Word Power 8

Word Power 8 Synonyms And Antonyms Meaning Word Synonyms Antonyms abandon desert, forsake keep ability skill, aptitude incompetence, inability abundant ample, sufficient scanty, insufficient achieve accomplish, attain fail adjourn postpone, recess recommence, continue amateur beginner, novice professional artificial fake, synthetic real, authentic barren unproductive, infertile fertile, productive bashful shy, timid outgoing, assured beginning start, initiate […]

Verb 8

Verb 8 1. Verb. The verb is a word that expresses some action, feeling or existence. It tells us something about the subject ; as Lions roar. (action) Boys fly kites. (action) I feel sorry. (feeling) Ashoka was a great king. (existence) 2. All the verbs (shown above in black) ‘roar’, ‘fly’, ‘feel’, and ‘was’, […]

Use of Modals 8

Use of Modals 8 Has to / Have to / Had to / Shall have to / Will have to. To show obligation, compulsion, duty, desire etc. Has Mohan to wash his own clothes ? or Mohan does not have to wash his own clothes. Does Mohan have to wash his own clothes ? Mohan […]

The Sentences 8

The Sentences 8 Definition of Sentence When one or more words are grammatically linked and bring out a complete sense, it is called a sentence. e.g. The Earth revolves around the Sun. The cow gives us milk. It is a hot day. Kinds of Sentences Sentences are of four kinds Assertive or Declarative Sentence These […]

Tenses 8

Tenses 8 1. Read the following sentences carefully : Birds fly in the air. My brother flew to England last week. I shall fly a kite on Sunday. – In the first sentence the Verb ‘fly’ refers to the Present time, in the second sentence the Verb ‘flew’ refers to the action in the Past, […]

Reported Speech 8

Reported Speech 8 1. There are two different ways in which we can report the words of a speaker : (a) Direct Speech or Direct Narration. (b) Indirect Speech or Indirect Narration. 2. (a) Direct Speech contains the actual words of the speaker ; as— Sarla said, “My father has a roaring business in Mumbai.” […]

Question Tags 8

Question Tags 8 Read the following sentences. Rituja is very intelligent, isn’t she? The heat has become scorching, hasn’t it? The guests have not-arrived yet, have they? We often use these kind of sentences in our daily conversations. These sentences contain a statement and a question part for confirmation. This part containing a question is […]

Pronouns 8

Pronouns 8 (a) We may say— Sheela is absent because Sheela is ill. But it is better to avoid the repetition of the noun Sheela, and say Sheela is absent because she is ill. Definition. A word that is used to replace a noun is called pronoun. (The word ‘Pronoun’ means ‘for a noun’.) (b) […]

Preposition 8

Preposition 8 A preposition is a word placed before a noun or pronoun to show its relation with some other word in the sentence. He works hard in the hope of standing first. We met at night. The book is on the table. We stay at home during the holidays. I will be there by […]

Phrase 8

Phrase 8 1. Read the following sentences : I want something I want to read a book. The word something is a noun and is object of the verb ‘want’, in sentence (i). In the same way, the group of words ‘to read a book’ is the object of the verb ‘want’ in sentence (if). […]