Interchange of One Part of Speech for Another

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  • Q1

    Choose a suitable suffix from column two and add it to the verbs from column one to create nouns.

    Verb

    Suffix

    1. Excel

    2. Educate

    3. Depart

    4. Argue

    5. God

    a. -dess

    b. -ure

    c. -ation

    d. -ment

    e. -ence

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Excellence

    2. Education

    3. Departure

    4. Argument

    5. Goddess

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  • Q2

    Rewrite the following sentences using the adverb form of the words highlighted.

    1. His nickname, ‘Shaula’ is famous.

    2. He gave a casual compliment me.

    3. The car gave a bright shine.

    4. . I met her on the highway with a purpose.

    5. The population has shown a drastic decline in the past few years.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. He is famously known as ‘Shaula’.

    2. He casually complimented me.

    3. The car was shiny.

    4. I purposely met her on the highway.

    5. Over the last few years, the population has declined drastically.

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  • Q3

    Rewrite the following sentences using the adjective form of the words highlighted.

    1. Are you sure about the credibility of this institution?

    2. I feel that she will positively attend the function.

    3. Perseverance enables one to attain one’s goals.

    4. The journey was full of perils.

    5. Her dress was decent.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Are you sure that this institution is credible?

    2. I am positive that she will attend the function.

    3. One has to persevere to attain one’s goals.

    4. The journey was perilous.

    The child was quiet in following its father.

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  • Q4

    Rewrite the following sentences replacing the highlighted words by verbs of similar meaning: -

    1. My desire was to become an engineer.

    2. He is clearly a con artist.

    3. You should not give up on your dream.

    4. The cost of the car was inclusive of taxes.

    5. Jess asked for a discount in the price as the dress was damaged.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. I desired to become an engineer.

    2. It is clear that he is a con artist.

    3. You should not give up on what you dream.

    4. The cost of the car included all taxes.

    5. Jess told them that they must discount the price as the dress was damaged.

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  • Q5

    In the following sentences replace the highlighted words by nouns :-

    1. He didn’t find conducive circumstances.

    2. Her behaviour was irritating.

    3. He didn’t create those characters.

    4. I am interested to know the details of the programme.

    5. He thoroughly cleaned the table.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. He didn’t find the circumstances conducive.

    2. Her behaviour caused irritation.

    3. He played no role in the creation of those characters.

    4. I have an interest in knowing the details of the programme.

    5. He was thorough in cleaning the table.

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