This grammar section explains English Grammar in a clear and simple way. There are example sentences to show how the language is used. Students can also read NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English to get good marks in CBSE Board Exams.
Transformation of Sentences Exercises for Class 11 CBSE
Read the following conversation between a mother and daughter while watching a cricket match.
Report it by completing the passage below.
Mother: Who do you think will win the match?
Daughter: Who is wearing blue?
Daughter: Who are the men in yellow?
Mother: They are the Australians.
Daughter: They will surely win the match.
Mother: Oh! Why do you feel so?
Daughter: There are 11 of them against just two Indians.
The mother asked her daughter who (a) ………………………… The daughter enquired who the ones in blue were. The mother replied that they were Indians. The girl then wanted (b) ………………………… When the mother said that they were Australians, the daughter emphatically (c) ………………………… The mother (d) ………………………… The daughter replied that there were eleven of them against just two Indians.
Write the following in the active voice.
(i) A terrible mistake has been made by a teenager.
(ii) The fire alarm has been sounded by him.
(iii) The roads are now jammed with fire engines.
(iv) Water is being sprayed by them with great force.
(v) The teenager is being asked by the family to apologise for his prank.
(vi) The teenager can be seen running away.
(i) A teenager has made a terrible mistake.
(ii) He has sounded the fire alarm.
(iii) Fire engines have now jammed the roads.
(iv) They are spraying water with great force.
(v) The family is asking the teenager to apologise for his prank.
(vi) People can see the teenager running away.
Rewrite these questions in indirect speech.
(i) Ramesh asked Rohan, “Who, do you think, will become the next prime minister of India?”
(ii) The policeman asked the driver, “Why were you speeding so recklessly?”
(iii) “What do you mean by these words?” asked the teacher angrily.
(iv) “Where did you buy these books?” Arun asked Abhishek.
(i) Ramesh asked Rohan who he thought would become the next Prime Minister of India.
(ii) The policeman asked the driver why he was speeding so recklessly.
(iii) The teacher asked angrily what he meant by those words.
(iv) Arun asked Abhishek where he had bought those books.
Rewrite these sentences as directed.
(i) She was so tired that she could not keep her eyes open, (use ‘too’)
(ii) He is so tall that he does not need a ladder to change the light bulb. (Rewrite using ‘enough’)
(iii) The owner of the house has gone abroad. (Rewrite as a complex sentence)
(iv) The soldiers who were victorious were honoured by the president. (Rewrite as a simple sentence)
(v) Though he was powerful, he was lonely. (Rewrite as a compound sentence)
(i) She was too tried to keep her eyes open.
(ii) He is tall enough not to need a ladder to change a light bulb.
(iii) The man who owns the house has gone abroad.
(iv) The victorious soldiers were honoured by the President.
(v) He was powerful but (he was) lonely.
Given below is a set of rules from the School Rule Book. Purnima Seshadri, Head Girl of Vidya Bhawan, Jodhpur, writes a set of instructions for the school noticeboard using these. Write the instructions for Purnima in the passive voice in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers.
- Do not bring motorized vehicles to school.
- Do not park your cycles at the entrance.
- Return the library books within a week.
- Do not walk in the front lawns.
- Senior students should not go to the Primary Wing without permission.
Students are hereby informed that they (a) ………………………… as they do not have valid licences for driving as yet. They are also (b) ………………………… at the front entrance but must go to the cycle stand. The library books (c) ………………………… within a week of an issue as other students may also require them. No student (d) ………………………… to walk about or run in the front lawns. Senior students (e) ………………………… to go to the Primary Wing without permission.
Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given for each.
(i) The teacher insists that the students write neatly.
Rewrite using ‘writing’.
(ii) Don’t take bath in the pool as it needs to be cleaned.
Rewrite using ‘bathe’.
(iii) The riverbed is slimy; don’t step in.
Rewrite using ‘slime’.
(i) The teacher insists on the students writing neatly.
(ii) Don’t bathe in the pool as it needs to be cleaned.
(iii) The riverbed is covered with slime, don’t step in.
Rewrite these sentences according to the instructions given after each. The first one has been done for you.
(i) I am not sure that he is a graduate. (Rewrite using ‘might’)
(ii) He will probably get a good job if he applies in time. (Rewrite using ‘might’)
(iii) I am not sure that I can come to your party. (Rewrite using ‘may’)
(iv) Speak loudly. (Rewrite using ‘could’)
(v) Probably we will have to write the test tomorrow. (Rewrite using ‘may’)
(a) He might not be a graduate.
(b) He might get a good job if he applies in time.
(c) I may not be able to come to your party.
(d) Could you speak loudly, please?
(e) We may have to write the test tomorrow.
Make questions to which the following statements are full answers.
(i) No, we don’t have to submit our homework tomorrow.
(ii) No, we’ve never had to borrow money. (Use ‘ever’)
(iii) Yes, the old man is suffering from an infectious disease.
(iv) She’s had to wear her old shoes for five years.
(v) The doctor visits this hospital every month.
(a) Do you have to submit your homework tomorrow.
(b) Did you ever have to borrow money?
(c) Is the old man suffering from an infectious disease.
(d) How long has she had to wear her old shoes?
(e) How often does the doctor visit this hospital?