ICSE ENGLISH

Grammar Revision Practice

Posted on: December 2, 2009

Question I
Rewrite as directed:
1. Rama said to me, “I shall complete this work as soon as I can.”
(Begin with: Rama told….)
2. Meena is one of the tallest girls in the class.
(Use: “taller”)
3. My father told me that he had been working all day.
(Begin with: My father said……)
4. Shakespeare was the greatest dramatist of the world.
(Use: ‘great’)
5. Sudarshan said, “Mother, I have taken dinner”.
(Begin with: Sudarshan told…….)

6. Harry Potter is the most popular character of child fiction.
(Use: ‘more’)
7. He said to me, “Time and tide waits for none.”
(Begin with: He reminded……)
8. No other hill station in India is as beautiful as Darjeeling.
(Use: ‘most beautiful’)
9. Robert said to his friend, “I have brought apples for you.”
(Begin with: Robert told……)
10. The stranger said to the policeman, “Please show me the way to the medical store.”
(Change into reported speech)
11. Put your tools away, people may fall over them.
(Use: lest)
12. Although she was too young, they appointed her.
(Begin: In spite……………..)
13. “How beautiful the sunset looks tonight!” said Neelam.
Begin: Neelam exclaimed …………..)
14. She could not afford to buy the computer as she was poor.
(Begin with: Being…)
15. We have difficulty in saving money.
(Begin: It ……..)
Question 2
Fill in each blank with the word which is appropriate.
1. His system of working is different ……………… yours.
2. I congratulated him ……………. his success.
3. The army must inquire ………… the matter.
4. The students quarreled ……….. themselves.
5. They have been with us ………… a long time.
6. Water is convertible …………vapour.
7. The responsibility is ……………. my shoulders.
8. He has many advantages …………… you.
9. He was so amusing that all laughed ……. Him.
10. Carelessness may result……… many deaths

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