Transformation of Sentences

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  • Q1

    Report the following in Direct Speech.

    1. The speaker suggested them to try to unite the two parties.

    2. The soldiers expressed the desire that the king might live long.

    3. Alexander begged his royal father to let him ride on the horse.

    4. My father told me that he would give me a story book on my birthday.

    5. The Queen asked Hamlet whether he had forgotten who it was he was speaking to.


    1. “Let us try to unite the two parties,” said the speaker.

    2. The soldiers cried out, “Long live the King!”

    3. Alexander said to his Royal father, “I pray you, father, please let me ride on the horse.”

    4. “I will give you a story book on your birthday,” said my father.

    5. The Queen said to Hamlet, “Have you forgotten who it is you are speaking to?”

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  • Q2

    Rewrite the following sentences as directed.

    1. The fog disappeared as soon as the sun rose. (Rewrite using ‘no sooner…than)

    2. Tell me the date of your birth. [Use ‘when]

    3. My kids are fascinated by cartoon programmes on TV. (Rewrite the sentence using the word ‘find’ and end the sentence with ‘…when they watch them on TV’)

    4. Dad has transferred the money into my bank account. (Begin the sentence with ‘The money…’)

    5. Someone told them the story. (Begin the story with ‘They…’)


    1. No sooner did the sun rise that the fog disappeared.

    2. Tell me when you were born.

    3. My kids find cartoon programmes fascinating when they watch them on TV.

    4. The money has been transferred into my bank account.

    5. They were told the story.

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  • Q3

    Do as directed

    1. He tried every plan (affirmative to negative)

    2. Only a fool would say such a thing. (Negative to affirmative)

    3. I am very tired. (Affirmatives to Negatives)

    4. It is not useful. (Negative to Affirmatives)

    5. She fails to remember. (Affirmatives to Negatives)


    1. He left no plan untried.

    2. No one but a fool would say such a thing.

    3. I am not a little tired.

    4. It is useless.

    5. She does not remember.

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  • Q4

    Transform the following sentences into active voice.

    1. The CEO will carry out an inspection next week.

    2. I was preparing the dinner.

    3. I wrote her a letter.

    4. He dyes his hair once a month.

    5. The employees blamed the management for non-payment of salary.


    1. An inspection will be carried out by the CEO next week.

    2. The dinner was being prepared by me.

    3. A letter was written to her by me.

    4. His hair is dyed once a month.

    5. The management was blamed for non-payment of salary by the employees.

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  • Q5

    Rewrite the sentences, using ‘too’.

    1. She is so stubborn that she will not apologize.

    2. The book is too long for me to complete in one day.

    3. He is too old to learn things.

    4. He is too ill to go to church today.

    5. The news is too good to be true.


    1. She is too stubborn to apologize.

    2. The book is so long that I cannot complete it in one day.

    3. He is so old that he cannot learn new things.

    4. He is so ill that he cannot go to church today.

    5. The news is so good that it cannot be true.

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