<![CDATA[<h3 class="post-title entry-title" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #003366; font-family: georgia, palatino, serif;">ICSE 2019 English Paper 1: Grammar and Composition: Practice Paper 8</span></h3>
You accidentally left one of your books in a shop. Write a letter to the owner of the shop requesting him to find the book and to keep it with him if he finds it. Give the shopkeeper the details you think are important to help him find the book. 
Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so. 
i. There was nothing to do. We went home.
ii. I saw Tom. I was going to school.
iii. I have purchased some pens. They are very beautiful.
Fill in each blank in the following sentences with an appropriate word. 
i. I don`t know what prevented him ______ attending the meeting.
ii. He was told to put ______ the black shoes.
iii. She is fond ______ gardening.
iv. Don`t believe everything you see ______ TV.
Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence. 
i. On his arrival at the airport, he was welcomed with a bouquet.
ii. Carry an umbrella so that you may not get drenched in the rain.
iii. If there is an emergency, press the alarm button.
(Begin: In the event of………….)
iv. As soon as my mother saw my face, she knew that something was wrong.
(Begin: No sooner………….)
v. He went to bed early because of his tiredness.
(Change into a Complex Sentence.)
vi. Unless you write the guidelines in English, foreign tourists cannot understand them.
vii. We do not know the reason for his absence.
viii. Although he is twenty-five, he behaves like a little child.
ix. She was too shocked to speak.
(Rewrite using ‘so….that’.)
x. At the market, I saw a very old man.