Sentence Transformation Exercises for Class 11 CBSE With Answers

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 11 CBSE With Answers PDF

Sentence Transformation Exercises Practice Examples for Class 11 CBSE

Read the conversation between two friends and complete the dialogue in a suitable way.

  • Tina: Did you visit the book fair on Carmel street?
    Rose: No. Did you?

Tina: Yes (a) …………………………
Rose: Are there (b) …………………………
Tina: There are books for all age groups.
Rose: Any idea (c) …………………………
Tina: I’m not sure. But I guess it will go on for a month.
Rose: Then I must (d) …………………………

2. Read the comic strip and complete the passage that follows. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence.

Ashish went to meet his friend, Jatin, and was surprised to see him drawing. Jatin told him (a) ……………………….. . He added (b) ……………………….. . Ashish was happy as he felt Jatin’s plan for (c) ……………………….. . He then asked (d) ………………………… to which Jatin replied that the plan (e) ……………………….. .

3. Read the following conversation between a mother and daughter while watching a cricket match.
Report it by completing the passage below.

Mother: Who do you think will win the match?
Daughter: Who is wearing blue?
Mother: India.
Daughter: Who are the men in yellow?
Mother: They are the Australians.
Daughter: They will surely win the match.
Mother: Oh! Why do you feel so?
Daughter: There are 11 of them against just two Indians.

The mother asked her daughter who (a) ……………………….. . The daughter enquired who the ones in blue were. The mother replied that they were Indians. The girl then wanted (b) ……………………….. . When the mother said that they were Australians, the daughter emphatically (c) ……………………….. . The mother (d) ……………………….. . The daughter replied that there were eleven of them against just two Indians.

Read the dialogue between two travellers and complete the passage that follows. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Do not copy the whole sentence.

First traveller: Could I look at your paper for a moment? I just want to read the headlines.
Second traveller: I haven’t quite finished with it. Could you wait a moment?
First traveller: I can’t wait long. I am getting down at the next stop.

Two men were travelling on the metro. The first traveller asked his companion (a) ………………………… adding that (b) ……………………….. . His companion informed him (c) ………………………… and requested him (d) ……………………….. . The first traveller informed the second traveller that (e) ………………………… as (f) ……………………….. .

5. Read the dialogue given below and complete the passage.

Jain:When is the fancy dress competition in your school?
Manna: It is after two weeks.
Jain: Are you taking part in it?
Manna: Yes, I am taking part as an engine driver.
Jain: Why have you chosen that?
Manna: So that I can reach late.

Jain asked Manna (a) ………………………… . Manna replied that (b) ………………………… Jain enquired whether (c) ………………………… . Manna said that (d) ………………………… . Jain asked why (e) ………………………… She answered that then (f) ……………………….. .

Sentence Transformation – II

1. Given below is a set of instructions to be followed by a person suffering from influenza. Use these to complete the paragraph that follows. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. The first blank is filled for you.

  • Avoid milk and milk products.
  • Make a decoction of about ten mint leaves in a cup of water.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey before drinking it at bed time.
  • Keep a cut onion by the side of the bed to inhale.
  • Eat salad prepared from radish twice a day.

Milk and milk products are to be avoided. A decoction of about (a) ………………………… in a cup of water. A teaspoon of (b) ………………………… at bedtime. A cut onion (c) ………………………… so that it can be inhaled. A salad prepared (d) ………………………… a day.

2. Raghu is a reporter with The Herald. He was sent to report a bomb – blast in a shopping complex. Using the information from his notepad, complete the report. Do not add any new information.

shopping complex ………………………… destroyed ………………………… bomb ………………………… 7 o’clock ………………………… 80 people burnt alive ………………………… two young men ………………………… seen speeding off ………………………… police assured Immediate arrest of culprits.

The citizens of Kantipur were shocked when one of its (a) ………………………… by a (b) ………………………… The place was crowded and about (c) ………………………… Witnesses say that ………………………… on a two wheeler soon after the blast. The police commissioner assured the people that (e) ……………………….. .

3. Given below is a set of instructions for making custard. Use these to complete the paragraph that follows. Write the correct answer in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. The first blank is filled for you.

  • Pour a litre of milk in a pan and allow to boil.
  • Stir the milk frequently.
  • When milk begins to thicken, add 50 grams of sugar.
  • Dissolve a tablespoon of custard powder in half a cup of water and add to the milk, stirring constantly.
  • Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Cool the preparation before serving in bowls.

A litre of milk is poured in a pan and (a) ………………………… While it is boiling, the milk should be stirred frequently. When the milk begins to thicken (b) ………………………… to it. A tablespoon · of custard powder (c) ………………………… the milk, stirring constantly. The custard ………………………… Then it is removed from the fire and allowed to cool before it (e) ………………………… in bowls. (d) ……………………….. .

4. Mr. John saw an advertisement for a new course in The Reporter. He notes down the details and later writes a letter to his nephew. Make use of the notes to complete the letter below.

comprehensive programme – in biotechnology – one year class room contact programme – tests and discussions – eligibility – 10+2 with science – hostel facility – for boys and girls – admissions open till 20 July.

Ravipur,
15 June 2009

Dear Sarath,
I saw an advertisement in The Reporter about a new course. I feel it is a good course and would prove beneficial to you. It is a (a) ………………………… . It provides (b) ………………………… with occasional tests and discussions. The applicants should (c) ……………………….. . Students who need (d) ………………………… it. Admissions are (e) ……………………….. . Hope you will apply immediately.

Yours lovingly,
John

5. Given below is a set of rules from the School Rule Book. Purnima Seshadri, Head Girl of Vidya Bhawan, Jodhpur, writes a set of instructions for the school noticeboard using these. Write the instructions for Purnima in the passive voice in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers.

  • Do not bring motorized vehicles to school.
  • Do not park your cycles at the entrance.
  • Return the library books within a week.
  • Do not walk in the front lawns.
  • Senior students should not go to the Primary Wing without permission.

Students are hereby informed that they (a) ………………………… as they do not have valid licences for driving as yet. They are also (b) ………………………… at the front entrance but must go to the cycle stand. The library books (c) ………………………… within a week of issue as other students may also require them. No student (d) ………………………… to walk about or run in the front lawns. Senior students (e) ………………………… to go to the Primary Wing without permission.

Headline Expansion

Use the information in the headlines to complete the news items given below. Do not add any information.
(1) Car bomb explodes in Baghdad
A car bomb ………………………… killed two and injured many.

(2) US, Polish troops damage Babylon
The British Museum says ………………………… a part of the ancient Iraqi city’s 2,600 year – old brick paved streets with their tanks.

(3) Heavy rains lash Chennai
The heavy rain which …………………………, threw normal life out of gear.

(4) Power crisis hits Delhi
Large parts of Central, East, and South Delhi ………………………… for several hours on Tuesday due to low frequency in the northern grid.

(5) Theatre activist bags title
The ‘Kalabhushan’ title ………………………… and scholar Utpal Singh.

(6) Five members of UP gang arrested
………………………… of a gang of criminals from Uttar Pradesh.

(7) Wage revision demanded
An NGO urged the government to take measures to ………………………… of government employees.

(8) Mittal Steel acquires 37% stake in Chinese steel maker
Mittal Steel, the world’s largest steel maker ………………………… in one of China’s largest steel companies.

(9) S.I.B. launches loan products
The S.I.B. announced the ………………………… here today.

(10) Mild tremor jolts Pithoragarh
An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale ………………………… on the Indo-Nepal border.

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