Revision Test: Grammar and Composition:26 July 2010~Answers

Question 1 [10]
Write a letter to the Warden of the Home for Orphaned Children asking whether you can spend two hours a week to be with the children. Moreover, convince the warden how your presence will benefit the children.
Answer 1
elephentPoints to be included
1. Official Format.
2. Request for permission to spend two hours a week.
3. Reasons, at least two, for the benefit obtained by the children.
4. Concluding remarks.
Question 2 with Answers
Rewrite as directed: [10]
1.Robert suggested that we should call a taxi.
2.Few girls in our school have the speed to outrun Rachel.
3. It was rather an interesting book.
4. No other journey I ever had was as tedious as this.
5. Had he not scored in the last minute, we would have lost the match.

6. She is not as clever as she is beautiful.
7. Apart from a hot tea, the old man had nothing in the chilly morning.
8. Rita asked (me) whether I would come to her studio the next day as she was having an exhibition of her painting. / Rita said that she was having an exhibition of her painting and asked (me) whether I would come to her studio the next day.
9.No sooner did they advertise/have they advertised for the job than there was a rush of applicants.
Show me the place where you kept/have kept the books.
Question 3 [5]
Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions:
1. Rani’s parents were pleased with his results.
2. The fans rejoiced in their team’s success.
3. The two brothers deal in pearls.
4. The man was blind of one eye.
5. Students should abide by the rules of the school.

Revision Test: Grammar and Composition

Revision Test: Grammar and Composition
Time: One Hour Maximum Marks: 25
Question 1 [10]
Write a letter to the Warden of the Home for Orphaned Children asking whether you can spend a day every month with the children. Moreover, convince the warden how your presence will benefit the children.
Question 2 Rewrite as directed: [10]
1. Robert said, “Let us call a taxi.” (Change the narration)
2. Rachel has the speed to outrun most of the girls in our school. (Begin:Few Girls…) 
3. The book was rather interesting. (Begin: It…) 
4. I had never had such a tedious journey. (Begin: No other…) 
5. But for his last minute goal; we would have lost the match. (Begin: Had…) 
6. She is very beautiful but she is not clever. ( Begin: She is not as ….) 
7. The old man had nothing other than a hot tea in the chilly morning. (Begin: Apart…) 

8. “Will you come to my studio tomorrow? I am having an exhibition of my painting.” Rita said. (Change into Indirect speech.)
9. As soon as they advertised the job, there was a rush of applicants.(Begin: No sooner) 
10. You kept the book somewhere. Show me the place. ( Combine ) 
Question 3 Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions: 
1. Rani’s parents were pleased….. his results.
2. The fans rejoiced……… their team’s success. 
3. The two brothers deal….. pearls. 
4. The man was blind …..one eye. 
5. Students should abide ….. the rules of the school.

Answers:24 June 2010, Revision Test

images Revision Test: Composition and Grammar
 

Answer 1                                                                                                                              

Letter of Application for a Job
Model Letter

Plot No 5 Sector 7

Manus Road
Hyderabad 500001
04 July, 2010.

The General Manager
Krypton Developers Pvt. Ltd
Hadrons Road
Chennai 600048

Sir,
Points to be included
1. Reference to the Advertisement The Hindu dated 16 June 2010
2. Apply for the post of Assistant Manager-Sales: Chennai
3. Name, Age or Date of Birth, attitude.
4. Details of Educational Qualification:
· Matriculation from (Name of the Institution), Year
· Graduation (Subject) from (Name of the Institution), Year
· MBA from (Name of the Institution), Year (Subject: Sale and Marketing)
5. Experience if any: Details of experience: Organisation – Nature of work- Duration.
6. Extra Curricula Activities if any: Details
7. Photostat copies of the Certificates and Testimonials enclosed.
8. Original to be presented at the time of the interview.
9. Request to consider the application for the post.
10. Any other relevant information.

Yours faithfully,
Signature
John Smith

Question 2 Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each and making other changes that may be necessary, without changing the meaning of any sentence.                                        
1. To the best of my knowledge, he is vegetarian. (Begin: As far as ….)
As far as I know, he is a vegetarian.
2. The train journey from Kolkata to Asansol takes three hours. (Begin: It is a ….)
It is a three-hour train journey from Kolkata to Asansol.
3. The peon cannot leave unless I permit him. (Use: without)
The peon cannot leave without my permission.
4. ‘Kindly leave the bag here, Madam’, said the porter. (Change the narration)
The porter requested the lady to leave the bag there.
5. The tea is so hot that I cannot drink it. ( Remove: so….that)
The tea is too hot for me to drink.
6. He was a poet as well as a statesman. (Combine to make a negative sentence)
Not only was he poet but also a statesman.
7. As soon as the awards were announced, the winners walked to the podium. (Begin: No sooner…)
No sooner were the awards announced than the winners walked to the podium.
8. No one came as late as Diana to the party. . (Change to superlative)
Diana was the last to come to the party.
9. The thought of being alone terrified her. (Change the voice)
She was terrified by the thought of being alone.
10. Put your books aside, people may fall over them. (Use: lest)
Put your books aside away, lest people should fall over them.
Question 3 Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition [5]
1) I looked after my nephew while his parents went out.
2) We should not look down upon the poor.
3) Farmers look forward to a better standard of living.
4) The principal promised to look into her case.
5) I am trying to look for my key.

Revision Test:Composition and Grammar

Revision Test:Composition and Grammar

Time: One Hour Max Marks: 25
Question 1                                                                                                                                          [10]
Apply for the following post advertised.
Assistant Manager-Sales: Chennai
Position: Assistant Manager-Sales
Location: Chennai
Qualification: MBA in marketing
Remarks: Mail your Application to the address
Krypton Developers Pvt. Ltd

Hadrons Road

Chennai 600048
Reference:
The Hindu Print Edition dt. 16 Jun, 2010
Question 2 Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each and making other changes that may be necessary, without changing the meaning of any sentence.                                         [10]
1. To the best of my knowledge, he is vegetarian. (Begin: As far as ….)
2. The train journey from Kolkata to Asansol takes three hours. (Begin: It is a ….)
3. The peon cannot leave unless I permit him. (Use: without)
4. ‘Kindly leave the bag here, Madam’, said the porter. (Change the narration)
5. The tea is so hot that I cannot drink it. ( Remove: so….that)

6. He was a poet as well as a statesman. (Combine to make a negative sentence)
7. As soon as the awards were announced, the winners walked to the podium. (Begin: No sooner…)
8. No one came as late as Diana to the party. . (Change to superlative)
9. The thought of being alone terrified her. (change the voice)
10. Put your books aside, people may fall over them. (Use: lest)
Question 3 Fill in the blanks with appropriate preposition:                                                                          [5]
1) I looked ……. my nephew while his parents went out.
2) We should not look ……. upon the poor.
3) Farmers look ……. to a better standard of living.
4) The principal promised to look ……. her case.
5) I am trying to look ……. my key.

Grammar Revision Test

____Grammar Revision Test___________040110
Time: 30 minutes Max Marks:    15
Question 1
a) Rewrite the following sentences correctly according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary but don’t change the meaning of the sentence. [10]
1.Supposing it is an emergency, we should act immediately. (Use: provided…)
2.It is admitted that he is the greatest leader. ( Begin: All …)
3.Be honest and you will be respected by everyone. (Use: Everyone…)
4.Gullible as he is as, he was not taken in by the fraud. (Begin: In spite of…)
5.My father was very charitable to everyone. (Use: the correct form of treat)

6.Had Richard known what to do; he should have saved much time. (Begin: If…)
7.This rumour is incredible. (Begin: This rumour cannot …..)
8. The new budget made the public glad.Begin:The public…)
9.”How prophetic was Cassius’ words that day!” said the soothsayer.(Change the narration)
10.The students said,” Let there be no tests today.” (Change into Reported Speech)
Question 2
Complete each of the sentences by using an appropriate word in the blanks. [5]
1.There was a steep decline ____________ the standard of education for the last decade
2.The peasants believed that rain was the source _________ God’s will.
3.At the end of the day, there is no alternative ___________ hard work.
4.Achilles was a lot more valiant __________ Agamemnon.
5.The foreigner wanted to know how to get ___________ the airport to the hotel.
6.He did not focus on the studied because ____________ a distracted mind…
7.A favourable atmosphere is provided in the school ___________ the pupils.
8.I prefer fast food ___________ any other food.
9.The common man rejoiced __________ the President’s declaration.
10.He revenged himself ________enemies.