Passage Completion Worksheet For Classes 9 and 10 | English Grammar Worksheets

Complete the following passages using appropriate words or phrases. This grammar exercise is meant for students of classes 9 and 10.

Class 10 English Grammar Worksheets

A team of scientists recently ………1………. to a mountain in China called Mount Hua. Since 1954, meteorologists ………….2…………… details about rainfall, humidity, and visibility in the area. Using these data, the scientists ………….3………… rainfall on Mount Hua with rainfall in …………….4…………. nearest city, Huayin, on days with varying levels of visibility. When the air …………….5…………. clear and people could see as far as 20 km away, the scientists …………6………… that 65 percent more rain fell on the mountain than in the city.

1. a) turns; b) turn; c) turned; d) have turned
2. a) are collecting; b) have been collecting; c) has been collecting; d) were collecting
3. a) were comparing; b) compares; c) compare; d) compared
4. a) a; b) the; c) this; d) one
5. a) is; b) was; c) were; d) had been
6. a) founds; b) found; c) finds; d) find

Solution

A team of scientists recently turned to a mountain in China called Mount Hua. Since 1954, meteorologists have been collecting details about rainfall, humidity, and visibility in the area. Using these data, the scientists compared rainfall on Mount Hua with rainfall in the nearest city, Huayin, on days with varying levels of visibility. When the air was clear and people could see as far as 20 km away, the scientists found that 65 percent more rain fell on the mountain than in the city.

Passage Completion Exercise 2

But when the air was smoggy, ………….1…………. only 8 km of visibility through the haze, the mountain ………..2……….. just 20 percent more rain than the city did. The new data support the theory that pollution ……….3……….. rainfall. This is the first study to look ………..4……….. the connection between rainfall and changes in visibility due to air pollution. Future studies …………5………….. to verify the link.

1. a) allow; b) allowed; c) allowing; d) allows
2. a) receives; b) received; c) receive; d) was receiving
3. a) stifle; b) stifles; c) stifled; d) have stifled
4. a) at; b) to; c) on; d) in
5. a) need; b) are needing; c) are needed; d) needed

Solution

But when the air was smoggy, allowing only 8 km of visibility through the haze, the mountain received just 20 percent more rain than the city did. The new data support the theory that pollution stifles rainfall. This is the first study to look at the connection between rainfall and changes in visibility due to air pollution. Future studies are needed to verify the link.

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