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Grammar exercises. I. Put in a/an/the/some where necessary

I. Put in a/an/the/some where necessary.

1. I need … money. I want to buy ... food. 2. I am going to open ... window to get ... fresh air. 3. We talked to her and she gave us ... very good advice. 4. I want to write ... letter. I need … pen and ... paper. 5. Alan is .. best player in our football team. 6. We live in … old house near .. station. It’s two miles from .. centre. 7. Can you turn on .. radio, please? I want to listen to .. music. 8. What is ... name of this village? 9. Tom is in ... bathroom. He is having … bath. 10. Who is … President of ... United States? 11. .. sky is blue and .. sun is shining. 12. In London … Houses of Parliament are beside .. River Thames.

II. Read, translate and explain the use of the Indefinite Pronouns.

1. There are some beautiful flowers in the garden. 2. Are there any letters for me this morning? 3. I’m thirsty. Can I have some water, please? 4. Can you speak any foreign languages? 5. She doesn’t want anybody to talk to. 6. I must find somebody for you to play badminton with. 7. People cannot close their eyes to the facts any longer. 8. “Where can I find a good job with plenty of money and no work?” “ Nowhere“. 9. I can do the job alone. I don’t need ….. to help me. 10. I want to go somewhere nice and eat something good. Do you know anything? 11. We didn’t have any milk so I went out to buy some. 12. I’ve got some postcards somewhere. Perhaps they are in the drawer.

III. Choose the write variant: somebody/everybody/anything/somewhere/anybody, etc. Translate into Russian.

1. It’s dark. I can’t see … 2. Tom lives … near London. 3. Do you know … about computers? 4. “Listen!” “What? I can’t hear…’ 5. “What are you doing here?” “I am waiting for … ‘ 6. Let’s have dinner. …. is hungry. 7. “What’s wrong?” “I’ve got … in my eye.’ 8. “What is going to happen?’ “I don’t know. … knows.” 9. “Do you know … in London?” “Yes, I’ve got a few friends there.’ 10. ‘What’s in that cupboard?” “… . It’s empty.” 11. I’m looking for my lighter. I can’t find it ….

12. “Would you like … to drink?” “Yes, please, a glass of orange juice.”

IV. Translate into English.

1. У меня есть, что сказать тебе. 2. На столе лежит бумага. 3. Хотите еще кофе? 4. “Что случилось?” “У меня что-то в глазу”. 5. “В гостиной есть стулья?” “Да, несколько”. 6. Сегодня кто-нибудь отсутствует? Никто. Все присутствуют. 7. На столе лежат несколько папок, они пустые. 8. Я не знаю ничего об этом, но я знаю того, кто может нам об этом рассказать. 9. Она никогда не кладет сахар в чай. 10. Давай купим что-нибудь приятное для мамы! 11. Студент Н. имеет несколько изобретений. 12. “Где-нибудь есть здесь обсерватория” “Никто не знает”.

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