TASK 23. Paraphrase the sentences below using infinitive in the function of an attribute. Follow the examples.
a) A lot of things should be done before we leave. — There are a lot of things to do/to be done before we leave.
b) They didn’t want to attend that boring lecture. (wish) – They had no wish to attend that boring lecture.
c) We must do several things today. – There are / We have several things to do today.
d) New Zealand was the first country which gave women the right the vote. – New Zealand was the first to give women the right the vote.
1. A lot of papers should be typed before the boss comes.
2. Some problems should be solved before we sign an agreement.
3. A couple of chairs should be fetched so that everyone had a seat.
4. A lot of things should be packed before the movers arrive.
5. The teacher told us that three tapes should be listened to at home before the listening test.
6. Lots of rules should be revised before we have the final test.
7. Five children should be examined by a doctor.
8. A lot of pictures should be looked through before we find the one we need.
9. If we want to have a quorum, two more people should be invited.
10. The group was allowed to visit the Parliament. (permission)
11. The manager's requirement was that we should check the results immediately and we had to obey. (requirement)
12. She desired to adopt the child and nothing could make her refuse to do it. (desire)
13. The guests arrived one after another. Mrs. Andrew was the first one. (the first)
14. The matter was that he didn't know what to start with. (idea)
15. You can't argue with Dick. You should just obey him without question. (person)
16. There are so many other things I should do before my wife comes back. (things)
17. The child was told to recite a very long and dull poem and he refused to do it. (wish)
18. We were short of time and couldn't go to see them off. (time)
19. Ted has a lot of problems which he must solve as soon as possible.
20. Jane hasn't got anybody who she could turn to.
21. There was a gentleman who I could give the letter to.
22. The situation seemed desperate but fortunately I had some friends who I could rely on.
23. I’m sick and tired of John; he is always complaining of something.
24. Who was the last person who saw the young man alive? And who was the first person who found him?
25. The first ambulance which arrived at the scene of accident was that one.
26. Mel Gibson is the most famous actor who took part in the performance.
27. Jake Foster was the most famous goalkeeper who played in our team.
28. They were the first people who arrived at the scene of the crime.
29. They offered their help. No one else did.
30. The captain left the ship after everyone else had.
31. Mrs. Thatcher was the Prime Minister. No other woman in Great Britain had been
Prime Minister before.
32. First I took the examination and then Paul did.
33. No newspaper appeared that day, only ‘The Times’.
34. I had several people who I wanted to visit before I left London.
35. There was only one man Fred could ask for help.
36. We must read two books by Jane Austin before the exam.
37. We have no money with which we can start business.
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