# Non-finite verb patterns. Practice grammar book. Чирко Т.М - 28 стр.

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11. He insisted on reading the letter.
12. I couldn’t help laughing.
Task 34. Fill the gaps in the definitions with the following verbs: AVOID, DE-
LAY, ESCAPE, FACE, MISS, POSPONE, PREVENT, RESIST, RISK.
1. If you ___________ a situation that you think is dangerous, unpleasant or dif-
ficult, you succeed in avoiding it.
2. If you ___________ doing sth, you make a deliberate effort not to do it / not to
get involved in it.
3. If you ___________ (doing) sth, you regret that you are no longer doing it.
4. If you ___________ an event, you arrange for it to take place at a later time,
than was originally planned.
5. If you ___________ doing sth, you 1) deliberately take longer than necessary
to do it; or you fail to do it by a certain time, often because you can not make
up your mind quickly enough; or 2) arrange for an event to take place at a
later time than was originally planned.
6. If you ___________ doing sth, you stop yourself from doing it, although you
know that you would like to do it.
7. If you ___________ sth happening or ___________ sb from doing sth, you
stop them doing it.
8. If you ___________ doing sth, you 1) do sth that you know may have an un-
pleasant or dangerous result or 2) take the chance of this unpleasant result.
9. If you ___________ an unpleasant or difficult situation, you must deal with it.
Task 35. Now use the verbs in Task 34 to fill in the gaps. Translate E ĺ R.
1. I can’t ___________ teasing him.
2. He narrowly ___________ being run over.
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11. He insisted on reading the letter.
12. I couldn’t help laughing.

Task 34. Fill the gaps in the definitions with the following verbs: AVOID, DE-
LAY, ESCAPE, FACE, MISS, POSPONE, PREVENT, RESIST, RISK.

1. If you ___________ a situation that you think is dangerous, unpleasant or dif-
ficult, you succeed in avoiding it.
2. If you ___________ doing sth, you make a deliberate effort not to do it / not to
get involved in it.
3. If you ___________ (doing) sth, you regret that you are no longer doing it.
4. If you ___________ an event, you arrange for it to take place at a later time,
than was originally planned.
5. If you ___________ doing sth, you 1) deliberately take longer than necessary
to do it; or you fail to do it by a certain time, often because you can not make
up your mind quickly enough; or 2) arrange for an event to take place at a
later time than was originally planned.
6. If you ___________ doing sth, you stop yourself from doing it, although you
know that you would like to do it.
7. If you ___________ sth happening or ___________ sb from doing sth, you
stop them doing it.
8. If you ___________ doing sth, you 1) do sth that you know may have an un-
pleasant or dangerous result or 2) take the chance of this unpleasant result.
9. If you ___________ an unpleasant or difficult situation, you must deal with it.

Task 35. Now use the verbs in Task 34 to fill in the gaps. Translate E � R.

1. I can’t ___________ teasing him.
2. He narrowly ___________ being run over.
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