Class 9 Integrated Grammar Practice | Questions From CBSE Papers

Exercise 1

Complete the passage given below by choosing the correct alternatives from the ones that follow:

As a small boy, I used to play cricket with my mother. She used to bowl (a) …………….. me in a small room in our house. There was (b) …………. space so she would kneel and throw the ball gently to (c) …………… Once I hit hard and hit her (d) ………….. the nose. It started bleeding and I was frightened.

(a) i) for; ii) at; iii) over; iv) to
(b) i) few; ii) little; iii) hardly; iv) any
(c) i) her; ii) me; iii) us; iv) them
(d) i) in; ii) for; iii) on; iv) into

Solution

As a small boy, I used to play cricket with my mother. She used to bowl (a) to me in a small room in our house. There was (b) little space so she would kneel and throw the ball gently to (c) me. Once I hit hard and hit her (d) on the nose. It started bleeding and I was frightened.

Exercise 2

Rearrange the following words or phrases to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done for you.

a) railway station / my parents / one evening / along with / to the / I went
b) crowd at / counter / there was / the ticket / a huge
(c) their voices / at the / the hawkers / top of / were shouting
(d) arrived / started / compartment / the passengers / from one / running / to another / the train / and

Solution

a) One evening I went along with my parents to the railway station.
b) There was a huge crowd at the ticket counter.
(c) The hawkers were shouting at the top of their voices.
(d) The train arrived and the passengers started running from one compartment to another.

Exercise 3

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write it along with the correction in the answer sheet. The first one has been done for you as an example.

During a summer holidays I accompanied my                                             a (incorrect) / the (correct)
friend from his village. It was a small place consisting                         (a)
of about 200 houses. The villagers are simple people                           (b)
and very hospitable. The natural scenery or fresh                                  (c)
air were very soothing. I stayed here for three days                               (d)
and enjoyed myself in the lap of nature

Answers

During a summer holidays I accompanied my                                             a (incorrect) / the (correct)
friend from his village. It was a small place consisting                        (a) from / to
of about 200 houses. The villagers are simple people                          (b) are / were
and very hospitable. The natural scenery or fresh                                (c) or / and
air were very soothing. I stayed here for three days                             (d) here / there
and enjoyed myself in the lap of nature

Exercise 4

During the Book Week celebrations in your school you were asked to speak on the importance of books. You made the following notes. Complete the paragraph that follows:

Notes

  • Increases knowledge
  • Widens outlook
  • Relax mind when under stress
  • Make us cultured and refined

By reading books our knowledge (a) ………………. Reading also helps us in (b) ………………… our outlook on life. Reading books also provides us with (c) …………….. especially when we are under stress. Books are also instrumental in (d) ……………. us cultured and refined.

Solution

By reading books our knowledge (a) increases. Reading also helps us in (b) widening our outlook on life. Reading books also provides us with (c) relaxation especially when we are under stress. Books are also instrumental in (d) making us cultured and refined.

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