Chapter 4

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
1. Match the compound words under ‘A’ with their meanings under ‘B’. Use each in a sentence.

Question:

I. Look at the following words

These words are compound words. They are made up of two or more words. Compound words can be :

  • nouns: headmistress, homework, notebook, outbursts
  • adjectives: long-awaited, stiff-backed
  • verbs: sleep-walk, baby-sit

Match the compound words under ‘A’ with their meanings under ‘B’. Use each in a sentence.

A B
Heartbreaking obeying and respecting the law
Homesick think about pleasant things, forgetting
about the present
Blockhead something produced by a person,
machine or organization
Law-abiding producing great sadness
Overdo an occasion when vehicles/machines
stop working
Daydream an informal word which means a
very stupid person
Breakdown missing home and family very much.
Output do something to an excessive degree

Answer:

1. Heartbreaking – producing great sadness

2. Homesick – missing home and family very much

3. Blockhead – an informal word which means a very stupid person

4. Law-abiding – obeying and respecting the law

5. Overdo – do something to an excessive degree

6. Daydream – think about pleasant things, forgetting about the present

7. Breakdown – an occasion when vehicles/machines stop working

8. Output – something produced by a person, machine or organization

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