Time: 35 minutes Max Marks: 20
Your school is organizing a tour to a place of historical interest. Write a letter to your father asking permission to join the tour. 
Rewrite the following as directed: 
(a) The teacher could not understand the reason for his absence. [Use absent instead of absence.]
(b) One should keep one’s promises. [Begin: Promises…]
(c) In the heavy rain, I had no company other than from a wet cat. [Begin: Apart…]
(d) The mother asked, “Are you the hero who saved my child?” [Change into reported speech]
Shah wrote a letter of apology to Sam, but not even that removed his anger.[Begin: Not even …]
b) Fill in the blanks with the appropriate prepositions. 
(a) I have reconciled myself …my fate.
(b) Lana is too miserly to part…. her money.
(c) It is advantageous … study regularly.
(d) There is always a demand …. good books.
(e) Please contact me ….. 9.00. a.m. and 12.00.noon.