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Expressions + -ing Unit 61

Unit 61

Expressions + -ing


После следующих выражений глагол заканчивается

на -ing:



It's no use / It's no good ...

- It's no use worrying about it. There's nothing you can do.

- It's no good trying to persuade me. You won't succeed.

There's no point in ...

- There's no point in buying a car if you don't want to drive it.

- There was no point in waiting, so we went.


It's (not) worth ...

- My house is only a short walk from here. It's not worth taking a taxi.

- It was so late when we got home, it wasn't worth going to bed.

Говорят:`a book is worth reading/a film is worth seeing' и т.д.

- Do you think this book is worth reading?

- You should go and see the film. It's really worth seeing.

(Have) difficulty ...

- I had difficulty finding a place to live. (а не `to find')

- Did you have any difficulty getting a visa?

- People often have great difficulty reading my writing.

Запомните, говорят `difficulty' (а не `difficulties'):

- I'm sure you'll have no difficulty passing the examination.

Также говорят `(have) difficulty in -ing':

- He's shy. He has difficulty in talking to people he doesn't know well.

A waste of money / time ...

- It's a waste of time reading that book. It's rubbish.

- It's a waste of money buying things you don't need.

Spend / waste (time) ...

- I spent hours trying to repair the clock.

- I waste a lot of time day-dreaming.

Go -ing

Для того, чтобы сказать о каком-либо действии

(особенно спортивном) используют go -ing:

go shopping go swimming go skiing go fishing

go climbing go sailing go riding go sightseeing

- How often do you go swimming?

- I'm going skiing next year.

- I have to go shopping this morning.

- I've never been sailing.

`I've been / I've gone' Смотри Unit 13c.


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