Chapter 4

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Class 9
English
Solutions
5. ........... I was desperate to get to the bathroom. (I had not bathed for two days)

Question:

Study the following sentences :

l Einstein became a gifted amateur violinist, maintaining this skill throughout his life. l Letters survive in which they put their affection into words, mixing science with tenderness. The parts in italics in the above sentences begin with –ing verbs, and are called participial phrases. Participial phrases say something more about the person or thing talked about or the idea expressed by the sentence as a whole. For example : — Einstein became a gifted amateur violinist. He maintained this skill throughout his life. Complete the sentences below by filling in the blanks with suitable participle clauses. The information that has to be used in the phrases is provided as a sentence in brackets.

5. ........... I was desperate to get to the bathroom. (I had not bathed for two days)

Answer:

Not having bathed for two days, I was desperate to get to the bathroom.

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