Grammar Worksheet VI: NBSE Class 9 English solved

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Active and passive voice

I. Transform these statements from active to passive.

1. They teach  young children in that school

2. They built that skyscraper last year.

3. We will finish our syllabus in March.

4. They repaired the building last year.

5. The students were writing their exams when I reached the hall.

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II. Fill in the blanks with the correct word/phrase.

1. My sister ____ by the awesome news today.

(a) delighted 
(b) was delighted

2. I _____ ever since I was 18.

(a) have been driving 
(b) have been driving

3. A new book____ by Head word next year.

(a) will publish 
(b) will be published

4. When the police arrived, the thief_____

(a) had been captured by the people
(b) had captured by the people

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III. Expand the following headlines using passive verb form

1. Gang of thieves nabbed  

2. Bank robbery bid foiled

3. Murderer arrested

4. Fingerprints lead to the busting of a burglar gang.

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Transitive and intransitive verbs

I. State whether the verb is transitive or intransitive.

1. The students play football

2. The students play carom quietly.

3. The hawker is selling vegetables.

4. The hawker is selling this morning.

5. Have Renu and Rinky lift their  books

6. Have Renu and Rinky left yet?

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II. Identify the transitive action verb and its object in each sentence below. One has been done for you.

SentenceVerbobject
I have your notebook for writinghavenotebook
The firefighter rescued the child from the building.
After studying, I enjoyed tennis.
The officer ordered his troops to march on
We named the naughty boys.
I wrote a letter.
They ate the potatoes quickly

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III. Match these objects to their appropriate subject and verbs that are given below. One has been done for you.

Subjectverbobject
HereceivedA wound
HeinflictedThe weight
HeliftedHer parents
shefearsher childhood
sheremembersthe prize

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IV. Tick the verb in each sentence and decide if it is transitive or intransitive.

1. Imagined a world full of fairies and angles.

2. I go for a jog every morning

3. The tsunami destroyed the coastal region.

4. My mother washes clothes every day.

5. We talked about the movie all evening..

6. I laid the chair for my grandmother.

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V. Complete the following sentences by inserting the correct from of the words ‘lie’ and ‘lay’

1. She will ____ the table for the guest.

2. You should ____ down and rest.

3. I can’t find my spectacles. Did you ____ them on the table?

4. He had ____ near the fire all evening

5. The coach had already ____ the rules of the game.

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VI. Fill in each blank with the correct word as given in the brackets.

1. My father works ____ to support the family.(hard/hardly)

2. The lion turned around and looked at him ____ (fiercely/fierce)

3. I tried to keep my friend ____ and happy. (cheerful/cheerfully)

4. The teacher spoke some what ____.(impatiently/ impatient)

5. The audience was ____ (high/highly) impress with the dance performance.

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VII. Fill in the banks with most appropriate words to complete each of the sentences 

1. The little puppies ____ their milk bowl.

2. Raja and Rani ____ into their chariot.

3. I always ____ indoor games.

4. I like ____ to Classical music

5. He ____ slowly down the street on his crutches.

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VIII. State whether the verbs in the following sentences are transitive or intransitive.

1. The boy stood on his bed.

2. He then fell asleep.

3. I saw the boy.

4. He was an Indian

5. The windows broke in the storm

6. The beautiful locket hung from a golden chain.

7. Margaret angrily threw the book.

8. The cow jumped over the moon.

9. A man answered the door bell.

10. He shuddered at the sight of the lion.

11. The dog chewed  his bone.

12. Janvi dressed before the dance

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IX. Transform the following active sentences into passive form.

1. The country elects its government.

2. All of us love watching cricket.

3. The burglar buried the treasure.

4. The huge dog grabbed the lamb.

5. Jenny examined the flowers in her garden.

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X. Transform the following passive sentences into active from

1. The students were punished by the teacher.

2. The letter was written by Rahul.

3. Many devices that greatly influenced life around the world were developed by Thomas Edison.

4. The trophy was won by the Indian team.

5. The difficult role was played well by a new actor.

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XI. Identify the underlined part of speech.

1. The security guard ran behind the thief.
a. transitive verb
b. intransitive verb
c. linking verb
d. auxiliary verb

2. The coach told the players, ‘Do your best, and you’ll win’.
a. transitive verb
b. intransitive verb
c. linking verb
d. auxiliary verb

3. He would write to me if he needed help

a. transitive verb
b. intransitive verb
c. linking verb
d. auxiliary verb

4. Gaurav is running the marathon next week.
a. transitive verb
b. intransitive verb
c. linking verb
d. auxiliary verb

5. The teachers are teaching students in their classroom.
a. transitive verb 
b. intransitive verb
c. linking verb
d. auxiliary verb

6. Geeta became impatient when the children continued to disturb her.
a. transitive verb
b. intransitive verb
c. linking verb
d. auxiliary verb

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Direct and Indirect speech

I. Read the conversation below and complete the paragraph in reported speech.

‘What do you want, young woman? Gabriel’s mother asked her.

‘One of my hens flew across the fence this morning. Did it not lay an egg here?’

The old woman’s reply was not very polite. We didn’t see anything of it,’she said. ‘We collect our own eggs and have no need for other people’s eggs. And we don’t go looking for eggs in other people’s yards!’

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II. Read the conversation below and complete the paragraph in reported speech.

Peacock: Have you ever seen such feathers?
Monkey: Never!
Peacock: Have you seen such a beautiful tail?
Monkey: No, never!
Peacock: Have you ever heard such a sweet voice?
Monkey: No! And I have never seen such a proud fool!

The peacock asked the monkey if he had ever seen such feathers. The monkey said he had never seen. The peacock then asked if he had seen such a beautiful tail. The monkey answer remained the same. When the peacock again questioned if he had ever heard such a sweet voice, the Monkey replied he had n’t and added that he had never seen such a proud fool, as well

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III. Change the Indirect speech into Direct speech.

Once there was a wicked fairy in the Northern land. She was always unhappy and wanted to make others unhappy. So she stole the baby daughter of the king of Northern land and hid her somewhere. But in the Northern Land, there were three good fairies also. They said when the lovely princess would be fifteen years old,’ a prince with a true heart would come. He would find her and set her free.

The Wicked fairy said that there was no such prince anywhere on the earth. So the good fairies replied that in that case the prince would come from the moon or the other planets. He would come from somewhere, and set the princess free.

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IV. Read the letter and report the contents to a friend by filling in the blanks.

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse were cousins. They often wrote to each other. One day, the Country Mouse got this letter from his cousin.

Pantry Cupboard
Adjoining Kitchen
3- The Mall
Mumbai

11 March 2150

Dear cousin,

I have been ill with a cough and my doctor feels I need a holiday. He has asked me to spend a week in the countryside May I please stay with you?

With warm regards,
Yours affectionately,
Town cousin

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V. Convert the following lines from indirect to direct speech by filling in the blanks.

1. The doctor told them to turn off their mobile phones.
The doctor said, ‘____ mobile phones.’

2. Mani asked whether he could go for a walk in the nearby park.
Mani said, ‘____ park?’

3. Sita said that she had already seen the film twice.
Sita said, ‘____ already seen the film twice.’

4. Vivek apologized for reaching late  and explained that he was stuck in a jam for an hour.
Vivek said, ‘I’m ____ for an hour.’

5. The policeman demanded their licence because they were driving recklessly.
The policeman said, ‘Give me ____ driving recklessly.  

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VI. Fill in the blanks on the basis of your understanding of the comic strip.

Molly saw her brother Jack carrying a huge fish. She asked her husband, Moose,to ____ brother as ____ like ____ alone. Moose peeped out of the window to see Jack on the table with pets. He exclaimed ____ alone.

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