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STD.12-Daily English Homework


Do as directed
1. This colour scheme never failed.
(Choose correct alternative to rewrite the given sentence as an affirmative sentence)
i. This colour scheme was always unsuccessful.
ii. This colour scheme never flopped.
iii. This colour scheme was always fruitful.
iv. This colour scheme wasn’t constantly passed.

2. It was a remarkable place in many ways.
(Choose correct alternative to rewrite the given sentence as an exclamatory sentence)
i. It was a remarkable place in many ways!
ii. What a remarkable place in many ways it was!
iii. How a remarkable place in many ways it was!
iv. What remarkable in many ways the place it was!

3. The astrologer felt very uncomfortable.
(Choose correct alternative to rewrite the given sentence as an exclamatory sentence)
i. What an uncomfortable was the astrologer feeling!
ii. How uncomfortable did the astrologer feel!
iii. How comfortable had the astrologer felt!
iv. What an uncomfortable did the astrologer feel!

4. He shook his head regretfully.
(Choose correct alternative to rewrite the sentence using the Noun form of the underlined word)
i. He shook his head with regret.
ii. He shook his head regrettably.
iii. He shook his head in regretful.
iv. He shook his head by regrettable.

5. The stranger had gone off into the night.
(Choose correct alternative to frame a Wh-question to get the underlined part as an answer)
i. When did the stranger go off?
ii. Where did the stranger go off?
iii. When had the stranger gone off?
iv. Where had the stranger gone off?

(1-iii, 2-ii, 3-ii, 4-i, 5-iv)

Match the suffixes with the words and make Nouns

attract ment attraction
continue tion continuity
agree sion agreement
exclaim ity exclamation
great ure greatness
provide ion provision
press ness pressure



Code-mixing is the mixing of two or more languages or language varieties in speech. Code refers to language here. It is possible only in case of bilinguals.

Find Code-mixing examples from the lesson:

Cowrie Shells
Raja’s Delicacy

Bombay Ice-cream
Eight Annas
Half Annas

Jukta Drivers
Half Annas
Delhi Almond
Sucking Cheroot

Expansion of Idea

This is an age old proverb with a deep hidden meaning inside. To say something and to do something are two different things here. People often do not do what they say. Actions carry more meaning and importance than what a person says. People are recognized more for the things that they do rather than the words that they utter.


It is a fact that when we speak, others become silent and when others speak, we become silent. No doubt, speech is Silver. But most of the time silence plays a very golden role. It lends grandeur and charm to human lives. Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Match the words in Box A with Box B:

1. Palmyra a. a deep, long sound
2. Tilting b. to deceive someone
3. Pyol c. annoyance
4. Bluffing d. to get a brief look at
5. Overwhelm e. miscellaneous articles
6. Piqued f. a strong emotional effect
7. Paraphernalia g. acting quickly
8. Groan h. a stringed bed
9. Glimpse i. a tall fan-leaved palm
10. Impetuous
j. move into a sloping position

(1-i, 2-j, 3-h, 4-b, 5-f, 6-c, 7-e, 8-a, 9-d, 10-g)


Find Compound Words from the lesson:

midday cowrie shells notebook
sacred ash half-wit saffron-coloured
hardware lit up bundle up
matchlight jukta drivers all right
passer-by over-whelmed far-off
going away choke out gone off
half annas overjoyed nice stuff
looked up forehead narrow road
moving up cheap cloth groundnut
crisscross light rays forefathers
mankind well disposed green light
sit down puffing out drying up



Frame a Wh-question so as to get the highlighted part as an answer:

1. The nuts vendor blew out his flare and rose to go to home.
Ans: What did the nuts vendor blow out to go to home?

2. His forehead was resplendent with sacred ash and vermilion.
Ans: What was his forehead resplendent with?

3. His wife was waiting for him at the door.
Where was his wife waiting for him?

4. I can buy some jaggery and coconut tomorrow.
Ans: When can I buy some jaggery and coconut?

5. He shook his head regretfully.
Ans: How did he shake his head?


Give antonyms of the following words by adding prefixes- ‘un, dis, im’:

attractive movable continued
possible agree stolen
married patience intended

(unattractive, immovable, discontinued, impossible, disagree, unstolen, unmarried, impatience, unintended)

Complete the table:

attractive ————-
————- innocence
considerable ————-
————- satisfaction
enthusiastic ————-
————- reflection
abnormal ————-
————- greatness
professional ————-
————- honesty

(attraction, innocent, consideration, satisfactory, enthusiasm, reflective, abnormality, great, profession, honest)