General grammar exercise for class 7

Do as directed.

1. Honey is one of …….. most amazing products found in nature. It was used in ancient times as ………….. medicine. The Egyptians used it as ………. embalming material for …………. mummies. (Fill in the blanks with suitable articles.)

2. Mr. Birla is a man of great wealth. (Underline the phrase and state its type)

3. We camped there because it was too dark to go on. (Identify the main clause and the subordinate clause)

4. What he said is true. (Underline the subordinate clause and state its kind.)

State whether the following sentences are simple, compound or complex.

5. I know his birthplace.

6. Though he is old, he works hard.

7. She is neither intelligent nor hardworking.

8. Don’t try to board a moving train. (Identify the participle and state its type)

9. They started in the morning. They reached their destination before sunset. (Combine these two sentences using a participle.)

10. He gave up the habit of smoking. (Identify the gerund)

11. He wants to keep the affair secret. (Identify the infinitive)

12. I speak the truth. I am not afraid of it.

Answers

1. Honey is one of the most amazing products found in nature. It was used in ancient times as a medicine. The Egyptians used it as an embalming material for the mummies.

2. Mr. Birla is a man of great wealth. (Adjective phrase – of great wealth)

3. We camped there (main clause) because it was too dark to go on (subordinate clause).

4. What he said is true. (What he said – noun clause.)

5. I know his birthplace. (Simple sentence)

6. Though he is old, he works hard. (Complex sentence)

7. She is neither intelligent nor hardworking. (Compound sentence)

8. Don’t try to board a moving train. (moving – present participle)

9. Having started in the morning, they reached their destination before sunset.

10. He gave up the habit of smoking. (Gerund – smoking)

11. He wants to keep the affair secret. (Infinitive – to keep)

12. I am not afraid to speak the truth.

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