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SECTION C – Grammar

15 - Marks
Q. 8 Fill in the blanks choosing the most appropriate words from the given options.
(½ x 6= 3 marks)
It was 5 am on 6 August, 1762. John Montague, the Earl of Sandwich, (a) …………. at the gambling table for 24 hours and he was determined to go on. He was too busy to have had his meals. An attendant (b) ………. him some „fast food‟ in the form of minced meat put between two slices of toasted bread. Others noticed it and probably (c) …………. this food and in a few days this kind of food came to be known as „Sandwich‟.
a) i) have been ii) had been
iii) has been iv) had
b) i) bring ii) bringing
iii) brought iv) has brought
c) i) tried ii) is trying
iii) try iv) will try
Q.9 Read the following conversation and complete the dialogue by choosing the correct alternative from those given below. (3 marks)
Father : Archy, where were you ?
Archy : I was at the garden.
Father : Wash your hands and come (a) ………………………
Archy : No, I am not hungry Papa.
Father : Tomorrow I am going to Agra (b) …………………….
Archy : No I am not coming.
Father : Then you will stay with your Mom.
Archy : Yes Papa.
Father : (c) ……………………………..
Archy : No, I don‟t like that school.
a. 1. let us have supper.
2. let us had supper.
3. let us have had supper.
4. let us have been supper.
b. 1. can you like to come.
2. would you like to come.
3. may I come with you.
4. I will come with you.
c. 1. you must go to school, then
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2. then you were go to school.
3. then you must not go to school.
4. I shall not go to school.
Q.10 Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange then to form meaningful sentences as shown in the example. (3 marks)
Example: the smallest / coorg / district / or kodagu / of Karnataka.
Coorg, or kodagu the smallest district of Karnataka.
a. home/ is / forest/ to evergreen/ and coffee/ spices/ plantations.
b. Evergreen/ covers/ rainforest/ thirty percent/ of this/ district.
c. It pours/ during/the monsoons / to keep/ enough/ many/ away/ visitors.
Q.11 The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct blank number as given in example. (6 marks)
Growth during adolescence was was – is (example)
very fast and physical change (a) …………………
that adolescents undergo had (b) …………………
a direct influence on their nutritional need. (c) …………………
adequate nutrition intake during (d) …………………
this period could have serious consequences (e) …………………
during adolescence, adulthood of beyond. (f) …………………
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3.  We all drink coffee (a) _______ pleasure. It is an inspirational drink that has become aspirational. Coffee
(b) _______ keep us alert and therefore helps us to perform better (c) _______ reduce stress.

a)      i) for                        ii) of                          iii)  but                          iv) at
b)     i)  could                    ii) should                   iii)  can                          iv)  may
c)     i)  but                       ii) and                        iii)  if                             iv) so


4.  Karthik has penned (a) ________ book titled 'The Ashes of the Prey' a thriller novel (b)  ________ a lawyer (c)   _________ runs into piles of trouble after an accident.

a)          i)  a                                      ii) an                                      iii) is                                     iv) are
b)          i)  an                                    ii) about                                 iii) of                                    iv) at
c)          i)  is                                     ii) which                                 iii) where                              iv) who



 
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