ICSE English Grammar Questions & Answers 2016

ICSE English Grammar Questions 2016
Question 1
(a) Fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
Example:
(0) He had been (0) ___ (sit) on the bank of a small irrigation canal        Answer: sitting
He was (1) ___ (gaze) at a couple of heron (2) ____ (fish) in the muddy water, when he (3) ____ (feel) something bump his elbow. (4) ____(look) around, he ___(find) at his side a little goat, jet black and soft as velvet with lovely grey eyes. Neither her owner nor her mother (6)_____(be) around. She continued to (7) ____(nudge) Mukesh, so he (8)_____(look) in his pocket for nourishment. [4]
(b) Fill in each blank with an appropriate word:
(i) There was steep rise …… onion prices.
(ii) Air pollution is responsible for the spread …… bronchitis.
(iii) He was…… pressure to complete the work.
(iv) Joan jumped…… the river to rescue the child.
(v) His teacher is very pleased…… him.
(vi) Ali took…… his cap and wiped his face.
(vii) The old woman could not get…… the shock.
(viii) He should not get…… with such rudeness. [4]
(c) Join the following sentences to make one complete sentence without using and, but or so.
      (i) My grandfather is very old. He is very active.
(ii)     Mala is not in the classroom. Mala is not in the library.
(iii) She was so excited about her performance. She could not sleep at night.
(iv)   Mumbai is densely populated. It is one of the major cities in the country.    [4]
(d) Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.
(i) The book was so interesting that I could not put in down.
                 (Begin: The book was too…………)
(ii) The Principal Said, “All the prizes will be distributed tomorrow.”
(Begin: The principal Said that………..)
(iii) Last night’s dinner was cooked for us by father. 
(Begin: Father………………………….)
(iv) If Mary catches the first bus, she will be on time for school.
(Begin: Unless…………………………)
(v) In spite of having high fever the girl came to school.
(Begin: Despite………………………..)
(vi) I prefer going out with friends to staying alone at home.
(Begin: I would rather………………….)
(vii) Hardly had the teacher left the room, when all the children started making a noise.
(Begin: No sooner ……………………..)
(viii) This is the funniest movie I have ever seen.
(Begin: Never…………………… )  [8]

                              ICSE English Grammar  Answers 2016
Question 1
(a)    
(0)   gazing
(1)   fishing
(2)   felt
(3)   Looking
(4)   found
(5)   was
(6)   nudge
(7)   looked
(b)  :
(i)             
There was steep rise in
onion prices.
(ii)           
Air pollution is
responsible for the spread of bronchitis.
(iii)         
He was under
pressure to complete the work.
(iv)          
Joan jumped into
the river to rescue the child.
(v)            
His teacher is very
pleased with him.
(vi)          
Ali took off
his cap and wiped his face.
(vii)        
The old woman could not
get over
the shock.
(viii)       He
should not get away with such rudeness.                                                                     
(c)   .
       i.         
Although
my grandfather is very old, he is very active.
     ii.         
Mala is neither in the
classroom nor in the library.
Not
only was Mala not in the class room but also in the library.
   iii.         
So excited about her
performance, she could not sleep at night.
   iv.         
Mumbai,
one of the major cities in the country, is densely populated.
(d)  .
  1. The book was too
    interesting for me to put it down.
  2. The Principal said that
    all the prizes would be distributed the next day.
  3. Father cooked last
    night’s dinner for us.
  4. Unless Mary catches the
    first bus, she wiil not ne on time for school.
  5. Despite having high
    fever, the girl came to school.
  6. I
    would rather go out with friends than stay alone at home.
  7. No sooner did the teacher
    leave the room than all the children started making noise.
  8. Never before have I seen
    a story as funny as this.