this much i can say

i know i’ll need him until the stars all burn away

i feel safe with you alongside.

we were walking alongisde that road

walk the walk – just talking is not enough, you have to act

 

i got to Paris

along the street came a policeman

not only did he do it but he also refused to confirm it was he

never have i laughed more sincerely

 

i gotta get the bus, know it?

starry = sparkling

starry – gwiezdzisty

moonlit building

nothing can bring me down

 

what if lightning strikes me?

metastasis

lung metastases

metastatis all over lungs

 

never has she been so humiliated (mortified)

 

hardly, barely, scarcely + WHEN
past perfect

no sooner +THAN

sequence of tenses

 

hardly had he arrived at the office, when the telephone rang

scarcely had i opened the door, when i was hit  in the head

 

no sooner had i gone for a walk than i realized i forgot to close the door

no sooner did i go for a walk than it started raining

am i starry-eyed? (naive, gullible,  have one’s head in the clouds )

 

only after (dopiero po) sending the letter did i remember i had forgotten to put on an address

only John knew the answer

 

bonfire = camp fire

only by burning a camp fire did she manage to survive

 

this division is difficult to manage

 

pod żadnym pozorem nie wolno ci strzelać bez pozwolenia – under no circumstances are you to start shooting without permission

dopiero kiedy dotarłem do domu, zauważyłem, że zapomniałem zabrać kluczy z biura – not until i got home did i realize that i forgot to take the keys from the office

nie tylko go zrobiłem, ale to był także mój pomysł – not only did i make it but it was also my idea

 

little did the goverment think about the miners’ lives

nie zdawała sobie sprawy z tego co czekało na nią w domu :

little did she know what awaited her at home

 

so impressive was his performance that he was given standing ovation

so devastating was the fire that plants may never recover

 

such was the power of his blow that his opponent fell to the ground

put effort into it

such is the amount of rain that all my crops will rot – tak duża

 

if you should find anything suspcious, let me know

should you find anything suspcious, let me know

 

if i had known it, i would behave differently

had i known it, i would behave differently

 

FORMAL WRITING

they were very poor, as were most people of these times

 

uważam, podobnie jak moi koledzy, że ta kwestia może zostać rozwiązana –

i believe, as do my colleagues, that this issue can be ressolved

 

ECHOING STATEMENTS

i am going to bed; – so am i

i don’t like her – neither(nor) do i

 

IS HE MAD?

how beautifully did she look!

what a wonderful place is Stratford!

 

here comes richard!

there goes our bus ! ( okolicznik miejsca – first)

 

here he comes (zaimek)

OFF WE GO ! – no to idziemy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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