EnglishCBSE Class 9 English Grammar – Sentence Reordering and Sentence Transformation

CBSE Class 9 English Grammar – Sentence Reordering and Sentence Transformation

CBSE Class 9 English Grammar – Sentence Reordering and Sentence Transformation

I. SENTENCE REORDERING

Look at the words and phrases given below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences.

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    1. (a) respect/said that/demanded/it/but/is/given/that/is not
      (b) if/something/then/in return for/should be/it is so/it
      (c) self-respect/come out of/something/has/our/self/that/and/is/that
    2. (a) Oliver Twist/workhouse/in/was/born/a
      (b) knew/father/nobody/who/was/his
      (c) died/mother/his birth/his/soon/after
    1. (a) pillars/there/human life/man/of/woman/and/are/two
      (b) both/in the making of/share/responsibility/equal/the/society
      (c) both/each other/hence/are/supplementary/to
    2. (a) one of the/Saudi Arabia/largest/petroleum/producers/is/world/in/the/of
      (b) Saudi Arabia/lifestyle/discovery/has changed/of/of the people/the/petroleum/in/the
      (c) petroleum/world/all over/in great/is/demand/the
    3. (a) uppermost/soil/layer/is/earth/the/of/the
      (b) it/plants/which/supports/food/provide/all living things/to/planet/on/this
      (c) soil/thus/foundation/earth/life/on/of/is/the/all
    4. (a) people/look at/tend to/you look/the way/yourself/at/you
      (b) brought up/oliver/was/workhouse/orphanage/run by/the/an/in
      (c) from the very beginning/status of women/there/but/question mark/has been/a/big/the/ an/in
      our society
    5. (a) the/Indian/English/exploited/the/farmers
      (b) pay/the/had to/poor farmers/high times/very
      (c) natural disasters/farmers/share of taxes/even/pay/their/in times of/the/had to
    6. (a) on/camel/has/hump/its/a/big/back
      (b) storehouse/this/of/hump/fats/is/a
      (c) uses/this/a source of energy/long journey/as/in the desert/during/fat/its/the/camel
    7. (a) elephant/land animal/present/largest/is/day/the/of/the
      (b) mild/peace loving/is/animal/it/a/and
      (c) more easily/that is why/domesticated/be/can/and/it/trained
    8. (a) Mother Teresa/greatest/missionaries/one of the/was/time/of/our
      (b) dedicated/the poorest of the poor/entire life/she/to/her/the/service/of
      (c) she/aportle/was/of/unwanted/the/an
    9. (a) spread/healthy carriers/some/of/diseases/are/germs/spread/by
      (b) healthy person/germs/a/carry/may/of/in/body/typhoid/his/cholera/dysentery/etc.
      (c) person/does not/such/usually/a/disease/suffer/the/from
    10. (a) also/cultivate/they/asked them to/had to/those/which/crops/the English
      (b) two flask-shaped bags/inside/for/it/storing/belly/its/has/water
      (c) weigh up/elephant/an/to/can/5 tons

    ANSWERS

    1. (a) It is said that respect is not demanded but given.
      (b) If it is so, then it should be in return for something.
      (c) Something that has come out of our self and that is self-respect.
    2. (a) Oliver Twist was born in a workhouse.
      (b) Nobody knew who his father was.
      (c) His mother died soon after his birth.
    3. (a) There are two pillars of human life—man and woman.
      (b) Both share equal responsibility in the making of the society.
      (c) Hence, both are supplementary to each other.
    4. (a) Saudi Arabia is one of the largest producers of petroleum in the world.
      (b) The discovery of petroleum in Saudi-Arabia has changed the lifestyle of the people.
      (c) Petroleum is in great demand all over the world.
    5. (a) Saudi Arabia is one of the largest producers of petroleum in the world.
      (b) The discovery of petroleum in Saudi-Arabia has changed the lifestyle of the people.
      (c) Petroleum is in great demand all over the world.
    6. (a) People tend to look at you the way you look at yourself.
      (b) Oliver was brought up in an orphanage run by the workhouse.
      (c) But from the very beginning, there has been a big question mark on the status of women in our society.
    7. (a) The English exploited the Indian farmers.
      (b) The poor farmers had to pay very high taxes.
      (c) Even in times of natural disasters the farmers had to pay their share of taxes.
    8. (a) Camel has a big hump on its back.
      (b) This hump is a storehouse of fats.
      (c) The camel uses this fat as a source of energy during its long journey in the desert.
    9. (a) Elephant is the largest land animal of the present day.
      (b) It is a mild and peace-loving animal.
      (c) That is why it can be more easily domesticated and trained.
    10. (a) Mother Teresa was one of the greatest missionaries of our time.
      (b) She dedicated her entire life to the service of the poorest of the poor.
      (c) She was an apostle of the unwanted.
    11. (a) Some diseases are spread by healthy carriers of germs.
      (b) A healthy person may carry germs of typhoid, cholera, dysentery, etc. in his body.
      (c) Such a person usually does not suffer from the disease.
    12. (a) They had to cultivate those crops also which the English asked them to.
      (b) Inside its belly it has two flask-shaped bags for storing water.
      (c) An elephant can weigh up to 5 tons.

    II. SENTENCE TRANSFORMATION

    TYPE-I

    Read the following conversations and complete the passages given below:

    1. Patient : Can I have an appointment with the doctor this evening? I am very sick.
      Receptionist : I’m sorry. There’s a long waiting list. You will have to wait for at least two weeks.
      Patient : But by then I can die.
      Receptionist : No problem. If your wife informs me, I can cancel the appointment.
      A patient went to his doctor’s clinic and asked the receptionist (a)…………….. with the doctor that evening. He said to the receptionist that he was very sick. The receptionist apologised saying that there (b)……………….. She further added that (c)……………. for at least two weeks. When the patient said that he could be dead by then, the receptionist calmly replied that there was no problem.
    2. Iris : Hi, Tom, How are you?
      Tom : Life’s rather tough. I desparately need a job.
      Iris : We have a vacancy in our office for the post of an Accounts Officer.
      Tom : I have five years experience in a reputed firm as an Accounts Officer.
      Iris : Will you like to go abroad?
      Tom : I have no problem.
      Iris on meeting Tom asked him how he was. Tom replied that (a)…………….. Iris told him (b)…………………… On that Tom (c)………………… Iris enquired if he would like to go abroad and Tom replied that he had no problem.
    3. Reporter : Congratulation Sachin! You have now another world record to your credit.
      Sachin : God is great. I only enjoy my cricket.
      Reporter : After 200 not out in an ODI, what next? Can we hope for 400 plus innings in a test match?
      Sachin : The love of my countrymen is my greatest strength.
      A press reporter congratulates Sachin and tells him that (a)………………… Sachin thanks God’s greatness and adds that (b)…………………… The reporter asks Sachin what they should expect next from him after his scoring 200 not out in an ODI and further asks (c) …………….. Sachin replies that the love of his countrymen is his greatest strength.
    4. Doctor : Stop taking junk food, oils, sweets, alcohol, salt and you will live a longer life.
      Patient : What if I take all of them regularly?
      Doctor : You will die after a year.
      The doctor asks the patient (a)……………………….. The patient asks the doctor (b)………………….. The doctor replies that (c)…………………………
    5. Reporter : You and Sachin Tendulkar are ageless wonders. Both of you defy age and your critics.
      Amitabh : Sachin is the God of Cricket. I just try to live and enjoy my roles.
      Reporter : That’s your modesty. Three great films in a row— Paa ’, ‘Rann ’ and ‘Teen Patti’. You seem to have reidentified yourself.
      Amitabh : I believe in working hard and leave everything on the audience.
      The reporter calls Amitabh and Sachin ageless wonders and adds that (a)…………………. Amitabh calls Sachin the God of Cricket and adds that (b)………………………. The reporter calls it Amitabh’s modesty. He recounts his three great films Paa ’, Rann ’ and ‘Teen Patti’ coming in a row. He adds that (c)……………….. Amitabh replies that he believes in working hard and leaves everything on the audience.
    6. Husband : Doctor, what will the total expenses be in the end?
      Doctor : You will have to pay only six lac and you will have a healthy and happy wife.
      Husband : Any concession?
      Doctor : Not a penny.
      Husband : Then forget it.The husband of a patient asked the doctor (a)……………. The doctor replied that he would have to pay only six lacs and added that (b)……………………….. The husband asked (c)…………………….. When the doctor refused to leave even a penny then the patient asked the doctor to forget about the money.
    7. Master : Out of two thousand I owe you, I deduct 500 for not being on duty for a week and another 500 for not doing your duty well.
      Servant : Give me my one thousand then?
      Master : I deduct 800 more for breaking my crockery and after that you are left with just two hundred.
      Servant : Accept that as a small tip from me.
      The master told the servant that out of two thousand he owed him, he (a)…………….. The servant asked the master (b)…………. The master continued that (c)………………. The servant asked the master to accept that amount as a small tip from him and find out a new servant just then.
    8. Reporter : Sorry to learn the break up of your engagement. I think marriage and sports can’t go together.
      Sania : What can’t be cured must be endured.
      Reporter : Of late you are doing not so well. Your ranking has gone down to 90s.
      Sania : I am preparing myself for reorientation.
      The reporter felt sorry for the break up of Sania’s engagement and opined that (a)……………… Consoling herself Sania told the reporter that (b)……………………….. The reporter told Sania that of late she was doing not so well and reminded her that (c)………………… Sania assured the reporter that she was preparing herself for reorientation.
    9. Ram : At last, you have decided to go to Kerala. Congratulations, you are going to God’s own country.
      Mohan : They say Kerala is one of the most beautiful places in India. People like its beaches,backwaters and canals.
      Ram : Every inch of Kerala is lush green. Kerala has everything that soothes one’s eyes.
      Mohan : Hope you enjoy your holidays in Kerala.
      Congratulating Mohan that at last he had decided to go to Kerala, Ram added (a)…………………. Mohan replied that it is said that Kerala is one of the most beautiful places in India and added that (b)………………… Ram told Mohan that every inch of Kerala is lush green and added that (c)……………… Mohan hoped that Ram enjoyed his holidays in Kerala.
    10. Policeman : You have crossed the red light. Don’t you know it is a crime? You will be booked and the court will decide your punishment.
      Driver : (brandishing a hundred rupee note) I believe in peaceful co-existence.Can’t we settle the issue between ourselves?
      Policeman : What do you think of a Delhi policeman? You value his worth only a hundred rupees. Nothing less than five hundred.
      Driver : Have two hundred or give me a receipt.
      The policeman told the driver that he had crossed the red light and asked (a)……………………. Brandishing a hundred rupee note the driver told the policeman (b)…………………………….. The policeman asked the driver what he thought of a
      Delhi policeman. He further added that (c)……………………………… The driver asked the policeman to have two hundred and give him a receipt.

    ANSWERS

    1. (a) whether he could have an appointment
      (b) was a long waiting list
      (c) he would have to wait
    2. (a) life was rather tough and he desparately needed a job
      (b) that they had a vacancy in their office for the post of an Acoounts Officer.
      (c) said that he had five years experience in a reputed firm as an Accounts Officer
    3. (a) he has another world record to his credit
      (b) he only enjoys his cricket.
      (c) whether they can hope for a 400 plus innings in a test match.
    4. (a) to stop taking junk food, oil, sweets, alcohol, salt and he will live a longer life
      (b) what will happen if he takes all of them regularly
      (c) he will die after a year
    5. (a) both of them defy age and their critics
      (b) he just tries to live and enjoy his roles
      (c) he seems to have reidentified himself.
    6. (a) what the total expenses would be in the end
      (b) he would have a healthy and happy wife
      (c) if he could get any concession
    7. (a) deducted 500 for not being on duty for a week and another 500 for not doing his duty well
      (b) to give him his one thousand then
      (c) he deducted 800 more for breaking his crockery and after that, he was left with just two hundred
    8. (a) marriage and sports couldn’t go together
      (b) what can’t be cured must be endured
      (c) her ranking had gone down to 90s
    9. (a) that he was going to God’s own country
      (b) people like its beaches, backwaters and canals
      (c) Kerala has everything that soothes one’s eyes
    10. (a) if he didn’t know that it was a crime and added that he would be booked and the court would decide his punishment
      (b) that he believed in peaceful co-existence and further asked if they could settle the issue between themselves
      (c) he (driver) valued his (policeman’s) worth only a hundred rupees and he (policeman) made it clear that he would not accept less than five hundred

    TYPE – II

    Do as directed:

    1. They are counting the votes. (Change the voice)
    2. I will not help you in future. (Use ‘going to construction’)
    3. Yes, the news are true. (Correct it)
    4. You always travel by bus. (Make a ‘Wh’ question)
    5. Go to the barber and get……………………… (Complete the sentence)
    6. I must remember take my science book tomorrow. (Correct it)
    7. The mother asked the daughter to tidy her room and she tidied her room.
      (Rewrite the sentence avoiding the repetition of the underlined clause)
    8. Trees were planted along road sides. This made the surroundings look greener.
      (Combine the sentences by nominalising the first verb)
    9. …………………………..prohibited. (Complete the sentence using ‘gerund’ as the subject)
    10. The Principal is not in her office. Surely she…………………… home. (Complete using the right modal)
    11. Economics are really a very tough subject. (Correct it)
    12. He said, “Welcome to our college”. (Change the narration)
    13. I generally don’t like ice cream, but……………. ? (Complete using ‘would like’ construction)
    14. He said, “Will you help me ?” and I said, “yes”. (Change the narration)
    15. A mystery is something that……………….. . (Complete using the passive form of ‘cannot explain’)
    16. She said, “I decided to work hard because hard work is the key to success”. (Change the narration)
    17. Left me/my parents/with her/they/in the city/when/went to live.
      (Rearrange to form a meaningful sentence)
    18. This is among two friends and will be solved on mutual understanding.(Use the correct prepositions)
    19. Your house may be (big) but mine is, (good) than you. (Use the ‘comparative’ degree’)
    20. The bomb exploded. This shattered the window panes.The window panes were shattered due to……………….. (Complete the sentence ‘nominalising’ the verb ‘exploded’)
    21. If we (play) well, we (win) the match.
      (Use If + past perfect + would have + past participle construction)
    22. The well built boy which I met at the airport is a famous football player.
      (Correct the sentence using the correct relative pronoun)
    23. Mohan was irritated by the noise. Mohan left the place.
      (Combine using the correct past participle form of the verb).
    24. We all make mistakes.It is human. (Combine the pair using ‘gerund’ as the subject.)
    25. If I were you,…………………………… (Complete the sentence)
    26. Meena and Neena went to the garden with (a)…………. aunt and found (b)……………… full of mangoes.
      (Use the correct pronouns in the blanks)
    27. They have enough money. They from the bank. (Use the correct form of the modal ‘need’)
    28. You were absent (a)……………………. the class……………………… Monday. (Use the right prepositions)
    29. There are clouds in the sky. It ………………..(Complete the sentence using the modal showing ‘possibility’)
    30. They………………… not challenge the authority of their boss.(Fill the proper ‘modal’ in the blank)

    ANSWERS

    1. The votes are being counted.
    2. I am not going to help you in future.
    3. Yes, the news is true.
    4. Why do you always travel by bus ?
    5. Go to the barber and get your hair cut.
    6. I must remember to take my science book tomorrow.
    7. The mother asked the daughter to tidy her room and she did so.
    8. Planting the trees along the road sides made the surroundings look greener.
    9. Smoking is prohibited.
    10. The Principal is not in her office. Surely she must have gone home.
    11. Economics is really a very tough subject.
    12. He welcomed us to their college.
    13. I generally don’t like ice cream, but would you like to have some ?
    14. He asked me if I would help him and I said that I would.
    15. A mystery is something that can not be explained.
    16. She said that she had decided to work hard because hardwork is the key to success.
    17. My parents left me with her when they went to live in the city.
    18. This is between two friends and will be solved with mutual understanding.
    19. Your house may be bigger but mine is better than you.
    20. The window panes were shattered due to explosion of the bomb.
    21. If we had played well, we would have won the match.
    22. The well built boy whom I met at the airport is a famous hockey player.
    23. Irritated by the noise, Mohan left the place.
    24. Making mistakes is human.
    25. If I were you,I would for to the police.
    26. Meena and Neena went to the garden with their aunt and found it full of mangoes.
    27. They have enough money. They need not borrow it from the bank.
    28. You were absent from the class on Monday.
    29. There are clouds in the sky. It may rain today.
    30. They dare not challenge the authority of their boss.
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