Diminutives

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  • Q1

    What is the correct diminutive of man?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    manikin

    Explanation:

    Manikin is a very small man of restricted growth.

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  • Q2

    Which of these is the correct diminutive of cask?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    casket

    Explanation:

    Casket is a small ornamental box or chest for holding jewels, letters, or other valued objects.

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  • Q3

    Fill in the blanks with the correct diminutives.

    1. A young lamb is called a _______.

    2. A young eagle is called a _______.

    3. Almost or partly blue is called _______.

    4. A small river is called a _______.

    5. A small form of cigar is called a _______.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. lambkin

    2. eaglet

    3. bluey

    4. rivulet

    5. cigarette

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  • Q4

    Fill the table with the missing diminutives:

    WORD

    DIMINUTIVE

    flower

    floweret

    bus

    grain

    kitten

    kitty

    pup

    lock

    locket

    tall

    goose

    gosling

    hill

    cigar

    cigarette

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    WORD

    DIMINUTIVE

    flower

    floweret

    bus

    minibus

    grain

    granule

    kitten

    kitty

    pup

    puppy

    lock

    locket

    tall

    tallish

    goose

    gosling

    hill

    hillock

    cigar

    cigarette

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  • Q5

    Fill in the blanks with the correct diminutives of the words given in the brackets.

    1. George accidently toppled at the ramp as his _______ (latch) were not tied properly.

    2. The window pane is covered with _______ (drops) when it rains.

    3. My grandmother use to read _______ (verse) from the Bible and explain its meaning to me in my childhood.

    4. George is not a _______ (man) that he does not react to the questions put up by the judge.

    5. Hemingway’s _______ (novel) The Old Man and the Sea won him the Nobel Prize.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. George accidently toppled at the ramp as his latchets were not tied properly.

    2. The window pane is covered with droplets when it rains.

    3. My grandmother use to read verse lets from the Bible and explain its meaning to me in my childhood.

    4. George is not a manikin that he does not react to the questions put up by the judge.

    5. Hemingway’s novella The Old Man and the Sea won him the Nobel Prize.

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