ICSE 2013 Revision Test on Grammar 250103

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ICSE 2013 Revision Test on Grammar
Time: 45 minutes                                                                                  
                           Marks:
25



Question
1
Rewrite the following
sentences correctly according to the instructions given after each. Make other
changes that may be necessary without changing the meaning of any sentence.                                    [15]
1.     The passing milkman informed the authorities
of the breach in the watergates.
(Begin: The authorities……)
2.     You have to pay the loan installments on time
or your car will be taken back.
(Begin:
Unless….)          
3.     Mary does not play Tennis. Her brother Tony
does not play tennis.
(Begin: Neither…..)
4.     The airport at the Hyderabad provides the
passengers with the most excellent facility.
(Begin: No other…..)
5.     As soon as the cargo arrives, it is taken
into the warehouse.
(Begin: No sooner…..)
6.     Sheila told Shammed, “I am not sure that you
will get the ticket for the film tomorrow. Can I ask my father to book a ticket
for you today?”
(Change into Indirect speech)
7.     Keep your mobile switched off so that it will
not disturb the patients
(Use: lest)
8.     Although Brown stood first in the race, she
was not happy with her performance.
(Begin: Despite…..)
9.     Remo was rushing to the office. He met his
old friend Reena.
(Combine the two sentences without using and or but)
10.  You should have brought your brother for the
party.
(Provide an appropriate question tag)
11.
He has a different opinion
from others on this issue. (Use: ‘differently’)
12.
Her attitude shows that she
is a bold girl. (Use: ‘timid’)
13.
Anila was so frightened
that she could not study in her room. (Use: ‘too’)
14.
The puzzle was too
difficult for Meenakshi to solve. (Use: ‘so’)
15.
Sahil showed generosity
even to his  enemies. (Use: ‘generous’)
Question 2
a)    
Complete each of the
following blanks with suitable from of verbs given in the bracket.     [5]
While Vince Oliver and Mark
……1…….. (sit) in the doctor’s waiting room, Mark told him how he ……2…….. (miss)
to see Vince playing and how he could not get his autograph. ……3…….. (hear)
this Vince kindly said that he ……4…….. (will) give his autograph to Mark then.
Vince ……5…….. (write) on plaster on Mark’s arm, “All the best from one
footballer to another. Vince Oliver.” 
After a few days when the nurse ……6…….. (take) off the plaster, Mark
took the plaster from the nurse and ……7…….. (take) it home. He ……8…….. (hang)
the plaster with the autograph of Vince Oliver on his bedroom wall. He ……9……..
(be) happy and ……10…….. (excite) when he showed it to his friends.
1………………………
2……………………..3……………………4. ………………………
5……………………..
5……………………..7……………………..8……………………..
9……………………..10……………………..
(b) Fill in the blanks with
appropriate words:-                                                                                 [5]
1.    
He was so amusing that all laughed
……….. him
2.    
Carelessness may result ……….. many
deaths.
3.    
His success may result ……….. hard
work.
4.    
I ran ……….. my friend Arjun in the
restaurant.
5.    
She was exempted ……….. taking the
examination.
6.    
She was the heir ……….. a large
empire.
7.    
Sanoj inherited a large mansion
……….his father.
8.    
If she does not work hard, she will
lag ……….. in her work.
9.    
All the employees will benefit
……….. this scheme.
10.
She apologised to you ………..
her mistake.
Answers are given below




Question 1


1.    
The
authorities were informed of the breach in the watergates by the passing
milkman.

2.    
Unless
you pay the loan installments on time, your car will be taken back.

3.    
Neither
Mary nor her brother plays tennis.

4.    
No
other airport provides the passengers with as much excellent facility as the
airport at Hyderabad.

5.    
No
sooner does the cargo arrive than it is taken to the warehouse.

6.    
Sheila
told Shammed that she was not sure that he would get the ticket for the film
the following day/the next day and asked him whether she could ask her father
to book a ticket for him that day.

7.    
Keep
your mobiles switched off lest it should disturb the patients.

8.    
Despite
standing first in the race, she was not happy with her performance.

9.    
While
Remo was rushing to the office, he met his old friend Reena.

10.  You should have brought your brother
for the party, shouldn’t you?

11.  He thinks differently from others on
this issue.

12.  Her attitude shows that she is not a
timid girl.

13.  Anila was too frightened to study in
her room.

14.  The puzzle was so difficult that
Meenakshi could not solve it.

15.  Sahil was generous even to his
enemies.

Question 2

1. were sitting 2. had missed.3. hearing
4. would 5. Wrote
6. took 7.took 8. hung 9. was happy
10 excited.

(b) Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:-                                                                                 

1.    
He was so amusing that all laughed at him

2.    
Carelessness may result in many deaths.

3.    
His success may result from hard work.

4.    
I ran into my friend Arjun in the
restaurant.

5.    
She was exempted from taking the examination.

6.    
She was the heir to a large empire.

7.    
Sanoj inherited a large mansion from his father.

8.    
If she does not work hard, she will lag behind
in her work.

9.    
All the employees will benefit from this scheme.

10.  She apologised to you for
her mistake.

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