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Prose 7 – The Dying Detective

I. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct options given.

1. Niteesh bought a new (knew/ new) cricket bat.

2. The shepherd heard (herd/heard) the cry of his sheep.

3. Lakshmi completed her banking course (course/coarse) successfully.

4. Priya has broken her fore (four/fore) limbs.

5. Leaders of the world must work towards the peace (peace/piece) of the human race.

II. Use the given examples and make sentences of your own.

1. She knew that it was a new design.
2. We heard the herd of elephants trumpeting widely.
3. The man in coarse clothes attended a course for a month.
4. Muthu has pain in his fore arm for the past four days.
5. He lost his peace of mind due to the dispute over a piece of land.

III. Complete the tabular column by finding the meaning of both the words in the boxes. Use them in sentences of your own:

Pocket (n) – a small bag sewn into or on clothing to keep carry small things.

Packet (n) – a paper or cardboard container,

typically one in which goods are sold.

Santa filled his pocket with candies.

Maheswari carried a packet of


found (adj.) – having an affection or liking for

found (v) – having been discovered by chance or


Puppies are fond of soft balls. Rosalin found a 100 rupee note

on her way back home.

lost (v) – past tense of ‘lose’

last (adj) – coming after all others

The old man lost his money.

Joe came last in the Peace.

Paused (v) – stopped

Passed (v) – went away

The speaker paused for a moment.

The procession passed


Pitcher (n) – a jug for water

Picture (n) – a drawing or photo of something

Fill the pitcher with water.

It is a beautiful picture.

IV. Listen to the story and answer the questions given below:

1. Where does this story take place?
a. in a bakery                     b. at the police station
c. in Ms. Gervis’ house    d. in Ms. Gervis’ apartment

2. Near the beginning of the story, “Ms. Gervis’ eyes are full of tears. Her hands are shaking.” How does Ms. Gervis probably feel?
a. She is upset.   b. She is tired.
c. She is hungry.    d. She is confused.

3. What makes the detective sure that the robber did not come through the windows?
a. The windows are locked.
b. The windows face the police station.
c. The windows have not been used in months.
d. The windows are too small for a person to fit through.

4. What else was stolen from the apartment?
a. crystal   b. jewelry   c. money    d. nothing

5. “And the robber definitely did not use the front door.” Which is the best way to rewrite this sentence?
a. “And the robber may not have used the front door.”
b. “And the robber probably did not use the front door.”
c. “And the robber was not able to use the front door.”
d. “And the robber certainly did not use the front door.”

6. What does Ms. Gervis do with her cakes?
a. She eats them.      b. She sells them.
c. She hides them.   d. She gives them away.

7. What does the detective seem to think will happen if he solves the mystery?
a. Ms. Gervis will start baking cakes again
b. Ms. Gervis will bake him extra cakes
c. Ms. Gervis will give him her secret recipe
d. Ms. Gervis will give him money and jewels

V. Match the following.

1. A man of ease – Emanuel (4)
2. John’s trainer – Lalli and Lolly (5)
3. Mathew’s secretary – John Mathew (1)
4. John’s chef – Louise (3)
5. Mathew’s friends – Basky (2)

Ans: 1. 4, 2. 5, 3. 1, 4. 3, 5. 2

VI. State whether the given statements are true or false. If false correct the statements:

1. Mathew is a very busy man.    Ans: True

2. He woke up very late in the morning.   Ans: True

3. He always had lunch with his family.   Ans: False
Explanation: He had his weekly lunch with Lalli and Lolly.

4. He exercised with Louise every day. Ans: False
Explanation: He exercised with Basky every day.

5. He preferred handling mail by himself. Ans: True

VII. Transform the following sentences as instructed.

1. On seeing the teacher, the children stood up. (into Complex)
Ans: As soon as the children saw the teacher they stood up.

2. At the age of six, Varsha started learning music. (into Complex)
Ans: Varsha started learning music when she was six years old.

3. As Varun is a voracious reader, he buys a lot of books. (into Simple)
Ans: Being a voracious reader, Varun buys a lot of books.

4. Walk carefully lest you will fall down. (into Complex)
Ans: Unless you walk carefully you will fall down.

5. Besides being a dancer, she is a singer. (into Compound)
Ans: She is not only a dancer but also a singer.

6. He is sick but he attends the rehearsal. (into Simple)
Ans: Despite his sickness, he attends the rehearsal. (or) In spite of his being sick, he attends the rehearsal.

7. If Meena reads more, she will become proficient in the language. (into Compound)
Ans: Meena should read more and then only she will become proficient in the language.

8. He confessed that he was guilty. (into Simple)
Ans: He confessed his guilt.

9. The boy could not attend the special classes due to his mother’s illness. (into Compound)
Ans: His mother was ill and so the boy could not attend the special classes.

10. He followed my suggestion. (Into Complex)
Ans: He followed what I suggested.

VIII. Combine the pairs of sentences below into simple, complex, and compound

1. Radha was ill. She was not hospitalised
a) Despite her illness, Radha was not hospitalised. (Simple)
b) Radha was ill but she was not hospitalised. (Compound)
c) Even though Radha was ill she was not hospitalised. (Complex)

2. The students were intelligent. They could answer the questions correctly.
a) Owing to their intelligence, the students could answer the questions correctly. (Simple)
b) The students were intelligent so they could answer the questions correctly. (Compound)
c) As they were intelligent the student could answer the questions correctly. (Complex)

3. I must get a visa. I can travel abroad
a) I must get a visa to travel abroad. (Simple)
b) I must get a visa and only then I can travel abroad. (Compound)
c) Unless I get a visa I cannot travel abroad. (Complex)

4. I saw a tiger it was wounded.
a) I saw a wounded tiger. (Simple)
b) I saw a tiger but it was wounded. (Compound)
(I saw a tiger and it was wounded).
c) I saw a tiger which was wounded. (Complex)

5. There was a bandh. The shops remained closed.
a) The shops remained closed due to (owing to) a bandh. (Simple)
b) There was a bandh and so the shops remained closed. (Compound)
c) As there was a bandh the shops remained closed. (Complex)

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