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CBSE Class 10 English Grammar Sentence Transformation

Sentence Transformation Class 10

  1. Use the information in the headlines to complete the blanks in the sentences give below.                     [Sentence Transformation Class 10]                               (4 marks)

          (i) (a) FREE EYE CAMP ORGANISED

               Girls Eve Clinic ………………. for the benefit of the local community

               (b) NAVARATRI CELEBRATION

               Abhirami group ……………… from 12th to 21st of this month.

               (c) OFF—DUTY COP KILLS 4 TEENAGERS

               An off-duty policeman went on a shooting spree ……………. at a house party.

               (d) ANTIL SETS RECORD

               Haryana’s Akash Antil ……………. in the Discus throw event at the 19th Junior Athletic Championship held in Chandigarh.

Answer  (i). (a) organised a free medical camp

(b) celebrated Navaratri

(c) and killed 4 teenagers

(d) has set a record

 

        (ii)  (a) HIGH COURT DISMISSES PETITION

                The Karnataka High Court on Monday……………….. filed by Flying Officer Anjali Gupta.

               (b) 37 LAKH INDIANS TO PERFORM HAJ

               The Government on Monday informed that the number of Indians. ………………. risen to 37 lakhs.

   (c) FROGS MARRIED OFF IN HOPE OF RAIN

   A pair of golden frogs…………….. in West Bengal in the hope of rains.

   (d) KAPIL DEV BREAKS HADLEE’S RECORD

   Kapil Dev ……………………. by taking his four hundred and thirty first wicket while playing with sri Lankan team.

Answer (ii) (a) dismissed the petition

(b) who would perform Haj has

(c) was married off

(d) broke Hadlee’s record

 

         (iii) (a) PM TO LAY FOUNDATION STONE OF GOLDEN COUNTRY RESORT

                The Prune Minister arrives tomorrow in Chandigarh where ……………   for developing agro-forestry farms.

                (b) COSMONAUT SETS RECORD FOR LONGEST STAY IN SPACE

                 Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krihalyov ……………. racking up 748 days during six missions since 1988.

                 (c) INDIAN AIRLINES MAY START COURIER SERVICE

                  Indian Airlines have …………………. and freight services to tap the huge domestic courier/cargo business.

                  (d) DELTA TO SELL UNIT TO SKY WEST

      Delta Airline Inc. said………………….. its Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc. regional unit to Sky West Inc. Mr 425 million in cash.

Answer (iii) (a) he would lay the foundation stone of Golden Country Resort

(b) set up a record/ has set up a record for longest stay in space

(c) announced that it may start courier

(d) that it would sell

 

         (iv) (a) VVS LAXMAN, VASELINE AND VAUGHAN STIR UP A PLOT

                 A controversy erupted in the second Inc ha-England Test when VVS Laxman, …………………… to manipulate the Hot Spot technology.

                 (b) TRAIN ACCIDENT IN WEST BENGAL, MINISTER DENIES CASUALTIES

                 Railway Minister Pawan Bansal …………. in Malda in West Bengal.

                 (c) ANOTHER CIA STATION CHIEF EXITS ISLAMABAD

                  Yet another CIA station chief in Islamabad …………….. Pakistan last week.

      (d) MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT To PROCURE 2,000 BULLET PROOF JACKETS IN CAPITAL

      Maharashtra government has ……………. around 2,000 bullet proof jackets as part of its efforts to modernise police force in the backdrop a 26/11 Mumbai terror.

Answer (iv)(a) Vaseline and Vaughan stirred up a plot

(b) denied casualties in train accident that took place/said that there were no casualties in the train accident that took place

(c) exited from

(d) has decided to procure

 

          (v)  (a) BOY DONATES! 1 LAKH SAVINGS TO CM FUND

                 A 10-year-old boy from West Bengal visited the Secretariat and …………………… Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on Thursday.

                  (b) SHOT-PUTTER OM PRAKASH QUALIFIES FOR OLYMPICS

                  Indian shM-putter Om Prakash Karhana ……………………. for the  2012 London Olympics.

                   (c) DOG BLAMED FOR DISMISSAL OF SUNIL GAVASKAR

                    A dog ……………….. for the dismissal of sunil Gavaskar in the 1st innings of the 1st test at Lords in 1971.

                    (d) NEW THERMAL POWER PLANT TO BE SET UP IN ORISSA

                     The central government ………………. to set up a new power plant in Bhubaneswar, Orissa.

Answer (v) (a) donated savings amounting to

(b) has qualified

(c) was blamed/had been blamed

(d) has decided

 

             (vi)  (a) BOAT OVERTURNED : FISHERMEN DROWNED

                    Three fishermen ………………………. in the Indian Ocean On Monday.

                    (b) MAN SHED 27 kg IN SIX MONTHS BY WALKING

                    A man …………… by walking over a period of six months.

                     (c) TASK FORCE SPOTS 15 TIGERS

                      The members of ………………… during their held visits to Pench and Kanha Tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh.

                      (d) NO MORE TALKS WITH TERRORISTS

                      There ……………………….. with the terrorists.

Answer (vi)(a) were drowned when their boat overturned

(b) shed 27 kg

(c) task force spotted 15 tigers

(d) will be no more of talks

 

              (vii) (a) 21 DIE AS THE SAMJHOTA EXPRESS DERAILED

                         ……………………. at the Gajrula junction yesterday.

                       (b) DRIVE AGAINST ROAD ENCROACHMENT LAUNCHED

                        The MCD …………………. encroached the road in front of their shops.

                        (c) NASA DISCOVERS AN EARTH-LIKE PLANET

                        NASA claimed on Saturday that ………………………… by them.

                         (d) IDOLS IMMERSED IN RIVER

  The ten day Dussehra festival comes to an end today with ………………… in the Ganga.

Answer (vii) (a) 21 persons died as the Samjhota Express derailed

(b) has launched a drive against the shopkeepers who have (c) an earth-like planet has been discovered

(d) the immersion of idols

 

     (viii) (a) 8 INJURED AS CRUDE BOMB EXPLODES

              About …………… outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

              (b) DRIVE AGAINST DRUG PEDDLERS LAUNCHED

              The police ………………. engaged in selling intoxicating drugs to people.

              (c) MAID WINS MARUTI AS PRIZE

              The fortune of a house-mild changed when …………………. in the local mela raffle.

  (d) INDIAN CONSUMERS MOST ECO-FRIENDLY, FINDS GLOBAL SURVEY

  ……………. say a 17-nation survey on consumer behaviour arid environmental impact SO/ring 62.6 points in the overall index retain top rank.

Answer (viii) (a) 8 persons were injured as a crude bomb exploded

(b) have launched a drive against drug peddlers who are

(c) she won Maruti as a prize

(d) Indian consumers have been most eco-friendly

 

 

  1. Read the conversations given below. Based on your reading, fill in the blanks appropriately.                     [Sentence Transformation Class 10]                   (4 marks each)

 

(i)        Julie: When is the fancy dress competition in your school?

Mona: It is after two weeks.

Julie: Are you taking part in it?

Mona: Yes, I am taking part as an engine driver.

Julie: Why have you chosen that?

Mona: So that I can reach late.

Julie asked Mona when the fancy dress competition in her school was. To that Mona replied that (a) ………………………. Julie enquired whether (b) ……………………… Mona said that she was taking part as an engine driver. Julie asked why (c) …………….. She answered (d)…………………….

Answer (i)  (a) it was after two weeks

(b) she was taking part in it

(c) she won Maruti as a prize

(d) so that/then she could reach late

 

(ii)  Father : How w. the interview?

       Son : 1 have performed well. There were nearly a hundred candidates.

       Father : Are you confident that you will get the job?

       Son : The board members arc let me know the result in two days’ time.

The father asked his son how his interview had been. The son replied that (a) ………………. nearly a hundred candidates. the father wanted to know (b) ………………… he would get the job. The son replied that (c)……………………..   and mid that (d) ……………………  the result in two days’ time.

Answer (ii) (a) he had performed well and that there were

(b) if/whether he was confident that

(c) the board members were friendly

(d) they would let him know within the next two days

 

(iii)    Raj : Our school is celebrating its annual day tomorrow.

          Sujit : Who is your chief guest?

          Raj : Our chief guest is the Honourable President himself.

          Sujit That is quite incredible.

          Raj told sujit (a) ………………….. Sujit wanted to (b)……………………..  Raj replied that (c)………………… Sujit was surprised and commented that (d)………………………….

Answer (iii) (a) that their school was celebrating its annual day the next day

(b) know who was going to be their chief guest

(c) the Honourable president was to be their chief guest

(d) it was quite incredible

 

(iv) Doctor :I hope you can read.

      Patient : You may think it is funny but I can’t

      Doctor : Then why should I treat your eyes?

      Patient : I believe illiterates too need eves t, see.

      The doctor told the patient (a)……………….. the patient said that (b) ………………….. The doctor asked (c)………………….. The patient replied. (d)……………………….. .

Answer (IV)(a) that he hoped he could read.

(b) He might think it was funny but he could not read

(c) Then why he should treat his eyes

(d) That he believed illiterates too needed eyes to see

 

(v) Anup : Where can we meet tomorrow?

     Atul : I may not be able to meet you tomorrow.

     Anup : Are you going to be busy?

      Atul: Yes. I will be travelling tomorrow.

     Anup asked Atul (a)…………… Atul replied (b)……………… Anup asked (c)………………. Atul said that he was as (d)………………….

Answer (v) (a) where they could meet the next day/ the day after

(b) that he might not be able to meet him the next day / the day after

(c) if he was going to be busy

(d) he would be travelling the next day/ the day after

 

(vi)  Rohini : Where have you been all these years?

       Naman : I am a journalist in Times of India and I was posted at Delhi. Now, I have been transferred here.

       Rohini : Since when have you been in this profession?

       Naman : It has been five years.

       Rohini and Naman met after a long time at Nagpur Railway Station. Rohini asked Naman where (a)……………… Naman replied that he was a journalist in TOI and (b)……………… Now, he had been transferred there. Rohini again asked (c) ……………… in that profession. He replied that (d)……………………..

Answer (vi)(a) he had been all those years

(b) he had been posted to Delhi

(c) since when he had been

(d) it had been five years

 

(vii)  Teacher : Why are you panting, Ramesh?

        Ramesh : A bull has been chasing me.

        Teacher : How did it happen?

        Ramesh : I threw a big stone at it.

        Ramesh came to the class panting. The teacher stopped him at the door. and asked (a) …………… Ramesh replied that (b)

        ………………. The teacher enquired (c) ……………….. Ramesh told that (d) ………………… at it.

Answer (vii) (a) why he was panting

(b) a bull had been chasing him

(c) how that had happened

(d) he had thrown a big stone

 

  1. (i) Given below are instructions for making soup. Use these to complete the blanks in the paragraph that follows. (4 marks)                           [Sentence Transformation Class 10]
  • Mix the soup powder with 750 ml of water without allowing it to horn lumps.
  • Pour the mixture into a heavy-bottomed vessel.
  • Bring it to a boil, stirring continuously.
  • Simmer the soup for five minutes.
  • Pour the soup into soup bowls and serve it garnished with fried croutons.

The packet containing the soup powder (a) …………… and the contents are mixed with 750 ml of water without allowing it to form lumps. The mixture (b) …………………. into a heavy-bottomed vessel. It is stirred continuously and brought to boil. The soup (c) …………………. on a slow flame for five minutes. Finally, after the soup is ready, it is (d) ……………………… with fried croutons.

Answer (i)  (a) is opened

(b) is poured

(c) is simmered

(d) is poured into the soup bowls and served  

 

(ii) Given below is a set of instructions to make thandai. On the basis of the instructions, complete the following blanks in the paragraph that follows.     (4 marks)

  • Boil the milk and set aside to cool.
  • Soak the almonds and other ingredients except saffron in half cup water for 20 minutes.
  • Grind them in a blender. Pour the mixture in milk; add sugar and stir it well.
  • Refrigerate for two hours.
  • Garnish the drink with saffron strands and almond flakes, and serve.
  • You could add a few ice cubes to the thandaiwhile serving.

The milk is boiled and set aside to cool. Almonds and (a) ………………. in half a cup of water for 20 minutes. The ingredients (b) ………………. and the mixture is poured into the milk, in which sugar is added and stirred well. Then it (c)……………….. The drink (d) ……………… with saffron strands and almond flakes, and served. A few ice cubes can be added to the thandai while serving.

Answer (ii)    (a) other ingredients except saffron are soaked

(b) are ground

(c) is refrigerated for two hours

(d) is garnished

 

(iii) Given below are some instructions to draw money from ATM. Use them to complete the paragraph that follows. (4 marks)                        [Sentence Transformation Class 10]

  • Insert the card
  • Fill the option of language
  • Enter the PIN
  • Enter the type of account held
  • Enter the amount

To take out money from ATM machine, first of all debit/ATM card (a) ……………. Then the option (b) ………………….. Next, the PIN (c)  ………………. The machine asks for option of account held. Lastly, (d) ………………… .

Answer (iii)   (a) is inserted

(b) of language is filled

(c) is entered

(d) the amount is entered

 

(iv)  Given below are some instructions to make tea. Use them to complete the paragraph that follows. (4 marks)                                 [Sentence Transformation Class 10]

  • Boil a glass of water in a kettle or teapot.
  • When the water is still boiling, put half a glass of milk into the boiling water.
  • Add two teaspoons of tea powder and sugar into the boiling content.
  • Stir the tea and serve hot.

First, a glass of water (a) ……………….  in a kettle or teapot. When the water is boiling, (b) ……………………. into the boiling water. Two teaspoons of tea powder (c) ………………..  into the boiling content and finally, tea (d) …………… .

Answer (iv) (a) is boiled

(b) half a glass of milk is poured

(c) is added 

(d) Is stirred and served hot

 

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