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Transformation of Sentences: Test-7

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Question 1
Nobody has answered my question.
A
My question has been answered by somebody.
B
My question has not been answered by anybody.
C
My question was not answered.
D
My question remains unanswered.
Question 1 Explanation:
A present perfect sentence, the conversion of which is as follows: has/have + been + past participle form of the verb. So, option (b) is the most apt answer.
Question 2
Shut all the doors and windows in the night.
A
Let all the doors and windows be shut in the night.
B
All the doors and windows may be shut in the right.
C
Let all the doors and windows remain shut in the night.
D
All the doors and windows be shutted in the night.
Question 2 Explanation:
Sentences which express request, order, advice, suggestion, prohibition etc., are called imperative sentences. This seems like an order so it’ll be considered an imperative sentence. Its formation will be like ‘Let + object + be + past participle’. Only one option satisfies this, so option (a) is correct.
Question 3
People use computers for various purposes.
A
Computers are being used by people for various purposes.
B
Computers have been used by people for various purposes.
C
Computers are used by people for various purposes.
D
Computers will be used by people for various purposes.
Question 3 Explanation:
It is a simple present tense sentence because the first form of verb is given (active voice) to us. Its transformation to passive tone would be of the form ‘is / am / are + past participle form of the verb'. So, option (c) is correct.
Question 4
Do not insult him.
A
Let he not be insulted.
B
Let him not be insulted.
C
Let not he be insulted.
D
Let not him be insulted.
Question 4 Explanation:
Sentences which express request, order, advice, suggestion, prohibition etc., are called imperative sentences. This seems like a prohibition so it’ll be considered an imperative sentence. Its formation will be like ‘Let not+ object + be + past participle’. Only one option satisfies this, so option (a) is correct.
Question 5
They created such a fuss over a trivial matter.
A
Such a fuss is being created over a trivial matter.
B
Such a fuss was created over a trivial matter.
C
Such a fuss has been created over a trivial matter.
D
By them such a fuss has been created over a trivial matter.
Question 5 Explanation:
An indefinite or vague pronoun (such as they, we) which is used in the active voice is avoided in passive. There is no need to put the agent with by. Also as this is past tense, the answer sentence should also be in past tense. Only option does both which is option (b).
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