OMTEX CLASSES: A must practice English grammar for Your Board Exam 2018

A must practice English grammar for Your Board Exam 2018

ENGLISH GRAMMAR MARCH 2018 IMPORTANT FOR BOARD EXAM

Q1. Insert suitable articles wherever necessary:    (5)

1. The bigger its quantity, the less it weighs.
2. The  creation of this garden happened thus..
3. The promise was a journey from one end of the country to another.
4. The Golden Eagle is the national bird of the United States.
5. There is still an hour left before the children return from school.

Q2. Pick out the auxiliary verbs from the following and state what they indicate:    (5)

1. Because it was a poor school, I remember, it had to innovate.
had to - obligation

2. Before an idea can be accepted as truth, it must satisfy certain conditions.
can – possibility &
must - obligation

3. ‘You never know when you will need help,’ she explains.
Will – future time / possibility

4. We could reuse it to make meditation mats.
could – suggestion

5. It was a shock because I had always believed Emma would never break a promise.
Will -used as past tense of will

Q3. Fill in the blanks with the correct modal auxiliary: (5)

1. You may use my calculator if you don’t spoil it. (permission)

2. You should consult a doctor for your problem. (advice)

3. He would go regularly for a walk in his childhood. (habitual action)

4. I shall lose weight within three months. (determination)

5. You needn’t pay the tax if you are a villager. (absence of obligation)

Q4. Fill in the blanks with correct prepositions: (5)

1. All the details should be checked prior to the presentation.
2. No students got ten out of ten.
3. He was standing just a feet away from the gate.
4. We went out in spite of the rain.
5. The boy offered to help me in exchange of free accommodation.

Q5. Change the voice:                            (5)

1. Someone killed the dog.
The dog was killed.

2. She gave birth to her daughter, Zainab, in Russia.
Her daughter, Zainab was born to her in Russia.

3. People inspire me.
I am inspired by people.

4. Bharat Vikas Group now employs 16000 workers.
16000 workers are now employed by Bharat Vikas Group.

5. We could do all that in groups.
All that could be done in group.

6. My light sleep was suddenly disturbed by a jolt along the bed.
A sudden jolt along the bed disturbed my light sleep.

7. It is high time someone told him to stop behaving like a fool.
It is high time he was told to stop behaving like a fool.

8. The police questioned each of us about his movements on the night of the crime.
Each of us was questioned by the police about his movements on the night of the crime.

9. Before they invented printing, people had to write everything by hand.
Before printing was invented, everything had to be written by hand.

10. Do you intend us to take your remarks seriously?
Are we intended to take your remarks seriously?

Q6. Pick out the words asked for in the brackets: (7)

1. On the day we arrived, I didn’t have time to think about the tie. [infinitive]

2. ‘Parking was prohibited,’ he said. [gerund]

3. They had no chance to say so. [infinitive]

4. The ritual of adorning the bride with henna is sacred. [gerund]

5. I think it is quite natural to want to help them. [infinitive]

6. Half the fun of visiting Tawang is in reaching there. [gerund]

7. The taxi had vanished taking my suitcase. [participle]

Q7. Rewrite using the -ing form of the verbs:   (3)

1. They began to ransack the floor.
They began ransacking the floor.

2. Mother suddenly made as if to throw another shoe.
Mother suddenly made as if throwing another shoe.

3. They began to poke into things.
They began poking into things.

Q8. Frame ‘wh’ questions to get the underlined parts as answer:        (4)
1. We have inherited a vast body of beliefs.
What have we inherited?

2. Henna comes from the leaves of the plant Lawsonia inermias.
Where does Henna come from?

3. The scientific spirit demands a relentless quest for truths.
What does the scientific spirit demand?

4. It was just rupees 60 per month.
How much was it?

Q9. Rewrite the rhetorical questions as statements:(2)
1. Are you listening?
You are not listening.
2. Was I going to miss the plane just for a damned tie?
I was not going to miss the plane just for damned tie.
Q10. Rewrite the statements as rhetoric questions (2)

1. It is the same with Saina as well.
Isn’t it the same with Saina as well?

2. It was victory for all of us.
Wasn’t it a victory for all of us?
Q11. Add a question tag: (2)

1. We instinctively turn to outdoor activities, don’t we?

2. I am very talkative, aren’t I?
Q12. Pick out the clause and state its kind: (7)

1. Europe has forgotten it, whereas, India still uses it widely.
Adverb clause of contrast.

2. I went in search of a nearby shop where I had seen ties.
Adverb clause of place.

3. Thanks for the special gifts that you have given to my child.
Adjective clause.

4. He gazed at me a long time as if I were a slot machine.  
Adverb clause of manner.

5. In short, we feel good when we do good.
Adverb clause of time.

6. ‘You never know when you will need help,’ she explains.
Adverb clause of time.

7. She made me realize that success is like genius.
Noun clause.
Q13. Rewrite: (3)
1. One is certain and the other is uncertain. [using ‘though’]
One is certain, though the other is not.

2. They did not want to buy a machine unless some contractor could supply people to use that machine. [using ‘only if’]
They wanted to buy a machine only if some contractor could supply people to use that machine.

3. Despite rather desperate attempts, I doubt that I will ever be able to match. [using ‘even though’]
Even though I made some desperate attempts, I doubt that I will ever be able to match.
Q14. Write whether the following are Simple, compound or complex sentences: (5)
1. I suspected next that it was a burglar.
Complex

2. You learned his name and spoke it often.
Compound

3. One is Nobel Prize and other is death.
Compound

4. They were cheap, just a dollar, but all the shops were closed.
Compound

5. I am sure it is the same with Saina as well.
Complex

Q15. Rewrite the sentences as directed in the brackets: (5)

1. Though intricate patterning is the name of the game today, this trend took off in India only during the 20th century. [Compound]
Intricate patterning is the name of the game today but this trend took off in India only during the 20th century.

2. My curiosity aroused, I got up in bed. [Complex]
As my curiosity aroused, I got up in bed.

3. Herman rushed to his room and slammed the door. [Simple]
Rushing to his room, Herman slammed the door.

4. I was, and still am, in awe of his knowledge. [Simple]
I have been in awe of his knowledge throughout.

5. Beauty salons charge according to the style and detail of the pattern desired by the clients. [Complex]
Beauty salons charge according to the style and complexity of pattern that are desired by the clients.

Q16. Change the following to reported speech: (8)

1. ‘Does anyone have a functioning second-hand PC?’ he asked.
He enquired whether anyone had a functioning second hand PC.

2. She said to the woman, ‘If you wouldn’t mind, I would like to drive you there.’
She said that if the woman wouldn’t mind, she would like to drive her there.

3. ‘I do not feel those things anymore as it was all the foolishness of childhood,’ said the doctor.
The doctor said he (0r she) doesn’t feel those things anymore as it was all the foolishness of childhood.

4. ‘What are you going to do with these, Grandpa?’ I asked him.
I asked Grandpa what he was going to do with all those.

5. ‘I did it because I was confident that we will deliver,’ he said.
He said he had done it because he was confident they would deliver.

6. ‘If you perform well, then I will continue, otherwise I will throw you out,’ he said.
He said that if we performed well, then he would continue or otherwise he would throw us out.

7. ‘I will never forgive you,’ he said angrily.
He said angrily that he will never forgive him / her/ me.

8. Chogyal asked, ‘Where is it?’
 ‘On the town periphery,’ Madam Kueron said.
Chogyal enquired where it was and Madam Kueron told her that it was on the town periphery.

Q17. Write the following in direct speech: (2)

1. He said he had caught the fish that morning before he left.
He said, ‘I caught the fish this morning before I left.’

2. I asked him about his background.
I asked him, ‘What is your background?’

Q18. Identify the tenses in the following sentences: (10)

1. Except the Nobel Prize, he has received all the major awards.
Past Perfect.

2. Historically, it has been used as a medicine for all sorts of ailments.
Present Perfect.

3. Thanks for the special gifts that you have given to my child.
Present Perfect.

4. These most certainly have had to come straight from the heart.
Present Perfect.

5. These scientific methods of investigation have led to some basic test of truth.
Present Perfect.

6. Europe has forgotten it.
Present Perfect.

7. This had certainly been a week of revelations for the fifth and sixth classes.
Past Perfect.

8. My daughter had just started her new job that day, and had gone for training.
Past Perfect.

9. I have come to a point where everything seems like the usual to me.
Present Perfect.

10. So I went in search of a nearby shop where I had seen ties.

Past Perfect.