ICSE Examinations Grammar Questions from 2005-2009


ICSE Examinations Grammar Questions 2005 
Question 4
(a)
In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
Example; (0) returned

After Christopher Columbus ----------(0)    (return) from his famous voyage across the Atlantic, the King of Spain ----------((I)    (wish) to celebrate the great event and do honour to the man who ----------((2)    (make) himself a national hero. He ----------(3)    (do) so by holding a banquet in honour of the explorer.   To this banquet he ---------- (4)    (invite) many of the nobles of the King's   Court.   Some of them ---------- (5)    (be) jealous of the success Columbus ---------- (6)    (achieve).    One of them sat next to Columbus.    He turned towards Columbus and said, "Of course you ---------- (7)    (be) a brave man but it doesn't take much intelligence to do what you have done.  After all, anyone can take a ship and sail on and on till he  ---------- (8)    (reach) land."                                                                                                                                                                                        [4]
b)   Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:-
(i)       The safari parks of South Africa abound ----------   wild animals.
(ii)      The young man excels ----------   both music and dance.
(iii)     She is a diligent student, worthy  ----------  praise.
(iv)     I saw ----------  his plan and realized that he was going to cheat us.
(v)      I was ----------  the impression that the meeting had been cancelled.
(vi     Always be true  ----------  yourself.
(vii)    The villagers lodged a complaint ----------   the corrupt officials.
(viii)   I can rely  ----------  my sister for help.                                                                                                                    [4]
(c)    Explain the difference in meaning between the pairs of sentences given below:-(i)        (1)       She must have repainted the car.  (2)       She must have the car, repainted.
(ii)       (1)      'The girl," said the boy, "was ugly."  (2)       The girl said the boy was ugly.                                        [4]
(d)    Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each.  Make other changes that may be necessary; but do not change the meaning of each sentence.
(i)       Jasdeep has probably forgotten his mother's birthday.(Begin: In ----------   )
(ii)      Mr. Sharma advised the children not to go out in the cold.(End with:"  ----------  ", said Mr. Sharma )
(iii)      For more information please contact the secretary of the club.(Begin: Should ----------   )
(iv)      He could not take part in the singing competition as he had a sore throat.(Use: prevented)
(v)       Ritika returned to school a week ago.(Begin: It has been----------    )
(vi)      She was beautiful and humble.(Begin: Not only----------    )
(vii)    Both the players are not adequately prepared for the tournament.(Begin: Neither----------   )
(viii)    A fragrant flower is the loveliest creation of nature.(Begin: No other ----------   )                                        [8]
ICSE Examinations Grammar Questions from 2006
Question 4
(a)    In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets.  Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.Example:(0)    giving.
Mid-afternoon while  ----------(0)    (give) my report to Mrs. Biggs, I ------)    (hear) a loud thumping ----------(2)   (come) from the direction of her store room. ----------  (be) all that noise downstairs?"  I asked."Probably a rat. I don't hear anything," she replied.I ran downstairs and ----------(4)    (open) the store room door. There was Mr. Biggs ----------(5)    (look) very dusty and very disgruntled;  he wanted to know why Mrs.Biggs shut) him up for hours.He  had  gone  into  the  store  room  in  search  of a walking stick ands. Biggs. (7)    (see)  the  door open,  had     promptly(8)    (bolt) it.                                                                                                                                     [4]
(b)    Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:-
(1)    He refused to put    with their interference in his affairs.
(ii)      She has been going    the script for days.
(iii)    It is our duty to protest    injustice.
(iv)    He soon became accustomed    the harsh weather.
(v)    Dilip went out     his way to help the poor.
(vi)    He was able to put      his ideas so cleverly that he impressed everyone.
(vii)    He persists    teasing the other children in the class.
(viii)    I have been waiting for you    four o'clock.                                                                                                          [4]
(c)    Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.
(i)       Sahil composed a wonderful song. It became a hit.
(ii)      Rani reached the spot. We were to meet there.
(iii)     Dick met me. I gave him the document.
(iv)      Shenaz was very upset. I wanted to help her out.                                                                                               [4]
(d)    Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each.   Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.
(i)        As soon as the Chief Guest arrived, the band started playing.{Begin: No sooner    )
(ii)       He went to the library and to the bank.(Begin: Not only    )
(iii)     Though he is very poor, he helps others in need.(Begin: Inspite    )
(iv)     He does not intend to leave the Company.(Use: intention)
(v)      "Do you want some more ice-cream or a slice of cake?" asked my aunt.(Begin: My aunt asked    )
(vi)     They are painting a mural on the front wall.(Begin: A mural    )
(vii)     Tansen was the best singer in Akbar's court.(Use: better    )
(viii)    You remembered to buy a loaf of bread, didn't you?(Begin: You didn't    )                                                   [8]
ICSE Examinations Grammar Questions from 2007
Question 4                                                                                                                   
(a)       In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
Example: (0) am convinced.
I   (0)  _____________    (convince)   that   my   father   (1)  ________(remember) by all those who value integrity. He (2)_______ (be) a man of learning and also saw to it that he (3)_____ (teach) his pupils with passion and patience.  He, at times (4)_________ (use) to lose his temper, but that was because he always (5)_______ (want) his pupils to learn and learn well.    As a person, he was honest and simple. His greatness (6)________ (lie) in the fact that he (7)_______ (have) a pure heart,   devoid   of   malice.   Such   a   man   is   always   valued   and (8)_________ (be) very rare to find.                                                                                                                                         [4]
(b)       Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:-
(1)        Truth always prevails_________ the long run.
(ii)      Sujata stood________ the river and saw the ship pass by.
(iii)     She took some money    her father to buy a video game.
(iv)     Shilpa gave me a rare gift    my birthday.
(v)      Deepak was very upset    me.
(vi)     Michelle is longing    meet me.
(vii)    It has been a long time    I met my sister.
(viii)   The worker asked    his wages.                                                                                                                               [4]
(c)  Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and^ but or so:
(i)       John gave me the novel. John wanted me to review it.
(ii)      Debjani received my note. She sent her reply within a week.
(iii)     Raja is a great footballer. He is also popular.
(iv)      Jennifer saw that I was confused. She came to my rescue.                                                                               [4]
(d)    Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence: (i)       Anne paid a heavy price for her recklessness.  (Begin: It    )
(ii)      No sooner had Ram narrated the story than he was praised.  (Begin: Hardly    )
(iii)     Tanuja is a very friendly girl and is always cheerful.  (Begin: Besides    )
(iv)     They had to put off the garden partly because of the heavy rain. (Begin: The heavy    )
(v)      Margaret said to me, "Please do not forget to meet me tomorrow". (Begin: I was    )
(vi)     Inspite of my warning Dev, he ignored me. (Begin: Though    )
(vii)    The business talks failed because neither side was willing to compromise. (Begin: Since    )
(vvii)   They were very afraid and so they could not speak. (Begin: Being    N    )    [8]
ICSE Examinations Grammar Questions from 2008
Question 4
(a)    In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
Example:        (0) was.
There (0)    (be) some confusion in the doorway. A man (1)     (get) into the compartment (2) _    (stammer) an apology. Then the door (3)    (bang) and the world was (4)     (shut) out again. I (5)     (return) to my berth. The
guard (6)    (blow) his whistle and we (7)    (move) off. Once again I (8)    (has) a game to play.                             [4]
(b)    Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:- (i)        The   elderly   man  prepared   himself for  _____..  a   life   retirement.
(ii)       Do you take his word  _____ mine?
(iii)     Rohini is very concerned   ______ her father's health.
(iv)      Altaf had many books and papers scattered all ______   the room.
(v)       The Phoenix is a legendary bird that rises ______   its ashes.
(vi)      The police pulled the briefcase from   _____ the table.
(vii)     The mob rushed onto the pavement, everyone seemed angry ______    everyone else.
(viii)    The old woman looked ______   the cupboard, searching for the photograph.                                            [4]
[c] Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so. (i)    The heart attack was mild. Mr. Bose stayed in bed for three weeks,
(ii)   The men went out to see if anyone was missing. The women stayed behind to care for the injured.
(iii)  Her mother warned her not to talk to strangers. She told her not to accept gifts from people she did not know.
(iv)      Everyone was drenched wet by now. The rain had come down harder.                                                    [4]
[d] Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence,
(i)        "Have you walked alone, this long distance today?" he asked Sumita. (Begin: He asked Sumita if.    )
(ii)       The detective interrogated the suspects closely for over three hours. (Begin: The suspect    ^^^m
(iii)       I suddenly realized that the room was too small for the three of us to share. (Begin: I suddenly realized that the room was so    )
(iv)      Inspite of all her efforts, Susan did not succeed. (Begin: Despite    )
(v)       As soon as the bell rang, the children rushed out of class. (Begin: No sooner    )
(vi)      Sachin stood first in class and he also excelled at debate. (Begin: Not only    )
(vii)     She was the only person capable of being House Captain. (Use: capability)
(viii)    Rohan was the tallest boy in the basketball team. (Rewrite using: taller)    [8]
ICSE Examinations Grammar Questions from 2009
Question 4
(a)    In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets.  Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
Example: (0)    spoke.
As she (0)    (speak) 1(1)     (rise) and (2)     (go) to the centre blackboard, 1(3)    (find) the chalk (4)    (write) in block letters the title of the book. Then 1 (5)     (put) the chalk down and went to (6)     (sit), beside her, to (7)    (hold) her hand.
The day had barely (8)     (begin).                                                                                                       [4]
(b)    Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:- (1)    I prevailed    him to join the gymnasium.
(ii)      The curious child eagerly begged    an answer to the riddle.
(iii)     He was bent    coming first in the examinations.
(iv)     The theory exam was followed    a group discussion.
(v)      1 ran    my teacher at the show last night.
(vi)     She is extremely anxious    an interview next week.
(vii)     What a contrast    the two siblings!
(viii)    The brothers fought    their father's property.                                                                                                    [4]
(c)  Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so: (i)    Swarna asked me a question. I was unable to answer it.
(ii)    You helped Tania. She will always be grateful.
(iii)    I heard you won a prize. I am extremely delighted.
(iv)    There was heavy traffic. We reached the stadium on time.                                                                                [4]
(d)    Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence. (i)       Study hard now or you will regret it.  (Begin: Unless    )
(ii)       The boy asked, 'Why are you lying on the road in this manner?' (Begin: The boy asked why he    )
(iii)      Megha is too tall to crawl under the table. (Begin: Megha is so    )
(iv)      He arrived in school on time even though he stopped for a bite on the way. (
Use 'in spite of instead of even though)
(v)       She opened the kitchen door and a cockroach ran out. (End with 'cockroach'.) (
vi)     Arjun was a better speaker than his brother. (Begin: His brother    )
(vii)     Asha missed her examination because of her illness. (Begin: Her illness    )
(viii)    As soon as the curtain came down the applause rang out. (Begin: No sooner    )   
Note: These are questions from the ICSE Question Papers and naturally, the credit goes to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.

10 comments :

  1. I will post the answers to these questions shortly.
    If you find any mistakes or if you have any corrections or if you have any alternate answers, please, do make a comment.

  1. Annesha said... :

    HELLO SIR.. COULD U PLSSS POST THE ANSWERS??????

  1. @Annesha
    I have posted the answers.

  1. I am planning to bring out a book containing the question and answers to this post; please, wait for the answers till then.

  1. John gave me the
    novel. John wanted me
    to review it.

    which one of these is correct.
    a) John gave me the
    novel because he wanted me
    to review it.
    b) John gave me the
    novel to review it.

  1. Anonymous said... :

    Please send me the answers sir.Iam preparing for my exams.

  1. http://www.icseenglishhelp.org/search/label/ICSE%20English%20Grammar%20Questions%20and%20Answers%202005-2009
    Check here for Answers

Post a Comment