NCERT Class 10 English Solutions: Chapter 1 – A Letter To God Part 3

Question 3:

Relative Clauses

Join the sentences given below using who, whom, whose, which as suggested.

Understanding who, whom and whose through and image

Understanding Who, Whom and Whose.

Understanding who, whom and whose through and image

Q. I often go to Mumbai. Mumbai is the commercial capital of India. (which)

A. I often go to Mumbai, which is the commercial capital of India.

Delivering letter to God: Illustrated image

Delivering Letter to God

Delivering letter to God: Illustrated image

Q. My mother is going to host a TV show on cooking. She cooks very well. (Who)

A. My mother, who cooks very well, is going to host a TV show on cooking.

Q. These sportspersons are going to meet the president. Their performance has been excellent.

(whose)

A. These sportspersons, whose performance has been excellent, are going to meet the president.

Q. Lencho prayed to God. His eyes see into our minds. (Whose)

A. Lencho prayed to God, whose eyes see into our minds.

Q. This man cheated me. I trusted him. (Whom).

A. This man, whom I trusted, cheated me.

Question 4:

Find sentences in the story with negative words, which express the following ideas emphatically.

Negative emphasis in sentenses

Nagative Emphasis

Negative emphasis in sentenses

Converting negative to positive emphasis

Positive Emphasis Is Better

Converting negative to positive emphasis

Q. The trees lost all their leaves.

____________________________________________________

A. The trees lost all their leaves.

Not a leaf remained on the trees.

Q. The letter was addressed to God himself.

___________________________________________________

A. The letter was addressed to God himself.

It was nothing less than a letter to God.

Q. The postman saw this address for the first time in his career.

___________________________________________________

A. The postman saw this address for the first time in his career.

Never in his career as a postman had he known that address.

Question 4:

In pairs, find metaphors from the story to complete the table below. Try to say what qualities are

being compared. One has been done for you.

Metaphors with example

Understand Metaphors

Metaphors with example

Table of Find Metaphors From The Story To Complete The Table
Table of Find Metaphors From The Story To Complete The Table

Object

Metaphor

Quality or Feature Compared

Cloud

Huge mountains of clouds

The mass or ‘hugeness’ of mountains.

Raindrops

Hailstones

Locusts

An epidemic (a disease) that spreads very rapidly and leaves many people dead.

An ox of a man.

Answer:

Table of Answer of Metaphors From the Story To Complete
Table of Answer of Metaphors From the Story To Complete

Object

Metaphor

Quality or Feature Compared

Cloud

Huge mountains of clouds

The mass or ‘hugeness’ of mountains.

Raindrops

A curtain of rain

The draping or covering of an area by a curtain

Hailstones

The frozen pearls

The resemblance in colour and hardness of a pearl

Locusts

A plague of locusts

The consequences (destruction) of plague

Locusts

A plague of locusts

An epidemic (a disease) that spreads very rapidly and leaves many people dead.

Man

An ox of a man.

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