Primary Derivatives

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  • Q1

    Choose the verb for the adjective ‘dear’.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    endear

    Explanation:

    ‘Endear’ means cause to be loved or liked by others.

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  • Q2

    Choose another noun derived from the noun ‘office’.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    officer

    Explanation:

    ‘Officer’ is a person holding a position of authority in an organisation or office.

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  • Q3

    Create nouns from the following adjectives.

    (i) Active- Activity

    (ii) Brief- Brevity

    (iii) Certain- Certainty

    (iv) Calm- Calmness

    (v) Curious- Curiosity

    (vi) Dull- Dullness

    (vii) Excellent- Excellence

    (viii) Free- Freedom

    (ix) Fresh- Freshness

    (x) False- Falsehood

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    (i) Active- Activity

    (ii) Brief- Brevity

    (iii) Certain- Certainty

    (iv) Calm- Calmness

    (v) Curious- Curiosity

    (vi) Dull- Dullness

    (vii) Excellent- Excellence

    (viii) Free- Freedom

    (ix) Fresh- Freshness

    (x) False- Falsehood

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  • Q4

    Rewrite the following sentences using the noun form of the highlighted verbs:

    (i) Hilary has served the army for thirty years

    (ii) The problem was solved because the family was united.

    (iii) Gulliver’s Travels is a novel written by Jonathan Swift.

    (iv) Pastor Ben is quite fond of quoting from the scripture even in his everyday talk.

    (v) The water is purified before it is sent for public distribution.

    (vi) Ruby was educated at a Christian boarding school.

    (vii) Dexter will be bearing the flag during march past on Sports Day.

    (viii)William was compelled to answer Joanna’s questions.

    (ix) No one knew who would speak next.

    (x) Every country needs an independent agency to regulate its banking system.

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    (i) Albert has spent thirty years in the service of army.

    (ii) The unity of the family solved the problem.

    (iii) Jonathan Swift is the writer of the novel Gulliver’s Travels.

    (iv) Pastor Ben is quite fond of reading quotations from the scripture even in his everyday talk.

    (v) Water is sent for public distribution after purification.

    (vi) Ruby completed her education at a Christian boarding school.

    (vii) Dexter will be the flag bearer during march past on Sports Day.

    (viii) A compulsion was put upon William to answer Joanna’s questions.

    (ix) No one knew who the next speaker would be.

    (x) Every country needs an independent regulator for its banking system.

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  • Q5

    Convert the following words into primary derivatives:

    (i) Bind

    (ii) Proud

    (iii) Wit

    (iv) Necessary

    (v) Sell

    Marks:0
    Answer:

    (i) Bind- Bound

    (ii) Proud- Pride

    (iii) Wit- Witty

    (iv) Necessary- Necessity

    (v) Sell- Seller

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