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Too…to… and so…that…

Study the following sentence. I was too angry to speak. This means the same as: I was so angry that I could not speak. Rewrite the following sentences using so…that… 1. I was too...

Using ought to and should

The words ought to and should have the same meaning. Study the following sentence. What ought I to do? This means the same as? What should I do? Rewrite the following sentences using ‘ought...

Making negative commands

Study the following sentence. It is a command. Go there. We can convert this into a negative command by putting ‘don’t’ at the beginning. Don’t go there. More examples are given below. Go near...

Confident and confidant

These words are often confused.  A confidant is a trusty companion, or intimate friend. You can confide your personal thoughts and feelings to your confidant. The feminine gender of this word is confidante. You...

Conscience and conscious

Conscience means moral sense, ethical feelings or one’s sense of right and wrong. His conscience wouldn’t let him steal. Note that conscience is spelled with science at the end. Conscience is a noun; conscious...

Contemptible and contemptuous

Many people confuse the words contemptible and contemptuous. Contemptible means despicable. If something is contemptible, it is deserving of contempt.  Spreading gossip is contemptible.  All terrorists are contemptible.  Contemptuous means feeling contempt for someone...

CBSE Class 10 vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. Choose your answers from the options given below. (consequence, connotations, construe, consolation, conservation, consternation, conspiracy, contaminated, contingency, constitutional) 1. While the speech wasn’t openly...

Congenital and hereditary

The words congenital and hereditary are often confused. They have slightly different meanings. Congenital means those traits, marks or defects that one develops before or during birth. Congenital defects, for example, are not inherited...

Vocabulary worksheet for CBSE class 10

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. The lovers get united at the ………………… of the play. (conclude) 2. The ………………… of the plan occurred...

Rewrite using nor

Study the pair of sentences given below. I had never tasted wine. And my brother had never tasted wine. We can express the same idea in another way. I had never tasted wine. Nor...