Chapter 8

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
(ii) The African lungfish can live without water for upto four years. During a drought it ............. (dig) a pit and ............. (enclose) itself in a capsule of slime and earth, leaving a tiny opening for air.

Question:

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb in brackets.

The African lungfish can live without water for upto four years. During a drought it ............. (dig) a pit and ............. (enclose) itself in a capsule of slime and earth, leaving a tiny opening for air. The capsule ............. (dry) and ............. (harden), but when rain ............. (come), the mud ............. (dissolve) and the lungfish ............. (swim) away.

Answer:

The African lungfish can live without water for upto four years. During a drought it digs a pit and encloses itself in a capsule of slime and earth, leaving a tiny opening for air. The capsule dries and harden, but when rain comes, the mud dissolves and the lungfish swims away.

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