Grammar Worksheet V: NBSE Class 9 English solved

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Finite verbs and non-finite verbs

I. State whether the following verbs are finite or non-finite. 

1. Riya walks to school everyday.

2. They have to run to the playground.

3. The teacher gave him an amused look. 

4. I was eating dinner when the bell rang.

5. We found her dancing on the stage.

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II. Find out the finite and non-finite verbs in the sentences given below.

1. He gave me a book to read.

2. It was a delight to hear her sing.

3. I want to try some new dishes.

4. He was about to sleep.

5. It is time to eat

6. He was sleeping on a torn sheet 

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III. Fill in the blanks with the gerunds of the verbs in the box.

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1. I like ____ in the park each morning. 

2. She likes ____. her homework. 

3. I like ____ in the winter sun. 

4. ____ is the quickest means of travel.

5. She likes ____ before she sleeps.

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IV. Write these sentences changing the verbs into gerunds.

1. I like (bake) ____ cakes.

2. I like (get up) ____ early in the morning.

3. I love (sit) ____ and (gaze) ____ at the stars.

4. ____ (watch) fishes swim is very refreshing. 

5. I think it’s time to stop (play) ____ silly pranks.

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V. Rewrite these sentences starting with a gerund. 

1. It is not a good habit to smoke.

2. It is not good to be punished.

3. You are not allowed to walk on the grass.

4. You are not permitted to talk in the doctor’s waiting room.

5. It is cheaper to grow your own food. 

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VI. Complete the sentences using the correct form of the verb in the box.

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1. She learnt ____ when she was 5 years.

2. I tried ____ you but there was no response

3. My teacher agreed ____ to my problem.

4. Did you forget ____ your bag back from school? 

5. They refused ____ the plane.

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VII. Complete the sentences so that they describe the situation correctly.

1. It is late. I think nobody is awake.

2. It rained through the night. I’ll not go to school. 

3. I had a lot of trouble. The baby cried for two hours. 

4. I didn’t sleep well last night. The phone rang all the time.

5. I missed the movie. I waited for an important call.

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VIII. Use either ‘to’ or ‘-ing’.

1. The teacher said, ‘Please work hard’.

2. I asked Mani for a book. He refused.

3. I dream to became a celebrity one day.

4. Neel: ‘I don’t mind carrying your bag. 

5. How about watching a match tomorrow?

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IX. Add ‘go’ to the verbs given below and fill in the blanks. Use ‘for’, ‘to’, ‘on’, ‘ing’ if required.

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1. I’m bored. Why don’t we ____? 

2. Radhika has ____ for her mother’s birthday present. 

3. What time are you ____ tomorrow? 

4. I’m ____ Do you need something before I leave? 

5. Let’s ____ before dinner. I need to stretch my legs. 

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X. Fill in the blanks with how, what, who, whether, where with one of the verbs in the box below.

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1. I wonder ____ these library books. They are not very interesting.

2. He is a brilliant singer. But nobody taught him ____

3. I was surprised because I could not understand ____

4. I haven’t decided ____ school or miss it.

5. Do you know ____ your pulse?

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XI. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb.

1. I saw the thief ____ my room. (enter)

2. The thief tried ____ my room. (enter)

3. I saw the baker ____ cakes. (sell)

4. I would rather work hard than ____ such humiliation. (bear)

5. ____ abuses is a bad habit. (hurl)

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XII. Fill in the blanks with appropriate forms of the verbs in the brackets.

The Right of Children to Free and compulsory Education Act was passed ____ (help) educate the poor children in the country. ____ (pass) the law would help every child get education in a school in the neighbourhood. It aims at ____ (benefit) children who do not go to school at present. It is hoped that the law will help ____. (educate) the children, who have either dropped out from schools or have been to any educational institution.

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Phrase, Clause, and Sentence

I. Identify the following groups of words as phrase, independent clause or dependent clause.

1. the exams are scheduled for some time now

2. therefore, we have to reach home

3. since we have no food left

4. nevertheless, I decided to move on

5. even though I didn’t know him

6. and we were supposed to practise the sport

7. for the night was dark and scary

8. then the drizzling started

9. the tsunami caused huge destruction

10. for coming late. 

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II. The following sentences have two clauses. One is in italics and the other in roman. Which one is the dependent clause?

1. If you don’t leave on time, you won’t be able to meet him.

2. I’ll go and meet him, while you are working. 

3. After you return from school, you’ll like to take some rest. 

4. If you want to sleep, I’ll turn off the television.

5. Since you have visited this city after long, you may not remember the roads.

6. Until he apologizes to me for his rude behavior, I refuse to be friendly with him.

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III. Match the columns to make meaningful sentences.

I have been finding it very difficult to walkbefore the bell rang
The teacher was waitingafter we finished our dinner
We went for a picnicI enjoy sitting and reading with a hot cup of coffee
We watched TVafter the play got over
When it is rainingafter my accident
We went homealthough it was raining

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IV. Put the conjunctions provided in the box in appropriate blanks of each sentence below.

Reason Time Contrast Condition 
because before, whilealthoughIf, unless
when 
after

1. Wait for her call ____ you leave for the station.

2. We cancelled our tickets for the movie ____ some guests had arrived.

3. My neighbours were having a party ____ I was trying to sleep.

4. He wasn’t at home ____ I called.

5. I will go out to play ____ I finish my dance practice.

6. Raja will be happy ____ he wins the lottery.

7. I will not go to the market ____ you want to go.

8. I don’t get along with him ____ we have shared a room in the hostel.

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V. Fill in the blanks with groups of words in the box below.

because it is swelteringwhere you left them last night
if you’re going for a walkI’ll be completing my assignment 
if you do the cookingIf i get a job in your company

1. Don’t bother me in the evening, ____

2. ____ I’ll wash the dishes.

3. ____ will you let the cat outside?

4. ____ I’d quit this one.

5. We’ll sit under these sun umbrella ____

6. Your books are still scattered on the dining room table ____

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VI. Combine each of the following sentences into one sentence using an independent and a dependent clause.

1. She hardly ever attends school. She gets terrible grades. 

2. Vikas took notes from the library book. He returned the book to the shelf.

3. You are saying something very interesting. I cannot agree with it.

4. She took driving lessons for a year. She never learnt how to drive.

5. They got a black dog home. They had waited for a year to find a black dog.

6. She finished reading. She switched off the light. 

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Conjunctions or Connectives

I. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate conjunctionsI.

1. I like cats not dogs.
a) and b) since c) but d) for e) Or

2. Neither my mother ____ my father are at home today. 
a) or b) but not  c)and d) nor e) but also

3.______ it rains on Sunday, I will not be able to visit you. 
a) and b) where  c) either d) if e) how

4. This dress was on sale in the shop close to my place____ not in the shopping mall.
a) but b) and c) though d) or e) nor

5. Geeta didn’t get her car repaired_____ she had to walk. 
a) but b) and c) so d) or e) either

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II. Fill in the blanks with these words: because, or, since, until, when, so.

1. Travel was not so easy ____ the wheel was not invented. 

2. I went there ____ I wanted to meet him. 

3. ____ he was a sports person, he had a lot of energy.

4. I will not talk to him ____ he apologizes for his rude behaviour. 

5. Janvi ____ Harmeet has pulled out the plants. 

6. The teacher was irritated ____ the students were misbehaving. 

7. She resigned from her job ____ she’s looking for a new one.

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III. Fill in the blanks with ‘however’ or ‘therefore’.

1. I knew him well ____, I invited him.

2. I don’t like books ____, I like comics.

3. He came to India ____, he didn’t see the Taj Mahal.

4. Susie loved animals ____, she got a pet.

5. He was overweight ____, he didn’t eat much.

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IV. Match the following to combine the two clauses with a suitable conjunction.

Column AConjunctionColumn B
Batman is a hero asstay at home and talk
My bet dog won many prizesand did they see any one around
The little boy didn’t like sports buthe doesn’t know many tricks the green one?
We can go see a moviefor he stop going to the playground for evening
There was no house nearby or my sister stitched it 
The job was not doneand she has no roles
It rained all daynor they took a long break to rest
I cut the clothyet he catches the wrong doers
She is a brilliant actoror there was water logging everywhere

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V. Fill in the blanks with suitable coordinating conjunctions.

1. I did not go to the party ____ my friends were not coming.

2. I will buy the red cycle ____ the blue scooter.

3. They reached the theatre early ____ got my choice of good seats. 

4. I am losing weight ____ I cannot eat too many sweets.

5. Should we leave ____ should we wait for a while longer? 

6. There is nobody in the class ____ the fans are on.

7. I think cats make good pets ____ they are neat and clean. 

8. She had to see the doctor ____ she went anyway.

9. He ran out of money, ____ he couldn’t buy that dress. 

10. I really want to go to work ____ it’s raining hard.

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VI. Join these simple sentences to make compound ones.

1. I haven’t seen Dora lately. I will see her during summer vacation.

2. Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant observer. He is also a great detective.

3. Will Radha wait for you? Will she come home early? 

4. Jones was angry with his children. They are badly behaved.

5. Helen was exhausted. She had been playing golf for four hours.

6. I want to listen to music. I find it relaxing.

7. The Managing Director was holding a press conference. The team was disinterested.

8. On my way home I picked up some fruits. I also paid my bills.

9. My sister did not come for the function. She could not get her flight reservation.

10. I haven’t heard from the University. I am applying for my visa.

11. The mangoes were over ripe. The mangoes tasted good. 

12. I have to be at home. I have to look after my younger brother.

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VII. Underline the conjunctions in the following sentences and write (C) for a coordinating conjunction or (S) for subordinating conjunction

1. You will pass if you work harder.

2. When we reached school, the bell had rung.

3. I waited till my sister finished her breakfast.

4. You will not get respect unless you deserve it.

5. I can’t explain the lesson to you now, for I have no time. 

6. Since you have been reprimanded for this, you shouldn’t repeat it. 

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Complex Sentences

I. Identify the following sentences as simple, compound, or complex.

1. The child walked to the stage, greeted the audience, and began his speech. 

2. The street was full of people.

3. Jigar sang while Doyal danced.

4. Although India has the better cricket team, it lost. 

5. Nakul did brilliantly because he is intelligent and studied hard.

6. I’ve known him since he was a baby.

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II. Combine simple sentences to make complex sentence. 

1. I came home. I had my dinner.

2. We went to see a movie. The movie had started.

3. He’ll be able to maintain good health. He has to keep exercising.

4. They eat at this restaurant. They feel sick then.

5. He ate a very big dinner. He was waiting for the dessert. 

6. The building wasn’t made properly. It collapsed.

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III. Fill in the blanks with subordinating conjunctions and underline the dependent clauses.

1. Cars, ships and buildings were swept away by a wall of water ____ the 8.9 magnitude tremor struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo.

2. A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant, ____ pressure has exceeded normal levels.

3. Thousands of people chose to walk home ____ train services were suspended.

4. ____ it was the most violent earthquake anyone could remember, the crowds were orderly and calm.

5. It was one of the most violent tsunamis, ____ in places carried houses, buildings, boats and cars with it.

6. ____ a tsunami warning extended across the Pacific to North and South America, many other coastal regions were evacuated.

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IV. Combine the sentences to form complex sentences. 

1. His name is Sachin.
He’s a famous sportsperson.
He’s a cricketer.

2. He has a sprawling bungalow in Miami.
It has been designed by the well-known Architect Subroto.

3. He is travelling to the US.
He is going to meet his grandparents.

4. He is our school head boy.
He is the one in red t-shirt.

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V. Reorder the words to form meaningful sentences. 

1. Who is best friend wearing the girl is my white t-shirt 

2. the across which my sister’s is the old house street is 

3. I education go shall for higher well only if I do well

4. earn comfortably so my family can I will live that 

5. I a soldier become want to so that serve the I can country 

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VI. Match the two columns to form meaningful sentences.

1. Although he was illwho defeated last year’s boxing champion
2. He is the manwhere she had left them
3. The film shoot was cancelledafter his son lost his job
4. The teacher found her bookstill he can afford a better one
5. The old man workedhe continued to attend his office.
6. He has to keep his old cat when the makeup artist refused to work.

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Types of Clauses

I. Choose whether the underlined clauses are adjective, adverb or noun clauses.

1. I will not go in the cab that you have hired

2. When the sun shines, we will continue our search. 

3. I would like to know the fears that haunt you through the night

4. Do you remember the dark night, when it snowed through the night?

5. That is what life is all about

6. Even if you come back late, you will find me waiting 

7. Because I love you, I’ll do what you like 

8. As we climbed the Himalayas, we realized how insignificant we were 

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