NCERT Class 9 English Solutions: Chapter 10-Kathmandu Part 3

Question 4:

Q. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb in brackets.

Verb forms for simple verbs

Verb Forms

Verb forms for simple verbs

(i) The heart is a pump that ______ (send) the blood circulating through our body. The pumping

action ______ (take place) when the left ventricle of the heart _______ (contract). This _______

(force) the blood out into the arteries, which _______ (expand) to receive the oncoming blood.

A. The heart is a pump that sends the blood circulating through our body. The pumping action

takes place when the left ventricle of the heart contracts. This forces the blood out into the

arteries, which expands to receive the oncoming blood.

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(ii) The African lungfish can live without water for up to four years. During drought, it ______

(dig) a pit and ______ (enclose) itself in a capsule of slime and dearth, leaving a tiny opening for

Air. The capsule _______ (dry) and ______ (harden), but when rain ______ (come), the mud

______ (dissolve) and the lungfish ______ (swim) away.

A. The African lungfish can live without water for up to four years. During drought, it digs a pit

and encloses itself in a capsule of slime and earth, leaving a tiny opening for air. The capsule dries

and hardens, but when rain comes, the mud dissolves and the lungfish swims away.

(iii)Mahesh: We have to organise a class party for our teacher. Does anyone play an instrument?

Vipul: Rohit ______ (play) the flute.

Mahesh: ______ (Do) he also act?

Vipul: No, he_____ (compose) music.

Mahesh: That’s wonderful!

A. Mahesh: We have to organise a class party for our teacher. Does anyone play an instrument?

Vipul: Rohit plays the flute.

Mahesh: Does he also act?

Vipul: No, he composes music.

Mahesh: That’s wonderful!

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