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Why do you think the desk had been sold, and when?
I think the desk had been sold after the fire accident at the Macpherson. It was old, worn out and had looked a bit damaged in the fire.
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Do you think the soldiers of the two armies are like each other, or different from each other? Find evidence from the story to support your answer.NCERT English - Honeydew
Do you think the title of the story is suitable for it? Can you think of any other title(s)?NCERT English - Honeydew
Why do you think the desk had been sold, and when?NCERT English - Honeydew
What kind of presents do you like and why? What are the things you keep in mind when you buy presents for others? Discuss with your partner. (For example, you might buy a book because it can be read and re-read over a period of time.)NCERT English - Honeydew
Mention the various ways in which the British and the German soldiers become friends and find things in common at Christmas.NCERT English - Honeydew
Read the following sentence.
I took out a small black tin box.
● The phrase in italics is a noun phrase.
● It has the noun – box – as the headword, and three adjectives preceding it.
● Notice the order in which the adjectives occur - size (small), colour (black) and material (tin) of which it is made.
● We rarely use more than four adjectives before a noun and there is no rigid order in which they are used, though there is a preferred order of modifies/adjectives in a noun phrase, as given below.
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Look at these sentences from the story.
I spotted it in a junk shop in Bridport… The man said it was made in the early nineteenth century … This one was in a bad condition…
The italicised verbs are in the past tense. They tell us what happened in the past, before now.
Read the passage below and underline the verb in the past tense.
A man got on the train and sat down. The compartment was empty except for one lady.
She took her gloves off. A few hours later the police arrested the man. They held him for 24 hours and then freed him.NCERT English - Honeydew
The table below contains a list of nouns and some adjectives. Use as many adjectives as you can to describe each noun. You might come up with some funny descriptions!
In groups discuss whether wars are a good way to end conflicts between
countries. Then present your arguments to the whole class.NCERT English - Honeydew
Underline the verbs and arrange them in two columns, Past and Earlier past.
(a) My friends set out to see the caves in the next town, but I stayed at home because I had seen them already.
(b) When they arrived at the station, their train had left. They came back home, but by that time I had gone out to see a movie!
(c) So they sat outside and ate the lunch I had packed for them.
(d) By the time I returned, they had fallen asleep!
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