English Skill Building – 117 – Rewriting Sentences

English Skill Building – 117

Rewriting Sentences

Join sentences, convert from active to passive and direct to indirect

a. Join the following sentences to form a single sentence

1. I was weak in grammar. I used to lose marks in literature paper. This lowered my total marks.
2. I used to sing Bollywood songs from the stage. My audience applauded me. They never paid me any money.
3. My friend’s elder brother is in the army. He is now deployed in Ladakh. The temperature there is now minus 10 degrees.
4. I requested my friend to give me a lift in her car. It was raining heavily. She agreed readily.
5. My sister will write the NEET examination next week. She is a meritorious student. My parents are optimistic about her success.
6. The government has released some data about the success of the aforestation campaign. Some NGOs have expressed skepticism about government claims. They have released data disproving government figures.

b. Convert from Active to Passive

1. Mourners leave sunflowers outside Windsor Castle in tribute to the queen.
2. Thousands of people paid tributes to Queen Elizabeth II outside Windsor Castle on Saturday.
3. Members of Parliament swore an oath of allegiance to King Charles III.

c. Convert from Indirect to Direct

1. Natalie Prince, a Windsor florist, said she had sold 8,000 sunflowers by Saturday afternoon.
2. BBC announced that Prince William is the heir to the throne.
3. My teacher told me that she wept the whole night on the day the rocky marriage of Prince Charles with Lady Diana ended in divorce.

Answers

a. Join the following sentences to form a single sentence

1. Being weak in grammar, I lost marks in literature paper, and this lowered my total.
2. My audience applauded me when I sang Bollywood songs from the stage, but they never paid me any money.
3. My friend’s elder brother, an army man, is now deployed in Ladakh where the temperature has dipped to minus 10 degrees now.
4. As it was raining heavily, I requested my friend to give me a lift in her car and she agreed readily.
5. My parents are optimistic about the success of my sister, a meritorious student, who writes her NEET examination next week.
6. Expressing skepticism about the government’s data that purportedly point to success in the aforestation program, some NGOs have released some data refuting the government’s claims.

b. Convert from Active to Passive

1. Sunflowers are left by mourners outside the Windsor Castle on tribute to the queen.
2. Tributes to Queen Elizabeth were paid by thousands of people outside the Windsor Castle.
3. An oath of allegiance to King Charles III were sworn by members of parliament.

c. Convert from Indirect to Direct

1. Natalie Prince, a Windsor florist, said, “I have sold 8,000 sunflowers by Saturday afternoon.”
2. BBC announced, “Prince William is the heir to the throne.”
3. My teacher told me, “I wept the whole night on the day the rocky marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana ended in divorce.”

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