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  • Q1

    Find the main clauses in the following sentences.

    (a) Robert was reading an interesting story.

    (b) Jacinta is playing in the garden.

    (c) I love stage performance and I'm the secretary of the arts club.

    (d) Lilly was born in England but her father is a German.

    (d) Mary is cleaning the house.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Robert was reading

    (b) Jacinta is playing

    (c) I love stage performance, I'm the secretary of the arts club

    (d) Lilly was born in England, her father is a German

    (e) Mary is cleaning

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  • Q2

    Find the independent and the dependent clause in the following sentences-

    (a) The employees will take the bus if the cab doesn’t come on time.

    (b) That dress is expensive and I can’t afford it.

    (c) Mother punished him for going out alone.

    (d) I bought a dozen juicy mangoes yesterday but my friends ate them.

    (e) Donna went to the book fair to buy some good books.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Independent clause-The employees will

    take the bus

    Dependent clause- if the cab doesn’t come

    on time

    (b) Independent clause- That dress is

    expensive

    Dependent clause- and I can’t afford it

    (c) Independent clause- Mother punished him

    Dependent clause- for going out alone

    (d) Independent clause- I bought a dozen

    juicy mangoes yesterday

    Dependent clause- but my friends ate

    them

    (e) Independent clause- Donna went to the

    book fair

    Dependent clause- to buy some good

    books

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  • Q3

    Fill in each blank with an appropriate word-

    (a) I know the exact time when the officer ____ (arrive).

    (b) Burger, which most people ____ (love), is a key to high cholesterol.

    (c) She ____ (lost) a lot of weight since she started to exercise.

    (d) Alisha’s dog Rio ___ (love) to sleep on the bed.

    (e) ____ (achieve) success, she needs to be smart and diligent.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) I know the exact time when the officer will arrive.

    (b) Burger, which most people love, is a key to high cholesterol.

    (c) She has lost a lot of weight since she started to exercise.

    (d) Alisha’s dog Rio loves to sleep on the bed.

    (e) To achieve success, she needs to be smart and diligent.

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  • Q4

    Join the following clauses to make one complete sentence-

    (a) John is poor. He does not work hard.

    (b) Matilda got hurt yesterday. She did not pay attention while playing.

    (c) Ben loves ice-cream. Amanda loves chocolates.

    (d) Patrick went for dinner. Reached home very late.

    (e) Alfred wanted to go to the party. But his parents refused.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) John is poor because he does not work hard.

    (b) Matilda got hurt yesterday since she did not pay attention while playing.

    (c) Ben loves ice-cream but Amanda loves chocolates.

    (d) Patrick went for dinner and reached home very late.

    (e) Alfred wanted to go to the party but his parents refused.

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  • Q5

    Underline the independent clauses in the following sentences-

    (a) Andrea forgot to bake the cake for her husband on his 30th birthday.

    (b) The dog ran terrified of the bees.

    (c) My neighbour who lives next door is not cooperative.

    (d) Cinderella ran towards her carriage when the clock struck twelve.

    (e) I went to Florida last month to enjoy the weather.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Andrea forgot to bake the cake for her husband on his 30th birthday.

    (b) The dog ran terrified of the bees.

    (c) My neighbour who lives next door is not cooperative.

    (d) Cinderella ran towards her carriage when the clock struck twelve.

    (e) I went to Florida last month to enjoy the weather.

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