Sentence Transformation Exercises for Class 10

Transformation of Sentences is done in various ways. The nature of the sentences can be changed without changing the meaning of the sentences. Following are some exercises that you can do to make yourself better at changing sentences.

Q. 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 ? A
Atul: Yes, I will be traveling tomorrow.

Anup asked Atul (1) ______________________ . Atul replied (2) ______________________ . Anup asked if he was going to be busy. Atul said that he was as (3) ______________________ .

Answer

  1. where they could meet the following day.
  2. he might not be able to meet him.
  3. he would be traveling the next day.

Q. 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 (1) ______________________ . The patient said that (2) ______________________ . The doctor asked (3) ______________________ . The patient replied that illiterates too need eyes to see.

Answer

  1. that he hoped he could read.
  2. he might think it is funny but he could not read.
  3. then why should he treat his eyes. 9

Q. Read the conversation given below and complete the paragraph that follows:

Martha: Why are you spraying wax on your car tyres?
Jhumru: It makes the rubber last longer and prevents it from drying.
Martha: Martha (looking amused); Like putting lotion on your skin.
Jhumru: Yes, exactly. Now I see you are beginning to get the point.

Martha asked her husband (1) ______________________ . Jhumru explained that it made the rubber last longer and (2) ______________________ . Martha was amused and asked if it was like putting lotion on one’s skin. Jhumru agreed and commented that then he could see that (3) ______________________ .

Answer

  1. why he was spraying wax on his car tyres?
  2. prevented it from drying.
  3. she was beginning to get the point.

Q. Read the dialogue given below and complete the paragraph that follows.

Doctor : Have you got the tests done?
Karna : No, I have not.
Doctor : Get them done today itself.

The doctor asked Karna (1) ______________________. He replied that (b) ______________________. The doctor asked ______________________.

Answer

  1. had he got the tests done?
  2. he had not.
  3. him to get them done that day itself.

Q. Read the dialogue given below and then complete the report that follows.

Ranbir: Where is my car? I remember parking it here.
Policeman: The car has been towed away as you parked it in the ‘no parking zone’.
Ranbir: Sir, can I be excused this once?
Policemen: I hope you’ll remember the lesson you learnt today. OK! This should be the last time. Don’t repeat the mistake again.

Ranbir asked the policeman standing there (1) _____________. The policeman replied that the car (2) _____________ parked it in the ‘no parking zone’. Ranbir requested the policeman (3) _____________ . The policeman hoped he’d remember (4) _____________ . But finally he (5) _____________ .

Answer

  1. where his car was and added that he remembered parking it there.
  2. had been towed away as he had
  3. to excuse him that once
  4. the lesson he had learnt that day
  5. advised him not to repeat the mistake again

Q. Read the dialogue given below and then complete the report that follows.

Ram: What a cold day it is! I think this must be the coldest day of the season.
Shyam: I don’t mind the cold. It is the summer that bothers me.
Ram: Well! I am only worried about my mother.

Ram explained that (1) _____________ and was positive that (2) _____________ Shyam replied that (3 _____________ and further added that (4) _____________ . Ram stated that (4) _____________ .

Answer

  1. it was a very cold day
  2. it must be the coldest day of the season
  3. he didn’t mind the cold
  4. it was the summer that bothered him
  5. he was worried about his mother

Q. Read the dialogue given below and then complete the report that follows.

Ram: I want to meet the Principal.
Peon: Sir, he is not in his office.
Ram: When will he come back to the office?
Peon: I think in another ten minutes.
Ram: What are the meeting hours?

Ram went to the Principal’s office and told the peon (1 _____________ the Principal. Respectfully, the peon told him that (2) _____________ . So Ram asked him (3) _____________ . The peon replied that (4) _____________ minutes. Ram again enquired from the peon that (5) _____________ .

Answer

  1. that he wanted to meet
  2. he was not in his office
  3. when he would come back to the office
  4. he would be back in another ten
  5. what the meeting hours were

Q. Read the following dialogue and then complete the paragraph that follows.

Kokila: Maitryee! My new dress is very pretty.
Maitryee: Will you show it to me?
Kokila: I will show it to you tomorrow when you come to my house. My father gave it to me as a birthday gift.

Kokila told her friend Maitryee that (1) _____________ very pretty. Maitryee asked her if (2) _____________. She replied that (3) _____________ to her (4) _____________ house. Her father had given it (5) _____________.

Answer

  1. her new dress was
  2. she would show it to her
  3. she would show it
  4. the next day when she came to her
  5. to her as a birthday gift

Q. Read the following dialogue and then complete the paragraph that follows.

Interviewer: Was shooting in Kashmir challenging?
Santosh: Filming in any place is difficult, but in Kashmir it was even more difficult.
Interviewer: How did the locals react to it?
Santosh: Many assisted us during the making of the film. I am thankful to the local residents.

The interviewer asked Santosh (1) _____________ challenging in Kashmir. Santosh replied that (2) _____________ difficult but in Kashmir (3) _____________ more difficult. The interviewer wanted to know (4) _____________ to it. Santosh told him that many had assisted them. He was very thankful (5) _____________.

Answer

  1. if shooting had been
  2. filming in any place was
  3. it had been even
  4. how the locals had reacted
  5. to the local residents

Q. Read the following dialogues and complete the paragraph that follows.

Rajeev: Dad, will you gift me a laptop?
Dad: Not now, Wait till your class 12 board results.
Rajeev: But, Dad, didn’t you promise me one?
Dad: Yes, but my long cherished desire is to see you top class 12 too. You should prepare for JEE-MAINS also.

Rajeev asked his dad (1) _____________ Negating, Dad asked Rajeev (2) _____________. A little disappointed Rajeev (3) …………………. Motivating Rajeev, Dad said that his long cherished desire (4) _____________ top class 12 too. He also wished that Rajeev should prepare (5) _____________.

Answer

  1. if he would gift him a laptop.
  2. to wait till his class 12 board results.
  3. reminded dad if he hadn’t promised him one.
  4. was to see him
  5. For JEE-MAINS too.

Q. Read the conversation given below and complete the paragraph that follows.

Ganesh: Dr. my wife is unwell. May I know what will be the total expenses on her treatment?
Dr. Gautam: Well, you will have to pay only six lacs for her treatment.
Ganesh: Is there any concession? Dr. Gautam: No, not a penny. I want the complete amount together.

Ganesh told Dr. Gautam that his wife was unwell and asked if (1) _____________ on her treatment. The doctor replied that (2) …………………. for her treatment. Ganesh asked (3) _____________. The doctor refused (4) _____________ concession, and further stated that he wanted (5) _____________.

Answer

  1. he might know what would be the total expenses
  2. he would have to pay only six lakhs
  3. if there was any concession
  4. to give any
  5. the complete amount together.

Q. Read the dialogue given below and complete the paragraph that follows.

Father: Where are you going?
Son: I am going to my friend’s house.
Father: Have you completed your homework?
Son: No, I’ll do it when I will come back.
Father: This is not the right way to answer.

Father asked his son (1) _____________ The son replied (2) _____________ to his friend’s house. The father further questioned (3) _____________ his homework. The son said that he would do it when (4) _____________. The father disapproved of (5) _____________.

Answer

  1. where he was going.
  2. that he was going
  3. if he had completed
  4. he would come back.
  5. the son’s way to answer

Q. Read the headlines given below and then complete the sentences that follow.

  1. Illegal construction pulled down.
    In view of its ‘clean up’ operation a multi-storeyed building _____________ yesterday.
  2. Ban on smoking in public places.
    The government has announced that smoking _____________ with immediate effect at all public places.
  3. Bomb explosion, hundreds affected.
    Hundreds were seriously injured when several _____________ simultaneously in a crowded market yesterday.
  4. Elections in J & K have been …………….
    Procession paralyses Traffic The entire traffic in New Delhi area was _____________ due to a huge religious procession.

Answer

  1. was pulled down
  2. will be banned
  3. bombs exploded
  4. postponed
  5. paralysed

Q. Complete the following headlines.

  1. Ninety people choked to death.
    About ninety people _____________ at AMRI hospital in Kolkata.
  2. Fog to blind airport soon predicted by Met. Department.
    Meteorological Department has predicted that a dense fog _____________ the Indira Gandhi Airport soon.
  3. JNU poll ban lifted.
    The ban on student union’s election _____________ after five years by the Supreme Court.
  4. Liquor banned.
    Liquor _____________ near the express ways.
  5. Ghaziabad Municipality to Hike Water Traffic.
    A hike in water tarriff _____________ by Ghaziabad Municipality.

Answer

  1. were choked to death
  2. is likely to blind/envelop
  3. has been lifted
  4. has been banned
  5. is announced

Q. Complete the news item given below.

  1. Five arrested for selling fake degrees: Five persons _____________ at a posh hotel yesterday.
  2. Prisoners undergo medical examination: All the prisoners _____________ at a one day special medical camp.
  3. MCD authority suspends three: An engineer and two technicians _____________ by MCD Commissioner.
  4. New vice-chancellor: New vice chancellor _____________ at CSU.
  5. Celebrities contribute generously to Flood Victims: A sum of ` 1.5 crore was _____________ by Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, Karan Johar etc. to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

Answer

  1. were arrested for selling fake degrees
  2. underwent medical examination
  3. have been suspended
  4. had been appointed
  5. generously contributed

Q. Complete the news items given below.

  1. School bus collided with Tempo near Dabri, 15 students injured: _____________ When a school bus collided with a tempo near Dabri crossing yesterday.
  2. Illegally constructed building demolished: An illegally constructed building in South Delhi _____________ by the demolition squad of MC on Monday.
  3. Drowning boy saved: A boy who was bathing in the Yamuna was swept away by a strong current. He _____________ by a team of the Flood Control Department on Monday morning.
  4. GST launched: GST _____________ launched from 15 April.
  5. Child Run over by Speeding Car: A speeding car _____________ him on the spot.

Answer

  1. 15 students were injured
  2. was demolished
  3. was saved
  4. will be
  5. ran over a child killing

Q. Complete the given headlines.

  1. 20 injured as trucks collide
    _____________ at the Ashram Chowk yesterday.
  2. Drive against Liquor Mafia launched
    The police _____________ engaged in smuggling of liquor to the state.
  3. Japan develops teacher robot
    A polytechnic university in Japan _____________ that can deliver lectures.
  4. Chinese products
    Chinese electronics _____________ in abundance in Indian market.
  5. Delhi hit by Violent Storm
    Last night, _____________ the capital, Delhi.

Answer

  1. 20 persons were injured as two trucks collided
  2. have launched a drive against mafia that is
  3. has developed a teacher robot
  4. are sold
  5. a violent storm hit

Q. Look at the newspaper items given below. Use the information in the Headlines to complete the sentences.

  1. Two pilgrims killed in Amarnath shrine stampede.
    Two pilgrims to Amarnath shrine _____________ in a stampede near the cave.
  2. Dead fish flood Satluj-Beas Canal.
    Drinking water supply to several areas in Punjab has been stopped after Satluj-Beas Canal _____________ dead fish.
  3. Dhoni undergoes surgery successfully.
    Indian skipper Dhoni _____________ on his injured left ankle on Thursday.
  4. Vinod khanna expired.
    Famous superstar Vinod Khanna _____________ on 8th April.
  5. YouTube Ban Lifted
    The Pakistani authorities _____________ a ban on Video-sharing website YouTube.

Answer

  1. were killed
  2. was found flooded with
  3. underwent a successful surgery
  4. expired
  5. have lifted

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