Chapter 6

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
III. 1. Match the words on the left with a word on the right. Some words on the left can go with more than one word on the right.

Question:

Thinking About Language

III. Read this sentence:

He shook himself, and I half expected a cloud of dust. The author uses a cloud of dust to give a picture of a large quantity of dust. Phrases like this indicate a particular quantity of something that is not usually countable. For example: a bit of land, a drop of blood, a pinch of salt, a piece of paper.

Match the words on the left with a word on the right. Some words on the left can go with more than one word on the right.

(i) a portion of – blood

(ii) a pool of – cotton

(iii) flakes of – stones

(iv) a huge heap of – gold

(v) a gust of – fried fish

(vi) little drops of – snow

(vii) a piece of – water

(viii) a pot of – wind

Answer:

(i) A portion of fried fish

(ii) A pool of water

(iii) Flakes of snow

(iv) A huge heap of stones,

(v) A gust of wind

(vi) Little drops of blood, Little drop of water

(vii) A piece of cotton, A piece of fried fish

(viii) A pot of gold

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