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Grammar Revision Practice

Posted on: January 2, 2010

English I Grammar

1. Rewrite the following sentences correctly according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary but don’t change the meaning of the sentence.

  1. The principal accepted the teachers’ proposal ultimately. (Use: ‘reject’)
  2. Raji’s father is too truthful to take a bribe. (Remove: ‘too’)
  3. As soon as I started to write, there was a power failure. (Use: ‘no sooner’)
  4. Jim was admitted to this hostel two years ago. (Use: ‘admission’)
  5. The news is too good to be true. (Remove: ‘too’)
  6. As soon as the violence broke out, the spectators ran to the gate. (Use: no sooner’)
  7. The Chief Minister agreed with his minister’s the choice of action. (Use: ‘oppose’)
  8. Cassius received Antony coldly after Caesar’s assassination. (Use: ‘cold’)
  9. Sabetha is so gifted that she doesn’t need any guidance. (Use: ‘too’)
  10. As soon as the mob started hollering the slogans, the Minister fled the scene. (Use: ‘no sooner’)
  11. Harry succeeded in the contest in the last try.(Use: ‘fail’)
  12. The elephant does not intend to harm the bystanders.(Use: ‘intention’)

II. The following words / pairs have different meaning. Use each of them in separate sentence to illustrate this.
1. root
2. operation
3. suit, suite
4. stationary, stationery
5. here, hear
6. there, their
7. plain, plane
8. pray, prey
9. finger
10. access, excess
III Rewrite the following sentences correctly according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary but don’t change the meaning of the sentence.
1. He is fortunate to have gained admission to a reputed university.(Begin with: Fortunately…..)
2. It was a rather frosty dawn. The mountaineers left their camp.(Rewrite as one sentence without using ‘and’)
3. As soon as the train reaches the station, the commuters jostle for their seats.(Begin with: No sooner……)
4. Margaret was too slow to catch the pickpocket.(Rewrite using ‘so__that’)
5. The project will be finished by the team within a week.(Begin with: the team will…)
6. It is sad that the agitators turned vandals.(Begin with: How…..)
7. Sonia arrived after her brother had died.(Begin with: It was after….)
8. The coach always insists on a particular exercise every morning.(Rewrite using ‘fail’)
9. Waste not, want not.(Begin with: ‘If’)
10. The company accepts your offer.(Use: ‘acceptable’)
11. It is standard for an adult to eat three times a day.(Use: ‘normally’)
12. The kids are very weak. They cannot jump the wall.(Combine the sentences)
13. The mortality rates are decreasing. Many are health conscious.(Combine the sentences)
14. Wash your hand. You will not catch an infection.(Combine the sentences)
15. The profession of Teaching is demanding. It has its own delights.(Combine the sentences)

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1 Response to "Grammar Revision Practice"

Very good set of questions. But, it would be nice to also see an answer key for the same. Thanks.

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