU.

Also, that poor fool Dmitri frightens his guests when he cooks. He doesnít realise that he gets a wild look in his eyes. People arenít used to sitting and watching a WILD-EYED cook.

Once, Ludmillaís boyfriend Boris came to give his professional opinion of Dmitriís Tofu. Boris is a well-known accordeon-player and taste-tester, specializing in Khmer Tofu. He also happens to be two meters tall! On his business card, it says : ĎBoris Izdebski, the wonderful, the amazing, TWO-FOOT-TALL, KHMER TOFU TASTE-TESTING accordeon-player!í

 

Conjugate the verbs. In context, there should be one PREFERRED form, even though there may be more than one possibility. Be sure to order the verbs, auxilliaries and adverbs correctly.

TALE OF A VILLAGE

Last year, like every summer, our village (TRY) _______________ to save the nearby river, which, by that time, (BLOCKED UP COMPLETELY) _______________ at least three times. We (HAVE) _______________ no luck convincing the local military contingent that we (NOT, BE) _______________ inspired to do this work by revolutionaries or dissidents. Naturally, we (JUST, WANT) _______________ them to stop throwing chemical, radioactive, and human waste into our river so that we (MODAL OF ABILITY) _______________ take regular baths and catch alligators for supper. In previous years, similar attempts to convince the Captain (FAIL) _______________. Then, one day, we (REALIZE) _______________ that by the time we (CONVINCE) _______________ him, the entire village (BE) _______________ destroyed by disease or poisoning. Because of my age and musculature, I (CHOSE) _______________ by the others to speak to this monster. I said, "Honourable sir, our elders and wise men (CALCULATE) _______________ that by the year 2001, our children (DIE) _______________ at the rate of one or more per week, and our wives (NO LONGER, VERB OF ABILITY) _______________ nurse their babies. Furthermore, it is certain that all of our farm animals (DIE) long before then." Before I (MODAL OF ABILITY) _______________ say any more than that, he (ALREADY, HAVE) _______________ enough. "Why you ignorant people (CONSTANTLY, BOTHER) _______________ me about all your emotional and cultural problems? Leave me alone now, I (TRY) _______________ all week to guess the winning numbers for tonight's lottery, and you (DISTRACT) _______________ me."

 

SUGGESTED CORRECTIONS

Last year, like every summer, our village TRIED to save the nearby river, which, by that time, HAD BLOCKED UP COMPLETELY at least three times. We HAD HAD / HAD BEEN HAVING no luck convincing the local military contingent that we HAD NOT BEEN INSPIRED / WERE NOT BEING ENCOURAGED to do this work by revolutionaries or dissidents. Naturally, we JUST WANTED them to stop throwing chemical, radioactive, and human waste into our river so that we COULD TAKE / WOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE regular baths and catch alligators for supper. In previous years, similar attempts to convince the Captain HAD FAILED. Then, one day, we REALIZED that by the time we HAD CONVINCED him, the entire village WOULD HAVE BEEN destroyed by disease or poisoning. Because of my age and musculature, I WAS CHOSEN by the others to speak to this monster. I said, "Honourable sir, our elders and wise men CALCULATE / HAVE CALCULATED that by the year 2001, our children WILL BE DYING at the rate of one or more per week, and our wives WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO nurse their babies. Furthermore, it is certain that all of our farm animals WILL HAVE DIED OFF long before then." Before I WAS ABLE TO / COULD / HAD THE CHANCE TO say any more than that, he HAD ALREADY HAD enough. "Why ARE you ignorant people CONSTANTLY BOTHERING me about all your emotional and cultural problems? Leave me alone now, I HAVE BEEN TRYING all week to guess the winning numbers for tonight's lottery, and you ARE DISTRACTING / HAVE DISTRACTED me."

 

Create sentences which contain the following time expressions.

CONSTANTLY FOR ANOTHER MONTH

FOUR OR FIVE TIMES THIS WEEK

SEVERAL MORE TIMES BY NEXT WEEK

SINCE YOUR MOTHER HAS BEEN HERE

BY THE TIME HE FINISHES HIS THESIS

AT LEAST THREE TIMES SO FAR

ALMOST CONSTANTLY FROM NOW ON

FOR SOME TIME BY THEN

IN ANOTHER HOUR OR TWO

 

SUGGESTED CORRECTIONS

I will be correcting these things CONSTANTLY FOR ANOTHER MONTH

I have had to write up correction keys FOUR OR FIVE TIMES THIS WEEK

I will have done this same chore SEVERAL MORE TIMES BY NEXT WEEK

You have been acting like a juvenile SINCE YOUR MOTHER HAS BEEN HERE

He will have forgotten even his own name BY THE TIME HE FINISHES HIS THESIS

I have written to the Ministry of Leisure and Finance AT LEAST THREE TIMES SO FAR

I will have to take these !!*! pills ALMOST CONSTANTLY FROM NOW ON

I will have been practicing FOR SOME TIME BY THEN

I expect to finish / to have finished mounting these trophies IN ANOTHER HOUR OR TWO

 

Create sentences containing the following expressions.

UNTIL OLGA HAS A BABY

UNLESS OLGA HAS A BABY

SINCE YOU ARE LEAVING ANYWAY

SINCE YOU LEFT, ANYWAY

ONCE SHE HAD PUT IT OUT TO DRY

ONCE, SHE HAD PUT ONE OUT TO DRY

SEVERAL TIMES SO FAR

FOR SOME TIME ALREADY

FROM THE WAY HE WALKS

FROM THE TIME HE WALKS

AT LEAST OCCASIONALLY FROM NOW ON

BY 1945

BY 2001

 

SUGGESTED CORRECTIONS

We won't be able to declare for dependants UNTIL OLGA HAS A BABY.

We don't have any other family, so we really won't be able to declare for dependants UNLESS OLGA HAS A BABY.

There's no point in cleaning you apartment so fanatically SINCE YOU ARE LEAVING ANYWAY.

There haven't been any complaints about indecent noise levels, not SINCE YOU LEFT, ANYWAY.

ONCE SHE HAD PUT IT OUT TO DRY she forgot about it completely.

ONCE, SHE HAD PUT ONE OUT TO DRY and some big ugly grackle came and made a mess on it.

Grackles have soiled and spoiled her laundry SEVERAL TIMES SO FAR.

She has been thinking of some other way to dry her clothes FOR SOME TIME ALREADY.

You can tell that his jeans aren't quite dry FROM THE WAY HE WALKS.

FROM THE TIME HE WALKS to the store until he gets back should be long enough for his jeans to dry out properly.

Now that Olga has a baby on the way, we should offer to do some of the laundry for her AT LEAST OCCASIONALLY FROM NOW ON.

BY 1945, the shooting war had ended and the cold one was just beginning.

BY 2010, the cold war will have been effectively over for one full generation, and others may well be then being fought / may well then be in progress.