RANGA'S MARRIAGE by Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

Answer the following questions. 1.Who is Ranga ? = Ranga was the accountant's son who went to Bangalore to pursue his studies. 2. Name the village of the narrator. Where was it situated ? = The name of the village of the narrator  is Hosahalli. It is situated in the state of Mysore. 3. Who was Ratna? Where was she living ? = Ratna was a pretty girl of eleven and the niece of Rama Rao's. She was living at Rama Rao's house. 4. What musical instrument did Ratna know to play ? = Ratna knew how to play veena and the harmonium. 5.What were Ranga's view on marriage ? = Ranga was against arranged marriage. He thinks that one should marry the girl whom he knows well. According to him the girl should be mature and must be younger  than him so that she may take his words spoken in love and spoken in anger. 6.Describe the quality of the mangoes  of Hosahalli village. = The mangoes of the village Hosahalli had a special quality. The special quality of the mangoes was that they were

Voice change of Interrogative sentences.

INTERROGATIVE SENTENCE  The sentences that make a question are called Interrogative Sentences. Interrogative sentences always start with an auxiliary verb or some wh question words. Interrogative sentences are of two kinds. They are -    Yes no question Wh question Yes No Question The question that can be answered with the words 'Yes' or 'No' are called Yes no question . Example:- a) Do you like coffee ? = Yes, I do /  No, I don't  b) Can you read the lesson ? = Yes, I can /  No, I can't. c) Did you tell her the matter ? = Yes, I did / No I didn't . If the active voice belongs to 'Yes no question' of interrogative sentence, it is changed into passive voice as given below. 1. Do you like to play kabaddi ? = Is Kabaddi liked to play by you ? 2. Does she visit the temple regularly ? = Is the temple visited by her regularly ? 3. Are the girls watering the flowers ? = Are the flowers being watered by the girls ? 4. Can you  play cricket ? = Can cricket be

Passage writing

Q. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.     Today's woman is a highly self-directed person, alive to the sense of her dignity and the importance of her functions in the private domestic domain and the public domain of the world of work. Women are rational in approach, careful in handling situation and want to do things as best possible. The Forth World Conference of Women held in Beijing in september 1995 had emphasised that no enduring solution of society's most threatening social, economic and political problems could be found without the participation and empowerment of the women. The 1995 World Summit for Social Development had also emphasised the pivotal role of women in eradicating poverty and mending the social fabric .                The Constitution of India had conferred on women equal rights and opportunities - political, social, educational and of employment - with men. Because of oppressive traditions, superstitions, exploitati

Grammar for H. S. Examination

Correct the Tense form of the following. a) Ice (float) on water. = Ice floats on water. b) He (go) home When we met him. = He was going home when we met him. c) I want to go for a walk, but I (not finish) my work yet. = I want to go for a walk, but I have not finished my work yet. d) Perhaps it (rain) yesterday. = Perhaps it rained yesterday . e) All the students ( leave) when I reached the school. = All the students left when I reached the school. f) You (sleep) for three hours now. = You have been sleeping for three hours now. g) We (walk)  for two hours at a stretch and now we need to rest. = We have been walking for two hours at a stretch and now we need to rest .   Change the Voice form of the following. a) My bicycle has been stolen. = Someone has stolen my bicycle . b) He is expected soon. = We expect him soon. c) He likes tea. = Tea is liked by her. d) Please give me some more time. = You are requested to give me some more time. e)When will the work be finished ? = When they w


 Turn The Following Sentences Into Negative Without Changing Its Meaning. 1. She is a good girl. = She is not a bad girl. 2. Maya always speaks the truth. = Maya never tells a lie. 3. Chiku is a regular student. = Chiku is not an irregular student. 4. Only I can do this. = None but I can do this. 5. She gave me only money. = She gave me nothing but money  6. She will forget me. = She will not remember me. 7. I shall remember you. = I shall not forget you. 8.You are as tall as I = You are not taller than I 9. She must pay the loan. = She can not but pay the loan. 10.You must finish the work. = You can not but finish the work. 11.Only God can save her. = None but God can save her. 12.My grandfather is too weak to walk. = My grandfather is so weak that he can not walk. 13.The bird is too small to fly. = The bird is so small that it can not fly. 14.He loves you. = He does not hate you. 15.Every rose has a thone. =  There is no rose without a thone. 16.Every problem has a solution. = There

Voice Change of Imperative Sentence

VOICE CHANGE OF IMPERATIVE SENTENCE The sentences that make us request, order and advice are called Imperative sentence. Imperative sentences are always in present tense. Imperative sentences start with a verb or some requested words while Assertive sentences start with a subject and Interrogative sentences with an auxiliary verb. Though the subject in the imperative sentences can not be seen, there is a single subject to all the imperative sentences, and it is ' You' . Example a) Water the flowers. b) Copy the note. c) Please help her. d) Don't go there. Not all imperative sentences are necessarily commands. They can be social expressions. For example Get well soon Have a nice day. Have a sweet dream. Imperative sentences are of three kinds. They are - i) Sentences of request ii) Sentences of order iii) Sentences of advice        SENTENCES OF ORDER The sentences that make an order are called sentences of order. They starts with an verb. Example  i) Don't go there. ii)


     MY IMPRESSION OF ASSAM Give short answer of the following question. a) Who wrote the prose piece , 'My Impression of Assam " ? = Dr. Verrier Elwin an eminent British author and anthropologist wrote the prose piece, " My Impression of Assam ." b) What is a great and precious thing, as according to Verrier Elwin ? = Tradition of hospitality and friendliness is a great and precious thing in this modern world of competition, as according to Verrier Elwin. c) Name the Wild Life Sanctuary of Assam visited by Dr. Verrier Elwin. = " Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary " is the wild life sanctuary of Assam visited by Dr. Verrier Elwin. d) Where did Dr. Verrier Elwin spend a lot of time in Africa ? = In Africa Dr. Verrier Elwin spent a lot of time in its famous Game Sanctuaries. e) Where can one see the treasures of Assam tribes ? = One can see the treasure of Assam tribes in  Oxford and Cambridge. f)Who make splendid decorations on their houses ? = The Thangkhuls of