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Father’s Help by R.K. Narayan Textual Grammar 1

Fathers help

R.K. Narayan

Voice Change

1. Fathers behaviour took an unexpected turn.

= An unexpected turn was taken in behaviour by father.


2. The teacher will scold me.

= I was scolded by the teacher.


3. What have your written father?

 = What has been written by your father?

4. Swami changed his tactics.

= Swami’s tactics were changed by him.  or

= Tactics was changed by Swami.   


5. Give it to your father.

= It was given to your father.


6. Does he always scold the students?

= Are the students always scolded by him?


7. Samuel looked at Swami.

= Swami was looked at by Samuel.


8. Father had composed a long letter to the Headmaster.

= A long letter was composed to the Headmaster by father.


9. What has he done father?

= What has been done by him father?


10. I shouldn’t miss school.

= School shouldn’t be missed by me.


11. He had mixed up the real and the imagined.

= The real and the imagined had been mixed up by him.


12. He found the room locked.

= The room was found locked by him.


13. You deserve your Samuel.

= Your Samuel is deserved by you.



 Narration Change


1.“He will scold me if I say so”, Swami said to his father.

= Swami told his father that he would scold him if he said so.


2. “What have you written father?”, Swami asked apprehensively.

= Swami asked his father apprehensively what he had written.


3. “Have you no school today?”, Father asked Swaminathan.

= Father asked Swaminathan if he had no school that day.

4. “Does he always scold the students?”, Father said to Swami.

= Father told Swami if he always scolds the students.


5. “What will the teacher think if I go so late?”, Swaminathan said.

= Swaminathan told what the teacher would think if he went so late.


6. “Have you written anything about our teacher Samuel?”, Swaminathan said to his father.

= Swaminathan told his father if he had written anything about their teacher Samuel.


8. “Everything is in the letter. Give it to your headmaster”, Father said to Swami.

= Father told Swami that everything was in the letter and he also ordered him to give it to his headmaster.

9. “What has he done, father?”, Swami said.

= Swami asked his father what he had done.


10. “I have a headache, sir”, Swami said.

= Swami said his sir that he had a headache.


11. Samuel said, “Your father is quite right. We want more parents like your father.”

= Samuel said that my father was quite right and they also wanted more parents like my father.


12. “Then why did you come at all”, Samuel said to Swami.

= Samuel told Swami why then he came at all.


13. Father said, “I knew you wont deliver it.

= Father said that he had known I wont deliver it.


14. “Swaminathan, where is your homework? the teacher said.

= The teacher asked Swaminathan where his homework was.


15. “Don’t ever come to me for help if Samuel scolds you again. You deserve your Samuel.”, Father said to Swami. 

= Father told Swami not to ever come to him (Father) for help if Samuel scolds him (Swami) again and he (Father) deserved his (Swami) Samuel.





Complex Sentence


1. You had a headache. Tell him this.

= Tell him that you had a headache.


2. Even the headmaster is afraid of Samuel. They say this.

= They say that even the headmaster is afraid of Samuel.


3. It was Monday morning. Swami realised this with a shudder.

= Swami realised with a shudder that it was Monday morning.


4. Some boys come late. Samuel is especially angry with those boys.

= Samuel is especially angry with those boys  who come late.


5. Swami was the worst boy in the class. He went to school feeling this.

= Swami went to school feeling that he was the worst boy in the class.


6. The bell rang for the last period at 4:30. Swami ran to the headmaster’s room.

= When the bell rang for the last period at 4:30, Swami ran to the headmaster’s room.


7. Samuel had special regard for him. Swami also felt this.

= Swami also felt that he had special regard for him.


8. The headmaster had gone on a week’s leave. The peon said this.

= The peon said that the headmaster had gone on a week’s leave.


9. Swami stood at the entrance to his class. Samuel was teaching Arithmetic.

= When Swami stood at the entrance to his class, Samuel was teaching Arithmetic.



Do as Directed



1. He was the worst boy in the class. (Positive and Comparative)

= No other boys in the class is as bad as he. (Positive)

= He is worse than any other boy in the class. (Comparative)


2. He proposed to send a letter to the headmaster. (Complex)

= He proposed that he would send a letter to the headmaster.


3. He put it in an envelope and sealed it. (Simple)

= Putting it in an envelope he sealed it.


4. Swami asked apprehensively. (Use Noun form of the word ‘apprehensively’)

= Swami asked with apprehension.


5. I can’t go so late to the school. (Interrogative)

= How can I go so late to the school?


6. Father’s behaviour took an unexpected turn. (Use the adverb form of ‘unexpected’)

= Father’s behaviour took a turn unexpectedly.


7. Tell him you had a headache and so are late. (Complex/ Rewrite using “because”)

= Tell him you are late because you had a headache.


8. If he is so angry why not tell your headmaster about it? (Assertive)

= You should tell your headmaster about his anger.


9. He is a very angry man. (Complex)

= He is a man who is very angry.


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