Example sentences of "i [vb mod] give [pron] " in BNC.

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1 ‘ I would have had no objection to telling them the position , in all honesty we could have done that and I may give them advance warning next year . ’
2 I should add that there are also a great many flowers that seem to have rather negative meanings , such as the lovely little lawn daisy , which apparently means ‘ delay ’ , or ‘ return after a few days when I may give you an answer ’ — not necessarily the most suitable text to put on a bookmark .
3 The thing is , Bob , if I may give you some advice based on long and hard experience , not to start off by renting somewhere , if you can possibly avoid it . ’
4 if I may give you a word of advice , you may think it 's rude , but when Mr is asking questions try not to turn down towards him , if you try and face across the jury , that 's what carries the voice if you 're looking at them , if you turn to your left , a bit of your head goes down a bit , it 's only natural , you 're not as used to courts as Mr is , er , he , he , your , it , your voice smothers , it 's not a question of shouting it 's just looking in the right direction , yes Mr go on
5 In fact I 'll give my neighbours who live opposite , I do n't see a lot of them but they they are my opposite neighbours and of course the 's really I 'm on good terms with I ought to give them I 'll get them a tin of biscuits as well .
6 And and he said well do you think I ought to give her , you know , what about two pound a week ?
7 ‘ I owe him my life so I must give him my life .
8 And I must give them quittance .
9 I felt that if , for perfect reasons of conscience , I could not fight for her , I must give her up for ever .
10 So I must give her a ring this week actually .
11 ‘ But you were right when you insisted that I must give myself the opportunity to learn my true feelings , although … ’
12 I must give you my personal assurances that this infant is receiving perfect care .
13 I must give you a reason for fighting .
14 ‘ That reminds me , I must give you back the two pounds you sent me .
15 I must give you one and take it for her .
16 I think the first answer I must give you is , is simply in terms of my personal biography .
17 it was ever so good because I gave him fi , the doctor said , you know I should give him you know , eat just before five o'clock and you go
18 Well I should give you er
19 " J'ai été très heureux d'avoir été compris par une si aimable Anglaise " , he said , and ended " if you were French I should give you a kiss .
20 I think I should give you some general information about Lilliput .
21 I should give it a miss when you come up north , it 's a bit chilly for that sort of thing , though I could knit you a winter fig leaf .
22 Your mother was saying perhaps I should give it to the kids , half to you , half to Debbie , but I said , no .
23 I should give it time , darling .
24 By rights I should give it up .
25 You , I should give it him quick .
26 I do n't see why I should give mine up
27 really but seeing as I know her erm I thought I might give her a ring .
28 For example , if a person came to me suffering from rounded shoulders I might give him or her an instruction to ‘ think of your shoulders going away from each other ’ .
29 I might give someone a ring . ’
30 If I see one that looks like it 's growing good , I might give it some extra feed and talk to it a bit . ’
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