Comparisons

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  • Q1

    A comparison is made in each sentence. Write the two things that are being compared in these sentences.

    1. When Dorothy dances, she floats across the stage like a feather.

    2. The crash of books falling was as loud as thunder.

    3. Neil hopped like a kangaroo in the bounce house.
    4.
    The joke was so funny that I laughed like a monkey.

    5. It is as cold as ice in this room!

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Dorothy, feather

    2. The crash of books, thunder

    3. Neil, kangaroo

    4. I, monkey

    5. room, ice

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  • Q2

    Fill in the blanks with suitable adjectives to make comparisons.

    (i) Although the teacher demanded an explanation, the student remained standing as _______ as a statue.

    (ii) The man convicted of criminal offence turned out to be as _______ as a dove.

    (iii) My boss’ behaviour towards his employees is as _______ as a dust.

    (iv) After losing his job, Edward has become as _______ as a gall.

    (v) Anna always comes to school as _______ as a lark.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) dumb

    (ii) innocent

    (iii) dry

    (iv) bitter

    (v) cheerful

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  • Q3

    Complete the sentences with suitable proverbs and phrasal verbs.

    (i) John has a way of convincing people through his writings as his ___________.

    (ii) He ________ but nobody had seen his cat.

    (iii) Martha was hesitant to go to the street festival but her friend told ______________.

    (iv) I waited for the hotel representative to help me, but now I understand that _____________.

    (v) Edward is a proud man but he doesn’t understand that he will need someone in his life because ____________.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) John has a way of convincing people through his writings as his pen is mightier than the sword.

    (ii) He asked around but nobody had seen his cat.

    (iii) Martha was hesitant to go to the street festival but her friend told her when in Rome, do as the Romans do.

    (iv) I waited for the hotel representative to help me, but now I understand that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    (v) Edward is a proud man but he doesn’t understand that he will need someone in his life because no man is an island.

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  • Q4

    Match the following comparisons.

    As obstinate

    as a day

    As heavy

    as a feather

    As green

    as blood

    As bold

    as a lamb

    As clear

    as a mule

    As light

    as lead

    As gentle

    as fire

    As hot

    as a rock

    As firm

    as grass

    As red

    as lion

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    As obstinate

    as a mule

    As heavy

    as lead

    As green

    as grass

    As bold

    as lion

    As clear

    as a day

    As light

    as a feather

    As gentle

    as a lamb

    As hot

    as fire

    As firm

    as a rock

    As red

    as blood

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  • Q5

    Fill in the blanks with suitable comparisons:

    (i) On seeing the tiger, Roger became _______.

    (ii) The tortoise’s shell is ________.

    (iii) Sharon runs ________.

    (iv) Her plates and glasses look _____.

    (v) Her behaviour towards everyone is _______.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) On seeing the tiger, Roger became as pale as death.

    (ii) The tortoise’s shell is as hard as a stone.

    (iii) Sharon runs as fast as a hare.

    (iv) Her plates and glasses look as bright as silver.

    (v) Her behaviour towards everyone is as good as gold.

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