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10th ICSE English Language Grammar Set

Question 1

a. 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. Raju plays both cricket and football. (Begin: Not only …..)
  2. She was too full for another meal. (Replace ‘too’)
  3. Ranjeet said, “Sheela, why do not you take the advice of your parents in this matter?” (Begin: Ranjeet asked….)
  4. Rahul has not been to school for over two months. (Begin: It has….)
  5. As soon as he entered the room, he slipped and fell. (Begin: Hardly…..)
  6. Candidates may not bring textbooks into the examination hail. (Use: ‘forbidden’)
  7. Although it was a sunny day, it was very cold. (Begin: Despite…..)
  8. The book, I had read earlier, was better than this book. (Begin: This book is……)
  9. They said that he had broken the chair. (Use: ‘accused’)
  10.  All the girls have brought their books with them. (Begin: Each…..)

b. Fill in each blank with a suitable word. (Do not write the sentence).  [5]

  1. We failed to agree………………………………. a common plan of action.
  2. When I explained my plan of action to him, he did not agree……………….. me.
  3. The Principal does not approve………………………… indiscipline.
  4. I need his approval…………………………………. I can start the work.
  5. An explanation about the evolution of species is given…………………….. Chapter 2.
  6. The answers to these questions are given………………………………. page 44.
  7. One fine day, he set…………………………. on his adventurous trip.
  8. As soon as he entered the room, he set……………………………. his heavy bag.
  9. It has been a long time………………………. I saw her.
  10. I have not seen Ravi……………………….. ten years.

c. 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. [5] 

We decided to travel by car and…………….(1) (leave) the house early. We………………. (2) (be) on the road for two hours, when our car……………………… (3) (hit) a stone that………………… (4) (lie) in the middle of the road. The car………………………. (5) (go) off the road, but we………………… (6) (escape) with minor injuries. Had we…………………… (7) (travel) faster, we…………………………… (8) (involve) in a serious accident. The mishap…………………………. (9) (delay) us but did not……………………………… (10) (damp) our enthusiasm.

 

Answers:

  1. 1. Not only does Raju play cricket, but also football.
    2. She was so full that she could not eat another meal.
    3. Ranjeet asked Sheela why did she not take the advice of her parents in that matter.
    4. It has been two months since Raju went to school.
    5. Hardly had he entered the room when he slipped and fell.
    6. Candidates are forbidden from bringing textbooks into the examination hail. (Hint - Someone or something in particular is "forbidden from" doing something. Students are forbidden from loitering after 3pm. It is "forbidden to" do something. It is forbidden to loiter in the hallways after 3pm)
    7. Despite being a sunny day, it was very cold.
    8. This book is not as good as I had read earlier.
    9. They accused him of breaking the chair.
    10. Each of the girls have brought their books with them.
     
  2. 1. on,
    2. with,
    3, of,
    4. before,
    5. in
    6. at,
    7. off,
    8. down,
    9. since,
    10. For
     
  3. 1. left
    2. Were
    3. Hit
    4. Was lying
    5. Went
    6. Escaped
    7. Travelled
    8. would have involved
    9. Delayed
    10. Dampen
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