CBSE Class 8 Grammar Exercises

Prepare for your Class 8 English exam with our CBSE class 8 grammar exercises. These class 8 grammar exercises are designed as per the syllabus prescribed by CBSE for Class 8 students.

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CBSE Class 8 Grammar Exercises – Exercise 1

Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the verbs given in the brackets.

1. He …………………………. (go) to the city ………………………. (find) work.

2. I was ……………………………. (horrify) ……………………….. (find) him there.

3. He ……………………………. (not seem) …………………………….. (care)

4. He has always ……………………….. (want) ………………………… (become) a pilot.

5. I ………………………… (not remember) …………………………. him there. (see)

6. She ………………………. (not know) how ………………………. (conduct) herself.

7. The teacher ……………………….. (advise) the students ……………………….. (work) harder.

8. The beggar ………………………….. (request) the woman ………………………. (give) him some food.

9. I ………………………….. (not want) …………………………. (leave) him alone.

10. She …………………………. (refuse) ……………………… (allow) us in.

Answers

1. He went to the city to find work.

2. I was horrified to find him there.

3. She does not seem to care.

4. He has always wanted to become a pilot.

5. I do not remember seeing him there.

6. She does not know how to conduct herself.

7. The teacher advised the students to work harder.

8. The beggar requested the woman to give him some food.

9. I do not want to leave him alone.

10. She refused to allow us in.

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CBSE Class 8 Grammar Exercises – Exercise 2

Main Clause and Subordinate Clause Exercise

Separate the main clause and subordinate clause in the following sentences.

1. I was busy cooking lunch when guests arrived.

2. The bird flew away after eating the nuts.

3. Although the children were tired, they continued to play.

4. This is the man who was robbed yesterday.

5. Do you think we can trust him?

6. I talked to the boy who was bullied by his classmates.

7. If you need help, please ask him.

8. Do you know where we are going?

9. We will start as soon as she arrives.

10. Even if I become rich, I will always be a socialist.

Answers

1. I was busy cooking lunch (main clause) when the guests arrived (subordinate clause).

2. The bird flew away (main clause) after eating the nuts (subordinate clause).

3. Although the children were tired (subordinate clause), they continued to play (main clause).

4. This is the man (main clause) who was robbed yesterday. (subordinate clause)

5. Do you think (main clause) we can trust him? (subordinate clause)

6. I talked to the boy (main clause) who was bullied by his classmates (subordinate clause).

7. If you need help (subordinate clause), please ask him (main clause).

8. Do you know (main clause) where we are going? (subordinate clause)

9. We will start (main clause) as soon as she arrives (subordinate clause).

10. Even if I become rich (subordinate clause), I will always be a socialist (main clause).

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CBSE Class 8 Grammar Exercises – Exercise 3

Simple, Complex or Compound Sentence Exercise

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

1. Despite facing many setbacks, he didn’t lose hope.

2. Though you are my friend I don’t want to share my secrets with you.

3. I saw him but he refused to talk to me.

4. She must be rich for she donates money lavishly.

5. Though we started early, we were late for the meeting.

6. I missed the flight because my car broke down on the way.

7. I am looking forward to becoming a grandmother.

8. I don’t know why no one supports me.

9. She has adopted a lot of stray cats and dogs.

10. He succeeded because of hard work.

Answers

1. Simple sentence

2. Complex sentence

3. Compound sentence

4. Compound sentence

5. Complex sentence

6. Complex sentence

7. Simple sentence

8. Complex sentence

9. Simple sentence

10. Simple sentence

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CBSE Class 8 Grammar Exercises – Exercise 4

Direct and Indirect Speech Exercise

Rewrite the following sentences in indirect speech.

1. The artist said, ‘I have a beautiful collection of paintings’.

2. ‘Where are you going?’ he asked me.

3. ‘Have you paid for your drinks?’ asked the waiter.

4. ‘I can’t solve this puzzle,’ said the girl.

5. ‘We can’t wait any longer,’ they said.

6. ‘We have been waiting for hours,’ said the passengers.

7. ‘How can I help you?’ asked the salesman.

8. ‘We will kill you if you do not give us the keys of the safe.’ the burglars told the woman.

9. ‘The soup is too salty,’ the customer said to the restaurant manager.

10. ‘I don’t like this flavor,’ said the girl.

Answers

1. The artist said that s/he had a beautiful collection of paintings.

2. He asked me where I was going.

3. The waiter asked if I had paid for my drinks.

4. The girl said that she couldn’t solve that puzzle.

5. They said that they couldn’t wait any longer.

6. The passengers said that they had been waiting for hours.

7. The salesman asked how he could help me.

8. The burglars told the woman that they would kill her if she didn’t give them the keys of the safe.

9. The customer told the restaurant manager that the soup was too salty.

10. The girl said that she didn’t like that flavor.

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CBSE Class 8 Grammar Exercises – Exercise 5

Defining and Non-defining Relative Clauses Exercise

Say whether the relative clause in the following sentences is defining or non-defining.

1. Stella, who is my cousin, is an accomplished singer.

2. Agra, which is a city on River Yamuna, is famous for its monuments.

3. I knew everyone who was at the party.

4. Prachi, whom I met at a party, is an engineering student.

5. My sister, who works in Ireland, is a nurse.

6. Do you know anybody who can fix a leaky roof?

7. She married a rich businessman whom she met on a bus.

8. I talked to the girl who was sitting in a corner.

9. I would like to meet the boy who talked to me over the phone.

10. Kavita, who was my classmate at university, now runs a boutique in town.

Answers

1. Non-defining

2. Non-defining

3. Defining

4. Non-defining

5. Non-defining

6. Defining

7. Defining

8. Defining

9. Defining

10. Non-defining

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CBSE Class 8 Grammar Exercises – Exercise 6

Relative Pronouns Exercise

Join the given pairs of sentences using a relative pronoun.

1. I talked to the boy. He was sitting alone.

2. She lives in Denmark. It is a country in Scandinavia.

3. This is Thamanna. Her extravagant parties are the talk of the town.

4. Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal. It is known as the city of joy.

5. The doctor is an eminent cardiac surgeon. He operated on my grandmother.

6. Our school is one of the best in the city. It has more than 2000 students.

7. The teacher praised the boy. He won the first prize in the quiz competition.

8. I bought a laptop last week. It is not very expensive.

9. I know a man. He translates novels from English to Hindi.

Answers

1. I talked to the boy who was sitting alone.

2. She lives in Denmark which is a country in Scandinavia.

3. This is Thamanna whose extravagant parties are the talk of the town.

4. Kolkata which is the capital of West Bengal is known as the city of joy.

5. The doctor who operated on my grandmother is an eminent cardiac surgeon.

6. Our school which is one of the best in the city has more than 2000 students.

7. The teacher praised the boy who won the first prize in the quiz competition.

8. The laptop which I bought last week is not very expensive.

9. I know a man who translates novels from English to Hindi.

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CBSE Class 8 Grammar Exercises – Exercise 7

Passive Voice Exercise

Rewrite the following sentences in the passive voice.

1. I bought a washing machine yesterday.

2. I baked a chocolate cake for my birthday.

3. Who taught you to sing so well?

4. Who wrote this novel?

5. They criticized the plan.

6. The doctors could not save the patient.

7. The man answered all the questions patiently.

8. The doctor told the patient to eat good food.

9. Seema’s parents sent her abroad for higher studies.

10. The police have recovered the stolen goods.

Answers

1. A washing machine was bought by me yesterday.

2. A chocolate cake was baked (by me) for my birthday.

3. By whom were you taught to sing so well?

4. By whom was this novel written?

5. The plan was criticized by them.

6. The patient could not be saved by the doctors.

7. All the questions were patiently answered by the man.

8. The patient was told to eat good food.

9. Seema was sent abroad by her parents for higher studies.

10. The stolen goods have been recovered by the police.

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