Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Grammar Exercise



Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed
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1. A dear old family physician gazed at my cracked boots and frayed cuffs.(Rewrite the sentence using "not only ..... but also .")
A dear old family physician gazed at not only my cracked boots but also my frayed cuffs.
2. I didn't stick at anything for long.(Rewrite the sentence as a rhetorical question.)
 Did I stick at anything for long?
3. I had successive ideas of specializing in dermatology,in aural surgery,in paediatrics,but discarded them all . (Rewrite the sentence using "though ")
Though I had successive ideas of specializing in dermatology,in aural surgery,in paediatrics,discarded them all.  4. I read interesting story from Mahabharata.(Rewrite the sentence by inserting the appropriate articles wherever necessary .)
I read an interesting story from the Mahabharata.
5. One of the things that distinguishes man ........other animals is the power...........speech .(Rewrite the sentence using the appropriate prepositions.)
One of the things that distinguishes man .from other animals is the power of speech .
6. Mother said,"Sunita, what did you buy from the market ?" She said."l bought a dictionary." (Change into indirect speech .)
Mother asked Sunita what she had bought from the market.She replied that she had bought a dictionary.
7. The earth could withstand upto 200000 times the current population. (Rewrite the sentence using the model auxiliary showing "certainty ")
The earth will withstand upto 200000 times the current population.        
8. The earth would be too hot to be habitable.(Remove "too "and rewrite the sentence .)
The earth would be so hot that it would not  be habitable.
9. These resources are being used .(Rewrite the sentence beginning with ,"We..........")
We are using these resources.
10. Write the antonyms of   : I) habitable ii)stabilize
I)unhabitable ii)destabilize
11. A city must provide equity and also be sustainable .( Rewrite the sentence using not only .......but also )
A city must provide not only equity but also be sustainable .
12. Many of our cities have good master plans .(Frame wh-question to get the underlined part as its answer .)
13. It needs to preserve and protect its heritage .(Identify the tense used in the  sentence.)
Simple Present Tense
14. Reuben couldn't ask his father for the money. (Rewrite the sentence using be able to )
Reuben was not able to ask his father for the money
15.Hearing the sound of hammering from a side street, Reuben had an idea . (Rewrite the sentence using "and".)
He could sell them back to the factory , (Rewrite the sentence beginning with "They...........,)
16. Match the words in column A with their meaning in column B
Column A                    Column B 
I) Folk                            a) natural harbour 
ii) bay                             b)sticks 
                                      c)people 
17. They live in different time zones and different countries.(Rewrite the sentence using not only ,......but also)
They live not only in different time zones but also in different countries.


18. That gives them sufficient justification.(Rewrite the sentence using the Present Perfect Tense )
That has given them sufficient justification.
19. She is rather unabashed about waking up past noon on a daily basis.(Rewrite the sentence using infinitive form of the underlined word.)
She is rather unabashed about to wake up past noon on a daily basis.

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