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1. Відкрийте дужки, використовуючи форми Subjunctive Mood після структур as if / as though:

Why do you always treat me as though I /to be/ a backward child of 12? – were.

1. She kept trying on hat after hat as if she /not to make up/ her mind from the very beginning which she would take. 
2. He spoke French as if I/to be/ a Frenchman or /to spend/ most of my life over there.
3. She could discuss the latest novel as though she /to read/ it. 
4. She spoke as if she /to know/ everyone there. 
5. She behaved as if she /to graduate/ from the university long ago. 
6. Nothing about Asbury stirred except his eyes. They did not appear to move on the surface but somewhere in their     blurred depths there was an almost imperceptible motion as if something (to  struggle) feebly. 
7. Another and rather longer silence followed and he just started to wonder if this might even be one of disapproval, as if perhaps she instinctively (to sense) how far his relationship with Mrs. Palgrave might have gone, when he suddenly remembered that he had a question to ask her. 
8. I felt a touch of coldness inside me, as if I suddenly (to become) aware of the eyes of some dangerous creature.




  1. had not made
  2. were, had spent
  3. had read
  4. knew
  5. had graduated
  6. was struggling
  7. had sensed
  8. had become



2. Перефразуйте речення,віикористовуючи констркцію but for:

It began to rain and we didn’t go for a walk.
But for the rain we would have gone for a walk.

1. He wants to go fishing but he has a bad cold. 
2. He could not see the play as he had some  work to do. 
3. She was not alone in the house. Her husband lay asleep in his room after the night shift. 
4. I don’t want to tell you this. But I promised to. 
5. In the end he went to see the doctor. His wife made him to.
6. He didn’t die. The operation saved him.
7. We didn’t have a very good time after all. The weather was too bad. 
8. It was impossible to read the inscription in the dark. Then he remembered he had a torch.
9. He has the makings of a good teacher but he has a slight defect of speech. 
10. Of course I want to help you. But I’ve a conference today. 
11. He had a good guide so he managed to climb the mountain. 
12. It was only because the ice was so good that she could set a new record. 
13. I could do it all in so short a time only because of your kindness and understanding. 
14. You can’t do it only because of a certain lack of concentration.






  1. But for a bad cold he would go fishing.
  2. But for the work he had to do he could have seen the play.
  3. But for her husband she would have been alone in the house.
  4. But for my promice I would not tell you this.
  5. But for his wife he wouldn't have gone to the doctor.
  6. But for the operation he would have died.
  7. But for the bad weather we would have had a very good time.
  8. But for the torch he couldn't have read the inscription.
  9. But for a slight defect of speech he would be a good teacher.
  10. But for a conference I would help you.
  11. But for a good guide he would not have climbed the mountain.
  12. But for the good ice we could not have set a new record.
  13. But for your kindness and understanding I couldn't have done it all in such a short time.
  14. But for a certain lack of concentration you could do it.