Proverbs

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  • Q1

    Complete the proverb: _______ is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    Genius

    Explanation:

    This proverb means that a person who is genius has the quality of being exceedingly careful about everything they do.

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  • Q2

    Complete the proverb: A stitch in time saves _______.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    nine

    Explanation:

    ‘A stitch in time saves nine’ is a proverb which means that it is better to act sooner than later, it may save extra work later. It advises us to be proactive to avoid any kind of difficulty later.

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  • Q3

    Make meaningful sentences with suitable proverbs.

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

    (ii) Martha was hesitant to go to the street festival but her friend told _____________.

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

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

    (v) Mrs. Wilson is a pompous lady who doesn’t like her neighbours and talks ill of them. But she should understand that __________.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

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

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

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

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

    (v) Mrs. Wilson is a pompous lady who doesn’t like her neighbours and talks ill of them. But she should understand that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

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  • Q4

    Match the following to make correct sentences.

    A

    B

    (i) He who laughs last

    (ii) Don’t judge a book

    (iii) You can lead a horse to water,

    (iv) Don’t count your chickens

    (v) Beauty is only

    (vi) Half a loaf is better

    (vii) A bird in hand

    (viii) All things must

    (ix) One swallow

    (x) As you make your bed,

    a. is worth two in the bush.

    b. so you must lie.

    c. skin deep.

    d. doesn’t make a summer.

    e. but you cannot make him drink.

    f. come to an end.

    g. laughs longest.

    h. before they are hatched.

    i. than no bread.

    j. by its cover.

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    Answer:

    (i) He who laughs last laughs longest.

    (ii) Don’t judge a book by its cover.

    (iii) You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.

    (iv) Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.

    (v) Beauty is only skin deep.

    (vi) Half a loaf is better than no bread.

    (vii) A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

    (viii) All things must come to an end.

    (ix) One swallow doesn’t make a summer.

    (x) As you make your bed, so you must lie.

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  • Q5

    Complete the following proverbs.

    (i) A little knowledge __________.

    (ii) A penny saved ___________.

    (iii) Too many cooks ___________.

    (iv) Beauty is only __________.

    (v) Every cloud ___________.

    (vi) Necessity is ___________.

    (vii) Better to light a candle ___________.

    (viii) Brevity is _________.

    (ix) Don’t let the grass ____________.

    (x) Pride goes ________.

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    Answer:

    (i) A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

    (ii) A penny saved is a penny earned.

    (iii) Too many cooks spoil the broth.

    (iv) Beauty is only skin deep.

    (v) Every cloud has a silver lining.

    (vi) Necessity is the mother of invention.

    (vii) Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

    (viii) Brevity is the soul of wit.

    (ix) Don’t let the grass grow under your feet.

    (x) Pride goes before a fall.

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