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HSLC Class 10th SEBA Board Important Grammar Solution 2023

Hello Dear Students in this web post I have shared some Important Grammar SEBA HSLC Class 10 for 2023 Exam.

Practice all the Solution given below because most of the Questions asked from previous year Question Papers so it is important for you to practice all the given notes. 


 Narration HSLC


1. H.S.L.C 1998

(a) Arun said, “I do not know this boy”.

Answer: Arun said that he did know that boy.

(b) I asked the boy if he had answered all the questions.


Answer: I said to the boy, “Have you answered all the questions?"



2. H.S.L.C. 1999


(a) “I made some money yesterday” Anil said.


Answer: Anil said that he had made some money the day before.


(b) Raja told me that he would meet me the next day.


Answer: Raja said to me, “I shall meet you tomorrow.”


3. H.S.L.C. 2000


(a) Anita said to Ravi, “Please lend me your pen”.


Answer: Anita requested Ravi to lend her his pen.


(b) The boy told me that his father would meet me soon.


Answer: The boy said to me, “My father will meet you soon.



4. H.S.L.C. 2001 (Class 10 Narration Question Bank)


(a) He said to me, “Lend me your book for today”.


Answer: He requested me to lend him my book for that day.


(b) He said to me, “You will be tried before you arrive.”


Answer: He told me that I would be tried before I arrived.


(c) Ram asked me if I had a car.


Answer: Ram said to me, “Do you have a car?”


(d) The old man wished that I might be happy.


Answer: The old man said to me, “May you be happy.”



5. H.S.L.C. 2002


(a) He said to me, “When did you buy this car?”


Answer: He asked me when I had brought that car.


(b) I said, “I brought it yesterday.”


Answer: I said that I had brought that the day before.


(c) Ravi thanked me for my help.


Answer: Ravi said to me, “Thank you for your help.”


(d) The old man prayed that God might help me.


Answer: The old man said to me, “May God help you.”


6. H.S.L.C. 2003 (Class 10 Narration Question Bank)


(a) Mohan said to Hari, “Can I borrow a hundred rupees from you?”


Answer: Mohan asked Hari if he(Mohan) could borrow a hundred rupees from him(Hari).


(b) Hari replied that he had no money to lend him.


Answer: Hari replied, “I have no money to lend you.”


(c) “Can you ride a bicycle?” I asked Gita.


Answer: I asked Gita if she could ride a bicycle.


(d) The teacher said, “The earth is round.”


Answer: The teacher said that the earth is round.



7. H.S.L.C. 2004


(a) The teacher said to me, “Don’t neglect your studies.”


Answer: The teacher advised me not to neglect my studies.


(b) The doctor said to her, “Can you buy the medicines?”


Answer: The doctor asked her if she could buy the medicines.


(c) The Headmaster asked me who I was.


Answer: The Headmaster said to me, “Who are you?”


(d) He told his wife that he might be late.


Answer: He said to his wife, “I may be late.”



8. H.S.L.C. 2005 (Class 10 Narration Question Bank)


(a) “I made some money yesterday”, He said to Hari.


Answer: He told Hari that he had made some money the day before.


(b) Mohan said that he goes for a walk every morning.


Answer: Mohan said, “I go for a walk every morning.


9. H.S.L.C. 2006


(a) The boy said, “Sir, please explain the poem once more.”


Answer: The boy humbly requested his teacher to explain the poem once more.


(b) The teacher said that he would do that the next day.


Answer: The teacher said, “I shall do it tomorrow.”



10. H.S.L.C. 2007 (Class 10 Narration Question Bank)


(a) He said to them, “Good bye, my friends.”


Answer: He bade his friends good bye.


OR. He bade good bye to his friends.


(b) I said to her, “Do you want my help?”


Answer: I asked her if she wanted my help.



11. H.S.L.C.  2008 


(a) The teacher said, “Honesty is the best policy.”


Answer: The teacher said that honesty is the best policy.


(b) Anita said, “I do not know the boy.”


Answer: Anita said that she did not know the boy.


HSLC Grammar Solution 2023

12. H.S.L.C. 2009

(i) The lady said to the man,"I don't know you."

Answer: The lady told the man that she did not know him.

(i) She asked him to keep quiet.

Answer: "She said to him,"Keep quiet."


13. H.S.L.C. 2010 (SEBA Class 10 Narration Question Bank)


(a) The lady said to me, “I will tell you my story.”


Answer: The lady told me that she would tell me her story.


(b) I told her that I had no time for that.


Answer: I said to her, “I have no time for this/it.”


14. H.S.L.C. 2011


(a) The mechanic said, “I will repair your car tomorrow.”


Answer: The mechanic said that he would repair my car the next day.


(b) The teacher enquired of the pupil if he had done his homework. 


Answer: The teacher said to the pupil, “Have you done your homework?”



15. H.S.L.C. 2012


(a) He said, “Honesty is the best policy.”


Answer: He said that honesty is the best policy.


(b) He said that he takes bath in the Brahmaputra every morning.


Answer: He said, “I take bath in the Brahmaputra every morning.”



16. H.S.L.C. 2013 (Class 10 Narration Question Bank)


(a) She said, “The water is boiling.”


Answer: She said that the water was boiling.


(b) Mira said that her mother had been suffering from fiver.


Answer: Mira said, “My mother has been suffering from fiver.”



17. H.S.L.C. 2014


(a) He told her not to disturb him.


Answer: He said to her, “Don’t disturb me.”


(b) Mother said to me, “Don’t tell a lie.” 


Answer: Mother advised me not to tell a lie.



18. H.S.L.C. 2015 (Class 10 Narration Question Bank)


(a) “What a beautiful building!” he said.


 Answer: He exclaimed with/ cried out with wonder that the building was very beautiful.


(b) She proposed that we should go for a walk.


Answer: She said to me, “Let us go for a walk.”


19. H.S.L.C. 2016


(a) “Can you drive a car?” I said to Rahim.


Answer: I asked Rahim if he could drive a car.


(b) The stranger asked me if I could tell him the way to the post office.


Answer: The stranger said to me, “Can you tell me the way to the post office?”



20. H.S.L.C. 2017 (Class 10 Narration Question Bank)


(a) Anita said, “I don’t know the boy.”


Answer: Anita said that she didn’t know the boy.


(b) Rahim said that his mother had been suffering from fiver.


Answer: Rahim said, “My mother has been suffering from fiver.”


HSLC Grammar Solution 2023
 

21. H.S.L.C. 2018 


(a) Rahim said to me, “Do you know the man standing at the gate?”


Answer: Rahim asked me if I knew the man standing at the gate.


(b) The young man told me that he had come from Jorhat work in Guwahati.


Answer: The young man said to me, “I have come from Jorhat to work in Guwahati.”



22. H.S.L.C. 2019 (SEBA Class 10 Narration Question Bank)


(a) She asked me why the teacher had punished me.


Answer: She said to me, “Why has the teacher punished you?”


(b) Anita said to Ravi, “Please lend me your pen.”


Answer: Anita requested Ravi to lend her his pen.


23. H.S.L.C. 2020 


(a) Rashid asked me if I knew Rahim.


Answer: Rashid said to me, “Do you know Rahim?”


(b) Mother said to me, “What will you do after the examination?”


Answer: Mother asked me what I would do after the examination.


24. H.S.L.C. 2022


(a) Mitali asked me if I had a pen to spare.


Answer: Mitali said to me, “Do you have a pen to spare?”


(b) Mother said to Rafique, “Do not keep evil company in your life.”


Answer: Mother advised Rafique not to keep evil company in his life.


Change the voice 


HSLC - 1998


a) We have completed the arrangements for the fair.

Answer: The arrangements for the fair have been completed by us.


b) The patient is being examined by a doctor.

Answer: A doctor is examining the patient.


HSLC - 1999

a) The dog bites strangers.

Answer: Strangers are bitten by the dog.


b) He was taken to hospital.

Answer: They took him to hospital.


HSLC - 2000

a) You should not raise this question now.

Answer: This question should not be raised now by you. 


b) The bridge was completed in a record time.

Answer: They completed the bridge in a record time.


HSLC - 2001

a) They say that he is a saint.

Answer: It is said that he is a saint.


b) Was a tiger killed by the hunter? 

Answer: Did the hunter kill a tiger? 


HSLC - 2002

a) People speak English all over the world.

Answer: English is spoken all over the world.


b) The stage was decorated by the students.

Answer: The students decorated the stage. 


HSLC - 2003

a) A doctor is examining the patients.

Answer: The patients are being examined by a doctor.


b) The tiger was killed by the hunter.

Answer: The hunter killed the tiger.


HSLC - 2004

a) Some boys broke the window panes.

Answer: The window panes were broken by some boys.


b) They have completed the work.

Answer: The work has been completed by them.


HSLC - 2005

a) The teacher is correcting our copies.

Answer: Our copies are being corrected by the teacher.


 b) My book has been stolen.

Answer: Someone has stolen my book.


HSLC - 2006

a) Our teacher buys books every month.

Answer: Books are bought every month by our teacher.


b) I do not know his address.

Answer: His address is not known to me.


HSLC - 2007

a) I have posted the letters.

Answer: The letters have been posted by me.


 b) The lady helps the poor.

Answer: The poor are helped by the lady.


HSLC - 2008

a) He is writing a letter.

Answer: A letter is being written by him.


b) The hunter killed the tiger.

Answer: The tiger was killed by the hunter.


HSLC - 2009

a) The workers repaired the bridge.

Answer: The bridge was repaired by the workers.


b) I have bought a few books. 

Answer: A few books have been bought by me.


HSLC - 2010

a) We discussed the matter thoroughly.

Answer: The matter was discussed thoroughly by us.


b) I delivered all the letters.

Answer: All the letters were delivered by me.


HSLC - 2011

a) The members elected him secretary.

Answer: He was elected secretary.


b) The grandmother looks after the child.

Answer: The child is looked after by the grandmother.


HSLC - 2012

a) Children like sweets.

Answer: Sweets are liked by children.


b) By whom can this be done? 

Answer: Who can do this? 


HSLC - 2013

a) A hunter shot the tiger.

Answer: The tiger was shot by a hunter.


b) The gate was opened by the peon.

Answer: The peon opened the gate.


HSLC - 2014

a) Accidents are caused by carelessness.

Answer: Carelessness causes accidents.


b) Who did this work? 

Answer: By whom was this work done? 




HSLC - 2015

a) We were surprised at his conduct.

Answer: His conduct surprised us.


b) Why did your father refuse such an honorable job? 

Answer: Why was such an honorable job refused by your father? 


HSLC - 2016

a) The students elected him secretary.

Answer: He was elected secretary.


b) The stage was decorated by the students.

Answer: The students decorated the stage.



HSLC - 2017

a) People speak English all over the world.

Answer: English is spoken all over the world.


b) America was discovered by Columbus.

Answer: Columbus discovered America.


HSLC - 2018

a) The letters have been posted.

Answer: They/we have posted the letters. 


b) He did the work alone.

Answer: The work was done alone by him.


HSLC - 2019

a) I have lost my English textbook.

Answer: My English textbook has been lost.


b) He was punished for his misconduct.

Answer: The teacher punished him for his misconduct.


HSLC - 2020

a) I do not know his brother.

  Answer: His brother is not known to me.


b) English is spoken by many people all over the world.

Answer: Many people speak English all over the world.


Correct the Sentence

HSLC 2005


a. I paid hundred rupees for this shirt

Ans: I paid one hundred rupees for this shirt.


b. He insisted on me to accompany him.

Ans : He insisted on me accompanying him.


c. Let us hear his speech.

Ans : Let us listen to his speech.


d. I know him for a long time.

Ans : I have known him for a long time.



e. That boy does not even know the alphabets.

Ans : That boy don't even know the alphabet.



f. We reached the station timely.

Ans : We reached the station in time.



HSLC 2006


a. They left the hotel with bag and baggage.

Ans : They left the hotel bag and baggage.



b. If it will rain, we will not go out.

Ans : If it rains, we will not go out.



c. He offered me a ten rupees note.

Ans : He offered me a ten rupee note.



d. One of his family members lives in Chennai.


Ans : One of his family members lives in Chennai.



e. Tell me where is the post office.


Ans : Tell me where the post office is.



f. I am going to school by bus everyday.


Ans : I go to school by bus everyday.




HSLC 2007


a. Oranges are good to be eaten.


Ans : Oranges are good to eat.



b. The matter was informed to the police.


Ans : The matter was informed to the police.



c. The train will leave in time.


Ans : The train will leave on time.



d. You have less books than I have.


Ans : You have fewer books than I have.



e. Do you repent for your misdeed?


Ans : Do you repent of your misdeed?



f. You should not do such mistakes.


Ans : You should not make such mistakes.



HSLC 2008


a. I asked him how far was it to the nearest town.


Ans : I asked him how far it was to the nearest town.


b. In her first book she describes about her childhood.


Ans : In her first book she describes her childhood.


c. I can't go out because I have too many work to do.


Ans : I can't go out because I have lots of work to do.


d. He loves the music and playing the guitar.


Ans : He loves music and playing on the guitar.



e. The opposite to 'increase' is 'decrease'.


Ans : The opposite of 'increase' is 'decrease.'



f. He thinks that the price for oil is bound to increase.


Ans : He thinks that the price for oil is likely to increase.



HSLC 2009


a. My ambition is to become engineer.


Ans : My ambition is to become an engineer.



b. You must stop to write now.


Ans : You must stop writing now.



c. It is you who has done wrong.


Ans : It is you who have done wrong.



d. We can't look in the dark.


Ans : We can't see in the dark.



e. Oranges are good to be eaten.


Ans : Oranges are good to eat.



f. He prefers coffee than tea.


Ans : He prefers coffee to tea.



HSLC 2010


a. He learnt the poem by his heart.


Ans : He learnt the poem by heart.



b. I do exercise in the morning.


Ans : I exercise in the morning.



c. Either this is true or false.


Ans : This is either true or false.



d. He is not capable to do it.


Ans : He is not capable of doing it.



e. This carpet is feeling smooth.


Ans : This carpet feels smooth.



f. Don't do anything in hurry.


Ans : Don't do anything in a hurry.



HSLC 2011


a. We need some furnitures.


Ans : We need some furniture.



b. The both parents were present at the function.


Ans : Both the parents were present at the function.



c. When you do your homework?


Ans : When do you do your homework?



d. Please tell me who is your headmaster.


Ans : Please tell me who your headmaster is.



e. I have visited the zoo last year.


Ans : I visited the zoo last year.



HSLC 2012


a. He is a MRCP and his brother is a FRCS.


Ans : He is an MRCP and his brother is an FRCS.



b. Six miles are a long distance.


Ans : Six miles is a long distance.



c. All his kiths and kins are against him.


Ans : All his kith and kin are against him.



d. He is my cousin brother.


Ans : He is my cousin.



e. I go to school by foot.


Ans : I go to school on foot.



HSLC 2013


a. Money isn't the solution for every problem.


Ans : Money isn't the solution to every problem.



b. This hotel provides fooding and lodging.


Ans : This hotel provides food and lodging.



c. Mr. Das deals with tea.


Ans : Mr. Das deals in tea.



d. She came back with bag and baggage.


Ans : She came back bag and baggage.



e. We spent the evening listening music.


Ans : We spent the evening listening to music.



HSLC 2014


a. I saw a strange dream last night.


Ans : I dreamt a strange dream last night.



b. He is a coward person.


Ans : He is a coward.



c. His uncle sells second hand furnitures.


Ans : His uncle sells second hand furniture.



d. The sceneries of Arunachal Pradesh is charming.


Ans : The scenery of Arunachal Pradesh is charming.



e. She narrated the story shortly.


Ans : She narrated the story briefly.



HSLC 2015


a. I don't know to do it.


Ans : I don't know how to do it.



b. It is you who is to to be blamed.


Ans : It is you who are to be blamed.



c. He told me that his brother is writing that letter.


Ans : He told me that his brother was writing that letter.



d. He asked me where do I live.


Ans : He asked me where I lived.



HSLC 2016


a. The sceneries of Arunachal Pradesh is charming.


Ans : The scenery of Arunachal Pradesh is charming.



b. I am feeling cold.


Ans : I feel cold.



c. Bread and butter make a good breakfast.


Ans : Bread and butter makes a good breakfast.



d. The news are true.


Ans : The news is true.



HSLC 2017


a. Nitu is my cousin sister.


Ans : Nitu is my cousin.



b. She prefers tea than coffee.


Ans : She prefers tea to coffee.



c. I gave him a few rupees I had.


Ans : I gave him the few rupees I had.



d. He is working hardly.


Ans : He is working hard.



HSLC 2018


a. He took out his shoes.


Ans : He took off his shoes.


b. I do not know who are you.


Ans : I do not know who you are.


c. She said that she will arrive at 6 p.m.


Ans : She said that she would arrive at 6 p.m.


d. She prefers milk than curd.


Ans : She prefers milk to curd.



HSLC 2019


a. It can rain tonight.


Ans: It may rain tonight.


b. The cattles were grazing in the field.


Ans: The cattle were grazing in the field.


c. Each of the boys play cricket.


Ans: Each of the boys plays cricket.


d. How much money you need?


Ans: How much money do you need?


e. When you do your homework?


Ans: When do you do your homework?



f. I do not know to do it.


Ans: I do not know how to do it.



HSLC 2020


a. Her son-in-law's are rich man.


Ans: Her son-in-law is a rich man.



b. It is raining since morning.


Ans: It has been raining since morning.


c. How you know him?


Ans: How do you know him?


d. I and he are brothers.


Ans: He and I are brothers.


e. He is senior than me in age.


Ans: He is senior to me in age.


f. I do not know to do it.


Ans: I do not know how to do it.


Additional important sentence correction :


a. Father prevented me to go there.


Ans: Father prevented me from going there.


b. I am suffering from fever for three days.


Ans: I have been suffering from fever for three days.


c. Knowledge is superior than wealth.


Ans: Knowledge is superior to wealth.


d. I know who are you.


Ans: I know who you are.



Choose the right preposition from those given in brackets.



1. HSLC EXAM 1998


a. Do not boast of your wealth. (of/in/for)


b. The lame man lives by begging. (with/from/by)


c. He often suffers from illness. (in/from/with)


d. I bought this pen for five rupees. (by/for/with)


e. Shoes are made of leather. (of/from/with)


f. The student was sure of success. (to/in/of)



2. HSLC EXAM 1999



a. I warned him against driving so fast. (for/on/against)


b. The blind man lives by begging. (by/with/on)


c. Always beware of false friends. (from/of/with)


d. A greedy man hankers after money. (after/for/in)


e. He sent the letter by hand. (by/with/in)


f. The tiger lives on flesh. (by/on/with)



3. HSLC EXAM 2000



a. The ship was bound for India. (to/of/for)


b. Virtue consists in speaking the truth. (in/of/on)


c. I was amazed at his conduct. (at/by/in)



4. HSLC EXAM 2001



a. She is gifted with a sweet voice. (of/to/with)


b. I can't agree to your proposal. (at/to/with)


c. I have great regard for my teachers. (for/in/to)



5. HSLC EXAM 2002



a. I am satisfied with your work. (by/with/at)


b. The boy was charged with stealing. (for/of/with)


c. You should be polite to your seniors. (to/with/for)


d. I have a distaste for Pop music. (in/for/of)



6. HSLC EXAM 2003



a. Gandhi was convicted of lying. (of/for/to)


b. The labourer lives from hand to mouth. (by/from/for)


c. I warned him against driving so fast. (of/from/against)


d. Always beware of false friends. (from/at/of)


e. Great books deal with human problems. (of/with/in)


f. The teacher was annoyed with me. (at/from/with)



7. HSLC EXAM 2004



a. Socrates had no desire for wealth or comfort. (for/of/towards)


b. Pay attention to what your teacher says. (at/in/to)


c. He is satisfied with his job. (at/with/in)


d. I am indebted to you for your help. (with/at/to)


e. Assam is rich in minerals. (in/for/with)


f. One should be conscious of one's faults. (about/of/at)



8. HSLC EXAM 2005



a. Man doesn't live by bread alone. (on/for/by)


b. There is an exception to every rule. (on/to/in)


c. You should not boast of your wealth. (of/in/for)


d. Mr Sarma presided over the meeting. (on/at/of)


e. She prefers tea to cold drinks. (for/than/to)


f. Nobody in the class could compete with Raju. (against/with/to)



9. HSLC EXAM 2006



a. I can't part with this book. (with/of/from)


b. I was surprised at his behavior. (with/by/at)


c. He will come back in an hour. (by/at/in)


d. The lame man lives by begging. (by/with/on)


e. Do not run after money. (for/after/at)


f. She was tired of waiting for him. (with/by/of)



10. HSLC EXAM 2007



a. The train is bound for Howrah. (to/at/for)


b. One should not boast of one's wealth. (of/for/at)


c. My sister excels in dancing. (at/in/by)


d. That man is devoid of common sense. (of/in/from)


e. This film is suitable for children. (to/with/for)

f. The girl parted from her parents in tears. (with/from/by)



11. HSLC EXAM 2008



a. Do not boast of your wealth. (for/of/in)


b. The ship was bound for India. (to/for/of)


c. He goes to school by bus. (in/by/with)


d. He has been suffering from fever. (with/by/from)


e. Assam is rich in minerals. (with/for/in)


f. I prefer tea to cold drinks. (to/from/than)



12. HSLC EXAM 2009



a. Shoes are made of leather. (with/of/by)


b.I can't agree to your proposal. (to/with/on)


c. The man repented of his past misdeeds. (for/at/of)


d. She is gifted with a sweet voice. (by/of/with)


e. Man doesn't live by bread alone. (on/by/for)


f. Always beware of false friends. (with/whom/of)



13. HSLC EXAM 2010



a. What is the time by your watch? (in/on/by)


b. This is a quotation from Milton. (of/from/by)


c. You should provide well for your children. (for/to/of)


d. He has not yet recovered from his illness. (by/of/from)


e. He sympathised with me in my sorrow. (to/with/for)


f. The old man is hard of hearing. (of/for/in)



14. HSLC EXAM 2011



a. There was a noise of children at play. (in/on/at)


b. Her mother is on the town council. (in/on/over)


c. The teacher knows his students by name. (with/by/for)


d. Babysitters are a boon to parents. (for/upon/to)



15. HSLC EXAM 2012



a. I met him on the street. (in/at/on)


b. Please pay attention to your studies. (for/to/on)


c. He is an authority on science. (of/for/in)


d. The teacher is in full control over the class. (of/over/in)



16. HSLC EXAM 2013



a. Happiness consists in speaking the truth. (of/in/for)


b. One should be honest in dealing with fellowmen. (on/in/at)



17. HSLC EXAM 2014



a. She is looking for a domestic help. (to/in/for)


b. The burden seemed too much for him. (to/for/on)



18. HSLC EXAM 2015



a. Health is preferable to wealth. (than/for/to)


b. He is angry with his naughty sister. (at/with/upon)



19. HSLC EXAM 2016



a. The cow lives on grass. (by/from/on)


b. He lives from hand to mouth. (on/from/by)


c. He is appointed to the post. (in/to/at)


d. She is junior to me by three years. (to/from/than)



20. HSLC EXAM 2017



a. We go to school by bus. (in/with/by)


b. I am senior to your sister. (than/to/from)


c. The president presided over the meeting. (in/over/at)


d. She excels in dancing. (at/in/by)



21. HSLC EXAM 2018



a. He always runs after money. (at/for/after)


b. Flour is made from wheat. (of/from/with)


c. Write your answers in black ink. (with/by/in)


d. The cow lives on grass. (on/upon/with)



22. HSLC EXAM 2019



a. This train is bound for Delhi. (to/upon/for)


b. Assam is rich in minerals. (for/in/about)


c. I met him on the street. (in/on/upon)


d. Happiness consists in speaking the truth. (of/in/at)



23. HSLC EXAM 2020


a. They are satisfied with your work. (by/at/with)


b. Man doesn't live by bread alone. (on/by/at)


c. Rita excels in dancing. (at/by/in)


d. He is looking for a domestic help. (to/in/for)



Some More Important Prepositions for Students:


1. I am fond of sweets.

2. I didn't respond to the roll-call.

3. The answer to this question is easy.

4. I appealed to him for help.

5. He is delighted with the result.

6. I am deprived of everything.

7. I am glad at your success.

8. He hinted at the trouble.

9. I have no hope of or for success.

10. The patient is now free from danger.



Q. Use the correct tense-form of the verbs given in brackets



1. HSLC Exam 1998


a. When he entered my room, I (write) a letter.


Ans: When he entered my room, I was writing a letter.


b. The match (start) before we reached the field.


Ans: The match had started before we reached the field.


c. It is time you (go) home.


Ans: It is time you went home.



2. HSLC Exam 1999




a. We shall wait here until he (come) back.


Ans: We shall wait here until he comes back.


b. When he came in, I (write) a letter.


Ans: When he came in, I was writing a letter.



3. HSLC Exam 2000




a. He (walk) across the road when a scooter hit him.


Ans: He was walking across the road when a scooter hit him.


b. I wish I (accept) the job.


Ans: I wish I accepted the job.


c. Hurry up, the taxi (wait).


Ans: Hurry up, the taxi is waiting.



4. HSLC Exam 2001




a. They (live) in Delhi for ten years.


Ans: They have been living in Delhi for ten years.


b. She died after she (suffered) for five years.


Ans: She died after she had suffered for five years.


c. Ten years (passed) since I met you.


Ans: Ten years have passed since I met you.


d. When he came, it (be) all over.


Ans: When he came, it was all over.


e. He stay (here) until you return.


Ans: He will stay here until you return.



5. HSLC Exam 2002




a. When he started for office, it still (rain).


Ans: When he started for office, it was still raining.


b. I (not meet) my friend for ages.


Ans: I have not met my friend for ages.


c. If you (request) him, he would have helped you.


Ans: If you had requested him, he would have helped you.


d. She (work) in this school since 1990.


Ans: She has been working in this school since 1990.


e. We two (be) friends for long.


Ans: We two have been friends for long.



6. HSLC Exam 2003




a. We (know) each other for the last ten years.


Ans: We have known each other for the last ten years.


b. If I (know) his address, I would have contacted him.


Ans: If I had known his address, I would have contacted him.


c. Look, there (go) the bus.


Ans: Look, there goes the bus.



7. HSLC Exam 2004




a. He cannot play in the match as he (injure) his foot.


Ans: He cannot play in the match as he has injured his foot.


b. I wish I (can) help you.


Ans: I wish I could help you.


c. If I (be) you, I should not accept that post.


Ans: If I were you, I should not accept that post.



8. HSLC Exam 2005



a. I hurried back to the room (feel) very nervous, for it is much easier (steal) something than to return it undetected. I (open) the door quietly, then (stand) in the doorway in clouded moonlight. Anil was still asleep. I (creep) to the head of the bed and my hand (come) up with the notes.


Ans: I hurried back to the room feeling very nervous,for it is much easier to steal something than to return it undetected. I opened the door quietly, then stood in the doorway in a clouded moonlight. Anil was still asleep. I crept to the head of the bed and my hand came up with the notes.



9. HSLC Exam 2006




a. Father is not at home, he (go) out.


Ans: Father is not at home, he has gone out. 


b. He (reach) the station before the train departed.


Ans: He had reached the station before the train departed.


c. It's time we (return) home.


Ans: It's time we returned home.



10. HSLC Exam 2007




a. The new teacher (teach) us for six months.


Ans: The new teacher has been teaching us for six months.


b. Mohan (reach) home before it started raining.


Ans: Mohan had reached home before it started raining.


c. He told us that he never (tell) a lie.


Ans: He told us that he never tells a lie.



11. HSLC Exam 2008




a. Our teacher (go) to London last year.


Ans: Our teacher went to London last year.


b. John (write) a number of short stories.


Ans: John has written a number of short stories.


c. We should never (tell) a lie.


Ans: We should never tell a lie.



12. HSLC Exam 2009




a. The lady slipped while she (climb) the steps.


Ans: The lady slipped while she was climbing the steps.


b. We shall wait here until he (come) back.


Ans: We shall wait here until he comes back.


c. He talks as if he (know) everything.


Ans: He talks as if he knew everything.



13. HSLC Exam 2010




a. He jumped off the bus while it (move).


Ans: He jumped off the bus while it was moving.


b. He said that he (post) the letter.


Ans: He said that he had posted the letter.


c. He (be) a teacher since 1994.


Ans: He has been a teacher since 1994



14. HSLC Exam 2011




a. We (know) each other for five years.


Ans: We have known each other for five years.


b. The other day I (meet) a magician in the bazaar.


Ans: The other day I met a magician in the bazaar.



15. HSLC Exam 2012




a. She said that she (will) help her friend.


Ans: She said that she would help her friend.


b. The boys (play) in the garden when the tree fell down.


Ans: The boys were playing in the garden when the tree fell down.



16 HSLC Exam 2013




a. I wish I (be) a king.


Ans: I wish I were a king.


b. The boy (sleep), don't disturb him.


Ans: The boy is sleeping, don't disturb him.



17. HSLC Exam 2014




a. She (read) a book when I saw her.


Ans: She was reading a book when I saw her.


b. She (be) a teacher since 2004.


Ans: She has been a teacher since 2004.



18. HSLC Exam 2015




a. The bell rang after we (finish) our work.


Ans: The bell rang after we had finished our work.


b. Please ring me up as soon as he (come).


Ans: Please ring me up as soon as he comes.



19. HSLC Exam 2016




a. It is time we (go) to bed.


Ans: It is time we went to bed.


b. She behaves as if she (know) everything.


Ans: She behaves as if she knew everything.



20. HSLC Exam 2017




a. If it (rain) we shall not go out.


Ans: If it rains, we shall not go out.


b. We (know) each other for the last ten years.


Ans: We have known each other for the last ten years.



21. HSLC Exam 2018




a. If I (be) you, I would not have called him again.


Ans: If I were you, I would not have called him again.


b. The principal is not in his room. He (go) out.


Ans: The principal is not in the room. He has gone out.



22. HSLC Exam 2019




a. They (live) in Delhi for ten years.


Ans: They have been living in Delhi for ten years.


b. When he came it (be) all over.


Ans: When he came it was all over.


c. He (stay) here until you return.


Ans: He will stay here until you return.



23. HSLC Exam 2020




a. I (go) there before she went.


Ans: I had gone there before she went.


b. Ten years (pass) since I met you last.


Ans: Ten years have passed since I met you last.


c. When she came, I (write) a letter.


Ans: When she came, I was writing a letter.



Some Additional Important Questions on Tenses with Answers:




1. It (rain) since five o'clock this morning.


Ans: It has been raining since 5 O'clock this morning.


2. I (see) him yesterday.


Ans: I saw him yesterday.


3. If it (rain), I shall not go out.


Ans: If it rains, I shall not go out.


4. If you neglect your studies, you (fail)


Ans: If you neglect your studies, you will fail.


5. I (have) my dinner an hour ago.




Determiners:


Q. Choose the right determiner from among the alternatives given in brackets and fill in the blanks:



1. HSLC Exam 1998


a. He received much help from his teachers. (many/much/more)

b. I can depend on the few friends I have. (few/a few/the few)

c. A little guidance from you will be enough for me. (little/a little /the little)

d. My brother is studying in a European University. (a/an/the)



2. HSLC Exam 1999


a. He gave away the little money he had to the beggar. (little/a little/the little)

b. A few of my friends helped me much in my distress. (few/a few/the few)

c. I got more help from my mother than my father. (much/more/most)

d. The  union leader will address the workers. (a/an/the)



3. HSLC Exam 2000


a. I received much encouragement from my parents. (much/more/many)

b. My brother is an NCC cadet. (a/an/the)

c. He doesn't trust the few friends he has. (few/a few/the few)

d. A busy person has little time to waste. (little/a little/the little). 


4. HSLC Exam 2001


a. He gave me a one rupee note. (a/an/the)

b. Can you lend me a few books? (few/a few/the few)

c. He is much older than his wife. (more/much/many)

d. He will stay here for a little while. (little/a little/ the little)

e. Each of the boys has done his work. (every/some/each)

f. She has lots of things to do. (lots of/much/most)



5. HSLC Exam 2002


a. I cannot give you any money. (any/some/a little)

b. Our principal is a man of few words. (few/a few/the few)


c. She doesn't get much time for studies. (many/much/some)

d. My brother is an N.C.C. cadet. (a/an/the)

e. This story is very interesting. (much/more/very).

f. He has to feed his family with the little money he earns. (little/a little/the little)



6. HSLC Exam 2003


a. Much of their property was destroyed in the flood. (many/much/more)

b. He has to manage with the little money he earns. (little/a little/the little)

c. This is the European lady I was talking about. (a/an/the).


d. Many guests were invited but only a few turned up. (few/a few/the few)


e. We found the house without much  difficulty. (much/many/more)

f. Rajanikanta is called the Scott of Assam. (a/an/the)



7. HSLC Exam 2004


a. This is the room I work in. (a/an/the)

b. Many of the apples were rotten. (many/much/more)

c. Only a few of the applicants were suitable. (few/a few/the few)

d. I expect only a little encouragement from you. (little/a little/the little)

e. The workers decided to form a union. (a/an/the)

f. Did you buy any bread today? (some/any/many)



8. HSLC Exam 2005


a. Only a few among the invitees turned up. (few/a few/the few)

b. Do you have any books on astrology? (some/any)

c. You will have to manage with the little money you have. (little/a little/the little)

d. An undergraduate cannot apply for that post. (a/an/the)

e. The society gives much respect to a thinker. (many/more/much)

f. This is not a usual happening? (a/an/the)



9. HSLC Exam 2006


a. That girl has many good qualities. (much/more/many)

b. Can you help me with a little money? (little/a little/the little)


c. Our principal is a man of few words. (few/a few/the few)

d. Did you buy any oranges today? (any/some/many)

e. Our teacher gave us much useful advice. (many/more/much)

f. Kalidasa is the Shakespeare of India. (a/an/the)



10. HSLC Exam 2007


a. He has a few friends who stand by him. (few/a few/the few)

b. Did you have any difficulty in finding the house? (much/any/many)

c. His brother is a university student. (a/an/the)

d. I appreciate even the little help they gave me. (little/a little/the little)

e. An umbrella is a useful thing. (a/an/the)

f. Have you any book to read? (some/many/any)



11. HSLC Exam 2008


a. Many guests were invited but only a few turned up. (the few/a few/few)

b. This is the European lady I was talking about. (a/an/the)

c. I cannot give you any money. (any/a little/some)


d. We found the house without much difficulty. (much/many/more)

e. Sri Lanka is an island. (a/an/the)

f. Each of the boys was rewarded. (each/every/any)



12. HSLC Exam 2009


a. He gave away the little money he had to the beggar. (little/a little/the little)

b. Reading is a useful hobby. (a/an/the)

c. Only a few of the candidates were suitable. (few/a few/the few)

c. They won the match without much difficulty. (much/more/many)

d. Each of the competitors will get a certificate. (any/each/every)

e. I don't expect any help from them. (Some/any/many)



13. HSLC Exam 2010


a. My brother is an N.C.C. cadet. (a/an/the)

b. First read the few books you have with you. (few/a few/the few)

c. Many of the oranges were rotten. (many/more/much)

d. Socrates gave much useful advice to his pupils. (many/much/more)

e. Hurry up! We have only a little time left. (little/a little/the little)

f. The workers decided to form a union. (a/an/the)



14. HSLC Exam 2011


a. The painter is a man of few words. (few/a few/the few)

b. An honorary secretary gets no salary for holding the post. (a/an/the)

C. Each of the candidates must produce his/her identity card. (any/every/each)

d. India won the match with a little bit of luck. (little/a little/the little)



15. HSLC Exam 2012


a. Few men are free from faults. (few/a few/the few)

b. An hour has passed since he left us. (a/an/the)

c. Each of the students will be given a copy of the magazine. (every/each/any)

d. Please give me the little money you have. (little/a little/the little)



16. HSLC Exam 2013


a. He will come back within an hour. (a/an/the)

b. Few men are free from faults. (few/a few/the few)

c. Leap year falls in every fourth year. (any/every/each)


d. A little learning is a dangerous thing. (little/a little/the little)



17. HSLC Exam 2014


a. I gave a one rupee note to the beggar. (a/an/the)

b. My father is much older than my mother. (many/much/more)

c. I buy a few books every month. (few/the few/a few)

d. I need the little money I have. (little/a little/the little)



18. HSLC Exam 2015


a. Please give me a little time to finish the work. (little/a little/the little)

b. Then I will take you to the university. (a/an/the)



19. HSLC Exam 2016


a. Ramen comes home twice a month. (a/the/an)

b. Mr. Bell rang the bell of alarm and I woke up. (a/an/the)

c. A busy person has little time to waste. (little/a little/the little)

d. Only a few of the applicants were found suitable. (few/a few/the few)



20. HSLC Exam 2017


a. My brother is an N.C.C. cadet. (a/an/the)

b. We found the house without much  difficulty. (many/more/much)

c. He has to feed his family with the little money he earns. (little/a little/the little)


d. Our principal is a man of few words. (few/a few/the few)



21. HSLC Exam 2018


a. The rich are not always unkind. (a/an/the)

b. The principal gave the students some sound advice. (many/some/more)

c. Every school has a union of the students. (a/an/the)

d. Is there any coffee left in the pot? (any/some/more)



22. HSLC Exam 2019


a. My brother had gone an hour ago. (a/an/the)

b. A busy man has little time to waste. (little/a little/the little)

c. The classes started after the bell rang. (a/an/the)

d. Much of their property was lost in the flood. (Many/much/any)



23. HSLC Exam 2020


a. They won the match without much  difficulty. (many/much/more)

b. Reading is a useful hobby. (a/an/the)

c. I gave him the few books I had. (few/a few/the few)

d. Kalidasa is the Shakespeare of India. (a/an/the)



Some Additional Important Questions on Determiners:


1. He gave me a one hundred rupee note.

2. We should pity the poor. 

3. He has left for the UK.

4. The Brahmaputra flows through Assam.

5. The Rajdhani Express is an hour late today.


Question Tag


HS Exam 2007


1. She did not go to school yesterday, did she ?


2. Nobody came to meet him at the station, did they ?


3. You like a lot of sugar in your milk, don't you ?


4. You are coming to school, aren't you ?


5. They will come here, won't they ?


6. Close the door, will you ? Or


won't you ?


7. Don't go there, will you ?




HS Exam 2008


1. Everything has gone wrong today, hasn't it ?


2. Sachin shouldn't have played that shot, should he ?


3. Please leave me alone, will you ? Or


won't you ?


4. Vishwanathan Anand has become the world champion in Chess, hasn't he ?


5. Please don't disturb me, will you ?


6. You are coming to see my brother, aren't you ?


7. Dhoni led Team India to a great victory, didn't he ?




HS Exam 2009


1. You did not go home yesterday, did you ?


2. Ganguly has not been selected for Ranji Trophy, has he ?


3. The Prime Minister has congratulated Abhinav Bindra, hasn't he ?


4. Don't let him go, will you ?


5. She is singing like Lata Mangeshkar, isn't she ?


6. He should not leave his wife alone, should he ?


7. Kumble is the only bowler to take ten wickets in an innings, isn't he ?




HS Exam 2010


1. We should love our country, shouldn't we? 


2. He has hardly eaten anything, has he ?


3. My mother has a bath in the evening, doesn't she ?


4. I'll tell my father what you said, won't I ?


5. Close the door, will you ? Or


won't you ?


6. Everyone present there made a wild rush for the door, didn't they ?


7. Everything has gone wrong today, hasn't it ?




HS Exam 2011


1. He did not go to play today, did he ?


2. They went to play, didn't they ?


3. Please leave me alone, will you ? Or


won't you ?


4. You are going to watch the movie, aren't you ?


5. She could not answer him, could she ?


6. She speaks German well, doesn't she ?


7. You should have done this, shouldn't you ?




HS Exam 2012


1. We have plenty of time, haven't we ?


2. We saw no-one we knew, did we ?


3. A few people knew the answer, didn't they ?


4. I am reading a book, aren't I ?


5. Everything looked beautiful, didn't it ?


6. Please ask the girls to come in, will you ? Or


won't you ?


7. No one can stand against a woman's will, can they ?


8. Let us play cricket, shall we ?




HS Exam 2013


1. You like a lot of sugar in milk, don't you ?


2. Don't be late to dinner, will you ?


3. None of the labour arrived on time, did they ?


4. One can't be too careful about that, can they?


5. Please close the door, will you ? Or won't you ?


6. Sunidhi speaks French well, doesn't she ?


7. I am older than you, aren't I ?


8. She did not go home during the vacation, did she ?




HS Exam 2014


1. You can speak French, can't you ?


2. Ravi would like to go there, wouldn't he ?


3. Raju is not a good student, is he ?


4. You haven't read Shakespeare, have you ?


5. The captain did not agree to this, did he ?


6. Please ask the boys to come in, will you ? Or won't you ?


7. You are not angry with me, are you ?


8. No one appeared to be honest, did they ?




HS Exam 2015


1. She would not go home during holidays, would she ?


2. The captain did not agree to this, did he ?


3. Anyone could have done it, couldn't they ?


4. Let us have a cup of coffee now, shall we ?


5. There is no doctor in this village, is there ?


6. Please ask the boys to come in, will you ? Or won't you ?


7. None could tell the address, could they ?


8. He will let her go home tomorrow, won't he ?




HS Exam 2016


1. You are very intelligent, aren't you ?


2. He can finish the assignment by tomorrow, can't he ?


3. It is very cold today, isn't it ?


4. All students must wear their uniform, mustn't they ?


5. He hopes to win the competition, doesn't he ?


6. We will go for a picnic, won't we ?


7. The little white dog is wearing a red collar, isn't it ?


8. She is very stylish, isn't she ?




HS Exam 2017


1. The new five hundred rupee note is smaller than the old one, isn't it ?


2. Your house faces the river, doesn't it ?


3. We will go for the movie together, won't we ?


4. They are going to Gangtok on an excursion, aren't they ?


5. Rome wasn't built in a day, was it ?


6. Our winters are very pleasant, aren't they ?


7. You will show me your new bike, won't you ?


8. Your computer hasn't crashed, has it ?




HS Exam 2018


1. You are learning music, aren't you ?


2. They have been to Mumbai, haven't they ?


3. He can act very well, can't he ?


4. She is an expert Rollerblader, isn't she ?


5. Judy has just recovered from a bout of chickenpox, hasn't she ?


6. You could have done the work last week, couldn't you ?


7. Jio is going overboard with its offers, isn't it ?


8. Global warming is really affecting our winters, isn't it ?




HS Exam 2019


1. She is an excellent dancer, isn't she ?


2. Now you can make question tags, can't you ?


3. We are going to attend a party, aren't we ?


4. The house needs immediate repairing, doesn't it ?


5. I have not done my homework yet, have I ?


6. He kept his promise, didn't he ?


7. They will not be there, will they ?


8. Riyan has just arrived home, hasn't he ?



HS Exam 2020


1. Her garden is very beautiful, isn't it ?


2. Ridhi has just arrived from school, hasn't he ?


3. We will go to Shillong tomorrow, won't we ?


4. No man is immortal, are they ?


5. He is stronger than his brother, isn't he ?


6. She acted according to instructions, didn't she ?


7. I cannot do it without your help, can I ?


8. He tried with all his might, didn't he ?


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