Grammar – Question Paper for HSC Maharashtra Board

English Grammar Skill – Model Question Paper for HSC Maharashtra Board


Do as directed :

( I) One of _____ most common causes of malnutrition is ____ unhealthy lifestyle.(Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles )
(ii )The police ______ Monday arrested five men _____cheating city businessmen.(Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions.)
(iii )”How did you enjoy your college picnic ?said Mohini to Meena. “It was wonderful. I can never forget it.”(Change it into indirect speech.)

Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed :

  1. Parking will be difficult and expensive. ( Use “not only …. but also)
  2. People will use public transport rather than cars. (Make it less certain)
  3. There are some glimmers of hope. (Add a question tag)
  4. They have excuses ready when they reach office late. (Identify the clause)
  5. She felt terrible about this tendency. (Rewrite as Exclamatory)
  6. Reuben respectfully touched his worn cap. (Rewrite the sentence using adjective form of the underlined word.)
  7. Can you please hold it for me? (What does underlined Modal Auxiliary indicate?)
  8. India’s present epoch maker has come over here to bless the state of Maharashtra. (Use gerund form of underlined word)
  9. Both India and Maharashtra can progress only when there is oneness of interest. ( Use ‘If ..not’)
  10. As we were nearing the steps leading to a foot over bridge, people started pushing from behind. ( Use ‘no sooner … than’ )
  11. I had no anxiety and no high ambitions. ( Use ‘neither……nor )
  12. It is a book about the transformation of India. ( Begin with – ‘The book….’)
  13. The school had no regular calendar. (Rewrite as Affirmative)
  14. “Did you like the story, Meenu?”Raghu asked. (Rewrite into Indirect speech)
  15. It is achievable. (Rewrite as negative)
  16. People will use public transport rather than cars. (Make it less certain)
  17. They have excuses ready when they reach office late. (Identify the clause)
  18.  The gobar gas obtained by by processing dung is used as fuel.(Rewrite the sentence beginning with ‘People…..’)
  19. The consumption of milk in both urban and rural areas has risen sharply.(Rewrite the sentence using the past perfect tense)
  20. The milk processing industry is small one.(Make it a complex sentence.)
  21.  He sent a personalized letter offering each a free two-week subscription. (Rewrite the sentence using the infinitive form of the word underlined.)
  22. Seeing the hungry market,Dell placed local advertisement.(Make it a compound sentence .)
  23. She felt terrible about this tendency. (Rewrite as Exclamatory)
  24. Dora had never received such a gift. (Rewrite in Present Perfect tense)
  25. The improved models found eager buyers.(Change the sentence into present perfect tense.)
  26. My little girl can get tasty fruits from some other garden too.(Rewrite the sentence using modal auxiliary expressing ‘certainty’.)
  27. Hundreds of these little birds would land on the paddy.(Rewrite the sentence using ‘used to’)
  28. When I saw the prizes,I was stupefied.(Rewrite the sentence using ‘No sooner …… than)
  29. There was nothing she could do about it. (Rewrite as Rhetorical Question)
  30. It should keep for a while. (Replace the Modal Auxiliary with another indicating obligation)

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