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10th ICSE English Language - Transformation of Sentences

Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that many be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.  [10]

  1. Anil thought the examination would be held later. (Begin: Anil was…….)
  2. They are demolishing the entire block of flats. (Begin: The entire…………)
  3. I do not like this food as much as you do. (Begin: You……)
  4. Raju failed in the examination, yet he was not upset. (Begin: In spite of………)
  5. ‘Don’t lend Ramesh any money,’ I said to Rita. (Change to indirect speech)
  6. As soon as the arrangements were made to release extra water from the reservoirs, the rain came in a downpour. (Begin: No sooner…………)
  7. He had to sign or be arrested. (Begin: If he……)
  8. Meena complained of not being able to see the performance from the back row. (Begin: Meena complained that…………)
  9. Many ambitious people see politics as a stepping stone to personal power (Begin: Politics…)
  10. Rahul has wasted his wealth and ruined his health by his drinking habit (Use: ‘not only’)

 

Answers:

  1. The entire block of flats is being demolished.
  2. Anil was of the opinion that the examination would be held later.
  3. You like this food more than I do.
  4. In spite of failing in the examination, Raju was not upset.
  5. I advised Rita not to lend Ramesh any money.
  6. No sooner were the arrangements made to release extra water from the reservoirs than the rain came in a downpour.
  7. If he had not signed, he would have been arrested.
  8. Meena complained that she was not able to see the performance from the back row.
  9. Politics is seen by many ambitious people as a stepping stone to personal power.
  10. Rahul has not only wasted his wealth but also ruined his health by his drinking habit.
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