NCERT Class 9 English Solutions: Chapter 3-The Little Girl Part 2
Glad, happy, pleased, delighted, thrilled and overjoyed are synonyms (words or expressions that have
the same or nearly the same meaning.) However, they express happiness in certain ways.
Q. Use an appropriate word from the synonyms given above in the following sentences. Clues are
given in brackets.
(i) She was _______ by the news of her brother’s wedding. (very pleased)
A. She was delighted by the news of her brother’s wedding.
(ii) I was _______ to be invited to the party. (extremely pleased and excited)
A. I was thrilled to be invited to the party.
(iii) She was _______ at the birth of her granddaughter. (extremely happy)
A. She was overjoyed at the birth of her granddaughter.
(iv) The coach was _______ with his performance. (Satisfied about)
A. The coach was pleased with his performance.
(v) She was very _______ with her results. (happy about something that happened)
A. She was very happy with her results.
Q. Study the use of the word big in the following sentence.
He was so big – his hands and his neck, especially his mouth…
Here, big means large in size.
Now, consult a dictionary and find out the meaning of big in the following sentence
The first one has been done for you.
(i) You are a big girl now. Older
(ii) Today you are going to take the biggest decision of your career._______
A. Most important
(iii) Their project is full of big ideas._______
A. Excellent ideas
(iv) Cricket is a big game in our country._______
A. High in popularity
(v) I am a big fan of Lata Mangeskar. _______
A. Strong admirer
(vi) You have to cook a bit more as my friend is a big eater._______
A. Eats a lot (in quantity)
(vii) What a big heart you’ve got, Father dear._______
A. A good and kind person
1. Underline the verbs of reporting in the following sentences.
(i) He says he will enjoy the ride.
A. He says he will enjoy the ride.
(ii) Father mentioned that he was going on a holiday.
A. Father mentioned that he was going on a holiday.
(iii) No one told us that the shop was closed.
A. No one told us that the shop was closed.
(iv) He answered that the price would go up.
A. He answered that the price would go up.
(v) I wondered why he was screaming.
A. I wondered why he was screaming.
(Vi) Ben told her to wake him up.
A. Ben told her to wake him up.
(viii) Ratan apologized for coming late to the party.
A. Ratan apologized for coming late to the party.
2. Some verbs of reporting are given in the box. Choose the appropriate verbs a fill in the blanks in the following sentences.
(i) “I am not afraid,” _______ the woman.
A. “I am not afraid,” replied the woman.
(ii) “Leave me alone,” my mother _______.
A. “Leave me alone,” my mother shouted.
(iii) The children _______ that the roads were crowded and noisy.
A. The children were complaining that the roads were crowded and noisy.
(iv) “Perhaps he isn’t a bad sort of a chap after all,” _______ the master.
A. “Perhaps he isn’t a bad sort of a chap after all,” suggested the master.
(v) “Let’s go and look at the school ground,” _______ the sports teacher.
A. “Let’s go and look at the school ground,” remarked the sports teacher.
(vi) The traffic police _______ all the passers-by to keep off the road.
A. The traffic police ordered all the passers-by to keep off the road.