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Monday, 26 July 2010

Revision Test: Grammar and Composition

Revision Test: Grammar and Composition

Time: One Hour Maximum Marks: 25
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.
Question 2 Rewrite as directed: [10]
1. Robert said, “Let us call a taxi.” (Change the narration)
2. Rachel has the speed to outrun most of the girls in our school. (Begin:Few Girls...) 
3. The book was rather interesting. (Begin: It…) 
4. I had never had such a tedious journey. (Begin: No other…) 
5. But for his last minute goal; we would have lost the match. (Begin: Had…) 
6. She is very beautiful but she is not clever. ( Begin: She is not as ….) 
7. The old man had nothing other than a hot tea in the chilly morning. (Begin: Apart…) 

8. “Will you come to my studio tomorrow? I am having an exhibition of my painting.” Rita said. (Change into Indirect speech.)
9. As soon as they advertised the job, there was a rush of applicants.(Begin: No sooner) 
10. You kept the book somewhere. Show me the place. ( Combine ) 
Question 3 Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions: 
1. Rani’s parents were pleased….. his results.
2. The fans rejoiced……… their team’s success. 
3. The two brothers deal….. pearls. 
4. The man was blind … eye. 
5. Students should abide ….. the rules of the school.