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Grammar


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Question 1

Rewrite the following sentences as per the directions given without changing the meaning of the sentences:

  1. It can be very interesting to listen to the radio. (Begin: Listening…)
  2. Start now or you will not arrive in time. (Begin: You…)
  3. In your place, I would ask for a better reward. (Begin: If…)
  4. He tried harder and harder but achieved less and less. (Begin: The…)
  5. The bag was so heavy that it could not be carried. ( Use: too)
  6. Your answers need correcting. ( Use: corrected)
  7. Very few people are as honest as Mrs. Jacob. ( Use: most)
  8. As soon as they write the exam, they start discussing the answers. (Begin: No ….)
  9. If you had not advised me, I would have been deceived. (Begin: But…)
  10. The sudden knock startled her. ( Change the voice)
  11. People grew a lot of rubber in Malaysia. [Begin: A…]
  12. “Shall I ask her to wait,” said Pamela. [Change into Reported Speech]
  13. It was so late that I could not attend the class. [Use: too]
  14. Prizes were being given by the Minister when the lights went out. [Change the voice]
  15. If you had not advised me, I would have fallen into the trap. [Begin: But….]
  16. I am coming with you. [Provide a suitable question tag]
  17. This is the biggest elephant I have ever seen. [Use: big]
  18. As soon as Rama starts to run the race, the crowd cheers her. [Begin: No sooner …]
  19. Both the answers are wrong. [Begin: Neither….]
  20. Neither John nor his friends ……… to blame. [Use: is/are]
  21. The United Nations has its headquarters in U.S.A. [Correct the sentence]
  22. He is a principled man. [Use: principle]
  23. But for my help, she would not have succeeded. Begin: Had…]
  24. If he apologizes, he will be pardoned. [Use: Unless…]
  25. The teacher asked, “Will you confess your mistake?” [Change into indirect speech]
  26. Let the child not be disturbed. [Change into active voice]
  27. Very few Prime Ministers are as scholarly as our Prime Minister. [change into superlative]
  28. He is so ill that he cannot attend the meeting. [Use: too]
  29. The task was not pleasant. It was not easy either. [Combine the two sentences]
  30. The Principal is calling everyone from this class. [Begin: Everyone…]
  31. How kind a person Anurag is! [Begin: What…]
  32. It was wrong on the part of the management to dismiss him. [Use: ought]
  33. Tokyo is the most expensive city in the world. [Begin: No other…]
  34. There were only a few coins in the purse that Seema lost. [Begin: The purse…]
  35. “I do not think I can finish the work by today”, said the plumber. [Change the narration]
  36. There is nothing more beautiful than the sunset. [Begin: Is….]
  37. If you do not mend your ways, you will get into trouble. [Begin: Mend…]
  38. He is not a reckless driver. [End: recklessly]
  39. She exclaimed that Kolkata is a very congested city. [Change into direct speech]
  40. Very few foods are as healthy as milk. [Change into superlative]
  41. Andrew is the best cobbler in our town. [Change into positive]
  42. Hyderabad is one of the cleanest cities in India. [Use: clean]
  43. A deer does not run as fast as a cheetah. [Begin: A cheetah…]
  44. No other poet is as popular as Shakespeare. [Use: most]
  45. Mr. Ram came last of all for the meeting. [Change into positive]
  46. Some monuments are perhaps more beautiful than the Taj. [Use: most]
  47. ‘Why don’t you sing a song, Rita?’ said Suresh. (Rita)
  48. To Iqbal’s surprise, the office was closed. (find)
  49. The play I saw last week was better than this one. (good)
  50. Has Nidhi written to you? ( Use hear)
  51. As soon as the news of the fire broke out, everyone rushed to the spot. [Begin: No sooner…..]
  52. Richard sat on a freshly painted chair. [Begin: the Chair…]
  53. This is the cruelest act I have ever seen. [Begin: Never…]
  54. Even as a young artist, my aunt did not neglect her studies. [Use: when]
  55. I found a ten rupee note in the book. [Change the voice]
  56. It was wrong on the part of political parties to blame the neighboring country. [Use: ought]
  57. Being strong, Arun can lift the heavy suitcase.[ Use; so…. That]
  58. “If you do not hurry, you will miss the bus.” My mother said. [Change into indirect speech]
  59. The children failed to notice the teacher as she entered. [Change into a negative sentence]
  60. Only Rachel came to the birthday party. [Begin: None…..]

Question 2. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:

1. He has great confidence __ himself.

2. The miser fell a victim __ his own greed.

3. The government provides the school children __free mid-day meals.

4. The difficult route led__ a forest.

5. I am waiting for the letter __Monday

6. I have lived in Bangalore __1978.

7. The convict begged __mercy.

8. Do you believe __ghosts?

9. Please attend __what I am saying to you.

10. One is known __the company one keeps. Keep good company always.

11. I looked __my nephew while his parents went out.

12. We should not look __upon the poor.

13. Farmers look __to a better standard of living.

14. The principal promised to look __her case.

15. I am trying to look__ my key.

16. Do you agree __this proposal?

17. The man was charged __theft.

18. The doctor cured her __the disease.

19. The family was shocked __the news.

20. The police are inquiring __the case.

21. Some people have very strange attitude __animals.

22. The newspaper made a fierce attack __the speaker.

23. There was a steep rise __the cost of living last month.

24. People used to believe that air pollution was the cause __malaria.

25. In the long run, there is no alternative __hard work.

26. He is lot more agile __I am.

27. The newcomer wanted to know how to get __the bus stop to the bazaar.

28. He did not attend extra classes because __a severe cold.

29. A microscope is provided in the laboratory __the use of pupils.

30. I prefer fast food __any other food.

31. They rejoiced __their success.

32. He revenged himself __his enemies.

33. We went to our house __foot.

34. She was born __rich parents.

35. The final decision rests__principal.

36. The jury found him guilty __ the crime

37. Monica is not liable __her friend’s debt.

38. The army carried __a combing operation in the building.

39. His request for a transfer was turned __.

40. I assure you __my help.

Answers to Question 1:

  1. Listening to the radio can be very interesting.
  2. You should start now in order to arrive on time.
  3. If I would have been in your place, I would have asked for a better reward.
  4. The harder he tried the lesser he achieved.
  5. The bag was too heavy to be carried.
  6. Your answers need to be corrected.
  7. Most people are not as honest as Mrs. Jacob.
  8. No sooner do they write the exam than they start discussing the answers.
  9. But for your advice, I would have been deceived.
  10. She was startled by the sudden knock.
  11. A lot of rubber was grown in Malaysia.
  12. Pamela asked if she should ask her to wait.
  13. It was too late to attend the class.
  14. The Minister was giving the prizes when the light went out.
  15. But for your advice, I would have fallen into the trap.
  16. I am coming with you, may I?
  17. This elephant is the most big that I have ever seen.
  18. No sooner does Rama start to run a race than the crowd cheers her.
  19. Neither of the answers is right.
  20. Neither John nor his friends is to blame.
  21. The United Nations has its headquarters in the U.S.A.
  22. He is a man of principle.
  23. Had I not helped her, she would not have succeeded.
  24. Unless he apologizes, he will not be pardoned.
  25. The teacher asked him if he would confess his mistake.
  26. Do not disturb the child.
  27. Our Prime Minister is the most scholarly of all.
  28. He is too ill to attend the meeting.
  29. The task was neither pleasant nor easy.
  30. Everyone from the class is being called by the principal.
  31. What a kind person Anurag is!
  32. The management ought not to dismiss him.
  33. No other city in the world is as expensive as Tokyo.
  34. The purse which Seema lost had only a few coins.
  35. The plumber said that he did not think that he could complete the work that day.
  36. Is there anything beautiful than sunset?
  37. Mend your ways or you will get into trouble.
  38. He does not drive recklessly.
  39. She said, “Kolkata is a very congested city”.
  40. Milk is healthiest food of all.
  41. No other cobbler is as good as Andrew is.
  42. Very few cities in India are as clean as Hyderabad.
  43. A cheetah runs faster than a deer.
  44. Shakespeare is the most popular of all poets.
  45. No one came after Mr. Ram for the meeting.
  46. The Taj is not the most beautiful monument.
  47. Suresh asked Rita to sing a song
  48. To his surprise, Iqbal found that the office was closed.
  49. This play is not as good as the one I saw last week.
  50. Did you hear from Nidhi?
  51. No sooner did the news of the fire break out than everyone rushed to the spot.
  52. The chair on which Richard sat was freshly painted.
  53. Never have I seen such a cruel act.
  54. Even when my aunt was a young artist, she did not neglect her studies.
  55. A ten rupee note was found by me in the book.
  56. Political parties ought not to wrongfully blame the neighbouring countries.
  57. Arun is so strong that he can lift the heavy suitcase.
  58. My mother told me if I did not hurry I would miss the bus.
  59. The children did not notice the teacher’s entry. .
  60. None but Rachel came to the birthday party.

Answers to Question 2:

  1. in
  2. to
  3. with
  4. through
  5. since
  6. since
  7. for
  8. in
  9. to
  10. by
  11. after
  12. down
  13. forward
  14. into
  15. for
  16. to
  17. with
  18. of
  19. at
  20. into
  21. towards
  22. on
  23. in
  24. of
  25. to
  26. than
  27. from
  28. of
  29. for
  30. to
  31. at
  32. on
  33. on
  34. to
  35. on
  36. of
  37. for
  38. out
  39. down
  40. of

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53 Responses to “Grammar”

  1. Gandharbi says:

    that was really helpful…thanx!

  2. RIZAK says:

    osm ! u ppl are doing a great job ! that was very helpful

  3. Rahul says:

    superb!! and was very helpful

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