Grammar Worksheet II: NBSE Class 9 English solved

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Prepositions

I. Fill in the correct preposition in each of the sentences.

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1. They went ___ a party in the evening. 
2. Awards were given ____ the match. 
3. He won the race ____ time. 
4. Susie went ____ the theatre. 
5. She walked ____ the road. 
6. I walked ____ her but she walked away. 
7. I was there ____ time. 
8. The cat crawled ____ the bed.

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II. Look at the picture given. Fill in the correct prepositions. 

1. The students are ____ (in/at/on) the class. There is a pen stand ____ (on/over/around) the teacher’s table with a few pens ____ (in/on/ through) it. The students are sitting ____ (on/at/over) the chairs. They are sitting ____ (behind/on/at) the desks. Some of them have pencils ____ (in/on/inside) their hands.

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2. I think this room belongs to a youngster who is fond of stuffed toys. There is one toy rabbit ____ (in/inside/at) the cupboard and one ____ (on/over/at) the floor. He has thrown his trousers carelessly ____  (over/on/up) the back of the chair. Even the mouse of the computer is ____ (on/over/at) the chair. The laptop and a watch have been left ____ (on/over/around) the floor. There is a ‘do not disturb’ sign ____ (at/on/to) the door. The green pullover is hanging ____ (from/above/ on) the upper part of the bed.

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III. Map reading

1. There is a toy store ____ (on/in/around) the Jai Singh Road.
2. It is ____ (between/middle/in) the music store and a restaurant.|
3. There is a hospital ____ (behind/in front of/next) to the bookstore.
4. On Rouse Avenue, the shop ____ (adjoining/opposite/ by) the supermarket is the pet shop.
5. The flower shop is ____ (near/adjacent/across) the bank. 
6. Jai Singh Road is in the ____ (middle/near/among) of Ashoka Street and Rouse Avenue.

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Adjectives

I. Tick the correct choice to fill in the blanks. 

1. Liza has ____ hair.

a) long, black, straight
b) long, straight, black
c) black, long, straight

2. Liza was wearing ____ in her hair.

a) nice, red, bow
b) nice, bow, red
c) bow, nice, red 

3. Liza was wearing a ____ frock.

a) beautiful, new, pink
b) new, beautiful, pink 
c) beautiful, pink, new 

4. Liza is carrying a ____ purse.

a) pretty, yellow, striped 
b) pretty, striped, yellow 
c) yellow, pretty, striped 

5. Liza is wearing ____ shoes.

a) pink, leather, high, heeled 
b) pink, high heeled, leather 
c) leather, pink, high, heeled 

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III. Reorder the adjectives correctly to make meaningful sentences.

(a) my/neighbour’s/baby/black/large/beautiful/eyes/has 
(b) friend/new/video/exciting/game/my/has/a 
(c) dad/ink/new/Chinese/pen/has/Parker/a 
(d) mean/old/ugly/witch/imprisoned/a/man/old/wise/an 
(e) has/pink/Liza/high/heeled/expensive/shoes. 

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Adverb

I. Underline the adverbs and mention what kind of adverbs they are. There may be more than one adverb in a sentence. 

1. The poor child looked on hungrily
2. There will soon be elections in India. 
3. Saina Nehwal practises hard every day.
4. They were making a plan secretly.
5. He hit the ball out of the ground.
6. The ball was lost somewhere in the bushes.
7. The children followed the instructions obediently
8. He ran up and down the stairs many times
9. You can come to my house now or later.
10. She danced well yesterday

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II. You can reverse the meaning of a sentence using the opposite adverb.

1. She smiled sweetly at the stranger.
2. The boy wrote the note very nervously.
3. The teacher very politely asked him to shut the door. 
4. The students watched the match happily.
5. The city was densely populated.

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III. Fill in the blanks with adjectives in the positive, comparative or superlative degree. Choose from the box below.

neargoodfargood
coldmuchrichdifficult
powerfulfewlatelittle
sweetoldyoungelder

1. How is Hari? I know he has been ill. Is he ____ now?
2. Rita and Angel were adjudged the ____ speakers in the debate. 
3. Bill Gates is one of the ____ men in the world.
4. Siberia is one of the ____ places on earth.
5. Yudhishthira was the ____ of the Pandavas.
6. ____ people attended the meeting today than yesterday.
7. We had ____ hope of finding the money we had lost.
8. She does not have ____ patience.
9. The earlier Mughals were some of the ____ kings of India.
10. Rajiv Gandhi was the ____ Prime Minister India has had so far.
11. We filed a complaint at the ____ police station.
12. Have you seen the ____ Aamir Khan movie?
13. This was the ____ exercise in the book.
14. Which is ____, sugar or honey?
15. They have travelled the ____, distance to attend this meeting.

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IV. Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets. One has been done for you as an example.

Rahul’s answer seemed correct. He could define the terms correctly. (correctly, correct)

1. The students worked noisily. The teacher criticized them for being ____. (noisy, noisily)
2. She ____ adjusted to any situation because she was ____ to learn the ropes. (quickly, quick)
3. The mason measured the area ____ (exact, exactly). Therefore he was able to execute the plan ____. (perfectly, perfect). He said, ‘I had ____ (exact, exactly) measurements.’
4. The graveyard, especially during the night, was ____ (scary, scarily). The stillness of the graveyard was particularly ____ (scary, scarily).
5. The behaviour of the students was ____. The teacher said, ‘You are ____ behaved.’ (badly, bad).
6. Mita said it was ____ to go out alone. The number of criminals has increased ____.(dangerous, dangerously)
7. It was ____ to swim in the lake. The children swam ashore ____. (easy, easily)
8. She performed ____. The people said it was a ____ performance. (brilliant, brilliantly)
9. The Taj looked ____ in the moonlight. It stood ____ on the banks of the Yamuna. (magnificent, magnificently)
10. Her voice sounds ____. She sang the song ____. (melodious, melodiously)
11. She wrote a ____ story. The teacher said it was written ____. (beautifully, beautiful)
12. He took very ____ decisions. In fact he always acted very ____. (sensible, sensibly)
13. My sister wrote very ____ for the exam. I always knew she is a ____ writer. (slow, slowly)
14. Talk ____. Don’t disturb everyone. People say Mita talks ____. (softly, soft)
15. The material used for the building is very ____. My aunt treats us ____. (good, well)
16. You must work hard ____. ____ work will always pay. (regular, regularly)
17. Our teacher is ____. She deals with us very ____. (strictly, strict)
18. The mechanic’s tools were ____ (well, good). The foreman said that his work was ____l (good, well) done.
19. She worked ____ at making her project. She has always been a ____ (diligent, diligently) worker.
20. I find this novel very ____. It was ____ written. (interesting, interestingly)

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Prefix & Suffix

I. Read the following sentences and write whether the letters in bold are suffixes or prefixes.

1. He wanted to imprison a fearful monster. 
2. They would be flying to freedom together.
3. He held up a beautiful pair of wings. 

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II. Join the prefixes in column A with the words in column B to form meaningful words. Then, use these words to fill the blanks that follow.

Column AColumn B
prelock
disvisible
unplace
incover
misview

1. To be the first to see something ____ 
2. That which cannot be seen ____
3. To lose something ____
4. Done with a key ____
5. A clip from a film shown before the film comes out ____

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III. Join the suffixes given in column B with the words in column A to form meaningful words. Then, use these words to fill in the blanks that follow.

Column AColumn B
backist
artous
suitward
harmable
humourless

1. One who cannot do any damage 
2. One who likes to draw and paint pictures 
3. Right or appropriate 
4. That which makes us laugh 
5. In the opposite direction

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IV. Add prefixes and suffixes to the following words to make new words.

Root wordPrefixSuffix
familiar
patient
regular
popular
rail
pack
comfort

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V. This is the school Harry Potter went to. Fill the blanks by adding suitable suffixes/prefixes given in the box to the words in the brackets.

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Hogwarts is ____ (locate) somewhere in Scotland. The school has ____ (vary) charms and spells that make it ____ (possible) or a non-magic person to locate it. The castle has extensive grounds with sloping lawns, flowerbeds and vegetable patches, a lake, a ____ (forbid) Forest, several greenhouses and other outbuildings. Some rooms in the school ‘move around,’ and so do the stairs in the grand staircase.

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VI. Study the following table that gives the prefixes and an example using each prefix. Deduce the meaning of the prefix and write another word using the prefix.

manyhalftwobeforeMore than
againnotacrossbadfar
PrefixMeaningWord IWord II
telefartelephonetelepathy
mismisbehave
polypolygon
diadiameter
semisemiconscious
bibicycle
nonnonsense
overover enthusiastic
prepreschool
reregain

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VII. Unscramble the words and underline the prefix/suffix. One has been done for you.

full of helphplfulehelpful
half of a spheremiseirccle
to fail to noticeveorkloo
build againuidlber
without any fearnadfairu
full of cheerhcereflu
that which is of no significancetrmniupotan
make againkeamer
not of the earthlxrteatereastrri
one who helpsperleh
not usedsuenud

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