NCERT Class 9 English Solutions: Chapter 9 The Bond of Love Part 2

Image of Build A Strong Relationship For The Bond of Love

Image of Build a Strong Relationship for the Bond of Love

Image of Build A Strong Relationship For The Bond of Love

Question 2:

Here are some words with silent letters. Learn their spelling. Your teacher will dictate these words

to you. Write them down and underline the silent letters.

Silent letters in common English words

Silent Letters

Silent letters in common English words

1. knock

2. wrestle

3. walk

4. wrong

5. knee

6. half

7. honest

8. daughter

9. hours

10. return

11. hornet

12. calm

13. could

14. sign

15. island

16. button

Answer:

1. Knock

2. Wrestle

3. Walk

4. Wrong

5. Knee

6. Half

7. Honest

8. Daughter

9. Hours

10. Return

11. Hornet

12. Calm

13. Could

14. Sign

15. Island

16. Button

Question 4:

Q. The narrative presents …

Notice the incomplete sentences in the following paragraphs. Here the writer is using incomplete sentences in the narration to make the incident more dramatic or immediate. Can you rewrite the paragraph in complete sentences?

(You can begin: The vet and I made a dash back to the car. Bruno was still floundering…)

(i) A dash back to car. Bruno still floundering about on his stumps, but clearly weakening rapidly; some vomiting, heavy breathing, with heaving flanks and gaping mouth. Hold him everybody! In goes the hypodermic – Bruno squeals - 10 c.c. of the antidote enters his system without a drop being wasted. Then minutes later: condition unchanged! Another 10 c.c. injected! Ten minutes later: breathing less strenuous –Bruno gets up and has a great feed! He looks at us disdainfully, as much as to say, ‘What’s barium carbonate to a big black bear like me?’ Bruno is still eating.

A. The vet and I made a dash back to the car. Bruno was still floundering about on his stumps, but clearly, he was weakening rapidly. There was some vomiting and he had heavy breathing. His flanks were heaving and his mouth was gaping. Everybody was asked to hold him. The hypodermic medicine went into Bruno, who squealed. 10 c.c. of anecdote entered his system without a drop being wasted. Few minutes later with no change in condition another 10 c.c. was injected. 10 minutes later his breathing became less strenuous. Bruno could move his arms and legs a little although he could not stand yet. 30 minutes later, Bruno got up and had a great feed. He looked at us disdainfully, as much as to say, ‘What’s barium carbonate to a big black bear like me?’ Bruno was still eating.

Q. Adverbs

Find the adverbs in the passage below. (You have read about adverbs in unit 1.)

Common adverbs, their uses and examples

Adverbs, Their Uses and Examples

Common adverbs, their uses and examples

We thought that everything was over when suddenly a black sloth bear came out painting in the hot sun. Now I will not shoot a sloth bear wantonly but unfortunately, for the poor beast, one of my companions did not feel that way about it, and promptly shot the bear on the spot.

Understanding adverbs in three uses

Understanding Adverbs

Understanding adverbs in three uses

(i) Complete the following sentences, using a suitable adverb ending in –ly.

(a) Rana does her homework _________.

A. Rana does her homework timely.

(b) It rains _________ in Mumbai in June.

A. It rains heavily in Mumbai in June.

(c) He does his work ________.

A. He does his work properly.

(d) The dog serves his master ________.

A. The dog serves his master faithfully.

(ii) Choose the most suitable adverbial phrases and complete the following sentences.

(a) We should _________ get down from a moving train. (never, sometimes often)

A. We should never get down from a moving train.

Adverbial phrases, types and examples

Adverbial Phrases and Types

Adverbial phrases, types and examples

(b) I was _________ in need of support after my poor performance. (badly occasionally, sometimes).

A. I was badly in need of support after my poor performance.

(c) Rita met with an accident. The doctor examined her ________ (suddenly, seriously, immediately)

A. Rita met with an accident. The doctor examined her immediately.

Q. Take down the following scrambled version of a story, that you teacher will dictate to you, with appropriate punctuation marks. Then, read the scrambled story carefully and try to rewrite it rearranging the incidents.

(1) A grasshopper, who was very hungry, saw her and said, “When did you get the corn? I am dying of hunger.”

(2) She wanted to dry them.

(3) It was a cold winter’s day, and an ant was bringing out some grains of corn from her home. She had gathered the corn in summer.

(4) “I was singing all day,” answered the grasshopper.

(5) “If you sang all summer,” said the ant, “you can dance all winter.”

(6) “What were you doing?” asked the ant again.

(7) The grasshopper replied, “I was too busy.”

(8) “I collected it in summer,” said the ant.” What were you doing in summer? Why did you not store some corn?”

Good openings for writing essays

Good Openings for Writing

Good openings for writing essays

A. (3) It was a cold winter’s day, and an ant was bringing out some grains of corn from her home. She had gathered the corn in summer. (2) She wanted to dry them. (1) A grasshopper, who was very hungry, saw her and said, “When did you get the corn? I am dying of hunger.” (8) “I collected it in summer,” said the ant. “What were you doing in summer? Why did you not store some corn?” (7) The grasshopper replied,” I was too busy.” (6) “What were you doing?” asked the ant again. (4) “I was singing all day,” answered the grasshopper. (5) “If you sang all summer,” said the ant, “you can dance all winter.”

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