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CBSE 2009 - Class 10 - English Language and Literature Paper (Outside-Delhi Set-1)
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SECTION–C (Grammar) (15 marks)

6. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet as given below against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied. ½ × 6 = 3 marks

Robinson and his friend lived at e.g. at - in

peace for near a year. They (a)

had everything that he needed. (b)

They had so much to learning (c)

that the time passed very quick. (d)

Soon they knew how to dig a (e)

soil, grind the corn etc. They

loarned not to being afraid of guns. (f)

7. Fill in the following blanks with suitable non-finites : ½ × 4 = 2 marks

Yesterday the police came (a) .......... (know) about a person who was involved in (b) .......... (print) and (c) .......... (sell) of pirated best-sellers. He had been involved in this activity for several years. Around twenty thousand (d) .......... (pirate) books were recovered from him.

8. Read the dialogue and complete the passage given below. Write the correct answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. Do not copy the whole sentences. 1 × 3 = 3 marks

Sumit : My father has dicided to gift me a bike on my birthday.

Vipul : O! It is a wonderful news.

Sumit : We will go on a long ride the day I get the bike.

Sumit informed his friend Vipul (a) ............. on his birthaday. Vipul was very happy and said that for him (b) .............. . Sumit told Vipul (c) .......... on a long ride the day he got the bike.

9. Look at the words and phrases below. Rearrange them to form meaningful sentences. The first one has been done as an example. Write the correct sentences in your answer sheet. Remember to number the answers correctly. - 1 × 2 = 2 marks

Example :

revered / all over / Dalai Lama / world / the / is

Dalai Lama is revered all over the world.

(a) lives / as a / very / simple / he / monk / life / a

(b) six / for about / a day / sleeps / hours / he

10. Look at the sentences given below and complete the paragraph that follows. Write the correct answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. Do not copy the whole sentences. - 1 × 3 = 3 marks

(a) People sent messages by reflecting light.

(b) People also used smoke for this purpose.

(c) Sometimes they made fire signals to send messages.

People used several methods to communicate messages in ancient times. Sometimes, messages (a) .......... by reflecting light. Smoke (b) .......... . Sometimes, fire signals (c) .......... to send messages.

11. The underlined words in the following passage have been used inappropriately. Replace them with their appropriate forms. Write your answers in your answer sheet against the correct numbers. Do not copy the whole passage. - ½ × 4 = 2 marks

We celebrate certain events because they are (a) importance in our life. These are the days of (b) funny and laughter, joy and gaiety. Festivals are (c) main of two kinds. Some are (d) nation festivals and some are religious festivals.