2. can ’ t/couldn ’ t help but + V 1. S + have/has/had + V-en...since + S + were/was/V-ed....
Example: Robin and Chris are friends. They were students together at a school of performing arts. Robin and Chris have been friends since they were students together at a school of performing arts. 1. S + have/has/had + V-en...since + S + were/was/V-ed.... 1.
The building was there. I was a little girl. The building had been there since I was a little girl. 2.
Exercise A Combine each pair of the following sentences by using this pattern. Follow the above examples. He doesn’t write to us. He moved to America. 1. He hasn’t write to us since he moved to America.
Karen is studying Spanish. She started to study it when she was 12. 2. Karen has been studying Spanish since she was 12. My family and I lived in that house. I was born in that house. My family and I had lived in that house since I was born. 3.
I work in a bank. I finished high school. 4. I have worked in a bank since I finished high school. I had a pain in my stomach. I got up that morning I had had a pain in my stomach since I got up that morning. 5.
P: How time flies! I still remember the first time I saw you. L: Yeah, it 1 ________ (be) 30 years since we first ____ (meet). P: What was the movie we saw on our first date? Exercise B Phil and Liz have been married for 25 years. Today is their wedding anniversary. Now, they are sharing with each other their lovely memories. Complete the following dialogue with the given words. Use the pattern above. has been met
L: Gone with the Wind. I still remember how handsome Clark Gable was. And he 2 ________ (be) my idol since I first _____ (see) him in that movie. I have always been a big fan of his. P: Look at this picture. We looked so young then. Everything 3 ___________ (change) since we ___________ (get/ marry). has been saw has changed got married
L: Sure has. Look at this picture of Terry. She was having her first piano concert. She 4 _________________ (be/learn) to play the piano since she ____ (be) three years old. It’s a pity that she doesn’t play anymore. P: Yeah, it’s quite a pity. You know, I miss her a lot. She 5 ________________ (not/come/back) to see us since she _____ (go) to college three months ago. had been learning was hasn ’ t come back went
L: Come on, Phil. Don’t be sad. Last night, Terry called and told me that she would be back this weekend.
Example: Although Reeve can’t help but rely on the machine most of the time, he is still able to breathe on his own for intervals. 2. can’t/couldn’t help but + V
According to the given information, form sentences which contain the above pattern. The first one has been done for you. We don ’ t like Janet very much. We admire her piano playing ability. Exercise A 1. Although we don ’ t like Janet very much, we can ’ t help but admire her piano playing ability.
Roger needs to speak English. Most of his customers are Americans. 2. ________________________ _______, because ___________ _______________________. Roger can’t help but speak English most of his customers are Americans
____________________________ ___________,when ___________ _____________. The audience couldn ’ t help but laugh aloud the singer ’ s voice cracked The audience laughed aloud. The singer ’ s voice cracked. 3.
Although ____________________ ____________________________ __ _______________________. Mr. Chen was sick, he couldn ’ t help but keep on working in order to feed his family Mr. Chen was sick. He kept on working in order to feed his family. 4.
Although ___ ______ _ _________ __________________________ __ __________________. he appeared to be fine, I couldn’t help but notice that his hand was trembling He appeared to be fine. I noticed that his hand was trembling. 5.
Based on the situations given, complete the following sentences with words given. Use the above pattern. 1. Although Reeve is unable to move or breathe on his own, he never gives up. We _______________________________ ___________ (admire/courage/resolve). Exercise B can ’ t help but admire his courage and resolve
Back 2. When she saw a dark shadow standing next to her bed, she ________________ ________ (scream). couldn ’ t help but scream 3. When the police told the mother that they had found her little girl, she __________________________________ (weep/happiness). couldn ’ t help but weep for happiness 4. When I think of all my mother has done for me, I __________________________ (say/love/her). can ’ t help but say I love her
Back 5. While I saw the homeless man trying to find something to eat in the trash can, I _________________________________ (sorry/him). couldn ’ t help but feel sorry for him