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Thursday, 13 November 2008

Grammar Mix

1. Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary changes as directed of fill in the blank with a suitable word to make it a meaningful sentence. a. “How do you dare to remain absent without leave?” said the teacher to the boy. (Begin with: The teacher asked the boy how ________). b. He has refused to help me. (Rewrite using ‘said’) c. Children often quarrel ________ their toys. d. The waiter laid the table ________ dinner. e. She was annoyed ________ being disturbed. f. He was anxious to be popular ________ everyone. g. It was kind ________ him to be so helpful. h. Wordsworth was the greatest poet of Nature in English poetry. (Use: ‘greater’). i. Alexander the Great is considered as the greatest General of the world. (Use: ‘greater’) span class="fullpost"> 2. Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary changes as directed or fill in the blank with a suitable word to make it a meaningful sentence. a. “I am sorry for insulting you,” said Lakshmi to Madhu. (Begin with: Lakshmi apologised……..) b. The car battery has run ________; it needs recharging. c. How can you put ________ with his unpleasant manners? d. We had agreed to meet at the cinema at 7.30, but he never turned ________. e. You must reach the place ________ sunset. f. Cholera has broken ________ in our village. 1. Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary changes as directed or fill in the blank with a suitable word to make it a meaningful sentence. a. He said to his brother, “I go for a walk every morning.” (Change the speech) b. Tiger is the fastest animal in the world. (Use ‘faster’) c. He invited his friend ________ a dinner on his birthday. d. The musician said to the sponsor, “I can give a programme next week.” (Begin: The musician told……) e. Very few countries are as densely populated as India. (use ‘most’) f. The officer insisted on compliance ________ his orders. g. Gold is not as heavy as iron. (use ‘heavier’) h. Sachin Tendulker is proud ________ his wonderful strokes. i. The accused said to the magistrate, “Let me go now.” (Change into reported speech) j. Kelvinator is the best fridge in the market now a days. (Use “better”) k. Everybody congratulated Sania Mirza _________ her success in Wimbledon 2003. l. The teacher said to the students, “Sing loudly.” (The teacher asked……) m. I have never met so famous a person as Amitabh. (Use ‘more’) n. Napoleon Bonaparte was never tired _________ fighting wars. 2. Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary changes as directed or fill in the blank with a suitable word to make it meaningful sentence. a. Richa said to her friend, “My sister is listening to the radio while I am writing letters. (Begin with: Richa told…..) b. Delhi is one of the most populous cities in India. (Use: ‘more’) c. The magistrate said to the lawyer, “You should submit your evidence now.” (Begin with: The magistrate told…….) d. Kalpana said to her friend, “Will you go to Radhika tomorrow?” (Change the narration) e. The contractor said, “It has been raining since morning”. (Change into reported speech) f. Gandhiji always fought _________ the freedom of India. g. Kalidasa was one of the greatest poets of India. (Use : ‘great’) h. Pen is mightier than the sword. (Use: ‘mighty’) i. Bill Clinton was the shrewdest president of America. (Use: ‘more’) j. The Nilgiris Forests are divided ________ four strata. First loom the trees: dwarf bamboo and olive, etc. The second strata consists ________ gnarled holies like wild teas. Then come the shrubs like milkwort and finally the herbaceous lot: nettle, orchids and wild fruit, too, grow ________ luxurious profusion. Flowers there a plenty and the trees vary ________ height with an umbrella shape crown on the top. k. It was crazy but it had its moments. For instance, during the tombstone shot, we ____(a)____ set ____(b)____the rain machines and were ready ____(c)____ roll, when of their own accord, the heavens opened ____(d)____ and it started pouring. It was magical. Visually perfect, all it needed. ____(e)____ the masterful touch ____(f)____ the music genius, S.D.Burman. Burman took one look ____(g)____ the film and said, “I know just the music.” The result: a soul stirring track ____(h)____ built into the signature tune ____(i)____ the Reliance mobile. 3. Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary changes as directed or fill in the blank with a suitable word to make it a meaningful sentence. a. She said, “I am never going to believe you again.” (Begin with: She said that…..) b. She is a year older ________ I am. c. They could not elicit any information ________ the prisoner. d. She did not the piano, because ________ a septic thumb. e. A basket was provided ________ the disposal of waste paper. f. This fabric is superior ________that one. 4. Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary changes as directed or fill in the blank with a suitable word to make it a meaningful sentence. a. Cleopatra is the most famous Egyptian queen. (Begin with: No other……) b. The judge punished the guilty. (Begin with: The guilty……) c. The teacher was pleased ________ the performance of the student) d. He slept ________ 8 O’clock. e. The cat sprang ________ the table. f. I shall return ________ an hour. g. He will be dropped ________ the team if he does not make a big score. 3. Rewrite the following sentences after making necessary changes as directed or fill in the blank with a suitable word to make it a meaningful sentence. a. I caught a train and went to Calcutta. (Use: ‘having’) b. One should keep one’s promises. (Begin with: Promises…….) c. It has been a long time ________ I saw her. d. Anita received an invitation ________ dinner. e. Good food is necessary ________ good health. f. Can you cure me ________ this ailment? g. He is too miserly to part ________ money.

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