Transformation of sentences means to change the form of a sentence without changing its meaning. A simple sentence can be changed into a complex or a compound sentence and vice versa. Similarly, an interchange of affirmative, negative, and interrogative sentences can be done; without changing their meaning. Given below are some of the ways to transform a sentence.
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Sentence Transformation Exercises for Class 10 CBSE With Answers PDF
Look at the newspaper items given below.
(i) Use the information in the headlines to complete the blanks in the sentences given below.
(a) FREE EYE CAMP ORGANISED
Giri’s eye clinic ____________ for the benefit of the local community.
(b) NAVARATRI CELEBRATION
Abhirami group ____________ from 12th to 21st of this month.
(c) OFF-DUTY COP KILLS 4 TEENAGERS
An off-duty policeman went on a shooting spree ____________ at a house party.
(d) ANTIL SETS RECORD
Haryana’s Akash Antil ____________ in the Discus throw event at the 19th Junior Athletic Championship held in Chandigarh.
(a) organised a free medical camp
(c) and killed 4 teenagers
(b) celebrated Navaratri
(d) has set a record
(ii) (a) HIGH COURT DISMISSES PETITION
The Karnataka High Court on Monday ____________ filed by Flying Officer Anjali Gupta.
(b) 37 LAKH INDIANS TO PERFORM HAJ
The Government on Monday informed that the number of Indians ____________ risen to 37 lakhs.
(c) FROGS MARRIED OFF IN HOPE OF RAIN
A pair of golden frogs ____________ in West Bengal in the hope of rains.
(d) KAPIL DEV BREAKS HADLEE’S RECORD
Kapil Dev ____________ by taking his four hundred and thirty first wicket while playing with Sri Lankan team.
(a) dismissed the petition
(c) was married off
(b) who would perform Haj has
(d) broke Hadlee’s record
(iii) (a) PM TO LAY FOUNDATION STONE OF GOLDEN COUNTRY RESORT
The Prime Minister arrives tomorrow in Chandigarh where ____________ for developing agro-forestry farms.
(b) COSMONAUT SETS RECORD FOR LONGEST STAY IN SPACE
Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krihalyov ____________ racking up 748 days during six missions since 1988.
(c) INDIAN AIRLINES MAY START COURIER SERVICE
Indian Airlines have ____________ and freight services to tap the huge domestic courier/cargo business.
(d) DELTA TO SELL UNIT TO SKYWEST
Delta Airline Inc. said ____________ its Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc. regional unit to Sky West Inc. for 425 million in cash.
(a) he would lay the foundation stone of Golden Country Resort
(b) set up a record/ has set up a record for longest stay in space
(c) announced that it may start courier
(d) that it would sell
(iv) (a) WS LAXMAN, VASELINE AND VAUGHAN STIR UP A PLOT A
controversy erupted in the second India-England Test when VVS Laxman, ____________ to manipulate the Hot Spot technology.
(b) TRAIN ACCIDENT IN WEST BENGAL, MINISTER DENIES CASUALTIES
Railway Minister Pawan Bansal ____________ in Malda in West Bengal.
(c) ANOTHER CIA STATION CHIEF EXITS ISLAMABAD
Yet another CIA station chief in Islamabad ____________ Pakistan last week.
(d) MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT TO PROCURE 2000 BULLET PROOF JACKETS IN CAPITAL
Maharashtra government has ____________ around 2,000 bullet ‘ proof jackets as part of its efforts to modernize police force in the backdrop of 26/11 Mumbai Terror.
(a) Vaseline and Vaughan stirred up a plot.
(b) Denied casualties in train accident that took place/said that there were no casualties in the train accident that took place.
(c) exited from
(d) has decided to procure I
(v) (a) BOY DONATES ? 1 LAKH SAVINGS TO CM FUND
A 10-year-old boy from West Bengal visited the Secretariat and ____________ ? 1 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on Thursday.
(b) SHOT-PUTTER OM PRAKASH QUALIFIES FOR OLYMPICS
Indian shot-putter Om Prakash Karhana ____________ for the 2012 London Olympics.
(c) DOG BLAMED FOR DISMISSAL OF SUNIL GAVASKAR
A dog ____________ for the dismissal of Sunil Gavaskar in the 1st innings of the 1st Test at Lords in 1971.
(d) NEW THERMAL POWER PLANT TO BE SET UP IN ORISSA.
The Central government ____________ to set up a new power plant in Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
(a) donated savings mounting to
(b) has qualified
(c) was blamed/had been blamed
(d) has decided
(vi) (a) BOAT OVERTURNED : FISHERMEN DROWNED
Three fishermen ____________ in the Indian ocean on Monday.
(b) MAN SHED 27 kgs IN SIX MONTHS BY WALKING
A man ____________ by walking over a period of 6 months.
(c) TASK FORCE SPOTS 15 TIGERS
The members of ____________ during their field visits to Pench and Kanha Tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh.
(d) NO MORE TALKS WITH TERRORISTS.
There ____________ with the terrorists.
(a) were drowned when their boat overturned
(b) shed 27 kg
(c) task force spotted 15 tigers
(d) will be no more of talks.
Read the conversations given below. Based on your reading, fill in the blanks appropriately.
(i) Julie : When is the fancy- dress competition in your school?
Mona : It is after two weeks.
Julie : Are you taking part in it?
Mona : Yes, I am taking part as an engine driver.
Julie : Why have you chosen that?
Mona : So that I can reach late.
Julie asked Mona when the fancy dress competition in her school was. To that
Mona replied that (a) ____________ Julie enquired whether (b) ____________ Mona said that she was taking part as an engine driver. Julie asked why (c) ____________ She answered (d) ____________.
(a) it was after two weeks.
(b) whether/if she was taking part in it.
(c) she had chosen that.
(d) then/so that she could reach late.
(ii) Father : How was the interview?
Son : I have performed well. There were nearly a hundred candidates.
Father : Are you confident that you will get the job?
Son : The board members are friendly. They will let me know the result in two days’ time.
The father asked his son how his interview had been. The son replied that
(a) ____________ nearly a hundred candidates. The father wanted to know (b) ____________ he would get the job. The son replied that (c) ____________ and said that (d) ____________ the result in two days’ time.
(a) he had performed well and that there were
(b) if/whether he was confident that
(c) the board members were friendly.
(d) they would let him know within the next two days.
(iii) Raj : Our school is celebrating its annual day tomorrow.
Sujit : Who is your chief guest?
Raj : Our chief guest is the Honourable President himself.
Sujit : That is quite incredible.
Raj told Sujit (a) ____________ Sujit wanted to (b) ____________. Raj replied that (c) ____________. Sujit was surprised and commented that (d) ____________.
(a) that their school was celebrating its annual day the next day.
(b) know who was going to be their chief guest.
(c) the Honourable President was to be their chief guest.
(d) it was quite incredible.
(iv) Read the dialogue given below and complete the paragraph that follows:
Doctor : I hope you can read.
Patient : You may think it is funny but I can’t.
Doctor : Then why should I treat your eyes?
Patient: I believe illiterates too need eyes to see.
The doctor told the patient (a) ____________. The patient said that (b) ____________. The doctor asked (c) ____________. The patient replied (d) ____________.
(a) that he hoped he could read. The patient said that
(b) he might think it was funny but he could not read.
(c) then why he should treat his eyes.
(d) that he believed illiterates too needed eyes to see.
(v) Read the dialogue given below and complete the paragraph that follows.
Anup : Where can we meet tomorrow?
Atul : I may not be able to meet you tomorrow.
Anup : Are you going to be busy?
Atul : Yes, I will be travelling tomorrow.
Anup asked Atul (a) ____________. Atul replied (b) ____________. Anup asked (c) ____________. Atul said that he was as (d) ____________.
(a) where they could meet the next day/ the day after
(b) that he might not be able to meet him the next day / the day after
(c) if he was going to be busy.
(d) he would be traveling the next day/ the day after
(i) Given below are instructions for making soup. Use these to complete the blanks inthe paragraph that follows.
- Mix the soup powder with 750 ml of water without allowing it to form lumps.
- Pour the mixture into a heavy-bottomed vessel.
- Bring it to a boil, stirring continuously.
- Simmer the soup for five minutes.
- Pour the soup into soup bowls and serve garnished with fried croutons.
The packet containing the soup powder (a) ____________ opened and the contents are mixed with 750 ml of water without allowing it to form lumps. The mixture (b) ____________ into a heavy-bottomed vessel. It is stirred continuously and brought to boil. The soup (c) ____________ on a slow flame for five minutes. Finally after the soup is ready, it is (d) ____________.
(a) is opened
(b) is poured
(c) is simmered
(d) is poured into the soup bowls and served
(ii) Given below is a set of instructions to make thandai. On the basis of the instructions complete the following blanks in the paragraph:
- Boil the milk and set aside to cool.
- Soak the almonds and other ingredients except saffron in half cup water for 20 min.
- Grind them in a blender. Pour the mixture in milk; add sugar and stir it well.
- Refrigerate for two hours.
- Garnish the drink with saffron strands and almond flakes and serve.
- You could add a few ice cubes to the thandai while serving.
The milk is boiled and set aside to cool. Almonds and (a) ____________ in half a cup of water for 20 min. The ingredients (b) ____________ and the mixture is poured into the milk, in which sugar is added and stirred well. Then it (c) ____________. The drink (d) ____________ with saffron strands and almond flakes and served. A few ice cubes can be added to the thandai while serving.
(a) other ingredients except saffron are soaked
(b) are ground
(c) is refrigerated for two hours
(d) is garnished.