1. Sir Mohan threw out his chest.
Answer: His chest was thrown out by Sir Mohan.
2. Sir Mohan smoothed his Balliol tie.
Answer: The Balliol tie was smoothed by Sir Mohan.
3. She wore a dirty white sari with a red border.
Answer: A dirty white sari with a red border was worn by her.
4. She hailed a passing railway coolie.
Answer: A passing railway coolie was hailed by her.
5. The coolie flattened his turban to make a cushion.
Answer: His turban was flattened by the coolie to make a cushion.
6. The coolie hoisted the steel trunk on his head.
Answer: The steel trunk was hoisted on his head by the coolie.
7. Lady Lal picked up her brass tiffin carrier.
Answer: The brass tiffin carrier was picked up by Lady Lal.
8. You’ll find room in the zenana.
Answer: Room will be found in the zenana by you.
9. Then I might as well get over the bother of eating.
Answer: Then the bother of eating might as well be gotten over by me.
10. Lady Lal opened the brass carrier and took out a bundle of cramped chapattis.
Answer: The brass carrier was opened by Lady Lal, and a bundle of cramped chapattis was taken out by her.
11. I can’t understand English and don’t know their ways.
Answer: English can’t be understood by me, and their ways are not known to me.
12. He did not like her poor illiterate relatives.
Answer: Her poor illiterate relatives were not liked by him.
13. The clanging of the bell announced the approaching train.
Answer: The approaching train was announced by the clanging of the bell.
14. She found a seat by the window.
Answer: A seat by the window was found by her.
15. She produced a two-anna bit from a knot in her sari and dismissed the coolie.
Answer: A two-anna bit was produced from a knot in her sari by her, and the coolie was dismissed.
16. She then opened her betel case.
Answer: Her betel case was then opened by her.
17. These she thrust into her mouth.
Answer: Into her mouth, these were thrust by her.
18. The arrival of the train did not disturb Sir Mohan Lal’s sang-froid.
Answer: Sir Mohan Lal’s sang-froid was not disturbed by the arrival of the train.
19. He wanted everything ‘tickety-boo’ and orderly.
Answer: Everything ‘tickety-boo’ and orderly was wanted by him.
20. In his five years abroad, Sir Mohan had acquired the manners and attitudes of the upper classes.
Answer: In his five years abroad, the manners and attitudes of the upper classes had been acquired by Sir Mohan.
21. He rarely spoke Hindustani.
Answer: Hindustani was rarely spoken by him.
22. I’ve finished with it.
Answer: It has been finished with by me.
23. Perhaps someone would recognize his Balliol tie.
Answer: Perhaps the Balliol tie would be recognized by someone.
Class XI English (Mindscapes)Textual Grammar
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- Voice Change from Leela’s Friend
- Narration Change from Leela’s Friend
- English Grammar (Do as Directed) from Leela’s Friend
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- Voice Change from Karma
- Narration Change from Karma
- Transformation of Sentences(1) from Karma
- Transformation of Sentences (2) from Karma
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- Voice Change from Jimmy Valentine
- Narration Change from Jimmy Valentine
- Nobel Lecture – Mother Teresa
- Voice Change from Nobel Lecture
- Narration Change from Nobel Lecture
- Transformation of Sentences from Nobel Lecture
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- Voice Change from The Place of Art in Education
- Transformation of Sentences from The Place of Art in Education
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- Textual Grammar from Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
- Meeting at Night – Robert Browning
- Textual Grammar from Meeting at Night
- The Sick Rose – William Blake
- Textual Grammar from The Sick Rose
- Brotherhood – Octavio Paz
- Textual Grammar from Brotherhood
- Daybreak – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Textual Grammar from Daybreak