Primary Derivatives

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  • Q1

    Choose the verb for the noun ‘origin’.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    originate

    Explanation:

    ‘Originate’ means having a specified beginning; means to create or initiate something.

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  • Q2

    Choose the verb for the noun ‘office’.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    officiate

    Explanation:

    ‘Officiate’ means to act as an official in charge of something, especially a sporting event.

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  • Q3

    Give the derivative form (nouns) of the following adjectives:
    1. Warlike
    2. Verbal
    3. Sympathetic
    4. Rival
    5. Prudent
    6. Obstinate
    7. Lame
    8. Just
    9. Gallant
    10. Eminent

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Warrior
    2. Verbosity
    3. Sympathy
    4. Rivalry
    5. Prudence
    6. Obstinacy
    7. Lameness
    8. Justice
    9. Gallantry
    10. Eminence

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  • Q4

    Rewrite the following sentences using the noun form of the highlighted adjectives: (1 X 5 = 5 marks)

    1. The government aimed at giving equal rights to both men and women.
    2. Julia was free to choose the dress she wanted to buy for her sister.
    3. You need to follow a healthy diet to keep your mind and body fresh and active.
    4. Fertile and moist soil enhances the growth of a plant.

    5. The family planned yearly visits to Africa.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The government aimed at bringing equality in the rights of men and women.
    2. Julia was given complete freedom of choice for buying the dress for her sister.
    3. A healthy diet will provide freshness to your mind and body.
    4. Plants need a rich soil that retains moisture.
    5. They went to Africa once every year.

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  • Q5

    Match the following adjectives with their derivate form (nouns):

    Adjectives

    Nouns

    1. Able

    (a) Breadth

    2. Efficient

    (b) Gaiety

    3. Terminal

    (c) Frankness

    4. Coward

    (d) Propriety

    5. Hairy

    (e) Vice

    6. Frank

    (f) Ability

    7. Broad

    (g) Termination

    8. Proper

    (h) Efficiency

    9. Vicious

    (i) Cowardice

    10.Gay

    (j) Hair

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    1. (f)
    2. (h)
    3. (g)
    4. (i)
    5. (j)
    6. (c)
    7. (a)
    8. (d)
    9. (e)
    10. (b)

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