Category : 9th Class
A. Correct the following sentences:
1. Here begin the chapter on Environmental Pollution.
2. My spectacles is very costly.
3. A large number of people was present.
4. The wages of sin are death.
5. The majority of the applicants are girls.
B. Fill in the blanks with suitable form of verbs given in brackets:
6. If I............... rich, I would buy a plane. (was, were)
7. My friend with all the members of his family ............. come. (have, has)
8. The thief, and not his sons,.............. guilty. (was, were)
9. Both Ritu and Neetu ................ to get an employment. (expect, expects)
10. The monitor as well as the boys ................ for misbehavior. (was punished, were punished)
C. Make correct sentences with the suitable forms of the verbs given in brackets:
11. She (finish) the work before I went to her house.
12. If I were a nightingale I (sing) day and night.
13. If you (come) to my house, we (go) together.
14. We (be) here for two days.
15. In Spain women usually (not wear) hats.
D. Put the verbs in brackets into correct forms:
16. You (hear) the wind? It (blow) very strongly tonight.
17. She always (borrow) from me and never (remember) to pay me back.
18. I (save) up because I (go) abroad in November.
19. This book is about a man who (desert) his family and (go) to live on a Pacific Island.
20. I (wish) the dog would lie down. It (keep) jumping on my lap.
E. Fill in the blanks with the most suitable modals from brackets:
21. We ............. always learn to respect our elders. (should / must / ought)
22. Visitors ........... tease the animals in the zoo. (must not / need not)
23. Everyone ............. die one day. (should / must / ought to)
24. You .......... touch this livewire. (need not/must not)
25. 'Give me a lift.' 'Why ......... I?' (would / should)
F. Fill in the blanks with appropriate conjunctions:
26. I do not know ...... hews here.
27. ........ I am ill I cannot go.
28. Is he a friend ........ a foe?
29. He was sorry ........ he could not pass.
30. I shall do it........ I am allowed.
(3) Provided if
G. Change into indirect speech:
31. The boys say to the teacher, "We can't do without your help."
32. She said to me, "I am to help you."
33. He said to me, "I help you because you are a good man."
34. The boys cried, "Hurrah! We have won the match."
35. He said, "No, I shall not lend you any money."
H. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:
36. Rice sells ....... Rs. 40/- a kilogram.
37. He died ............ loss of blood.
38. He takes pride ....... his work.
39. I am willing to agree .......... your suggestion.
40. She went hurriedly......... the room.
I. Fill in the blanks in the paragraph with suitable modals:
Milk is a complete food, full of vitamins and proteins. Children ...... 41 ..... drink it regularly otherwise they ………... 42 ........... suffer from under- nourishment. Elders …….. 43......... also take it but those who ……... 44…….... not afford it should take pulses, fruits and vegetables as an alternative. We …….. 45…..... purchase milk of good quality from milk booths opened by the government.
J. Change the voice:
46. My uncle gifted me a watch on my birthday.
47. The Principal refused him admission.
48. Who teaches you English?
49. The opposition party seemed to confuse the speaker.
50. It is time to collect money for the picnic.
K. Fill in the blanks with correct determiners:
51. I have read .......... of Shakespeare's dramas. (much/many)
52. You devote .......... time to your studies. (little / less)
53. Will you give me ............ money? (much / more)
54. ......... work is yet to be done. (much / many)
55. There is ......... water in this bottle. (little / some)
L. The sentence against each of these questions has a portion bold. There are four alternatives for the bold portion. Select the option which best describes the bold portion with correct English.
56. Using it wisely, leisure promotes health, efficiency and happiness.
(A) If it is used wisely
(B) Having used it wisely
(C) Wisely using
(D) Because of wise usefulness
57. Mahatma Gandhi, a lover of peace, once a lawyer, preached nonviolence.
(A) Who a peace lover and once a lawyer
(B) A lover of peace with the qualities of a lawyer
(C) A lover of peace as well as once a lawyer
(D) A peace lover by nature and once a lawyer
58. The day being hot, I could not do my work satisfactorily.
(A) Due to hot day
(B) Because of hot day
(C) The day was so hot
(D) As it was a hot day
59. The news of his passing the examination soon circulated round his small town.
(A) Circulated around his small town
(B) Circulated inside his small town
(C) Circulated within his small town
(D) Circulated all his small town
60. The school library has served a notice recently and asked the students to return the books in good condition which should have no writing in them or be underlined.
(A) Without any writing or underline
(B) Where they should not write or underline anything
(C) Where there should be no writing or underline
(D) Which should not be written or underlined
M. In each of these sentences there are four parts and one of these parts contain error. Find out and mark that part as your answer.
61. Two miles beyond (A)/ that pasture was hundreds (B)/ of cattle including (C)/ some sheep. (D)
62. Is there any difficulties (A) / in disposing of this gorgeous building (B)/ built in such a spacious (C)/ and beautiful campus. (D)
63. Whether you should get married (A)/now or whether you should remain (B)/ single all your life (C)/ are your personal problems. (D)
64. He often says that (A)/ it are these obscene films (B)/ that lead the youth to their moral degradation (C)/ and are responsible for many evils growing in our society. (D)
65. It is noticed that (A)/ the elite class have no soft (B)/ corner for the downtrodden who are the (C)/ real victims of the present social set up. (D)
1. (begins) 2. (are) 3. (were)
2. (is) 5. (is) 6. (was)
3. (has) 8. (was) 9. (expect)
4. (was) 11. (had finished) 12. (would sing)
5. (shall go) 14. (have been) 15. (do not)
6. (heard, blew) 17. (borrowed, remembered) 18. (am saving, will go)
7. (deserted, went) 20. (wished, kept) 21. (should)
8. (must not) 23. (must) 24. (must not)
9. (should) 26. (3) 27. (3)
10. (4) 29. (3) 30. (1)
11. (at) 37. (from) 38. (in)
12. (to) 40. (into) 41. (should)
13. (will) 43. (should) 44. (can)
14. (should) 51. (many) 52. (less)
15. (more) 54. (much) 55. (some)
16. (a) 57. (c) 58. (d)
17. (a) 60. (b) 61. (B)
18. (A) 63. (D) 64. (B)
1. Here begins the chapter on Environmental Pollution.
2. My spectacles are very costly.
3. A large number of people were present.
4. The wages of sin is death.
5. The majority of the applicants is girls.
6. If I was rich, I would buy a plane.
7. My friend with all the members of his family has come.
8. The thief, and not his sons, was guilty.
9. Both Ritu and Neetu expect to get an employment.
10. The monitor as well as the boys was punished for misbehavior.
11. She had finished the work before I went to her house.
12. If I were a nightingale I would sing day and night.
13. If you come to my house, we shall go together.
14. We have been here for two days.
15. In Spain women usually do not hats.
16. You heard the wind? It blew very strongly tonight.
17. She always borrowed from me and never remembered to pay me back.
18. I am saving up because I will go abroad in November.
19. This book is about a man who deserted his family and went to live on a Pacific Island.
20. I wished the dog would lie down. It kept jumping on my lap.
21. We should always learn to respect our elders.
22. Visitors must not tease the animals in the zoo.
23. Everyone must die one day.
24. You must not touch this live wire.
25. 'Give me a lift/ 'Why should I?'
26. (3) There is a condition in the sentence. The answer can be yes or no as the reply is uncertain. Hence, you have to use 'whether' as conjunction.
27. (3) It is also a condition. Because of illness, one cannot go. Hence, the correct option will be 'As'.
28. (4) Either one is a friend or a foe. Any of the two noun will be the answer. Therefore, use 'and'.
29. (3) Someone is sorry for what -the reason that he could not pass. Hence, 'for' is the correct conjunction here.
30. (1) There is a condition. if one is allowed than he can do the work. Therefore, the answer should be choice (1).
31. The boys tell the teacher that they can't do without his help.
32. She told me that she was to help me.
33. He told me that he helped me because I was a good man.
34. The boys exclaimed with joy that they had won the match.
35. He refused to lend him any money.
36. Rice sells at Rs. 40/- a kilogram.
37. He died from loss of blood.
38. He takes pride in his work.
39. I am willing to agree to your suggestion.
40. She went hurriedly into the room.
Milk is a complete food, full of vitamins and proteins. Children should (41) drink it regularly otherwise they will (42) suffer from under-nourishment. Elders should (43) also take it but those who can (44) not afford it should take pulses, fruits and vegetables as an alternative. We should (45) purchase milk of good quality from milk booths opened by the government.
46. I was gifted a watch on my birthday.
47. He was refused admission.
48. By whom are you taught English?
49. It seemed the speaker was to be confused by the opposition party.
50. It is time for money to be collected for picnic.
51. I have read many of Shakespeare's dramas. (much / many)
52. You devote less time to your studies. (little / less)
53. Will you give me much money? (much / more)
54. Much work is yet to be done. (much / many)
55. There is little water in this bottle. (little / some)
56. (A) The correct option will be if it is used wisely. The sentence states a condition and therefore, there should be the usage of IF.
57. (C) It states about two qualities of Mahatma Gandhi - a peace lover and being a lawyer. Therefore, to state both these principles, the option A lover of peace as well as once a lawyer is suitable to replace the bold portion in the sentence.
58. (D) The sentence is a conditional sentence and therefore, the correct option will be As it was a hot day.
59. (A) The correct option will be circulated around his small town, as around means surrounding, while round means shaped like a circle or a ball. Therefore, the first option is the correct one.
60. (B) It states about two thing - not writing and underlining on the library books. Therefore, the appropriate option will be where they should not write or underline anything.
61. (B) Instead of 'was', it will be 'were' because, the subject in the sentence is 'hundreds of cattle' and not 'pasture'. Remember that, in a sentence beginning with an adverb, the verb is placed before the subject and also is ruled by the number and person of that subject.
Look at the example below.
(i) Seldom does she come to see me. (Adverb Sing. Verb Sing. Subject)
(ii) Seldom do they come to see me. (Adverb Plural Verb Plural Subject)
(iii) Outside the building was parked a motorcycle. (Adverb Sing. Verb Sing. Subject)
(iv) Outside the building were parked two motorcycles. (Adverb Plural Verb Plural subject)
In sentences (i) and (ii) above, 'seldom' is adverb of frequency (also called adverb of number). In these two sentences, subjects 'he' and 'they' are followed by 'does' and 'do', respectively. Similarly, sentences (iii) and (iv) begins with 'Outside', which is an adverb of place. The subjects of these sentences in order are: 'a motorcycle' and 'two motorcycles' and as per rule, 'was' and 'were' are used, respectively.
62. (A) 'are' will be used instead of 'is', because, the main subject in the sentence is 'difficulties'. Remember that, when 'There' and 'It' are used in the form of introductory subjects, 'There' always takes the verb according to the number and person of the noun that comes after it. Look at the example below.
(i) There was a lion in the jungle. (Sing. Verb Sing. Noun)
(ii) There were five lions in the jungle. (Plural Verb Plural Noun)
But, do remember that, 'It' always takes verb according to its number and person. 'lt' is a personal pronoun of third person singular number. Therefore, in primary auxiliaries, only is / was / has / does is used with it. Look at the examples below.
(i) It is I.
(ii) It is they.
(iii) It was Madhav rao and Chinchankar.
63. (D) Instead of 'are', you have to use 'is'. Because, here two clauses are joined with 'or'. Remember that, a clause is equivalent to a singular noun, and when two singular nouns are joined with 'or', then it always takes a singular verb.
64. (B) Instead of 'are', 'is' will be used; because, the subject of that clause is 'it'.
65. (B) Instead of 'have', you should use 'has'. This is because, the elite class, the middle class, etc. are collective noun, which takes singular noun.
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