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Question 330

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Rewrite each of the following sentences as directed, without changing the meaning: 1 × 10 = 10 Marks

No sooner has she heard the news than she fainted. (Use As soon as’)

Explanation

As soon as she heard the news, she fainted.

  • When a sentence beginning with ‘no sooner’ is changed into a sentence with ‘as soon as’, we should follow the given rule.
  • As soon as + subject + the causal action + subject + the effect action.

Question 331

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Rewrite each of the following sentences as directed, without changing the meaning: 1 × 10 = 10 Marks

The old man said, “I have been visiting this temple for many years. ” (Change into indirect speech)

Explanation

The old man said that he had been visiting that temple for many years.

When changing into reported speech, present perfect continuous tense is turned into past perfect continuous tense. ‘This’ is changed into ‘that’ and ‘I’ to ‘he’.

Question 332

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Rewrite each of the following sentences as directed, without changing the meaning: 1 × 10 = 10 Marks

When the dog is sleeping, let it lie peacefully. (Turn into a simple sentence)

Explanation

Let the asleep dog lie peacefully.

In a simple sentence, there will be only one clause. The first clause ‘when the dog sleeps’ can be changed into a phrase to make this complex sentence into a simple sentence.

Question 333

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Appeared in Year: 2019

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Rewrite the sentences after making necessary corrections. Do not make unnecessary changes in the original sentence. (1 * 10 = 10)

The hens had stopped laying eggs.

Question 334

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Use the correct forms of the verbs in brackets:

The book has ________ the test of time. (stand)

Question 335

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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Re write the following sentences as directed without changing the meaning:

If you work hard you will achieve success. (Rewrite by using ‘in order to’)