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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 9

Ans 1: (Master Answer)

Class : Class 1
That is used to introduce a restrictive relative clause.
Which is used to introduce a non-restrictive relative clause.
Example
The garden, that is adjacent to my house is beautiful.
The garden, which is adjacent to my house is beautiful.

In the first one the use of that implies that of all the gardens around my house, the one adjacent to my house is beautiful. It is a restrictive clause because it limits the scope of the noun i.e. garden.

In the second one, the purpose of the sentence is to convey that the garden is beautiful. However, by introducing clause i.e. which is adjacent to my house, the writer intends to present additional information to describe the noun i.e. garden.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 3

Ans 1: (Master Answer)

Class : Class 1
The correct answer is B.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 6

Ans 1:

Class : Class 7
The answer would be D . As the noun ends with the letter 's' thus here we apply the plural possessive form of the noun . So the possessive form of John Keats will be John Keats'.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 4

Ans 1:

Class : Class 5
no its impossible

Ans 2:

Class : Class 6
The correct answer is a,an (option B), as the sound of "E" in European is like "Y" and we use an with letters which have a vowel sound. As the word Asian has the sound of "A" in the first letter, an will be used with it.

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Class : Class 4
It should be C right ?

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Class : Class 4

Ans 5:

Class : Class 4
the answer should be c because European ,Asian both start from vowels

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Class : Class 5
Can you please tell the answer of this question.Thank you.

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Class : Class 8
It’s not a sound of “Y”. It’s a sound of “U”

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Class : Class 6
The correct answer is a,an (option B), as the sound of "E" in European is like "Y" and we use an with letters which have a vowel sound. As the word Asian has the sound of "A" in the first letter, an will be used with it.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

Ans 1:

Class : Class 7
According to me the answer is b)Is/sold.

Ans 2:

Class : Class 5
B Is/Sold

Ans 3:

Class : Class 7
According to me the answer is b)Is/sold.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 7

Ans 1:

Class : Class 7
I think answer C should be correct. For example- The phone line is preoccupied.Both option A and C are correct

Ans 2:

Class : Class 7
The answer should be preoccupied.

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Class : Class 8
preoccupied is correct. for example, the phone line is busy.-the phone line is preoccupied

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Class : Class 9
selva , u r wrong. it's preoccupied as synonym of busy is preoccupied

Ans 5:

Class : Class 7
YUP ANSWER IS PREOCCUPIED

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Class : Class 7

Ans 7:

Class : Class 7
I think preoccupied should be correct

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Class : Class 7
Hello Mayank Gupta. Akash here. The answer is A - Active.

Ans 9:

Class : Class 7
I think both preoccupied and active are correct in different context

Ans 10:

Class : Class 7
Ananyag is correct

Ans 11:

Class : Class 9
exactly!

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Class : Class 7

Ans 13:

Class : Class 7
i also think that the correct answer is preoccupied

Ans 14:

Class : Class 7
i feel like both active and preoccupied are correct in different situations, like Ananyag said.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 3

Ans 1:

Class : Class 1
The answer is "C"

Ans 2:

Class : Class 4
The answer is (b) not (a) or (c).

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Class : Class 4
Krishnan Sriram Gurumoorthi from The Grove School,Alwarpet,Chennai.The correct answer is B an

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Class : Class 4

Ans 5:

Class : Class 3
Please make me understand

Ans 6:

Class : Class 3
I

Ans 7:

Class : Class 3
M is not vowel, so how their comes ''a''?please explain.

Ans 8:

Class : Class 3
B

Ans 9:

Class : Class 3
C

Ans 10:

Class : Class 4
The answer is (c) not (b). M is not a vowel.

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 9

Read the following passages and answer the questions that follow :
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided since the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. So, the farmer invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed shovels, and began to shovel dirt into the well.
All the other farm animals were very upset about this, because the donkey was their friend. But they discovered there was nothing they could do to help him. At first, when the donkey realised what was happening, he cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well, and was astonished at what he saw.
With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off, and take a step up on the dirt as it piled up. As the farmer’s neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well, and trotted off!
Moral : Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. But each trouble can be a stepping stone. What happens to you isn’t nearly as how you react to it. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not giving up!
The other farm animals were upset because _________.

A the donkey was their friend
B they were unable to do anything
C both A and B
D none of the above


The animals were upset that their friend, the donkey was about to die, not for they could not do anything.

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Class : Class 9
c

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSEWER THE QUESTION
The Land of the Vikings
(From 'Peeps at many lands: Norway' by A. F. Mockler-Ferryman)
Who has not heard of the Vikings—the dauntless sea-rovers, who in the days of long ago were the dread of Northern Europe? We English should know something of them, for Viking blood flowed in the veins of many of our ancestors. And these fierce fighting men came in their ships across the North Sea from Norway on more than one occasion to invade England. But they came once too often, and were thoroughly defeated at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, when, as will be remembered, Harald the Hard, King of Norway, was killed in attempting to turn his namesake, King Harold of England, off his throne.
Norwegian historians, however, do not say very much about this particular invasion. They prefer to dwell on the great deeds of another King Harald, who was called "Fairhair," and who began his reign some two hundred years earlier. This Harald was only a boy of ten years of age when he came to the throne, but he determined to increase the size of his kingdom, which was then but a small one, so he trained his men to fight, built grand new ships, and then began his conquests. Norway was at that time divided up into a number of districts or small kingdoms, each of which was ruled over by an Earl or petty King, and it was these rulers whom Harald set to work to subdue. He intended to make one united kingdom of all Norway, and he eventually succeeded in doing so. But he had many a hard fight; and if the Sagas, as the historical records of the North are called, speak truly, he fought almost continuously during twelve long years before he had accomplished his task, and even then he was only just twenty-one years of age.
They say that he did all these wonderful things because a girl, named Gyda, whom he wanted to marry, refused to have anything to say to him until he had made himself King of a really big kingdom. He made a vow that he would not comb or cut his hair until he had conquered the whole country. He led his men to victory after victory, and at length fought his last great battle at Hafrsfjord (to the south of Stavanger). The sea-fight was desperate and long, but Harald's fleet succeeded in overpowering that of the enemy, and Sulki, King of Rogaland, as well as Erik, King of Hardanger, were slain. Then Harald cut and dressed his hair, the skalds composed poems in honour of the event, and for ever after he was known as Fairhair. He was truly a great Viking, and he did not rest content with the conquest of Norway alone; for he brought his ships across the North Sea and conquered the Isle of Man, the Hebrides, the Shetlands, and the Orkneys, and he lived to the age of eighty-three.

In his campaign to win a large kingdom, Harald 'Fairhair'

A led his men through many triumphs
B took his men through several victories and defeats
C slew the King of Rogaland, as well as Erik, King of Hardanger
D to expire at a specific age


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Class : Class 7
A

Ans 2:

Class : Class 5
B

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Subject :IEO    Class : Class 5

READ THE PASSAGE AND ANSEWER THE QUESTION
The Land of the Vikings
(From 'Peeps at many lands: Norway' by A. F. Mockler-Ferryman)
Who has not heard of the Vikings—the dauntless sea-rovers, who in the days of long ago were the dread of Northern Europe? We English should know something of them, for Viking blood flowed in the veins of many of our ancestors. And these fierce fighting men came in their ships across the North Sea from Norway on more than one occasion to invade England. But they came once too often, and were thoroughly defeated at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, when, as will be remembered, Harald the Hard, King of Norway, was killed in attempting to turn his namesake, King Harold of England, off his throne.
Norwegian historians, however, do not say very much about this particular invasion. They prefer to dwell on the great deeds of another King Harald, who was called "Fairhair," and who began his reign some two hundred years earlier. This Harald was only a boy of ten years of age when he came to the throne, but he determined to increase the size of his kingdom, which was then but a small one, so he trained his men to fight, built grand new ships, and then began his conquests. Norway was at that time divided up into a number of districts or small kingdoms, each of which was ruled over by an Earl or petty King, and it was these rulers whom Harald set to work to subdue. He intended to make one united kingdom of all Norway, and he eventually succeeded in doing so. But he had many a hard fight; and if the Sagas, as the historical records of the North are called, speak truly, he fought almost continuously during twelve long years before he had accomplished his task, and even then he was only just twenty-one years of age.
They say that he did all these wonderful things because a girl, named Gyda, whom he wanted to marry, refused to have anything to say to him until he had made himself King of a really big kingdom. He made a vow that he would not comb or cut his hair until he had conquered the whole country. He led his men to victory after victory, and at length fought his last great battle at Hafrsfjord (to the south of Stavanger). The sea-fight was desperate and long, but Harald's fleet succeeded in overpowering that of the enemy, and Sulki, King of Rogaland, as well as Erik, King of Hardanger, were slain. Then Harald cut and dressed his hair, the skalds composed poems in honour of the event, and for ever after he was known as Fairhair. He was truly a great Viking, and he did not rest content with the conquest of Norway alone; for he brought his ships across the North Sea and conquered the Isle of Man, the Hebrides, the Shetlands, and the Orkneys, and he lived to the age of eighty-three.

The Vikings came to England'once too often'. In this passage 'once too often' means.

A the Vikings invaded England many times
B the Vikings came too often to England and they ran out of supplies
C the Vikings caused trouble for themselves by invading England repeatedly
D the locals thought the Vikings came too often


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