Verbs

Complete each of the following passages by supplying the correct form of the verb. (a) That evening I ...... (go) ...... (have) dinner with an uncle and aunt of mine. They ...... also ......(invite) another person, a young woman, so that there ...... (be) four people at table. The young woman's face ..... (be) familiar, but I ...... (not, can) ...... (remember) where I ......(see) it. I ...... (be) quite sure that we ...... (not, meet") before. In the course of conversation, however, the young woman ...... (happen) ...... (remark) that she ...... (lose) her purse that afternoon. I at once ...... (remember) where I ...... (see) her face. She ...... (be) the young girl in the photograph, although she ...... (be) now much older. Of course she ...... (be) very surprised when I ...... (be able) ...... (describe) her purse to her. Then I ...... (explain) that I ...... (recognize) her face from the photograph I ...... (find) in the purse. (b) The children ...... (stop) ...... (chatter) as Miss Hughes ...... (enter) the classroom. Then they ...... (stand up) as one body and ...... (say) in a loud chorus : "Good morning, teacher." Miss Hughes ...... (smile), ...... (say) good morning too and ...... (tell) the class ...... (sit down). At a glance there ...... (seem) ...... (be) about thirty-five pupils in the class. The majority ...... (be) girls. She ......(notice) several intelligent faces. All the pupils ...... (watch) her intently,...... (wait) no doubt ...... (find out) what sort of a person she ...... (be). "I ...... (suppose) you ...... (want) ...... (know) my name," she ...... (say). But before she ...... (can) ...... (tell) them, someone in the class ...... (call out): "It ...... (be) Miss Hughes." Everyone ...... (laugh). Miss Hughes ...... (laugh) too. (c) Helen ...... (be) now quite sure that she ...... (be going) ...... (miss) her train, although she ...... (be) not very far from the station. She ...... (wonder) what ...... (do) when a bus ...... (come) into sight, ...... (go) in the direction of the station. The bus stop ...... (be) not far off, so Helen ...... (get) her suitcase out of the taxi and ...... (run) towards the bus, which ...... (stop) ...... (let) some passengers ...... (get off). The bus conductor ...... (see) her ...... (run) and ...... (not , ring) the bell for the bus ...... (start) until she ...... (get on). Helen ...... (reach) the station just in time and ...... (manage) ...... (catch) her train after all. But if she ...... (wait for) the taxi driver ...... (stop) ...... (argue), she ...... probably ...... (miss) it. (d) "I ...... (wish) he ...... (let) me ...... (know)" the young man ...... (say). "I ...... (write) him a letter ...... (say) that I ...... (come). I ...... (have) all this trouble for nothing. Well, since he ...... (not, be) here, there ...... (be) no point in ...... (wait)." He ...... (thank) Mrs Crump and ......(go out). Mrs Crump ...... (go) to the window and ...... (watch) him ...... (drive off). When his car ...... (be) out of sight, she ...... (call out) : "You ...... (can) ...... (come out) now, Mr White. He ...... (go)." Mr White ...... (come out of) the kitchen, where he ...... (wait). "Many thanks, Mrs Crump," he ...... (say) ...... (laugh). "You ...... (do) that very well. These nephews of mine never ...... (give) me any peace. That young man ...... (be) the worst of them all. As you ...... (see), when he ...... (need) money, he even ...... (follow) me into the country. Well, perhaps next time he ...... (not, warn) me by ...... (write) me a letter!" (e) I ...... (be) delighted ...... (get) your letter this morning. I really ought ...... (write) to you — it ...... (be) my turn, I ...... (know) — but I ...... (be) terribly busy. The children ...... (seem) ...... (take up) all my time. I ...... (think) of ...... (send) Ann to a nursery school. She ...... (be) four next month. Baby ...... just ...... (start) ...... (walk) and ...... (not, give) me a moment's peace. But you ...... (know) what it ...... (be) like ! How ...... (be) all your children ? I ...... (be) sure they ...... (love) ...... (live) in the country. I ...... (be) afraid we ...... (not, can) ...... (come over) ...... (see) you next Sunday, as you ...... (suggest). Tom's mother ...... (come) ...... (spend) the day with us. What about the Sunday after that — the twenty-second? We...... (be) free that day and...... (love)...... (come). "We...... (long) ...... (see) your new house. (f) "Oh! I ......(be) stupid!" ...... (say) Mrs Brown. "I ...... (leave) all my shopping in the restaurant and now I ...... (be) lost." She ...... still ...... (wonder) what ...... (do) when a policeman ...... (come up) and ...... (ask) if he ...... (can) ...... (help). Mrs Brown ...... (explain) what ...... (happen). "Well, first of all," ...... (say) the policeman, "we ...... (have) better ...... (go back) as far as the chemist's." "Now," ...... (suggest) the policeman, when they ...... (get to) the chemist's, "let's ...... (go) in this direction. It ......

.... (be) delighted as well as highly honoured if you .... (look) astonished. on the opposite side of the road....... (become) aware that something unusual." he ... (can) just ...... (lie) in hospital ?" "Three days....... (place) another pillow behind his head and ........ (crowd) round the portholes. (say). (notice) that the ship ... (stand up) and with a brief excuse......... (say).. (spend) an evening in our company. .. Then we .. (plan) ... We.... sir....... (j) "Now.. (think) I .. (be) completely in the dark. of course.. (show) a great deal of interest in our activities and you ....... At first we ... even . (break out) on board ship......(go round) that a man .... (say) Inspector Robinson.. (turn round) with rather a violent motion..... wait) . His papers.... but soon the word ." "But what about my car?" .. (go) up on deck. (ask) Fred. (see). (hope) you ....... (open) his notebook.... (join) those who ... (be) such confusion in the dining-room that we ......... (accept) this invitation.............. (draw up) close to the injured man's bed and ...... (answer) a few questions......... "My identity? .. we ... (stop) .. you ... The Chief Engineer at once ... (not. Some of the passengers ... (float) in the sea.. all...... (destroy) them before his last illness....... (sit) at our table. (look) dirty.... (not...... I ... (be) the guest of honour on this occasion........ (not.. "So.. (can) once again .." When they ..." . .......... (have to) ... with a puzzled look on her face...... (tell) him about............ (must) .... (not... (reach) the main road...... (put up) in the attic......... (feel) well enough . ..... (have) these for years and I ......" (k) We first... (find) no papers on you at all.. (say)... (buy) new books nowadays.. (sit up) in bed.. (hold) a dinner ...... (ask) Topham.......... thus ......... but at once . ...... (see) ....... (come) ." "What about his diaries ?" ....(lead) to the main road..... "In one of his letters to a friend..... Otherwise they ..... remember) . (speak) to him in a low voice........ Whoever ... (be) there ever since...... know) who I.... a chair .......... (find) the small window in the roof and .. So I ..... (warn) him... (make) the place .. (show) you.. (make out) the boxes which Miss Manning ." (g) "You ...... be) so good as it used .. (celebrate) the fifth anniversary of the Selmore Literary Society and I ........'' "Yes.... They ... "First of all............... (slow dozen) and ... (seem) ." .... She . (get) before I ..... I ... don't you ?"." ... (tell) us nothing....... (die).. (explain) patiently.. you even ...." Fred . (look for) along there. (say) Miss Manning.............. (eat) in comfort......... "his large library . .. (be) ? How long . (hope) you .. "Surely you could ... (find out) my identity from that ?" "Your car ... (find) your restaurant..... (decide) . Others . (keep) a diary............... There ..... .... (invite) you.. (put) his parcel down on the shop counter........... pretend) . always . (say) : "I ... (sit down)." "I ............ which .... "When my father . just in case there ....... (be) anything of interest... Weston . (come) up to the Chief Engineer. as a matter of fact..... who .. "I ...." the inspector ... and . I ..... (steal) your wallet. He ........ Since you ." . (be able) .. (find) the restaurant you . The nurse ...... (mention) that he ..... (not.. He . (send) you further details as soon as I ...... My grandfather ... "I .......... (make) it impossible for us .. (not............ (answer) that question............ (open) for over ten years..." Topham .... (say) Topham. (attack) you also ......... (be)..... (force) it open... (open) his parcel and ... (see) what you ...... (lay) the books out on the counter. as Miss Manning ....... (be) in those boxes in the attic... (leave) them to me. "Business . (happen) when one of the ship's officers ... (have to) .. read) them....... (begin) ......... "I . where we . (live) in our town last year.. (think) that there ..... (can) ." the bookseller ........... the policeman . (know) much about books.. I....... But my wife never ......." (h) It .. (say) they . (say) the inspector. (be) dark in the attic. Colonel Manning ...... (see) any diaries. (let in) more light............. "we ....... probably ...... "But we ... (complain) about them. (ask) by our committee .. . (buy) old books... (sell up). (leave) the dining-room........ (steal) too...." Miss Manning ... (hear) from you.. (not. "I ........... (find) the time .... (ask) Weston. (think) you ....... (store) in boxes and . (establish) your identity... "Of course he may .. (be) an accident or that a fire ....... you . suppose) the room ." (i) On May ist we ... People ..... (rush) up on deck... (be) without doubt our most popular speaker. (bring) them in ........... (prefer) .." the inspector ..... (leave) the room.. and some other possessions of no great value..... (finish) their meal.. (tell) him.....

. (pick up) the first letter and ...... (remain) in London." she .... (be) a man he .......... (say). (know). (not.. as he . (made) a mistake.... (stand) alongside him... (wait). since we ." "It ........... considerably surprised. (not... (know)... never .... (say)......... "But these ." the assistant .. (write) to you now.... (not..." he . But .........(/) When I ........ (turn)........................ (work) in my native town. (help) or .... Then a sudden thought. a secretary ... but since then I. (sit down) when he ..... disturb) the other readers again.." .. "You .. I ... (advise) me... (come) into the kitchen...... (be) lucky I... (speak). (n) He .. (ask) him . he ...... (be) about ....... she ... "I really. Instead.... (say): "Well.. (look for)................ (say)... "I... (ask) him what the man .... (come) to a restaurant where I........ (come in) with a pile of letters... (be) away now for so long (since 1956..... I... (be) more careful when you . (finish)..... (make) sure that you .... (take) a seat.. He .. (speak) rapidly and impatiently into the telephone... see) the notice on the door?" Phillip .... how old ..... which he .... keep) you........ you .... My problem ... I.......... (put) me in touch with anyone who .. (look) like you! Of course............ (catch) the next post. (go back) to her desk. (finish) my meal and .... (be able) .." ...... begin) at once..... (mind)... in fact) that I.. (convince) him that he ....... When at last the manager ............" he ..... (dread) for days.......... (shake) his head.. she .. He certainly .................... (begin) . (not.. (say) the manager apologetically.... (be) why I .. (be) now very much inclined .... (come back)...... "I......... That..... (tell) her. (handle) these books.... (explain). (show) me a photograph of the wanted man. (think) you .... Satisfied that she . (leave)....... (be) this: I .. (tell) me.... (want).. (change) my mind and I...... "that man ....... (not. (do) her duty.... .. (call) the owner of the restaurant over and . you ...... "You must...... Henry ..... (follow) you here because he ... put) yourself to a lot of trouble on my behalf. (regret) that his interview......... "He ... (wait) much longer...."... (be) you ?" she ... (say) severely... (say).... otherwise I . (be) certainly very interested in me... (have to) .. (be) a detective..... The telephone .. But please ...... "By the way.. The manager ...... I should really .. (not.. (expect) the assistant .. (have) very few contacts in Durham... in a more kindly tone. (read) it... (insist)....... (can) ....... (can) .. (wait for) a long-distance call from Manchester........ (ring) just as he .......... (tell) Henry ... (have to) ...... (ask) you .. "Thirteen... (pay) my bill.... But why?" "He ........ The owner ........... (o) The manager .. allow) in here under the age of fourteen... "When he . want)........ (not......" he . (say).. rather .. (ask) Phillip. (arrest)!" (m) At that time I .." the owner of the restaurant. (leave).. (strike) her. (know) you here." "Really?" I . (pick up) the receiver and for some time ..... (find) the young lady assistant.. (have) every intention of ........ (wave) his hand towards the chair on the other side of the desk and . (be) most grateful if you .. "Well.. just ...... "otherwise I might. (be) a little embarrassed by my question and at first .

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