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Complex Object (Transformation Task)

As one approaches some crossroads, one comes to a sign which says that drivers have to stop when they come to the main road ahead. At other crossroads, drivers have to go slow, but they do not actually have to stop (unless, of course, there is something coming along the main road); and at still others, they do not have either to stop or to go slow, because they are themselves on the main road.
Mr Williams, who was always a very careful driver, was driving home from work one evening when he came to a crossroads. It had a ‘Slow’ sign, so he slowed down when he came to the main road, looked both ways to see that nothing was coming, and then drove across without stopping completely.
At once he heard a police whistle, so he pulled in to the side of the road and stopped. A policeman walked over to him with a notebook and pencil in his hand and said, ‘You didn’t stop at that crossing.’
‘But the sign there doesn’t say “Stop”,’ answered Mr Williams. ‘It just says “Slow”, and I did go slow.’
The policeman looked around him, and a look of surprise came over his face. Then he put his notebook and pencil away, scratched his head and said, ‘Well, I’ll be blowed! I am in the wrong street!’

I’ll be/I am blowed! = провалиться мне а этом месте!

Задание:

Перепишете рассказ, трансформировав как можно больше предложений в Complex Object.

Образец:

At once he heard a police whistle, so he pulled in to the side of the road and stopped. –> At once a police person whistled to/wanted him to pull in to the side of the road and stop.

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Discussion

Kairat RahishovKairat Rahishov, 2013/07/19 14:46

a sign says the drivers to stop

Slava KazakovSlava Kazakov, 2013/07/22 09:49
As one approaches some crossroads, one comes to a sign which says that drivers have to stop when they come to the main road ahead.As one make oneself approach some crossroads, one comes to a sign which demands drivers to stop when they make themselves come to the main road ahead.
At other crossroads, drivers have to go slow, but they do not actually have to stop (unless, of course, there is something coming along the main road); and at still others, they do not have either to stop or to go slow, because they are themselves on the main road.At other crossroads, drivers have to make themselves go slow, but they do not actually make themselves stop (unless, of course, there is something coming along the main road and preventing them to go); and at still others, they do not make themselves either stop or go slow, because they are themselves on the main road.
Mr Williams, who was always a very careful driver, was driving home from work one evening when he came to a crossroads.Mr Williams, who was always a very careful driver, was driving home from work one evening.
It had a ‘Slow’ sign, so he slowed down when he came to the main road, looked both ways to see that nothing was coming, and then drove across without stopping completely. When he came to a crossroads where the ‘Slow’ sign demanded him to slow down and he did so. Then he made his car approach the main road, looked both ways to make sure nothing coming, and then drove across without stopping completely.
At once he heard a police whistle, so he pulled in to the side of the road and stopped.At once a police whistle wanted him to pull in to the side of the road and stop.
A policeman walked over to him with a notebook and pencil in his hand and said, ‘You didn’t stop at that crossing.’A policeman walked over to him with a notebook and pencil in his hand and accused him not to stop at the crossing.
‘But the sign there doesn’t say “Stop”,’ answered Mr Williams. ‘It just says “Slow”, and I did go slow.’‘But the sign there doesn’t want me to stop,’ answered Mr Williams. ‘It just demands to go slower and so I did.’
The policeman looked around him, and a look of surprise came over his face.The policeman looked around him, and a guess made a look of surprise come over his face.
Then he put his notebook and pencil away, scratched his head and said, ‘Well, I’ll be blowed! I am in the wrong street!’Then he put his notebook and pencil away, scratched his head and said, ‘Well, I’ll be blowed! I am in the wrong street!’
Yuri ScherbakovYuri Scherbakov, 2013/07/22 10:44, 2013/07/22 10:50

Свою корректуру сделал курсивом

As one approaches some crossroads, one comes to a sign which says that drivers have to stop when they come to the main road ahead.As one makes oneself approach some crossroads, one comes to a sign which demands drivers to stop when they make themselves come to the main road ahead.
At other crossroads, drivers have to go slow, but they do not actually have to stop (unless, of course, there is something coming along the main road); and at still others, they do not have either to stop or to go slow, because they are themselves on the main road.At other crossroads, drivers have to make themselves go slow, but they do not actually make themselves stop (unless, of course, there is something coming along the main road and preventing them from going); and at still others, they do not make themselves either stop or go slow, because they are themselves on the main road.
Mr Williams, who was always a very careful driver, was driving home from work one evening when he came to a crossroads.Mr Williams, who was always a very careful driver, was driving home from work one evening.
It had a ‘Slow’ sign, so he slowed down when he came to the main road, looked both ways to see that nothing was coming, and then drove across without stopping completely. When he came to a crossroads where the ‘Slow’ sign demanded him to slow down and he did so. Then he made his car approach the main road, looked both ways to make sure nothing coming, and then drove across without stopping completely.
At once he heard a police whistle, so he pulled in to the side of the road and stopped.At once a police whistle wanted him to pull in to the side of the road and stop.
A policeman walked over to him with a notebook and pencil in his hand and said, ‘You didn’t stop at that crossing.’A policeman walked over to him with a notebook and pencil in his hand and accused him of not having stopped at the crossing.
‘But the sign there doesn’t say “Stop”,’ answered Mr Williams. ‘It just says “Slow”, and I did go slow.’‘But the sign there doesn’t want one to stop,’ answered Mr Williams. ‘It just demands one to go slower and so I did.’
The policeman looked around him, and a look of surprise came over his face.The policeman looked around him, and a guess made a look of surprise come over his face.
Then he put his notebook and pencil away, scratched his head and said, ‘Well, I’ll be blowed! I am in the wrong street!’Then he put his notebook and pencil away, scratched his head and said, ‘Well, I’ll be blowed! I am in the wrong street!’

Слава, looked both ways to make sure nothing coming - это же не комплекс обджикт, а элипсис придаточного дополнительного предложения looked both ways to make sure that nothing was coming.

Эллипсис (эллипс) – это. (греч. ellipsis — выпадение, опущение) пропуск элемента высказывания, легко восстанавливаемого в данном контексте или ситуации.

Slava KazakovSlava Kazakov, 2013/07/22 11:04

спасибо

это же не комплекс обджикт, а элипсис придаточного дополнительного предложения

ага, просто увлекся пытаясь еще найти фрагменты для анимирования :)

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