Strong-Roots Textual Grammar Answer

Strong-Roots Textual Grammar Answer

The Eyes Have It
Textual Grammar
Exercise with Answers
Voice Change

(i) She would place a banana leaf before me.
Ans: A banana leaf would be placed before me by her.

(ii) My parents were widely regarded as an ideal couple.
Ans: People regarded my parents as an ideal couple.

(iii) Adversity always presents opportunities for introspection.
Ans: Opportunities for introspection are always presented by adversity.

(iv) My father could convey complex spiritual concepts in very simple, down-to-earth Tamil.
An: Complex spiritual concepts are conveyed in very simple down-to-earth Tamil by my father.

(v) His answer filled me with a strange energy and enthusiasm.
Ans: I was filled with a strange energy and enthusiasm by his answer.

(vi) I do not recall the exact number of people she fed everyday.
Ans: The exact number of people she fed everyday is not recalled by me.

Transformation of Sentences:

(i) I was born into a middle-class Tamil family in the island town of Rameswarm in the erstwhile Madras state. (Turn into a complex sentence)
Ans: I was born into a middle-class Tamil family in the island town of Rameswarm which was in the erstwhile Madras State.

(ii) We lived in our ancestral house, which was built in the middle of the 19th century. (Turn into a simple sentence)
Ans: We lived in our ancestral house, built in the middle of the 19th century.

(iii) It was a fairly large pucca house, made of limestone and brick, on the Mosque street in Rameswaram. (Turn into a complex sentence)
Ans: It was a fairly large pucca house which was made of limestone and brick on the mosque street in Rameswaram.

(iv) My father, Jainulabdeen, had neither much formal education nor much wealth. (Turn into a complex sentence)
Ans: Jainulabdeen, who was my father, had neither much formal education nor much wealth.

(v) I would say mine was a very secure childhood. (Change into a negative sentence)
Ans: I would say mine was not at all an insecure childhood.

(vi) This is not a correct approach. (Change into an affirmative sentence)
Ans: This is a wrong approach.
Or, This is an incorrect approach.

(vii) He put his hands on my shoulder and looked straight into my eyes. (Turn into a simple sentence)
Ans: Putting his hands on my shoulder he looked straight into my eyes.

(viii) I do not recall the exact number of people she fed everyday. (Turn into an affirmative sentence)
Ans: I forget the exact number of people she fed everyday.

(ix) My mother’s lineage was more distinguished than my father’s. (Change into Positive Degree)
Ans: My father’s lineage was not as distinguished as mother’s.

(x) One of the most vivid memories of my early childhood is of the two men. (Change into positive degree)
Ans: Very few memories of my early childhood are as vivid as that of the two men.

(xi) Despite these disadvantages he possessed great innate wisdom. (Turn into a complex sentence)
Ans: Though he had these disadvantages, he possessed great innate wisdom.

(xii) “Why don’t you say this to the people who come to you for help and advice?” I asked my father.
Ans: I asked my father why he did not say that to the people who came to him for help and advice.

(xiii) We lived in our ancestral house, which was built in the middle of the 19th century. (Split into two simple sentence)
Ans: We lived in our ancestral house.
It was built in the middle of the 19th century.

(xiv) Father always smiled and asked them to thank Allah, the merciful. (Split)
Ans: Father always smiled.
He asked them to thank Allah, the merciful.

(xv) Correct the error in the following sentence
His answers filled me with a strange energy and enthusiastic.
[ Options : enthuse / enthusiastically / enthusiasm ]
Ans: His answers filled me with a strange energy and enthusiasm.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate articles and/or prepositions:
Exercise: 1

I have endeavoured ………(i)………understand………(ii)……… fundamental truths revealed…….(iii)…….. me ……(iv)….. my father, and feel convinced that there exists ……………(v)………… divine power that can lift one up from confusion, misery, melancholy and failure and guide one……..(vi)……. one’s true place.

Ans: (i) to (ii) the (iii) to (iv) by (v) a (vi) to
Exercise: 2

We lived …………..(i)………….. our ancestral house, which was built…………..(ii)………… the middle ……(iii)……… the 19th century. It was a fairly large pucca house, made…………(iv)……….. limestone and brick ,……(v)…… the Mosque Street……….(vi)……..Rameswaram.

Ans: (i) in (ii) in (iii) of (iv) of (v)on (vi) in
Exercise: 3

When my father came out……………..(i)……………….the mosque after the prayers, people of different religions would be sitting outside, waiting …………………(ii)…………………….him. Many of them offered bowls of water ………………….(iii)……………………..my father, who would dip his fingertips ………(iv)………. them and say …………..(v)……………prayer. This water was then carried home…………(vi)…………..the invalids.

Ans: (i) of (ii) for (iii) to (iv) in (v) a (vi) for

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