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The Eyes Have It - (Textual Grammar) Questions

The Eyes Have It

Textual Grammar


The Eyes Have It - (Textual Grammar) Questions

Narration Change 

1. “Are you going all the way to Dehra”, I asked.

2.  She gave a little exclamation and said, “I didn’t know anyone else was here.”

3.  “I didn’t see you either,” I said. “But heard you come in.”

4. The girl said, “I’m getting off at Saharanpur. My aunt is meeting me there.”

5. “Then I had better not get too familiar,” I replied. “Aunts are usually formidable creatures.”

6. “Where are you going?” she asked.

7. “Oh, how lucky you are. I wish I were going to Mussoorie. I love the hills especially in October.” The girl said.

8. “Yes, this is the best time,” I said.

9. “What is it like outside?” I asked.

10.  “Why don’t you look out of the window?” she asked.

11. “Have you noticed”, I ventured, that the trees seem to be moving while we seem to be standing still?”

12. “That always happens, she said. “Do you see any animals?”

13. “You have an interesting face.” I remarked.

14. “It is nice to be told I have an interesting face. I’m tired of people telling me I have a pretty face.” The girl said.

15. “You are a very gallant young man”, she said “but why are you so serious?”

16. “We’ll soon be at your station,” I said.

17. “Good bye,” the girl said to the author.

18. “You must be disappointed,” he said. “I’m not nearly as attractive a travelling companion as the one who just left.”

19. “She was an interesting girl,” I said. “Can you tell me –did she keep her hair long or short?

Correction of Errors

1. I had the train compartment to me up to Rohana.

2. I knew she was wearing slippers.

3. I wondered if I was able to prevent her to dis cover that I was blind.

4. My aunt will be meeting me there.

5. I wish I was going to Mussoorie.

6. I knew that there were hardly any animal left in the forests.

7. Few girls cannot resist flattery.

8. I’m tired by people telling me I have a pretty face.

9. We’ll soon be to your station.

10. There was some confusion at the doorway.

11. The man who entered the compartment broke into my reverie.


Synthesis of Sentences


1. The couples saw her off. They were probably her parents. (Complex)

2. I was totally blind at the time. My eyes were sensitive only to light and darkness. I was unable to tell what the girl looked like. (Complex) 

3. She wore slippers. I knew it. (Simple and Complex)

4. I must have been sitting in a dark corner. My voice startled her. (Complex)

5. I didn’t see you either. I heard you come in. (Compound)

6. Would I able to prevent her from discovering that I was blind? I wondered. (Complex) 

7. I’m getting off at Saharanpur. My aunt is meeting me there. (Complex) 

8. My words might have touched her. I wondered. (Complex) 

9. The girl had an interesting. I remarked. (Simple and Complex)

10. I moved easily along the berth. I felt for the window ledge. (Simple, Complex and Compound)

11. I answered quite confidently. I knew that there were hardly any animals left in the forest near Dehra. (Complex) 

12. I turned from the window. I faced the girl. (Simple and Complex)

13. I would try to laugh for her. The thought of laughter only made me feel trouble and lonely. (Complex)

14. The engine’s whistle shrieked. The carriage wheels changed their sound.  (Complex) 

15. She was standing very close to me. The perfume from her hair was tantalizing. (Complex) 

16. The guard blew his whistle. We moved off.  (Simple, Complex and Compound)

17. The man had entered the compartment. He broke into my reverie. (Complex) 

18.  She had beautiful eyes, they were of no use. (Complex) 



1. As I was totally blind at the time, my eyes sensitive only to light and darkness, I was unable to tell what the girl looked like; but I knew she wore slippers from the way slapped against her heels. 

2. I heard the panting of the engine, the rumble of the wheels, and, in my mind’s eye, I could see telegraph posts flashing by. 

3. The engine’s whistle shrieked the carriage wheels changed their sound and rhythm; the girl got up and began to collect her things. 

4. People who cannot see or see very little have to take in only the essentials, whatever registers most tellingly on their remaining senses. 

5. The hills are covered with wild dahlias, the sun is delicious, and at night you can sit in front of a log fire and drink a little brandy.

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