ICSE ENGLISH

Grammar Revision Questions

Posted on: February 6, 2010

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 Director accepted his proposal ultimately. (Use: ‘rejected’)
  2. His father is too honest to accept bribe. (Remove: ‘too’)
  3. As soon as I started to run, my left foot was twisted.(Use: ‘no sooner’)
  4. Your son was admitted to this school last year. (Use: ‘admission’)
  5. The news is too good to be true. (Remove: ‘too’)
  6. As soon as the chairman arrived, the directors put up their demands. (Use: no sooner’)
  7. He agreed with his son on the choice of his subjects. (Use: ‘oppose’)
  8. The king received his General coldly after losing the war. (Use: ‘cold’)
  9. Shankar is so intelligent that he doesn’t need any advice.(Use: ‘too’)
  10. As soon as the crowd started shouting the slogans, the Minister ran away. (Use: ‘no sooner’)
  11. He succeeded in the competition in the very first attempt. (Use: ‘fail’)
  12. She does not intend to participate in the tournament. (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
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