English Skill Building – 10 (Converting Sentences)

Convert the sentences as asked..

1. The owner told his manager, “When I am abroad, it will be your responsibility to maintain the estate in tiptop form.” (Convert to Indirect form.)

2. “If I see your books strewn on the floor again, I will burn them down,” fumed my angry mother. (Convert to Indirect form.)

3. My friend cautioned me, “The credit card company will rip you off if you default in your payment even by a single day.” (Convert to Indirect form.)

4. Small cars can be maneuvered in narrow streets even by a new driver. (Convert to Active form.)

5. In a successful encounter, the army men gunned down three terrorists in a space of just one hour. (Convert to Passive form.)

6. My car collided against a truck. It was coming from the other direction. (Join the two sentences.)

7. My car collided against a truck. It was coming from the other direction. My car was heavily dented. (Join the three sentences.)

8. The ship has docked in Paradip Port. It will leave for Singapore after unloading its cargo. (Join the two sentences.)

9. The minister announced, “India will not break the river water sharing arrangement with Pakistan because it is an international treaty.” (Convert to Indirect form.)

10. This bank is a public sector entity. It comes under RBI’s direct supervision. (Join the two sentences.)

11. The police interrogated the arrested fugitive for a full day. He was evasive in his answers. (Join the two sentences.)

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ANSWER

1. The manager instructed the manager that during the time he was abroad, it would be his (manager’s) responsibility to maintain the estate.

2. My mother fumed that if she saw my books strewn on the floor again, she would burn them down.

3. My friend cautioned me that the credit card companies would rip me off if I delayed their payment even by a day.

4. Even a new driver can maneuver a small car in a narrow street.

5. In a successful encounter, three terrorists were gunned down by army men in a space of one hour.

6. My car collided with a truck coming from the other direction.

7. My car was heavily dented when it collided with a truck coming from the other direction.

8. The ship, now docked in Paradip Port, will leave for Singapore after unloading its cargo.

9. The minister announced that it will not break its river water sharing arrangement with Pakistan because it is an international treaty.

10. Being a public sector entity, the bank comes under RBI’s supervision.

11. The police had to interrogate the arrested fugitive for a whole day as the latter was evasive in his replies.

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