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Monday, 26 July 2010

Answers:Grammar and Composition: Revision Test: July 26, 2010 Answers

Question 1 [10]
Write a letter to the Warden of the Home for Orphaned Children asking whether you can spend a day every month with the children. Moreover, convince the warden how your presence will benefit the children. Format: Formal Letter Points: Self Introduction-Name, residence, occupation, etc. Expressing your wish to spend a day every month with orphans. The benefits- to you and to the children. Request grant your desire. Question 2 Rewrite as directed: [10] 1. Robert said, “Let us call a taxi.” (Change the narration) Robert suggested that we should call a taxi. 2. Rachel has the speed to outrun most of the girls in our school. (Begin: Few Girls...) Few girls in our school has the speed to outrun Rachel. 3. The book was rather interesting. (Begin: It…) It was rather an interesting book. 4. I had never had such a tedious journey. (Begin: No other…) No other journey I ever had was as tedious as this. 5. But for his last minute goal; we would have lost the match. (Begin: Had…) Had he not scored at the last minute, we would have lost the match. 6. She is very beautiful but she is not clever. (Begin: She is not as ….) She is not as clever as she is beautiful. 7. The old man had nothing other than a hot tea in the chilly morning. (Begin: Apart…) Apart from a hot tea the old man had nothing in the chilly morning. 8. “Will you come to my studio tomorrow? I am having an exhibition of my painting.” Rita said. (Change into Indirect speech.) Rita asked whether I would come to her studio the next day as she was having an exhibition of her of her painting. 9. As soon as they advertised the job, there was a rush of applicants. (Begin: No sooner) No sooner did they advertise the job than there was a rush of applicants. 10. You kept the book somewhere. Show me the place. (Combine) Show me the place where you kept the books. Question 3 Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions: 1. Rani’s parents were pleased with his results. 2. The fans rejoiced in/at their team’s success. 3. The two brothers deal in pearls. 4. The man was blind of one eye. 5. Students should abide by the rules of the school.

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