Textual Grammar from “The Proposal” Important for HS Final Exam and all types of Competitive Exams. Prepare now.
Change the voice of the following sentences:
Question: How do you make that out?
Ans: How is that made out by you?
Question: Last year we lent you our threshing-machine.
Ans: Last year our threshing-machine was lent to you.
Question: I inherited my land.
Ans: My land was inherited by me.
Question: You must excuse my apron and negligee.
Ans: My apron and negligee must be excused by you.
Question: We’re shelling peas for drying.
Ans: Peas are being shelled by us for drying.
Question: I’ll make a present of them.
Ans: A present of them will be made by me.
Question: Say it again.
Ans: Let it be said again (by you).
Question: What are you talking about?
Ans: What is being talked about by you?
Question: Who owns Green Meadows?
Ans: By whom are Green Meadows owned?
Question: What did you say?
Ans: What was said by you?
Question: What are you shouting at?
Ans: What is being shouted at why you?
Question: I must ask your pardon.
Ans: Your pardon must be asked by me.
Question: Hang your Squeezer!
Ans: Let your Squeezer be hanged (by you)!
Question: I ought to lead a quiet and regular life.
Ans: A quiet and regular life ought to be read by me.
Question: What have you done to me?
Ans: What has been done to you by me?
Question: I give my blessing and so on.
Ans: My blessing and so on is given by me.
Question: Bring him back!
Ans: Let him be brought back (by you)!
Question: Take it to court!
Ans: Let it be taken to court!
Question: What am I waiting for?
Ans: What is being waited for by me?
Question: I’ll show you the documents.
Ans: You will be shown the documents by me.
Question: I never knew that before.
Ans: That was never known to me before.
Question: I shall drink some water.
Ans: Some water will be drunk by me.
Question: I didn’t hear it all.
Ans: All of it was not heard by me.
Question: I’ve always loved you.
Ans: You have always been loved by me.
Question: You forget just this.
Ans: Just this is forgotten by you.
Question: I’ll cut my throat.
Ans: My throat will be cut by me.
Question: I can feel it in my shoulder and head.
Ans: It can be felt by me in my shoulder and head.
Question: You won’t prove it, my darling.
Ans: It won’t be proved by you, my darling.
Question: I’m speaking of those Oxen Meadows.
Ans: Those Oxen Meadows are being spoken of by me.
Question: I shan’t give them up.
Ans: They won’t be given up by me.
Question: Let that pass.
Ans: Let that be passed.
Question: Give me a knife.
Ans: Let me be given a knife.
Question: I remember everything!
Ans: Everything is remembered by me!
Question: Give me a pistol!
Ans: Let a pistol be given to me!
Question: I shan’t give him any.
Ans: He will not be given any by me.
Question: I’ll prove it.
Ans: It will be proved by me.
Question: I cannot continue this discussion.
Ans: This discussion cannot be continued by me.
Question: I did it on principle.
Ans: It was done on principle by me.
Question: Have you measured?
Ans: Has it been measured by you?
Question: First, he takes our land.
Ans: First, our land is taken by him.
Question: I gave Mironov 125 roubles for him.
Ans: Mironov was given 125 roubles for him.
Question: Let’s change the subject in case I lose my temper.
Ans: Let the subject be changed by us in case temper is lost by me.
Question: Drink some water!
Ans: Let some water be drunk (by you).
Question: Spit it out.
Ans: Let it be spat out.
Question: Why didn’t you tell me so before?
Ans: Why was I not told so before by you?
Question: I don’t like people who don’t say what they mean.
Ans: People who don’t say what is meant by them are not liked by me.
Question: The Count’s whipper-in hit him with his whip.
Ans: He was hit by the Count’s whipper-in with his whip.
Direct Speech: “How long have they been yours?” said Natalya.
Indirect Speech: Natalya asked how long they had been theirs.
Direct Speech: “I’ve been hoping for it for a long time,” said Lomov.
Indirect Speech: Lomov said that he had been hoping for it for a long time.
Transformation of sentences:
Question: You can shout yourself hoarse in your own house, but here I must ask you to restrain yourself. (Turn into a complex sentence)
Ans: Though you can shout yourself hoarse in your own house, I must ask you to restrain yourself here.
Question: You alone can help me, though I don’t deserve it.(Turn into a compound sentence)
Ans: I don’t deserve it but you get a alone can help me.
Question: Shut up or I’ll shoot you like a partridge. (Turn into a complex sentence)
Ans: If you don’t shut up, I’ll shoot you like a partridge.
Question: You no sooner notice that some dog is better than your Guess then you begin with this… (Turn into positive degree)
Ans: As soon as you notice that Guess is not so good as some dog, you begin with this.
Question: Squeezer is heaps better than Guess. (Turn into positive degree)
Ans: Guess is not so good as Squeezer.
Question: What a surprise! (Turn into assertive sentence)
Ans: It is really a great surprise.
Question: I’ve come only to see you. (Turn into a negative sentence)
Ans: I’ve come for nothing but to see you.
Question: I cannot believe my own ears. (Turn into affirmative sentence)
Ans: I can hardly believe my own ears.
Question: You shouldn’t forget all about your neighbours. (Turn into affirmative sentence)
Ans: You should remember all about your neighbours.
Question: I shall try to be brief. (Turn into negative sentence)
Ans: I shall try not to speak in detail.
Question: You alone can help me. (Turn into negative sentence)
Ans: None but you can help me.
Question: And I’ve always loved you. (Turn into negative sentence)
Ans: And I have never hated you.
Question: I assure you that his lower jaw is shorter than the upper. (Turn into positive degree)
Ans: I assure you that his upper jaw is not so short as the lower.
Prepare Textual Grammar from “The Proposal” for your final HS Exam.
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