II. SIMPLE SENTENCES WITH THE STRUCTURE OF ADVERBIAL CLAUSES OF CONDITION

Ex.1. Show that you are sorry the action took or did not take place in the past:

Model:

1. I lost my wrist watch.

If only I had not lost my wrist watch.

2. I did not give him my address.

Oh, if only I had given him my address.

3. Oh, if only I had given him my address.

Ex.2.

  1. I forgot to tell her about the lecture.
  2. I did not leave any message.
  3. I did not know her new address.
  4. She promised to come and help them.
  5. They did not know about that.
  6. They found no taxi.
  7. They stayed the night at a motel.
  8. She switched off the lights before going to bed.
  9. She did not read the paper that day.

10. They wrote and told her so.

III. SET EXPRESSIONS USED TO DENOTE UNREALITY

a) problematic action: would rather (sooner) + infinitive

b) advice: had better + infinitive

Smb. would rather do smth.


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