I. Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that may be necessary but do not change the meaning of any sentence:-
Ans. The student is too ill to take the exam.
Ans. That blazer is not big enough for you.
Ans. The weather was so terrible that we had to cancel our tour.
Ans. You cannot enter the train unless you buy a ticket.
Ans. In spite of heavy rain the general body meeting of the colony took place as planned.
Ans. She is so ill that she cannot go to school.
Ans. Some of the boys in the class are cleverer than Vasu.
Ans. Everyone will agree that she is the toughest contender for the post.
Ans. This certificate is of no use to you.
Ans. Chetan is the fastest runner in our village
Ans. India is larger than most countries
Ans. In spite of my frequent help she never succeeded.
Ans. In spite of the steepness of the climb we continued upward.
Ans. You mustn't smoke in the train.
Ans. It has been raining continuously since yesterday.
Ans. It has been a week since Sunil returned.
Ans. Mohan failed to catch the train as he was late.
Ans. Karthik never reaches school on time.
Ans. I am not so great as he.
Ans. The topic was too difficult to be understood by any one.
Ans. Your offer is acceptable to me.
Ans. Promises are meant to be kept.
Ans. The tea is too hot to drink.
Ans. Unless you are a member you are not allowed into the play ground.
Ans. You have to make a choice between these two dresses.
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II. Fill each blank with a single appropriate word:-
III. Complete the following sentences with a suitable form of word given in the brackets:-
Ans. is ringing
IV. Bring out the difference in the meaning of the following pairs of words, by making sentences of your own:-
Ans. Affect (pretend):- Cold weather affected the crops.
Effect (result):- The hike in petrol price comes into effect from midnight today.
Ans. Ascent (going up):- The ascent of hot gases from the chimney of the factory is very fast.
Assent (agree):- I gave assent to your proposal.
Dissent (differ):- I dissent from your opinion.
Decent (respectable):- Sita is a decent girl.
Ans. Fair (periodical market):- I bought so many books in this year's book fair.
Fare (to get along):- I fared very well in my academic exams
Ans. Peace (opposite of war):- Every citizen wants to live in a world at peace.
Piece (part):- The teacher want a piece of chalk to write on the board.
Ans. Week (a period of seven days):- A week has seven days.
Weak (feeble):- A person with a weak body and weak mind cannot do anything extraordinary in this world.
Ans. Root (of Plant):- Plants have roots to absorb water from the soil.
Route (way taken):- What is the shortest route to reach your school from your house?
Ans. Sole (the under surface of a foot):- The soles my shoes were worn out recently.
Soul (spirit):- Gandhiji was a man of great soul and courage got independence for India.
Ans. Patrol (go round):- The army patrolling the streets in the curfew time in the city.
Petrol (fuel for vehicles):- My car ran short of petrol last night.
Ans. Select (to choose):- My father selected a good T-shirt for me.
Elect (choose by vote):- The members of his party elected him as the President of the party.
Ans. Council (an assembly of persons):- Dr. Chakradhar is a member of the council.
Counsel (advice):- Bose gave good counsel to Bharat.
Ans. Accident (a mishap):- A fatal car accident took place last night on this road.
Incident (an event):- We have witnessed a strange incident in the exhibition ground last night.
Ans. Eligible (suitable):- He is an eligible candidate for the Manager post of this company.
Illegible (unable to read):- His handwriting is illegible.
Ans. Eminent (famous):- Dr. M.S. Swaminadhan is an eminent Indian scientist in the field of agriculture.
Imminent (soon to happen):- Government authorities warned the people who are residing near the border place that an attack is imminent
Ans. Optimistic (expecting a favorable outcome):- He is in a optimistic mood to feel the sense of success.
Pessimistic (expecting the worst possible outcome):- He is such a pessimist that he always thinks worst of the future.
Ans. Sight (power of seeing):- My grand father is good at sight even at eighty years age.
Site (a place):- He wants to build a big bungalow at this beautiful site.
Ans. Lose (to be deprived off):- She don't want to lose the game in the final.
Loose (not tight):- He is wearing a very loose shirt.
Ans. Difference (by how much greater):- What are the differences between these two great personalities?
Deference (regard):- He always treat his elders with a deference.
Ans. Weather (state of the air):- The weather is very pleasant till last week.
Whether (if):- I don't bother whether he attends the meeting or not.
Ans. Diary (daily record):- Bindu lost her school dairy yesterday.
Dairy (place for dealing with milk):- We get milk from Heritage dairy.
Ans. Antonym (a word that means the opposite of another word):- Big and small are antonyms.
Synonym (a word that means the same):- Big and large are synonyms.
Ans. Crime (against law):- Stealing is a crime.
Sin (against faith):- Killing of animals is against Jains religious faith.
Ans. Deny (declaring untrue):- He denied what they told against him is true.
Refuse (not to do):- He refused to accept his advice.
Ans. Apposite (suitable):- Your remarks are quite opposite.
Opposite (facing the other way):- He sat opposite to her at the table.
Ans. Floor (lower surface of the room):- The children are sitting on the floor comfortably.
Flour (grain powder):- Bread is made from wheat flour.