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10th ICSE English Language Grammar Set

Question 1 a. Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that many be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.  [10] Raju plays both cricket and football. (Begin: Not only …..) She was too full for another meal. (Replace ‘too’) Ranjeet said, & . . .

Longitude & Time Numerical questions

9th ICSE Geography – Longitude & Time Worksheet It is 3:00 PM on Tuesday at 135 degrees east longitude? What time is it at 150 degrees west? It is 10:00 AM on Monday at 120 degrees west longitude. What time is at 0 degrees? It is 10:00 AM on Thursday at 135 degrees west longitude. What time is it at 60 degrees west? An important pr . . .

10th ICSE English Language - Transformation of Sentences

Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Make other changes that many be necessary, but do not change the meaning of each sentence.  [10] Anil thought the examination would be held later. (Begin: Anil was…….) They are demolishing the entire block of flats. (Begin: The entire…&hell . . .

10th ICSE English Language - Verb & Verb forms

Fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space. [5] Breathing is good, on this we…………………… (1) (can) agree, that is why sleep apnea, a condition in . . .

Verbs - Part 1

What are Verbs? Verbs are the probably the most important words ithat make up a sentence. Verbs can be either action words,or can indicate state of being or existence. Action verbs are more common than state of being verbs. Practice: Find verbs of action (verbs that show action) in the following sentences. 1. The dog  . . .

What are State of Being Verbs

State of being Verbs: They are also caled Linking Verbs They link the subject of the verb to additional information about the subject. Practice: Find the stateof being verbs in the following sentences: She is beautiful. He was upset. She seems sad.   Answers: 1. is  2. was. 3. seems . . .

I come from haunts of coot and hern. What does Hern mean here?

The use of ‘hern’ by the poet (Lord Tennyson) is an example of poetic license. The word ‘heron’ has been turned into ‘hern’ to match the rhyming word ‘fern’.  Heron is a large water-bird. . . .

In the poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley explain the lines: I met a traveler from an antique land Who said...

The poet begins abruptly. A chance meeting between the speaker and a traveler who comes from an "antique land" is described. This traveler could be a native of this "antique" land, or he could be just a tourist returning from a trip to the "antique land". "Antique" means something really old. He is pro . . .

Explain these lines the poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley : ........whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

In these lines the traveler is giving a full description of the "shatter'd visage" that is lying half-buried in the sand. This "visage" isn't completely "shatter'd" because the poet says that a "frown," a "wrinkled lip," and a "sneer" can be still seen. It also . . .

In Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley explain the lines: "The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed"

In these lines "Mock'd" can have two meanings. The first meaning is usual meaning - "made fun of". the other interpretation is "copied," or "imitated." "Hand" is a used for the sculptor. So the sculptor both made fun of and copied the passions of the subject of the statue. &quot . . .

Refer to the extract below from the poem Ozymandias and answer the questions that follow:

…Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies… Who is speaking these lines? What does the speaker of these lines speak about? Explain the meaning of ‘trunkless legs of stone’? Explain the meaning of ‘shattered visage’? Explain . . .

Refer to the extract below from the poem Ozymandias and answer the questions that follow:

Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things, The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed What does the speaker of these lines say ‘yet survive’? What are the lifeless things that the speaker refers to? What are ‘stamp'd on these lifeless things’? Why do the ‘passions’ still &lsquo . . .

In the story My Lost Dollar by Stephen Leacock, why has Major Todd failed to return the loan? What does it tell us about him?

Major Todd has failed to return the loan of one dollar as the monet borrowed was a rather small sum of money. Due to this reason he has almost forgotten to return the loan. Also the money was borrowed from a close friend and probably Major Todd thought that it was not important between friencds to be concerned about this small sum of money. This tells u . . .

In the story My Lost Dollar by Stephen Leacock, who is Major Todd? What kind of relationship exists between Todd and the narrator?

Todd is a Major in the army. He is also the narrator’s friend and had borrowed a dollar from the narrator a year ago. Todd and the narrator seem to be close friends because they meet each other practically everyday. The fact that Todd had not repayed the borrowed dollar does not seem to make any difference in their friendship. . . .

In the story My Lost Dollar by Stephen Leacock, what did Todd and the narrator talk about at the club? What is going on in the narrator’s mind during this conversation?

The conversation between Todd and the narrator centered around the former’s trip to Bermuda. Then, the narrator asked about the currency used in Bermuda and whether it is at par with the American Dollar. During the entire conversation, the thought of the dollar borrowed by Todd was at the back of the narrator’s mind. . . .

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