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Sentences and Types

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English
Class 10

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Identify the use of sentences of varying lengths and types

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What effect is created by the structure and length of the following sentence:

The proverbial oracles of our parsimonious ancestors have informed us that the fatal waste of fortune is by small expenses, by the profusion of sums too little singly to alarm our caution, and which we never suffer ourselves to consider together.

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Select the best version of the following to create sentence variation:
(Ensure the meaning of the sentence remains the same)

The book fell off the edge of the table. It was very heavy.

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In the following questions some parts of the sentence have been jumbled up. You are required to rearrange these parts which are labelled as P, Q, R and S to produce the correct and meaningful sentence. Choose the sequence and mark the correct answer.
(1) Before presenting a paper it is advisable to choose a subject of your interest.
(P) When presenting your paper, speak distinctly and pleasantly.
(Q) Next, 'read up' about it, before you write the paper.
(R) Then prior to writing make a clear plan to ensure orderly presentation.
(S) While reading, you should make notes
(6) In this way, the interest of the listeners is enhanced and you are appreciated.

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Select the best version of the following to create sentence variation:
(Ensure the meaning of the sentence remains the same)

Its population at the time of its demise was about 2 million.

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Select the best version of the following to create sentence variation:
(Ensure the meaning of the sentences remains the same)

The house seemed suddenly to lift for a second, and then it fell back into an awkward silence.

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Work in pairs to give each other advice, orders or suggestions, or even to threaten each other. Imagine situations like the following: Your partner
Has forgotten to bring lunch.

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State whether true or false.
A truncated sentence has to have been cut short and there need to be words missing.

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Construct a sentence using any one of the words given below:
a) migrating b) migrant c) migration

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Select the best version of the following to create sentence variation:
(Ensure the meaning of the sentence remains the same)

I ran as fast as I could. I was very scared. I thought I had seen a ghost.

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Work in pairs to give each other advice, orders or suggestions, or even to threaten each other. Imagine situations like the following: Your partner
hasn’t got enough change for bus fare.

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