Category : ICSE English Grammar Questions and Answers 2005-2009

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ICSE Examinations Grammar Questions   2005  Answers

 Question 4 
(a) In the following passage, fill in each of the numbered blanks with the correct form of the word given in brackets. Do not copy the passage, but write in correct serial order the word or phrase appropriate to the blank space.
Example; (0) returned
After Christopher Columbus returned (0) from his famous voyage across the Atlantic, the King of Spain ———- ((I)    (wish) to celebrate the great event and do honour to the man who ———- (2)    (make) himself a national hero. He ———-(3)    (do) so by holding a banquet in honour of the explorer.   To this banquet he ———- (4)    (invite) many of the nobles of the King’s   Court.   Some of them ———- (5)    (be) jealous of the success Columbus ———- (6)    (achieve).    One of them sat next to Columbus.    He turned towards Columbus and said, “Of course you ———- (7)    (be) a brave man but it doesn’t take much intelligence to do what you have done.  After all, anyone can take a ship and sail on and on till he  ———- (8)    (reach) land.”                                                                                                                                                                                        [4]

0. returned 1.wished 2. had made 3. did 4 . invited. 5. were 6. had achieved 7. are 8. reaches.
b)   Fill in the blanks with appropriate words:-

(i)       The safari parks of South Africa abound with wild animals.
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