10th English Grammar ( Do as directed )

1. I had just stepped out of the bathtub and was busily rubbing myself with a towel when I heard the steps .

(Pick out the verbs from the sentence and state the tense of each.)

Ans: had stepped : past perfect tense,was rubbing : past continuous

(progressive) tense, heard : simple past tense

2. I could see the faint shine of plates on the plate-rail; I couldn’t see the table.

(Rewrite using’although’.)

Ans: Although I could see the faint shine of plates on the plate-rail, I

couldn’t see the table.

3. There’s something downstairs.

(Add a question tag.)

Ans: There’s something downstairs,isn’t there?

4. I slammed shut the door at the stairs top and held my knee against it .

(Rewrite using the ‘-ing’ from of the word ‘slammed)

Ans: Slamming shut the door at the stairs top, I held my knee against it .

5. She flung up a window of her bedroom.

(Pick out the preposition).

Ans: of

6. I’ll stay with mother.She’s all excited.

(Combine using a subordinato OR Combine into a complex sentence.)

Ans: I’ll stay with mother because she’s all excited.

7. We’ll sell the house and go back to Peoria.

(Rewrite using ‘after’. OR Rewrite as a complex sentence.)

Ans: After we sell the house, we’ll go back to Peoria.

8. A heavy policeman bounded up the steps.

(Frame a’Wh-‘type question to get ‘A heavy policeman’  as answer.)

Ans: Who bounded up the steps?

9. Doors were yanked open.

(Change the voice.)

Ans: They yanked open the doors.

10. It would never sleep anywhere except on the zither.

(Rewrite as an affirmative sentence.)

Ans: It would sleep only on the zither.

11. The lady seems hysterical.(Add a question tag.)

Ans: The lady seems hysterical,doesn’t she?

12.   Grandfather grabbed Zither’s gun from its holster and let fly.

(Rewrite using the ‘-ing’ form of the word ‘grabbed’)

Ans: Grabbing Zither’s gun from its holster, grandfather let fly.

13.   I had put on one of mother’s blouses, not being able to find anything else.

(Rewrite using ‘since’.)

Ans: I had put on one of mother’s blouses, since I had not been able to

find anything else.

14.   Over his third cup of coffee, he glared at Herman .

(Rewrite beginning with ‘While’.)

Ans: While he was having his third  cup of coffee, he glared at Herman.

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Free Seminar : How to crack SSC 2014

Hello students!

Only two months are left for 10th board exam. How to do the preparation, how to practice, how to revise, how to schedules timetable, what to do to prevent stress????

Students and parents should get guidance regarding this. Also, need to focus on ‘Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)’ will be based on the questions asked in the examination.

To guide students and their parents regarding preparation for 10th Board Exam, Ednexa has organized free guidance seminars in Pune in association with Maharashtra Times.

In the Seminar Students and parents will get guidance from experts regarding how to score in Science, Maths, English and Social Science. Also, preparation techniques for Practical and Activities will be discussed.

Students will get guidance on HOTS questions in various subjects. Importantly, they will get to learn nuances about paper presentation, a major part in scoring well at SSC level.

These free Seminars for 10th are open for Marathi, Semi – English and English medium students and their parents. The program schedule includes:




Sunday, 29 December 2013 8:30 am to 11 am Yashwantrao Chavan Theater, Kothrud
Wednesday, 1st January 2014 6 pm to 8:30 pm Udyan Karyalaya, Sadashiv Peth


Students and parents can attend any of these seminars and get benefitted from the same.

For more information, call on 9011041155 / 9011031155 or mail at info@ednexa.com

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