Exercise 176; Change from direct into indirect speech.
Model: The^teacher said to the pupits, “You may go home” — The teacher told the pupils that they might go home.
■ 1. Mother said to her son, “You may go to the cinema.”
2. The doctor said to the sick man, “You may go out.”
3. He said to me,"You may look at it;” 4. The girl said to her friend, “You may work in my room.” 5. The militiaman said to them, “You may cross the street.” 6. He said to the visitor, “You may use my pen”. 7. The'teacher said to the children, “You may have a rest”. 8. The nurse said to the patient’s friends, “You may visit him in the afternoon”*
■< Exercise 177. Paraphrase the following sentences using the verb may.
Model: Perhaps she is working at her report. — She may be working at her report.
i. Perhaps he has bought the dictionary. 2. It is possible that they are in the park. 3. Perhaps a letter will come to you today; 4 .. Maybe, it will rain tomorrow. 5. It is possible that the child was there. 6. Perhaps she read this story.
■ 7. Maybe, his mother knows Spanish. 8. It is possible that they know each other. 9. It impossible that she has gone to the doctor. lO. Maybe, they left for Moscow yesterday.
Exercise 178. Paraphrase the following using the verb may. Mo del: I nearly lost my way. — I might have lost my way.
; 1.1 nearly forgot, about it. 2. It nearly killed him, 3. He
nearly broke the window. 4. She nearly fell asleep. 5. I nearly caught cold. . У
Exercise 179. Paraphrase the following using the verb may expressing reproach. \
Model: / wish you were more attentive, — You might be more attentive. ,
1. I wish you helped me. 2.1 wish you did something for them. 3. I wish you were more modest. 4. I wish you had done it in time. 5. I wish they had been there yester day. 6. I wish you spoke English at the lesson. 7. I wish you had visited him in the hospital. 8.1 wish he behaved properly. 9.1 wish he were here. 10.1 wish you had visited him in the hospital.