Class 10 | English | HSLC | SEBA | Assam
Q. Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with right determiners.
The painter is a man of few words. (few/a few/the few)
An honorary secretary gets no salary for holding the post. (a/an/the)
Each of the candidates must produce his/her identity card. (any/each/every)
India won the match with a little bit of luck. (little/a little/the little)
Few men are free from faults. (few/a few/the few)
An hour has passed since he left us. (a/an/the)
Each of the students will be given a copy of the magazine. (each/every/any)
Please give me the little money you have. (little/ a little/ the little)
He will come back within an hour. (a/an/the)
Few men are free from faults. (few/a few/the few)
Leap year falls in every fourth year. ( any/every/each)
A little learning is a dangerous thing. (little/a little/the little)
I gave a one rupee note to the beggar. (a/an/the)
My father is much older than my mother. (many/much/more)
I buy a few books every month. (few/a few/the few)
I need the little money I have. (little/a little/the little)
Please give me a little time to finish the work. Then I will take you to the university.
Ramen comes home twice a month. (a/an/the)
Mr. Bell rang the bell of alarm and I woke up. (a/an/the)
A busy person has little time to waste. (little/a little/the little)
Only a few of the applicants were found suitable. (few/a few/the few)
My brother is an NCC cadet.
We found the house without much difficulty.
He has to feed his family with the little money he earns.
Our principal is a man of few words.
The rich are not always unkind.
The principal gave the students much sound advice.
Every school has a union of the students.
Is there any coffee left in the pot?
My brother had gone an hour ago.
A busy man has little time to waste.
The classes started after the bell had rung.
Much of their property was lost in the flood.
They won the match without any difficulty.
Reading is a useful hobby.
I gave him the few books I had.
Kalidas is the Shakespeare of India.
Mr. Barua is a man of few words.
Ms. Manisha married a European gentleman.
I want only a little encouragement from you.
Each of the participants will be given a certificate.
Q. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions from the choices given in the brackets:
There was a noise of children at play. (in/on/at)
Her mother is on the town council. (in/on/over)
The teacher knows his students by name. (with/by/for)
Babysitters are a boon to parents. (for/upon/to)
I met him on the street. (in/at/on)
Please pay attention to your studies. (for/to/on)
He is an authority on science. (of/for/in)
The teacher is in full control over the class. (of/over/in)
Happiness consists of speaking the truth. (of/in/for)
One should be honest in dealing with fellow. (on/in/at)
She is looking for a domestic help. (to/in/for)
The burden seemed too much for him. (to/for/on)
Health is preferable to wealth. (than/for/to)
He is angry with his naughty sister. (at/with/upon)
The cow lives on grass. (by/from/on)
He lives from hand to mouth. (on/from/by)
He is appointed to the post. (in/to/at)
She is junior to me by three years. (to/from/than)
We go to school by bus. (in/with/by)
I am senior to your sister. (than/to/from)
The Principal presided over the meeting. (in/over/at)
She excels in dancing. (at/in/by)
He always runs after money. (at/for/after)
Flour is made from wheat. (of/from/with)
Write your answers in black ink. (with/by/in)
The cow lives on grass. (on/upon/with)
This train is bound for Delhi. (to/upon/for)
Assam is rich in minerals. (in/for/about)
I met him on the street. (in/on/upon)
Happiness consists in speaking the truth. (of/in/at)
They are satisfied at your works. (by/at/with)
Man does not live on bread alone. (on/by/with)
Rita excels in dancing. (at/by/in)
He is looking for a domestic help. (to/in/for)
They are sitting at the dining table. (on/at/upon)
Ravi is senior to me by two years. (from/than/to)
He was prevented from going to Delhi. (for/from/with)
Flour is made from wheat. (from/by/with)
Q. Change the form of narration of the following:
The mechanic said, “I will repair your car tomorrow”.
Ans. The mechanic said that he would repair my car the next day.
The teacher enquired of the pupil if he had done his homework.
Ans. The teacher said to the pupil, “Have you done your homework?”
He said, “Honesty is the best policy”.
Ans. He said that honesty is the best policy.
He said that he takes bath in the Brahmaputra every morning.
Ans. He said, “I take bath in the Brahmaputra every morning”.
She said, “The water is boiling”.
Ans. She said that the water was boiling.
Mira said that her mother had been suffering from fever.
Ans. Mira said, “My mother was suffering from fever”.
He told her not to disturb him.
Ans. He said to her, “Don’t disturb me”.
Mother said to me, “Don’t tell a lie”.
Mother advised me not to tell a lie.
“What a beautiful building!”, he said.
Ans. He exclaimed with surprise that the building was very beautiful.
She proposed that we should go for a walk.
Ans. She said, “Let us go for a walk”.
“Can you drive a car?” I said to Rahim.
Ans. I asked Rahim if he could drive a car.
The stranger asked me if I could tell the way to the post office.
Ans. The stranger said to me, “Can you tell me the way to the post office”.
Anita said, “I do not know the boy”.
Ans. Anita told that she didn’t know the boy.
Rahim said that his mother had been suffering from fever.
Ans. Rahim said, “My mother was suffering from fever”.
Rahim said to me, “Do you know the man standing at the gate?”
Ans. Rahim asked me if I knew the man standing at the gate.
The young man told me that he had come from Jorhat to work in Guwahati.
Ans. The young man said to me, “I came from Jorhat to work in Guwahati”.
Anita asked me why the teacher had punished me.
Ans. Anita said to me, “Why did the teacher punish you?”
Anita said to Ravi, “Please lend me your pen”.
Ans. Anita requested Ravi to lend her his pen.
Rashid asked me if I knew Rahim.
Ans. Rashid said to me, “Do you know Rahim?”.