CBSE Class 10 Sample Paper for 2024 Boards - English

[Reading] Question 1 (i) Important

Question 1 (ii)

Question 1 (iii)

Question 1 (iv) Important

Question 1 (v)

Question 1 (vi) Important

Question 1 (vii)

Question 1 (viii) Important

[Reading] Question 2 (i)

Question 2 (ii) Important

Question 2 (iii) Important

Question 2 (iv)

Question 2 (v) Important

Question 2 (vi)

Question 2 (vii)

Question 2 (viii) Important

[Grammar] Question 3 (i) Important

[Grammar - Error and Correction] Question 3 (ii)

[Conversation] Question 3 (iii) Important

Question 3 (iv)

Question 3 (v) Important

[Grammar - Error and Correction] Question 3 (vi)

Question 3 (vii)

[Grammar - Narration] Question 3 (viii) Important

Question 3 (ix) You are here

Question 3 (x) Important

Question 3 (xi)

[Grammar - Error and Correction] Question 3 (xii) Important

[Letter Writing] Question 4 (A)

[Letter Writing] Question 4 (B) Important

[Paragraph Writing] Question 5 (A) Important

[Paragraph Writing] Question 5 (B) Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 6 (A) - i

Question 6 (A) - ii Important

Question 6 (A) - iii

Question 6 (A) - iv Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 6 (B) - i Important

Question 6 (B) - ii

Question 6 (B) - iii

Question 6 (B) - iv Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 7 (A) - i

Question 7 (A) - ii Important

Question 7 (A) - iii

Question 7 (A) - iv Important

[Literature - Extract Type Question] Question 7 (B) - i

Question 7 (B) - ii Important

Question 7 (B) - iii

Question 7 (B) - iv Important

[Literature] Question 8 (i)

Question 8 (ii) Important

Question 8 (iii) Important

Question 8 (iv)

Question 8 (v) Important

[Literature] Question 9 (i) Important

Question 9 (ii)

Question 9 (iii) Important

[Literature] Question 10 (A) Important

Question 10 (B)

[Literature] Question 11 (A) Important

Question 11 (B) Important

 Report the dialogue between a vendor and his customer, by completing the sentence:

Vendor: It is nice to see you, Sir!

Customer: Yes, indeed! Unlike last month, I have been away for quite some time this month.

The vendor greeted his customer respectfully and mentioned that he was pleased to see him. The customer answered in the affirmative and explained that ______________________

Answer:

The vendor greeted his customer respectfully and mentioned that he was pleased to see him. The customer answered in the affirmative and explained that he had been away for quite some time that month.

Step-by-step explanation by Teachoo:

The reporting verbs are greeted, mentioned, answered, and explained, which are already in the past tense.

  • The pronouns "you" and "I" change to "he" and "his" , according to the context.
  • The verb "have" changes from present perfect tense to past perfect tense "had"
  • The word "this" changes to "that" , because it indicates distance in indirect speech.

Therefore, the correct way to complete the sentence is he had been away for quite some time that month.

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