Integrated Grammar Practice for Class 9 | Questions From CBSE Papers

Exercise 1

Read the conversation given below and complete the paragraph that follows.

Ganga: How did you spend your holidays?
Gautham: I went for cricket coaching. What did you do?
Ganga: I went for the NTSC coaching classes.
Gautham: At least during the holidays you could have enjoyed yourself.
Ganga: I enjoyed going for the coaching classes.

Ganga asked Gautham (a) ………………… holidays. Gautham said that (b) ………………. Cricket coaching and wanted to know (c) ………………. during the holidays. When Ganga told him that she had gone for NTSC coaching classes, Gautham told her that she could have enjoyed herself during the holidays. Ganga replied that (d) ……………….. the coaching classes.

Solution

Ganga asked Gautham (a) how he had spent his holidays. Gautham said that (b) he had gone for cricket coaching and wanted to know (c) what Ganga had done during the holidays. When Ganga told him that she had gone for NTSC coaching classes, Gautham told her that she could have enjoyed herself during the holidays. Ganga replied that (d) she had enjoyed going for the coaching classes.

Exercise 2

Complete the following passage with the most appropriate words from the options given.

An ATM, or Automated Teller is (a) …………………….. (a, an, the, no word) simple machine which (b) ……………. (acting, acted, acts, is acted) as an extension of a bank even (c) …………….. (as, which, when, where) the bank is closed. The machine (d) …………… (was, is, has been, should be) usually placed (e) …………….. (at, of, in, on) a small room with a security guard stationed outside. You can (f) ……………… (withdraw, withdrawal, withdrawn, withdrew) money from your account, deposit cheques, order (g) …………….. (a, an, the, no word) cheque book, get (h) ………………….. (my, our, somebody’s, your) account statements etc. The ATMs work round the year 24 hours a day.

Solution

An ATM, or Automated Teller is (a) a simple machine which (b) acts as an extension of a bank even (c) when the bank is closed. The machine (d) is usually placed (e) in a small room with a security guard stationed outside. You can (f) withdraw money from your account, deposit cheques, order (g) a cheque book, get (h) your account statements etc. The ATMs work round the year 24 hours a day.

Exercise 3

On the basis of the newspaper headlines given, complete the sentences with the options give below each.

(a) China Develops Medical Robot

A Polytechnic University in China ………………… that can conduct surgeries.

i) have developed a medical robot
ii) has developed a medical robot
iii) is developing a medical robot
iv) will be developing a medical robot

(b) Bomb Blast Kills 17 Soldiers

A bomb blast in the cantonment area of Islamabad ……………………

i) killed 17 soldiers
ii) has killed 17 soldiers
iii) had killed 17 soldiers
iv) have killed 17 soldiers

(c) Suchitra Sen in Hospital

Bengali actress, Suchitra Sen …………………. with high blood pressure and fever.

i) was admitted into hospital
ii) is admitted into hospital
iii) had been admitted into hospital

iv) has been admitted into hospital

Answers

a) has developed a medical robot; b) has killed 17 soldiers; c) has been admitted into hospital

Exercise 4

Rearrange the following words and phrases to make meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example.

(a) where / unproductive work / check / you are / in / wasting time

(b) self-study / availability of time / for / check
(c) to complete / you need / judge / the syllabus / how much time
(d) for / allocate time / as per / different subjects / the need

Answers

(a) Check where you are wasting time in unproductive work.
(b) Check availability of time for self-study.
(c) Judge how much time you need to complete the syllabus.
(d) Allocate time for different subjects as per the need.

Exercise 5

The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word you have supplied.

Newton had a little dog name Diamond name                                                 (incorrect) / named (correct)
One day when he is fifty years                                                                            (a)
old, he went out of his room, left the                                                                (b)
dog asleep. On the table lie his                                                                           (c)
papers. They contained all the discovery which                                             (d)
he had made while the last twenty years. When                                             (e)
he was gone, down rose little Diamond. He                                                     (f)
jumped upon the table and overthrow the lighted                                          (g)
candle. The papers caught fire. They were reduce                                           (h)
to a heap of ashes.

Answers

One day when he is fifty years                                                                              (a) is / was
old, he went out of his room, left the                                                                  (b) left / leaving
dog asleep. On the table lie his                                                                             (c) lie / lay
papers. They contained all the discovery which                                               (d) discovery / discoveries
he had made while the last twenty years. When                                               (e) while / during
he was gone, down rose little Diamond. He                                                       (f) down / up
jumped upon the table and overthrow the lighted                                           (g) overthrow / overthrew
candle. The papers caught fire. They were reduce                                            (h) reduce / reduced
to a heap of ashes.

Exercise 6

Read the following conversation carefully and complete the following passage.

Ruby: Raj, how is your knee today? Is it still giving trouble?
Raj: No. It feels a lot better today. I went to a doctor and he told me it was only a pulled ligament. I should be fine for Saturday’s game.
Ruby: Great. But why don’t you take it easy today? Maybe just practice throwing. Don’t do any running.
Raj: OK.

Ruby asked Raj (a) ……………… and if it was still giving him trouble. Raj replied that (b) ……………. He told him that he had gone to the doctor, who (c) …………….. that it was only a pulled ligament. He (d) …………….. for Saturday’s game. Ruby then suggested that he should take in easy that day and just practice throwing and not do any running.

Solution

Ruby asked Raj (a) how his knee was that day and if it was still giving him trouble. Raj replied that (b) he felt a lot better that day. He told her that he had gone to the doctor, who (c) had told that it was only a pulled ligament. He (d) added that he would be fine for Saturday’s game. Ruby then suggested that he should take it easy that day and just practice throwing and not do any running.

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