ICSE 2017 English Grammar Practice

ICSE 2017 English Grammar Practice 

Question 1
Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes necessary; do not change the meaning of any of the sentence.                              
(a) Sheela was assured of a Scholarship by the Principal.                
(Begin: The Principal…)
(b) Abraham asked Sakshi, “Will you come with me to the dance classes from tomorrow.”            
(Change into Reported Speech)
(c) Rahman fell ill, so he could not run the race.                              
(Begin: Having….)
(d) Ritika could not understand the reason for her mother’s irritation.                (Use: irritated)
(e) The 100m dash is one of the most interesting races in Athletics.                (Begin: Very few…)
(f) Most of the news ……. incredible.            
 (Fill the blank correctly)
(g) Felix said that he had never been to a Chinese restaurant.              
(Change the narration)
(h) As soon as I entered the library, the lights went off.                
(Begin: No sooner…)
(i) Besides being awarded a cash prize, Reena received a trophy too.       (Begin: Not only…)
(j) If the police had not arrived in time, the burglar would have escaped.      (Begin:  Had….)
Question 2
Join each of the following pairs of sentences without using and or but:
(a) He was lazy. He failed.
(b) All the speakers spoke loudly. Ajay was the loudest.
(c) The weather was very bad. We could not go for the concert.
(d) Ruby shows improvement. She will be promoted to the next class.
(e) It was very cloudy. It did not rain.
Question 3
Complete the following sentences suitably:
1. The strong wind blew ….….  the lantern.
2. The students were encouraged ….….   perform well.
3. The judge was fed ….….  with the lawyer’s silly arguments.
4. Afzal won….….  the audience with his pleasing performance.
5. The team was taken….….  by the defeat.
6. He carried …. …. despite the light failure.
7. the police cordoned ….….  the crime site.
8. The plane took ….…. after a short delay.
9. The Judge called ….….  a proper explanation.
10. I ran ……..my teacher at the supermarket.

Answers

Question 1
(a)  
The Principal assured Sheela
of a Scholarship.
(b)  
Abraham asked Sakshi whether
she would come with him to the dance classes from the following day.
(c)  
Having fallen ill, Rahman
could not run the race.
(d)  
Ritika could not understand why
her mother was irritated.
(e)  
Very few races in Athletics
are as interesting as the 100m dash.
(f)   
Most of the news is
incredible.
(g)  
Felix said, “I have never
been to a Chinese restaurant”.          
(h)  
No sooner did I enter the library
than the lights went off.
(i)   
Not only was Reena awarded a
cash prize but also received a trophy.
(j)   
Had the police not arrived in
time, the burglar would have escaped.
Question 2
(a)  
Being lazy, he failed.
Since he was lazy, he
failed.
(b)  
Ajay was the loudest of all
the speakers.
(c)  
Since the weather was very
bad, we could not go for the concert.
(d)  
The weather being very bad,
we could not go for the concert.
(e)  
Since Ruby shows improvement,
she will be promoted to the next class.
(f)   
Though it was very cloudy,
it did not rain.
Question 3
1.    
The strong wind blew out
the lantern.
2.    
The students were encouraged
to
perform well.
3.    
The judge was fed up
with the lawyer’s silly arguments.
4.    
Afzal won over
the audience with his pleasing performance.
5.    
The team was taken aback by
the defeat.
6.    
He carried on despite
the light failure.
7.    
the police cordoned off
the crime site.
8.    
The plane took off after
a short delay.
9.    
The Judge called for
a proper explanation.
10. 
I ran into my teacher at the
supermarket.