NBSE Class-9| Alternative English Grammar Punctuation

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In This chapter NBSE Class-9| Alternative English Grammar Punctuation. which is a part of the class 9 syllabus of Alternative English for students studying under Nagaland Board of School Education:

NBSE Class-9| Alternative English Grammar Punctuation

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Exercises 1

Tick (✓)the correct sentences. Correct the incorrect ones. 

1. Hurrah! We have won the match! ✔ 

2. Look out. That car is going to hit you. 

Ans:- Look out! That car is going to hit you! 

3. Look at what the dog has done to my shoes? 

Ans:-Look at what the dog has done to my shoes! 

4. Where were you! 

Ans:- Where were you? 

5. I cannot believe I won the tickets to the rock concert. Do you want to go with me?✓ 

6. Ouch, this really hurts. 

Ans:- Ouch! this really hurts. 

Exercise 2 

Insert quotation marks where necessary in these sentences. 

1. Have you read the sequel to ‘The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’? 

Ans:- Have you read the sequel to ‘The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’? 

2. We are asking everyone in the area to be alert the spokesman said. 

Ans:- “We are asking everyone in the area to be alert,” the spokesman said.

3. Most people do not realise how demanding writing is said the famous author. They think you sit down and the words just flow out. 

Ans:- “Most people do not realise how demanding writing is,” said the famous author, “They think you sit down and the words just flow out.” 

4.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream is my favourite Shakespearean play. 

Ans: A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is my favourite Shakespearean play. 

5. It was a nightmare the young surfer said after being chased by a two-metre shark. 

Ans:- “It was a nightmare” the young surfer said, “after being chased by a two-metre shark.” 

6. The last lines of Tomorrow, When the War Began were I just hope we can survive. 

Ans:- The last lines of ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ were ‘I just hope we can survive”. 

7. I read a review of that film in The Express and decided not to see it. 

Ans:- I read a review of that film in ‘The Express’ and decided not to see it. 

8. The school’s performance of West Side Story was the best I have seen anywhere. 

Ans:- The school’s performance of ‘West Side Story’ was the best I have seen anywhere. 

9. The zoo worker said I was simply doing my job, feeding the bears when one suddenly turned on me.

Ans:- The zoo worker said, “I was simply doing my daily job, feeding the bears when one suddenly turned on me.” 

10. His memory is not good and we are worried that he might have gone to the wrong place the old man’s daughter said tearfully. 

Ans:- “His memory is not good and we are worried that he might have gone to the wrong place,” the old man’s daughter said tearfully. 

Exercise 3 

Rewrite these sentences with commas in the correct places if required. 

1. They will meet on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. 

Ans:- They will meet on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. 

2. I admit that yes I did try to go for a cricket match even though I was ill. 

Ans:- I admit that, yes, I did try to go for a cricket match even though I was ill. 

3. The tall girl from my school Rainbow International is my neighbour. 

Ans:- The tall girl from my school, Rainbow International, is my neighbour. 

4. Just as I was about to leave my sister Meera walked in. 

Ans:- Just as I was about to leave, my sister, Meera walked in. 

5. Everyone who wishes to take part in the cultural programme must stay back in class. 

Ans:- Everyone, who wishes to take part in the cultural programme, must stay back in class.

Exercise 4 

Tick (✔) the correct sentences. Correct the incorrect ones. 

1. That is my sisters T-shirt. sister’s 

2. During the 1950’s, Rock music was very popular in America. ✓

3. It was 3 O clock by the time we finished the project. 3 o’clock 

4. Where were you living in ’98?✔ 

5. There were tomato’s for sale in the market. tomatoes Exercise 5 

Place commas, exclamation marks, quotation marks and apostrophes where necessary in these sentences

1. Help! the dogs chasing me. 

Ans:- Help! The dog’s chasing me. 

2. Believe me its no pleasure going to the hills at this time of the year. 

Ans:- Believe me, it’s no pleasure going to the hills at this time of the year. 

3. Please Mary do have a second helping. 

Ans:- Please, Mary, do have a second helping. 

4. Yes thats the correct way of solving this problem said the teacher. 

Ans:- “Yes, that’s the correct way of solving this problem” said the teacher. 

5. Good morning How are you? 

Ans:- Good morning! How are you?

6. Im glad Rinku that youve come back on time said Father. 

Ans:-“I’m glad, Rinku, that you’ve come back on time” said Father. 

7. Im quite happy. Dont worry about me. 

Ans:- I’m quite happy. Don’t worry about me.. 

8. Lets buy some biscuits toffees chocolates and cake for your grandmother. 

Ans:- Let’s buy some biscuits, toffees, chocolates and cake for your grandmother. 

Exercise 6 

Rewrite these sentences with colons in the correct places. 

1. Rohit always wanted to have an adventure: he wanted to bungee jump from a bridge. 

Ans:- Rohit always wanted to have an adventure: he wanted to bungee jump from a bridge. 

2. I want to do the following before I take my trip read about the country, book my hotel room, buy some warm clothing and check my travel documents. 

Ans:- I want to do the following before I take my trip: read about the country, book my hotel room, buy some warm clothing and check my travel documents. 

3. Warning Trespassers will be prosecuted. 

Ans:- Warning: Trespassers will be prosecuted. 

4. The title of the chapter is ‘Science Hero Stephen Hawking 

Ans:- The title of the chapter is ‘Science Hero: Stephen Hawking 

5. Nick cannot go on the trip with his brothers he is not old enough.

Ans:- Nick cannot go on the trip with his brothers: he is not old enough. 

Exercise 7 

Correct the errors in punctuation in these sentences. 

1. I live in Andhra Pradesh my cousin lives in Assam. 

Ans:- I live in Andhra Pradesh; my cousin lives in Assam. 

2. Dani insisted on going for a film Riya wanted to take a walk in the park. 

Ans:- Dani insisted on going for a film; Riya wanted to take a walk in the park. 

3. My father is the coach of the cricket team, we get free tickets to most matches. 

Ans:-My father is the coach of the cricket team; we get free tickets to most matches. 

4.  I love the colours green, blue and red, the names Maya, Andrea and Sarah but not the sports football, badminton and go- karting. 

Ans:- I love the colours green, blue and red; the names Maya, Andrea and Sarah but not the sports football, badminton and go-karting. 

5. I like baking cakes my sister enjoys cooking Chinese food. 

Ans:- I like baking cakes; my sister enjoys cooking Chinese food. 

Exercise 8 

Rewrite these sentences using hyphens in the correct places. 

1. The seven hour flight was too tiring for Tina. 

Ans: The seven-hour flight was too tiring for Tina.

2. Mary recovered from the flu and recovered her sofa during the weekend. 

Ans:-Mary recovered from the flu and re-covered her sofa during the weekend. 

3. Purav’s great aunt is coming to visit the day after tomorrow 

Ans:- Purav’s great-aunt is coming to visit the day after tomorrow. 

4. The coeditors of the book have argued and the launch has been delayed. 

Ans:- The co-editors of the book have argued and the launch has been delayed. 

Class-9 Alternative English Notes/Solutions

Chapter No.Chapter’s Name
PROSE
Chapter 1On The Rule Of the Road
Chapter 2The Ogress and the two Orphans
Chapter 3The Indomitable spirit of Youth
Chapter 4The tunguska Event: Siberia 1908
Chapter 5The Devoted friends
POETRY
Chapter 6Sonnet – To Science
Chapter 7The character of a Happy Life
Chapter 8Mother’s Tears
Chapter 9The Soul’s Prayer
DRAMA
1.The Tale of Ivan the Fool
GRAMMAR
1.Auxiliaries
2.Articles
3.Tenses
4.Reported speech
5.Punctuation
Reading
WRITING
1.Story Writing
2.Dialogue
3.Article
4.Newspaper Report
SPEAKING
1.Listening Transcripts

Exercise 9 

Insert dashes where necessary in these sentences. 

1. In engineering, it would be possible to divide engineers into those that deal primarily with the properties of water, those that deal with the earth and those that deal with the atmosphere, But this is a very broad classification. Under ‘water’ would appear marine engineers who range all the way from those who build cranes for docks to those who plan future cities under the sea an exciting concept now rapidly transferring itself from the realms of science fiction to those of reality. 

Ans:- In engineering, it would be possible to divide engineers into those that deal primarily with the properties of water. those that deal with the earth and those that deal with the atmosphere. But this is a very broad classification. Under ‘water’ would appear marine engineers who range all the way from those who build cranes for docks to those who plan future cities under the sea-an exciting concept-now rapidly

transferring itself from the realms of science fiction to those of reality. 

2. My life has also been motivated by my vow to let the world know especially through tributes at significant events or occasions what a great man Mr Toda was. 

Ans:- My life has also been motivated by my vow – to let the world know especially through tributes at significant events or occasions – what a great man Mr Toda was. 

Exercise 10 

Put commas, exclamation marks, quotation marks and apostrophes where they are missing in these sentences. 

1. Help the dogs are chasing me. 

Ans:- Help! the dogs are chasing me.. 

2. Believe me its no pleasure going to the hills at this time of the year. 

Ans:- Believe me, it’s no pleasure going to the hills at this time of the year. 

3. Lets buy some biscuits toffees chocolates and cake for your grandmother. 

Ans:- Let’s buy some biscuits, toffees, chocolates and cake for your grandmother. 

4.  Yes thats the correct way of solving this problem said the teacher. 

Ans:- “Yes, that’s the correct way of solving this problem” said the teacher. 

5. Good morning How are you? 

Ans:- Good morning! How are you?

6. Im glad Rick that you’ve come back on time said Father. 

Ans:-“I’m glad, Rick, that you’ve come back on time” said Father. 

7. Im quite happy. Dont worry about me. 

Ans:- I’m quite happy. Don’t worry about me. 

8. Please Mary do have a second helping. 

Ans:- Please, Mary, do have a second helping. 

9. They will meet on Sunday 15 November 2015. 

Ans:- They will meet on Sunday, 15 November, 2015. 

10. I admit that yes I did try to miss school even though I was not ill. 

Ans:- I admit that, yes, I did try to miss school even though I was not ill. 

11. At what time mother asked do you have to leave for school today 

Ans:- “At what time,” mother asked, “Do you have to leave for school today?” 

12. Oh God screamed Thomas Ive forgotten to prepare for my presentation 

Ans:- “Oh God!” screamed Thomas, “I’ve forgotten to prepare for my presentation.” 

13. Youve got to shift closer to your college dont you 

Ans:- You’ve got to shift closer to your college, don’t you? 

14. Wow Thats a really impressive report card said my friend. 

Ans:- “Wow! That’s a really impressive report card,” said my friend. 

15. Would you mind said the stranger if! asked you for a favour 

Ans:- “Would you mind,” said the stranger, “IfI ask you for a favour!”

Exercise 11 

Insert commas, quotation marks, apostrophes and exclamation marks wherever necessary. It was seven oclock of a very warm evening in the Seconce hills when Father Wolf woke up from his days rest scratched himself yawned and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big grey nose dropped across her four tumbling squealing cubs and the moon shone into the mouth of the cave where they all lived. Augrh said Father Wolf. It is time to hunt again. He was going to spring downhill when a little shadow with a bushy tail crossed the threshold and whined Good luck go with you, 0 Chief of the Wolves. And good luck and strong white teeth go with noble children that they may never forget the hungry in this world. 

Ans:- It was seven O’clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day’s rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big grey nose dropped across her four tumbling, squealing cubs, and the moon shone into the mouth of the cave where they all lived. “Augrh!” said Father Wolf. “It is time to hunt again.” He was going to spring downhill when a little shadow with a bushy tail crossed the threshold and whined: “Good luck go with you, 0 Chief of the Wolves. And good luck and strong white teeth go with noble children that they may never forget the hungry in this world.”

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