English Skill Building – 33 – Grammar

English Skill Building – 33

Grammar Exercise – 4

Change the form of the sentence using ‘was to’ as shown in the example

Example 1 – She didn’t join the army.
Equivalent sentence – She was to have joined the army.

Example 2 – The soldier didn’t report to his battalion.
Equivalent sentence -The soldier was to have joined his battalion.

Questions

1. The teacher didn’t hear what the students said on seeing a statue of Hitler installed near the school gate. (would like to)
2. Sibani didn’t write the RBI examination. (was to)
3. We didn’t stay at the Grand Hotel when on a trip to Mumbai. (were to)
4. It wasn’t a pleasant poll outcome for the BJP. (was to)
5. I didn’t send Diwali sweets to my neighbours. (mean)
6. He didn’t dress properly before going for the interview. (mean)
7. I didn’t live in the Harappan era. (would like)

Answers

1. The teacher would like to have heard what the students said on seeing a statue of Hitler installed near the school gate.
2. Sibani was to have written the RBI examination.
3. We were to have stayed at the Grand Hotel when on a trip to Mumbai.
4. It was to have been a pleasant poll outcome for the BJP.
5. I meant to have sent Diwali sweets to my neighbours.
6. He meant to have dressed properly before going for the interview.
7. I would have liked to live in the Harappan era.

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