Vignette



An Approach to ICSE English provides a platform to contribute, discuss and comment on the various issues related to the study and practice of English for the students and teachers of ICSE syllabus. Even with its focussed nature, An Approach to ICSE English will be beneficial to everyone involved in the learning the niceties of the English language.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Transformation of Sentences: Degree of Comparison

Change the Degree of Comparison in the following sentences without altering the senses:


1. A horse is more intelligent than an ass.

2. A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.

3. Bombay is the best sea-port in India.

4. Disraeli was the greatest statesman of England.

5. There are few districts as fertile as Hoshiarpur.

6. Kalidasa is one of the greatest poets.

7. Very few books are as popular as Dickens� �David Copperfield�.

8. Gold is one of the most precious metals.

9. It is easier to speak than to act.

10. The train runs faster than a horse-cart.

11. He knows you better than I.

12. He knows you better than me.

13. Of all men he is the meanest.

14. Let us see who runs fastest.

15. He does his work more honestly than anybody else.

16. Few historians write as graphically as Macaulay.

17. John bowls faster than Jack.

18. Ashoka was one of the noblest of Indian kings.

19. A live ass is better than a dead lion.

20. Jim seemed more cheerful than any of his companions.

15 comments:

  1. please give the answers

    ReplyDelete
  2. please we need the answers...

    ReplyDelete
  3. cant you give the questions along with the answers?!? how do we check our answers then???

    ReplyDelete
  4. wer r the answers?????
    R v teachers to answer perfectly??????

    ReplyDelete
  5. You can always ask me for the answers. I will mail them.
    I keep back the answers so that students will try to think and and improve themselves.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi ... This site is very useful for us isce students ! Could you please mail the answers to me at - dishita.swaika@gmail.com

      Delete
    2. Answers
      Change the Degree of Comparison in the following sentences without altering the senses:
      1. An ass is not as intelligent as a horse.
      2. A foolish friend is not as good as a wise enemy.
      3. No other seaport in India is as good as Bombay.
      4. No other statesman of England was as great as Disraeli.
      5. Very few districts are as fertile as Hoshiarpur.
      6. Kalidasa is one of the greatest poets.
      7. Very few poets are as great as Kalidasa.
      8. Dickens David Copperfield is one of the most popular books.
      9. Very few metals are as precious as gold.
      10. To act is not as easy as to speak.
      11. A horse cart does not run as fast a train.
      12. I do not know you as much as he does.
      13. He does not know me as much as he knows you.
      14. No other man was as mean as he.
      15. Let us see who runs slower between us.
      16. No one does their work as honest as he does.
      17. Macaulay writes more graphically than most other historians.
      18. Jack does not bowl as fast as John.
      19. Very few Indian kings were as noble as Asoka.
      20. A dead lion is not as good as a live ass.
      21. None of his companions seemed as cheerful as Jim.


      Delete
  6. bakwas site.................

    ReplyDelete
  7. did u forgot 2 post d answers..................!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. sir i have one request.. ur website is really good and helpful but can u plz post the answers?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sir, please can u post the answers for these qns.
    I really need them!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sir, please can u post the ans.
    I really need them!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. In 1. When the comparision is made between two , we donot use superlative degree. So here we will change in positive degree.
    Ans 1. Ass is not as intelligent as horse

    ReplyDelete
  12. no.1 Ghati site

    ReplyDelete