Rephrase the following sentences using the ‘Starters’ given within brackets so that they express the same as the original sentences.

  • He had just finished eating his breakfast and then he fell down. (Hardly)
    Ans: Hardly had he finished eating his breakfast when he fell down.
  • They asked for wage increase and they demanded bonus. (Not only)
    Ans: Not only did they ask for wage increase but also they demanded bonus.
  • He put down the receiver and at once the telephone rang. (No sooner)
    Ans: No sooner had he put down the receiver than the telephone rang.
  • The thieves did not realize that the police were after them. (Little)
    Ans: Little did the thieves realize that the police were after them.
  • I would not doubt his integrity for one moment. (Not for)
    Ans: Not for a moment would I doubt his inntegrity.
  • The truth did not become known until many years later. (Not until)
    Ans: Not until many years later did the truth become known.
  • He was so angry that no one dared to talk to him. (So angry)
    Ans: So angry was he that no one dared to talk to him.
  • We have not seen such people of exemplary courage. (Rarely)
    Ans: Rarely have we seen such people of exemplary courage.
  • I would not allow such a thing. (Never)
    Ans: Never would I allow such a thing.
  • I did not realise his difficulty until I visited him. (Not until)
    Ans: Not until I visited him did I realise his difficulty.
  • The back of this radio should not be removed. (Under no circumstances)
    Ans: Under no circumstances should the back of the radio be removed.
  • Such an operation has been proved successful in very few cases. (In very few cases)
    Ans: In very few cases has such an operation been proved successful.
  • He mentioned it to me only yesterday. (It was)
    Ans: It was only yesterday did he mention it to me.
  • He would not answer the questions and he wouldn’t pose for photographs. (Neither)
    Ans: Neither would he answer the questions not would he pose for photographs.
  • The rowdy had rarely been arrested. (Seldom)
    Ans: Seldom had the rowdy been arrested.
  • One in a million does not succeed in practising it. (Not one)
    Ans: Not one in a million succeeds in practising it.
  • Can anyone bear such insult?. (No one)
    Ans: No one can bear such insult.
  • Who does not like to be rich. (Everybody)
    Ans: Everybody likes to be rich.
  • When can their glory fade?. (Their)
    Ans: Their glory can never fade.
  • Who likes to be poor?. (No one)
    Ans: No one likes to be poor.
  • What is the harm if you go there?. (There)
    Ans: There is no harm if you go there.
  • As soon as he reached the school, it began to rain.. (No sooner)
    Ans: No sooner did he reacch the school, than it began to rain.
  • He is sorter that I. (I)
    Ans: I am not so short as he.
  • David alone can do it. (None)
    Ans: None but David can do it.
  • The Taj is very beautiful. (How)
    Ans: How beautiful the Taj is!.
  • Alas! She lost all her jewels. (It is)
    Ans: It is sad that she lost all her jewels.
  • O! that I were a bird. (I wish)
    Ans: I wish I were a bird.
  • Bring a glass of hot water. (Let)
    Ans: Let a glass of hot water be brought.
  • He made a promise and he kept it. (Besides)
    Ans: Besides making a promise he kept it.
  • He worked hard, but he ould not succeed. (Not withstanding)
    Ans: Not withstanding his hard work he could not succeed.
  • As he was ill he couldn’t come to the function. (Owing)
    Ans: Owing to ill health he couldn’t come to the function.
  • Speak the truth, and you need have no fear. (If)
    Ans: If you speak the truth you need have no fear.
  • Leave the room at once or I’ll punish you. (Unless)
    Ans: Unless you leave the room at once I’ll punish you.
  • He go a telegram and Immediately he left in a car. (As soon as)
    Ans: As soon as he got a telegram he left in a car.
  • If you do not help me I will e in trouble. (Unless)
    Ans: Unless you help me I will be in trouble.
  • Come to my house and I shall give you my camera. (If)
    Ans: If you come to my house I will give you my camera.
  • Come to my house and I will show you my album. (Should)
    Ans: Should you come to my house I will show you my album.
  • I warned him several times but he did the foolish thing. (In spite of)
    Ans: In spite of my (repeated) warnings he did the foolish thing.
  • What a tragic sight!. (It)
    Ans: It is a tragic sight.
  • Please lend me your English book. (Could)
    Ans: Could you lend me your English book?.
  • Without your help, I’d never have done that. (If it)
    Ans: If it weren’t for your help I»d never have done that.


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