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JUNE MONTHLY TEST IN ENGLISH-GRADE 9

Name: _________________________

Score: ____________

I. DIRECTIONS: Put a check if the word is noun while (X) if it is not a noun.
Noun
Not a Noun
1. Glass
______________
____________
2. Beds
______________
____________
3. Sad
______________
____________
4. Factory
______________
_____________
5. Boxes
_______________
______________
6. Ticket
________________
______________
7. When
________________
______________
8. Slowly
________________
______________
9. Almost
_______________
______________
10. Tree
________________
______________
II. Concrete and abstract nouns
1. Friend
2. Capitalism
3. Dormitory
4. Economics
5. Friendless

6. Muffin
7. Violin
8. Freedom
9. Elegance
10. Train

III. Write the noun/s.


1. The doctor treated most of the patients who were waiting.
2. The geese crossed the road near my car.
3. She set a trap to catch the mice that had invaded her kitchen.
4. You will have to feed the oxen most afternoons.
5. Whenever I travel to the countryside, I see many sheep, ducks, deers, and cows
6. Those husbands and wives lead interesting lives.
7. Her feet have grown since last year.
8. The back window of my apartment overlooks about a dozen roofs.
9. The salesman surrounded me in the showroom.
10. Kenneth had to buy two bottles of disinfectant to get rid of the lice in his bathroom.
IV. Much and Many. Fewer and Less.
1. He has______ children.
2. That man has _______ interests.
3. That will take to ______ time.
4. They have _______lights on the house.
5. We have ________ furniture in our store.
6. I wonder how _______ wealth is in Silicon Valley.
7. He has ________ children than I do.
8. That will take ________ time than I thought.
9. I dont have ______ money in my purse than you have.
10. We have ______ furniture in our store.
V. Write the word VERB and NOT VERB if it is not.
1._________ spoken
2._________ home
3._________ thinking
4._________ considered
5._________ how
6._________ now
7._________ Ana
8._________ Talking
9._________ yawning
10.________ dancing

JULY MONTHLY TEST IN - ENGLISH GRADE 9


NAME:________________________________________________ SCORE:_______
FILL IN THE BLANK
1. It give us information about a noun (articles)
2. The article The is commonly called the____________ article; a and an are called__________
article.
3. This, that, these and these are sample of four _________.
4. These the words that indicate ownership or belonging.
5. There are words, such as every and several that indicate amount or quantity, and these are called
_________.
6. It is a word that refers to a characteristic of a noun. If describes the noun: ___________.
7. A words that can occur directly before a noun.
8. My, your, his, her, its, our and there are examples of possessive ________?
Underline the articles each of the sentences below.
A sentence may have more than one article.
1. The guys bought two cans of paint: an orange one
and a beige one.
2. In the middle of the night, I heard a strange noise.
3. The last week of the month was busy one in the
store.
4. Summer was a special time for Melissa.
5. Jackie turned off the road too soon.
6. Your mothers favorite actor appeared in the show
we can last night.
7. Pear is just as tasty as an apple, as far as I am
concerned.
8. Theres an unusual idea floating around.
9. I turned corner in the long hall.
10. A dirty spoon had fallen to the floor.

Underline the determines in the sentences below.


They will be either articles or demonstrative.
1. On top of the pile of fabrics was a of sleeping cat.
2. We found this piece of paper on the top shelf of
the dusty bookcase.
3. This work is the brainchild of a madman.
4. These pants wont fit in those drawers.
5. The instructor chose a very informative.
6. The audience is tired of all those came jokes.
7. Once in a while I think of my childhood friends.
8. Those Pedestrians better keep to the right of the
main road.
9. This taxi is heading toward a large shopping mall.
10. That leader met with the resident of the village.

DIRECTIONS: For each determiner below, indicate if it is an article, demonstrative, Possessive Pronoun or
Possessive Proper Noun.
1. Their___________
6. The____________
2. An_____________
7. San Franciscos___________
3. Georges____________
8. This_______________
4.Those_____________
9. My _________________
5. Its______________
10. A__________________
In each of the sentences below, identify the word category of each word in each sentence.
1. A light rain fell.
2. Ernies friend likes a good argument.
3. His employee received that small bonus.
4. Some big cars take premium gasoline.
5. This question deserves a serious.

1st Quarter Examination in ENGLISH - Grade 9


1 Write the prepositions.
Sample: My friends are going with me.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

Lets go into the dining room.


Felice was having dinner on the patio.
I looked for you during the intermission.
Lenore looked beneath the rock.
Is it over the rainbow?

It was the dumbest thing he did in his entire life.


She ran to the candy store.
We were flying over Europe.
She found the pot of gold.
He appeared at the right place at the right time.

2 Write the prepositions


Sample:Theres a small house near the field .
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

A uniformed guard stood near the massive entryway.


She leaned out the window and waved to the large crowd.
The older woman from Chicago had already left.
She staggered into the store.
Carissa sat at the computer in a large room.
Are you going to the prom with Stan?
Mike always gives a nice present to his wife on her birthday.
Please dont ask how my day at the office was!
I couldnt open the door of my car without my key.
Lets meet at or near midnight.

3 Write the prepositions, verbs and adjectives .


Sample: Ill buy us a large bucket of chicken.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

Jean walked around the grounds of the magnificent estate.


His friend pounded him on the back.
The puppy gazed at him expectantly.
The loud music in that store bothered Jamie.
He has hot coffee before class.
Jose buys fresh bread for his family every week.
Do you want tickets to the new play?
The young brides mother seemed happy among her friends.
The tireless teenager ran across the park with his new running shoes.
I placed some small apples near the sink.

4 Write the coordinating conjunction in each sentence. Remember that the coordinating
conjunctions are: and, or, but, for, so, yet, nor.
Sample: The old carpet was worn out but the furniture looked relatively new.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.

You can hide between trips and make believe youre innocent.
Was it near here or over there?
Roger looked around but he didnt see anything.
Theyll eat chicken or turkey for dinner.
Mr. Joseph pulled out three letters and handed one to each of the men.
More practice (answers on the website)
He wants to work through the night but I dont.
The general sent the dispatch to the army and the navy.
He went to the cloister or to the small chapel nearby.

j. Maud is not hungry, nor is her sister thirsty.


k. Hell come over or hell call.
5 Write the coordinating conjunction in each sentence. Then decide if the conjunction is
joining two sentences or two nouns.
Sample: Mary decided to have either soup or salad. nouns
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

Mr. Eagle was called away on business, so Mrs. Broxton took his place at the meeting.
Hedheardof it,but he didnt like the idea.
Erin felt real excitement and enthusiasm. ............................................
It was raining hard, yet we went to the ball game. .......................................................
The airline attendant asked,Would you like coee or tea? ...........................................
The color TVwas too expensive, so Nancy didnt buy it. ............................................
Doyou swear to tell the truth, nothing but the truth? ................................................
At one timemy favorite bandwas Katrina and theWaves. ..........................................
Sammywanted to go skydiving, but his parents didnt let him. ..............................
Forme, going to Paris is always a treat, for I love its architecture. ..............................

6 Write the word by joining two verbs, two adjectives, or two prepositions.
Sample:That is a dicult butworthwhile lesson. adjectives
a. Ill be near or between the stacks. ................................................................................................
b. He came up with a quick and eective
remedy. ................................................................................................
c. I hope you wontworry or brood too much about it.
d. This trip will be expensive but worth while. ................................................................................................
e. I am at or near a breakthrough. ................................................................................................
f. Dont you hate to eat and run? ................................................................................................
g. What size shirt are you looking for: small or
large? ................................................................................................
h. They came and went in a hurry. ................................................................................................
i. At seven in the morningTamara is sluggish yet ecient.
j. It is not advisable to drink and drive at the same time.
7 Write down the seven coordinating conjunctions.
a. ......................................
b. ......................................
c. ......................................
d. ......................................
e. ......................................
f. ......................................
g. ......................................
8 Write the subordinating conjunctions
Sample: She was so tired that she didnt bother brushing her teeth.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

Ill leave the note here because Im in a hurry.


Nick had coached him thoroughly, even though they hadnt had much time.
He could see the faint glow of a pipe that Dr.Walters had lit.
You should stay here since they obviously need you.
She hasnt called here although shed said she would.
Jake would be free once he reached the fence.
You were behaving as if you were the boss.
They were determined to go for a walk, unless it was going to rain.
Kevin should think twice before he speaks.
I am going to nish this job even if it takes hours.

9 Write the subordinating conjunction


Sample: Although he was not happily married, he remained faithful to his wife.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

Even though he calmed down, he did not go back to the table immediately.
While I enjoy being in the yard, I hate mowing the lawn.
Unless theres a heavy downpour, Im going on that trip.
Why anyone would swim in ice cold water, I just dont understand.
Whether you are right or wrong, I will support you.
Wherever we travel, we always have fun together.
As I was looking for my keys, I noticed a package in front of the door.
Just after they crossed the river, the drawbridge opened up.
Before anyone could shout a warning, the tree fell.
Since you think you are so smart, tell me the capital of Ghana!

10 Write the subordinating conjunction


Sample: Even if you get angry, I will still be there for you.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

Sally spent a lot of time with the babysitter, because her mother had to work.
Since youre always busy, I decided to go to the movies without you.
After he read the article, he decided not to argue any further.
We will move to Seattle, unless you can convince me not to.
As if speaking Igbo wasnt enough, this professor speaks Yoruba as well.
I always get anxious when I am in the doctors once.
Though Tatiana passed the bar exam, she wont be practicing law until next year.
Did you ever wonder how children learn language?
Once he finishes college, he will look for a job.
I took the express train so that I could arrive on time.

11 In each of the sentences below, write the coordinating or subordinating conjunction. Also,
Write C if its a coordinating conjunction and S if its a subordinating conjunction.
Sample: I work at them all when Im home for the holidays. (S)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

Im the owner and editor of the local newspaper.


Before Megan helped him, George would have to prove his loyalty.
Theres more than one career that hes interested in.
They painted her house while she was at work.
I arrived early but I still wasnt the first in line.
If you can understand this, you are a genius!
Because you are a dear friend, I will share this with you.
Some people are aggressive yet polite.
Her administrative assistant will work on that project until it is completed.
I rely on Joe to check my computer, for he is an electronics expert.

12 Write the correlative conjunctions in the sentences


Sample: Either the Democratic or the Republican candidate will win.
a. Neither you nor your friends are likely to win that race.
b. Both Laurette and Denise have been working towards that goal.
c. If my neighbor decides to plant bushes there, then Ill do some landscaping on my side of the fence
aswell.
d. NeitherDons comments nor his actions surprised me.
e. This athlete is likely to win either a gold or a silver medal.
f. If the train runs on Sunday, then I wont drive.
g. Both the director and the playwright attended the rehearsal.

h. Neither Iowa nor Tennessee lies on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.
i. If theyre as nice as they seem, then well all get along well.
j. You must call either heads or tails.
13 In each of the sentences below, Write the coordinating, subordinating, or correlative
conjunction. Also, write C if its a coordinating conjunction, S if its a subordinating conjunction,
and CORR if its a correlative conjunction.
Sample: 1.Neither the brown nor the black shoes look good with that outfit. (CORR)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
b.
a.
b.
c.

They were pleased with the plan and happy about the decision.
Ill see you when you get here.
Theyre worried because she hasnt been feeling well lately.
Our encounter was short but sweet.
If you tell the truth, then I wont get upset.
I will be on this case till it is resolved.
Once she settles down in her apartment,
Jane does not plan to move for awhile.
You and I make a good team.
Either you or I will get to the bottom of this.
They dressed as though they were members of the aristocracy.

14 Write the subject pronouns in the sentences below.


Sample: We wandered around town, looking for a place to have lunch.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

I crossed the piazza and headed towards the church.


Unfortunately, it was closed.
They simply stood there, waiting for me.
Yesterday, she went shopping.
We should get together sometime.
He is the grandson of an immigrant from Italy.
We often dream about important things.
You have been to their house for dinner.
They often have interesting discussions.
Last night they drove to San Francisco.

15 Write the object pronouns in each of the sentences


Sample: Churchill called them to a meeting.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

Mary heard him.


The detective watched us suspiciously.
Stop bothering me!
Steven sat down between him and her.
Do the students understand it?
My friends have never heard of them.
Barry gave her a present.
Harrys cousin lives near them.
Most competitors were envious of him.
A strange man is standing next to you and me.

16 Decide if each pronoun below is a subject or object pronoun.


Sample: we subject
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

them ...................
I ...................
her ...................
she ...................
him ...................

he ...................
us ...................
they ...................
me ...................
we ...................

17 Writing task
a. TOPIC: AN EXPLANATION FOR THE BOSS
You successfully passed a job interview. You are expected to start on November 15, but you will not be
available on that date. Task: Write a letter to your new boss, explaining your situation, expressing your
concern and suggesting a solution.
Dear Sir/Madam,
b. You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job working in the City Museum shop
during the holidays. You decide to apply for the job. Write a letter to the director of the Museum. In
your letter:

introduce yourself

explain what experience and special skills you have

explain why you are interested in the job

Write at least 150 words.


c. You have seen an advertisement in an English newspaper for a job working in the City Museum shop
during the holidays. You decide to apply for the job. Write a letter to the director of the Museum. In
your letter:

introduce yourself

explain what experience and special skills you have

explain why you are interested in the job

Write at least 150 words.

September Monthly - ENGLISH - Grade 9


1 Write the pronouns in each of the sentences. Identify each either as a subject pronoun or
an object pronoun.
Sample: You really did it right. (subject; object)
a. The clerk had been sent to work with him.
b. The research required them to work closely together.
c. It is brighter than that other lamp.
d. If you know the answer, please tell me.
e. We will be moving near you.
f. They were hiding in the bushes.
g. I am giving it to you.
h. He went too far this time.
i. Theresas parents worried about her.
j. She hears from him often.
2 Write the reflexive pronouns in each of the sentences
Sample: That computer is so smart it can repair itself.
a. John was a person who always pushed himself to the limit.
b. Watch yourself !
c. We prided ourselves on being silly.
d. The directors of that company can blame no one but themselves.
e. I see myself as a successful writer someday.
f. All of you should be ashamed of yourselves!
g. Rosanna treated herself to a lavish vacation.
h. I wish my car started itself in the dead of winter.
i. Would everyone in the room please identify himself ?
j. You should take better care of yourself !
3 Write the reflexive, subject, and object pronouns in each of the sentences. Label each as
reflexive, subject, or object.
Sample: Gretas perseverance benefitted both herself and the rest of the staff. (reflexive)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

I have found that I can do it when the room is quiet.


He noticed that she often immersed herself in a book.
We have known her for years.
Some guests told us that they forced themselves to get up at 6 A.M.
You dont need to explain ourself tome.
Mr. Ballantine said that he appreciated us.
If you want to leave, please let me know.
Who among us wants to commit himself to another year of service?
Jays wife promised herself never to do it again.
Reflexive pronouns are easy to identify, dont you agree?

4 Write the reflexive pronouns in each of the sentences.


Sample: That computer is so smart it can repair itself.
a. John was a person who always pushed himself to the limit.

b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

Watch yourself !
We prided ourselves on being silly.
The directors of that company can blame no one but themselves.
I see myself as a successful writer someday.
All of you should be ashamed of yourselves!
Rosanna treated herself to a lavish vacation.
I wish my car started itself in the dead of winter.
Would everyone in the room please identify himself ?
You should take better care of yourself !

5 Write the reflexive, subject, and object pronouns in each of the sentences below. Label each as
reflexive, subject, or object.
Sample: Gretas perseverance benefitted both herself and the rest of the staff. (reflexive)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

I have found that I can do it when the room is quiet.


He noticed that she often immersed herself in a book.
We have known her for years.
Some guests told us that they forced themselves to get up at 6 A.M.
You dont need to explain yourself tome.
Mr. Ballantine said that he appreciated us.
If you want to leave, please let me know.
Who among us wants to commit himself to another year of service?
Jays wife promised herself never to do it again.
Reflexive pronouns are easy to identify, dont you agree?

6 Write the demonstrative pronoun in each of the sentences.


Sample: Lenny wasnt sure he really wanted those.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

That wasnt really Hannahs job, but I appreciate her doing it anyway.
Natasha really likes these.
He wasnt good at riddles but managed to solve those.
I never thought it would come to this.
These are very difficult times.
Those were the good old days.
Sean thought he would never see that.
This is absolutely unacceptable.
Mrs. Wallace would rather buy these.
That is the funniest thing Ive ever seen.

7 Write subject, object, reflexive, or demonstrative pronoun.


Sample: she subject
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

yourselves ......................................
me ......................................
itself ......................................
that ......................................
herself ......................................

those ......................................
we ......................................
them ......................................
us ......................................
these ......................................

8 Write the pronouns in each of the sentences. Label each as demonstrative, subject,
object, or reflexive.
Sample: Did you spill that on yourself ? (subject; demonstrative; reflexive)
a.
b.
c.
d.

We were angry at ourselves.


He asked us to explain this.
It works just as well at home.
They sent these to us..

e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

The baseball player dusted himself off.


You should do this for yourself.
This reminds me of why I should respect myself.
That is the way they should behave themselves.
We excused ourselves right after dinner.
It could bother them.

9 Write the determiner possessive pronoun in each of the sentences.


Sample: Many of our ideas back then were equally absurd.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

The woman hid her feelings well.


He was younger than his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Bradford adored their son.
Thomas and Natalie were the best students in my class.
Your eyes look very tired.
The salesmans car does not show its age.
We should just pack up our things and get out of here.
I took a look at your face and I knew immediately that you were honest.
My daughter is very good about brushing her teeth regularly.
Gamblers are secretive about their losses.

10 Write the nominal possessive pronoun in each of the sentences .


Sample: Pete and Cathy are convinced the idea was theirs.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

The rattlesnake is his.


The mother needs her nourishment and the baby needs hers also.
Yours is the room on the left.
The computer on the table is mine.
Ours is the next house on the block.
Theirs will probably be the best dog in the show.
Hiring the band is not Daves responsibility it is yours.
Whatever the neighbours want to haul away is theirs for the taking.
Most peoples experience is probably similar to hers.
His is not the only opinion that matters.

11 Write the possessive pronoun and identify if determiner or a nominal possessive pronoun.
Sample: yours nominal
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

my ......................................
mine ......................................
her ......................................
their ......................................
hers ......................................

theirs ......................................
your ......................................
our ......................................
ours ......................................
his ......................................

12 Write the possessive pronoun in each of the sentences. Then indicate if it functions as a
determiner or a nominal possessive pronoun.
Sample: Jacks trip was good, but not nearly as exciting as theirs. (determiner)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.

Listening to music might interfere with your ability to concentrate. ......................................


Some of the CDs are ours. ......................................
The prisoner was ordered to hand over his things. ......................................
In my opinion, you should apologize. ......................................
Hers is the only dissenting voice in the room. ......................................
The big suitcase over there is mine. ......................................
Someone wants to buy our company. ......................................
Some day this will all be yours. ......................................
The suspects had their day in court. ......................................

j. The bank is going to need her signature. ......................................

13 Decide if each pronoun below is a determiner possessive pronoun (my, our, etc.),nominal possessive
pronoun (mine, ours, etc.), subject pronoun (I, we, etc.), object pronoun (me, us, etc.), reflexive pronoun
(myself, ourselves, etc.), or demonstrative pronoun (this, these, etc.).
Sample: that demonstrative
a. their ......................................
b. yourselves ......................................
c. hers ......................................
d. itself ......................................
e. me ......................................

them ......................................
we ......................................
us ......................................
those ......................................
yours ......................................

14 Write the pronouns in each of the sentences. Label each as determiner possessive, nominal
possessive, subject, object, demonstrative, or reflexive.
Sample: They were convinced that she would do a great job for them. (subject; subject; object)
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.

Their employees were working during lunch. ........


He asked us for the answer. ........
Itmade a huge difference to her and to her friends.
She looked at herself in the rearviewmirror ofmy car. ...........................
Some guy introduced himself and gaveme his business card.
You shouldnt compare your accomplishments to theirs.
The candidates presented themselves and their positions to us.
Are all these hers ormine?
You should thank him for bringing that to your attention.
We saved this for last because of its complexity and because the opportunity
presented itself to include all pronoun types in it ^ but the final judgment is yours!

15 Write the interrogative pronoun in each of the sentences.


Sample:Why is his approach so exciting?
1. Towhomdid you send the package?
2. Whose is it?
3. What can the producer do about it?
4. Howcan I believe you are telling the truth?
5. Where have you been?
6. When did you comehomelast night?
7. Why is it sodark inthis room?
8. Which do you prefer?
9. Who gave you permission to open that box?
10. Fromwhomdid you get this call?

2nd Quarter Examination - ENGLISH - Grade 9


Give the Present and Past tense of the verb.
Present
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

dance
invite
write
sing
study
sign
want
need
watch
attend

______________
______________
______________
______________
______________
______________
______________
______________
______________
______________

Underline the subject in each of the sentences below.


1
2
3
4
5

It became the best known symbol of Paris.


Christine seemed insecure.
Her folks are good people.
Alanas hair smells fresh.
You can rely on the experts at the company.

Past
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
Underline the direct object.
1
2
3
4
5

You must include all relevant facts.


Most people greeted us warmly at the
reception.
I bought two bottles of Pepsi.
Actors must memorize their lines.
Last week, Jack renewed his passport.

Underline the indirect object in each of the sentence below.


1
2
3
4
5

Jamies friend sent a text message to her.


They big farewell to their house guests.
The teenage idols is throwing a party for his fans.
I want to wish good luck to you.
My dad baked a pie for us.

For each underlined pronoun below, indicate whether it is a subject or object pronoun.

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

She laughed at the movie


.
Dont bother me now
It doesnt matter to them at all.
I dont feel guilty.
The critics were raving about it.
He disappointed his friends.
He has asked her to dance.
Chris had been living near you.
This does not concern us.
It is not a very interesting movie.

Subject Pronoun

Object Pronoun

_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________

_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________

Indicate the subject of each sentence below. If it is a command. Specify you as the subject.
Subject
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

These illnesses are treatable.


Give me a break.
I cant give it.
Listen
The judge had made a terrible mistake.
Joans father is an architect.
Stand up for you rights.
Dont raise your voice to me.
Help me out with this.
She will be planting roses in that garden.

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Enumeration. Give five (5) examples of the following:


1
2
3
4
5
6

Noun Phrases
Prepositional Phrases
Verb Phrases
Modals
Three forms of verb have (Perfect have)
Form of be (Progressive be)

Fill in the blanks.


1
2
3
4
5
6

A ____________ consist of a determiner, one or more adjectives, and a noun.


A ____________ consist of a verb plus a noun phrase. It also consists of linking verb.
One kind of helping verb is called ________. The basic ______ of English are: can, may, shall, will,
must, _____, might, should and ____.
Another kind of helping verb is _______. It has following forms: am, is, are, was, were, be, been,
and being.
A sentence can have zero, one or more than one helping verb. If there is more than one, they will
always be in the following relative order: ___________ + __________ + __________.
When the helping verb is progressive be, the next verb always has _________ added to its base
form. The ing verb from is called _________.

Application. Write the following letters based on what you have learned in your English Nine (9)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Agreement Letter
Apology Letter
Complaint Letter
Excuse Letter
Follow Up letter

Decide if each pronoun below is an interrogative pronoun (who, what), demonstrative pronoun
(this, these, etc.),object pronoun(me, us, etc.),or reflexivepronoun (myself, ourselves, etc.).
Sample:myself reflexive
1. herself ......................................
3. who ......................................
5. him ......................................

2. which ......................................
4. those ......................................
6. itself ......................................

7. how ......................................
9. us ......................................

8. what ......................................
10. whom ......................................

Write the interrogative, possessive, and subject pronouns in each of the sentences. Label
each as interrogative (what, who, etc.), determiner possessive (my, our, etc.), nominal possessive
(mine, ours, etc.), or subject (I, we, etc.).
Sample:What are you looking for? (interrogative; subject)
1. Where did your friend hide the ball?
3. Ours was the only entry in the contest.
5. Your business is yours alone. ........
7. He thought that thebrowncoatwashis.
9. Imailedmy package toKorea. ........

2. Which does Jack like: coffee or tea?


4. We kept our promise.
6. Why didnt youwash your car?
8. The bicycle ismine, not hers.
10. Whenwill he arrive? ........

Write the pronouns in each of the sentences


Sample:What will they buy at his store?
1. You keep hurting yourselfwhenyou go skiing.
2. We shouldget it tothemas soonas possible.
3. Whowas Bill thinking of sending themto?
4. She has a great opportunity to advance herself in her company.
5. Whenwill your great novel be finished?
6. Our hope is that one daywewill find ourselves living it up in style.
7. That will never happen under hiswatch.
8. Her determination gave her the impetus to improve herself.
9. Where are those new shirts you bought yourself yesterday?
10. Our ball club prides itself on its ability to winmost of our games.
Write the relative pronoun in each of the sentences.
Sample:The prominent oilmanwho bought that house is not a generous man.
1. Johns is the essay thatwas themost well-written.
2. Hiswifewas thewomanwhomhe loved the most.
3. There is no onewho canmakeme laughmore than you.
4. Danny bought a giftwhich appealed to him.
5. Last week Imet themanwhose cousin marriedmy friend.
6. In general, Sharon is nice to people whom shemeets.
7. Iwill stand on the linewhich is shorter.
8. The personwho leaves last should turn the lights off.
9. She sawthe journeywhich shehad undertaken stretch out before her.
10. Anna leaves a good impression on employerswho interviewher.
Write the noun that the relative pronounis referring to.
Sample: Iwatched a fewmovies thatwere really bad. (movies)
1. They aremenwho are ambitious.
2. The salesman noticed the potatoes that he planted.
3. It isworth buying stockswhich increase in value.
4. The guestswhomwe invited aweek ago just arrived.
5. The flight thatwas supposed to leave at 5 is still delayed.
6. The patientswhose lives are in danger need those drugs.
7. The buswhich has just arrived is scheduled to leave for Phoenix.
8. Rebecca noticed the tourists whowere gathered around the statue.

9. Themilk that Jane bought seems to be fresh.


10. The contractorwhomwe hired did not show up today.

Write and identify the interrogative or relative pronoun in each of the sentences.
Sample:Why are you going? (interrogative)
1. What can I do about it?
2. Adamis the personwhomyou need to talk to.
3. I fixed the clock thatwas broken.
4. The policewill find the personwho committed this crime.
5. Whenwill the showstart?
6. Which do youwant us to choose?
7. The restaurant inwhichwe atewas awful.
8. Idont care for the earringswhichthis actress iswearing.
9. Several of the boys who attended the party became rowdy.
10. Hes happywith the solution that Im proposing.
Write the adverbs in each of the sentences.
Sample:They had deliberately been silentwhen they entered the room.
1. She returned the book and quietly left.
2. Imleaving for Europe tomorrow.
3. That horse is an unusually calm animal.
4. The train came to a stop suddenly.
5. That remarkwas too shocking.
6. Why dont you call her sometimes?
7. Wewere told to handle the merchandise carefully.
8. The doctor informed his patient that his prognosiswas very good.
9. TheMorgans are not leaving today.
10. Unexpectedly, the principal ordered everyone into the auditorium.
For each word below, decide if it is an adverb or an adjective. Use the test for adjectives to help you
decide: the boy.
Sample: rarely adverb
1. happily .....................................
3. clearly .....................................
5. manly .....................................
7. nearly ......................................
9. barely ......................................

2. ugly .....................................
4. gently .....................................
6. predictably ......................................
8. proudly ......................................
10. silly ......................................

Decide whether the underlined word in each sentence is being used as an adjective or an adverb.
jective Adverb
Sample:He recently increased his yearly salary. ...................
1. Hewas busily writing a letterwhen the doorbell rang. ................... ...................
2. That is a very hilly road. ................... ...................
3. They fell hopelessly in love at rst sight. ................... ...................
4. I never realized that you have such curly hair. ................... ...................
5. The soprano gave a masterly performance. ................... ...................
6. Mr. Sawyer is paid weekly. ................... ...................
7. She undoubtedly deserves top honors. ................... ...................
8. This lady eerily resemblesmy grandmother. ................... ...................
9. Janet fully concurswith her husbands decision. ................... ...................

10. Your newhouse is very lovely. ................... ...................

Write the adverbs with a solid line and the adjectives with a squiggly line in the sentences
Sample:He was clearly working on a difficult report.
1. Excitedly, the men dragged the heavy sack to the clearing.
2. Ive checked on the situation very thoroughly.
3. Adam waited inside.
4. The old fellow left town yesterday.
5. Afterwards, he regretted his actions.
6. Your generous gift was completely unnecessary.
7. Lets agree on this beforehand.
8. This oer is too good to pass up.
9. I often think of you fondly.
10. The mailman left an unopened package at the door.
For each sentence below, write ADV above each adverb, ADJ above each adjective, N above each
noun, and V above each verb. N V ADV
Sample: The teacher looked at him coldly.
1. My roommate usually sleeps very late.
2. Yesterday, the girl accompanied her older sister to the mall.
3. He walked slowly toward the foggy station.
4. The experienced senator quickly evaded their probing questions.
5. Later, we took a leisurely walk down by the beach.
6. The once popular guitarist appeared on TV regularly.
7. Successful brokers will surely receive sizeable commissions.
8. We recently had a wonderful time in Spain.
9. I will take a quick dip in the inviting blue waters of the ocean.
10. Obviously, you are not the same person now that you were when I first met you.
Writing task
a You are due to move into a rented apartment next month but you will not be able to because you have
some problems.
Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter:
explain your situation
describe your problems
tell him/her when you think you can move in
Write at least 150 words.
b. You are a student at an English language school in Brighton and are living in private accommodation
with other flat mates. You have not had hot water or heating for some time. The landlords workmen
have tried to fix the problem but without success.
Write a letter to the landlord. In your letter:
state your reason for writing
describe the problems and explain how you feel
propose a solution and risk the landlord to take action
c. You are going on a short course to a training college abroad. It is a college that you have not been to
before.
Write a letter to the accommodation officer. In your letter
give details of your course and your arrival/departure date
explain your accommodation needs

ask for information about getting to and from the college

January Examination in English Grade 9


Word Pool. Directions: choose the best answer from the box.
a. Sentence
b. Interrogative
c. Declarative
d. Imperative
e. Exclamation
f. Tag questions
________1. It is a sentence that ask a questions.
________2. It is a sentence that gives command.
________3. A sentence that make a statement.
________4. It express strong emotion and feelings.
________5. It contains a subject and a main verb.
Identification. Directions: Rewrite each sentences then identify what type of sentences the following are and
then punctuate them correctly. Be careful with the capitalization.
1. we went to the zoo on the Saturday
2. have you been to the zoo
3. what a disgusting mess
4. peel the potatoes while I bath the baby
5. how old will you be this year
6. do you own a ford or a holden
7. please make your before breakfast
8. have you made your bed yet
9. what a helpful girl you are
10. good children help their parents around the home

11. whats your favorite song


12. play the piano for us
13. do you know how to play the violin
14. most Korean children learn to play an instrument
15. well done you clever girl
16. jill has blonde hair
17. have you finished your homework
18.
19. it rained yesterday
20. please make me a cup of coffee
21. oh no were late

Its all about questions.


Directions:
Decide if each question below is a yes/no question, wh-question, or tag question.
1. Is there anything left in the cookie jar?
3. Hes not really crazy, is he?
4. Joan is an accomplished woman, isnt she?
5. Which is yours?
6. Are you interested?
7. Are you leaving already?
8. Is the evidence against him compelling?
9. When did they leave last n
10. ight?
______________
11. How did you respond to his question?
12. We have seen this before, havent we?

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Writing Task. Write the following business letter based on what you have learned in your English Nine (9)
1. Letter of Invitation

2.
3.
4.
5.

Letter of Support
Transfer Letter
Warning Letter
Good Bye Letter

February Examination in English Grade 9


Fill in the blanks.

Compound
Complex
Subject
Verb phrase
Simple

conjunction
two
dependent
relative

1. A sentence that contains only one clause, that is, one __________ and one ________, is called a
_______ sentence.
2. A sentence that is made up of two or more sentences joined by a coordinating _________( most
commonly and, or, and but) is called a __________ sentence.
3. A complex sentence consist of at least _______ sentences: a main clause and a __________
clause.
4. A __________ clause is a kind of dependent clause; it provides additional information about
noun phrase in the main clause.
5. A compound-complex sentence is a combination of a __________ and a __________ sentence.
Simple sentences. Directions: Decide if each item below is a simple sentence or just a phrase. Write SS if it is
a Simple sentence then P if Phrase.
____1. We enjoy cruising on the Mississippi River.
____2. Rain is good for the environment.
____3. Our cousin lives about an hour from us.
____4. The young architect arrives in his office at 8:30A. M. each weekdays.
____5. Whales are mammals.
____6. I overslept today.
____7. The committee presented its ideas to Congress.
____8. I stayed in bed that day.
____9. My favorite hotel is on Park Avenue.
____10.On the floor.
Compound sentences. Directions: Each of the sentences below is a compound sentence consisting of two
sentences. Underline each of the sentences which is in the compound sentence.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

He does not like to change his mind, nor is he willing to compromise.


Andre pulled the car into the street, and Beth began reading the directions.
You deserve your good fortune, for you have a heart of gold.
She enjoyed shopping for food, but she especially enjoyed cooking.
The players are running onto the field, and then they are beginning to practice.
I can do this now, or I can do it later.
Stephanie likes to go to concerts, but she will not see an opera.
You can pay with cash, or you can take out a loan.

9. Dan does not feel well, yet he wants to go in to work.


10. We missed our flight, so we have to wait around the airport for the next available.

Complex sentences. Directions: For each sentences below, underline the dependent clause.
1. Sammy passed the final exam even though he had not studied hard.
2. You are behaving as if you were the boss.
3. I will not speak to you unless you tell me the truth.
4. New Orleans has not been the same since it was devastated by a hurricane.
5. Al tries to speak French when he is in Montreal.
6. James accepted the job before he checked with his wife.
7. I am going to solve this crossword puzzle even if it takes me all day.
8. He felt a great affection for his guardian until he discovered the truth.
9. Selma smiled at him although she had never felt less like smiling.
10. His father is returning to London because the furniture is arriving.
Sentence with Relative clauses. Directions: Underline the relative clause in each of the sentence below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

I am renting an apartment that has two bedrooms.


He came to the party with a friend whom I havent seen in ages.
You should pay for your vacation with the money that I gave you.
She met someone whose daughter had graduated from Duke University.
Are you going to eat the desert that I baked especially for you?

Compound-complex sentence. Directions: Decide if each sentence below is a complex or compoundcomplex sentence.
1. If we dont hurry, well have to see a different movie, or well have to come back later.
2. While the house looked nice from the outside, the floors were sagging and the walls were
crumbling.
3. The woman who lives next door is very friendly but I forgot her name.
4. I thanked him for his efforts but he insisted that he hadnt minded.
5. They are walking quickly down the hall which connects their lab to the main office.
Writing Task. Write the following business letter based on what you have learned in your English Nine (9)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Job Application Letter


Reference Letter
Thank you Letter
Introduction Letter
Sales Letter

4Th QUARTER EXAMINATION IN ENGLISH Grade 9

Multiple choice. Directions: Read the passage to answer questions 1-5. Write in complete word/s.
Cats have a long and interesting history. In fact, the cat was probably the first kept as a pet. The
Egyptians worshipped cats. In Europe cats were praised for their ability to catch rats and mice. They
were much in demand during the Black Plague illnesses of the 11th century.
In the middle Ages, cats lost much of their appeal because they became connected with devil
worship. Many cats lost their lives and gave rise to superstitions still held by some people today.
The American Indian did not appear to keep cats as pets, so it wasnt until the white settlers
came from Europe that cats were kept as pets in America. The Colonists, like the Europeans, found
cats helpful in controlling rats and mice.
1. Through the ages, the cats_______.
a. Has been a favorite pet
c. Has been both prized and hated
b. Has been kept by all races of people
d. Has been valued for its intelligence
2. The group that DID NOT appear to keep cats as pets were_______.
a. the Colonists
c. the American Indian
b. the Eur
c. opean
d. the Egyptians
3. When did cats lose much of their appeal because they were connected with the devil?
a. the 11th century
c. during Colonial times
b. in the Middle ages
d. during the twentieth century
4. in this pas
6. sage, the writer___________.
a. explains why the cat was the first pet kept by man
b. defends the importance of the cats in the home.
c. Traces mans attitudes about cats
d. compares the cats with other animals
7. Which sentence best expresses the main idea?
a. Cats have a long and interesting history.
b. In fact, the cat was probably the first animals as a pet.
c. Many cats lost their lives and gave rise to superstitions still held by some people today.
d. The Egyptians worshipped cats.
Related sentences. Directions: Change each sentence below into its related partner, using the examples above
as a guide.
Sample: His editor put down the manuscript. His editor put the manuscript down.
1.
2.
3.
4.
6.
7.
8.

I know that youre right.


You believed that the defendant was innocent.
Mary gave the information to Robert.
They bought
a car for their teenage daughter.
I ordered
you your favorite book.

Active and passive sentences. Directions: Change the Active sentence to Passive sentence.
1. The wedding planner is making all the reservations.
2. The science class viewed the comet.
3. Alex posted the video on Facebook.
4. The director will give you instructions.
5. Who ate the last cookie?
6. Thousands of tourists view the Grand Canyon every year.
7. The homeowners remodeled the house to help it sell.
8. The team will celebrate their victory tomorrow.
9. The saltwater eventually corroded the metal beams.
10. The kangaroo carried her baby in her pouch.

Positive and Negative sentences. Directions: Change the positive statements in the left column into negative
statements in the right column.
Positive
Negative
1. You should buy a new cell p
3.
4. hone.
__________________________
5. They are adopting the new plan.
__________________________
6. We can
7. arrange a meeting.
__________________________
8. I have driven Annes new car.
__________________________
9. They were upset by the outcome.
__________________________
10. They have ignored the problem.
__________________________
11. I am counting on it.
__________________________
12. Richard might be able to come.
__________________________
13. The replacement is a standard size. __________________________
14. I could unlock the file cabinet.
__________________________
Identifying sentences by function. Directions: Read the sentence. On the blanks at the right, write whether the
sentence is declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory. Then copy the letters in the box after the
activity. You will spell out the hidden message.
1. What are you doing? _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_____
2. She is beautiful.
_____
_____
3. Come down here.
___
______
4. At last! Youre here! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
5. You better drink this. _ _ _ _ _ _
___
6. This is my only daughter. _ _
________
7. What are you doing here? _ _ _ _ _ _
______
8. Look at this picture here. _
________
9. I am proud of your son. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
10. You are a very funny guy.
__________
11. Oh! Its you!
__________

_____
______
What is the hidden message?

Decide if each item below is simple sentence or just a phrase.


1. That magazine looks interesting. ___________
2. The officer followed the rules.
___________
3. She greeted me at the door.
___________
4. on the floor
___________
5. the extremely tall boy
___________
6. were reading newspapers on the train. ___________
7. I have never eaten caviar.
___________
8. Our home on the ranch.
___________
9. The department stores are having a sale this weekend. ________
10. Fresh-cut flowers on the table.
___________
Directions: Its your time to write your own five (5) sentences for the following.
Declarative
Imperative
Interrogative
Exclamatory
Simple sentence
Compound sentence
Complex sentence
Writing Task. Write the following business letter based on what you have learned in your English Nine (9)
6. Sales Letters
7. Order Letters
8. Complaint Letters
9. Adjustment Letters
10. Inquiry Letters
11. Letters of Recommendation
12. Acknowledgement Letter
13. Letter of Resignation
14. Application Letter
15. Cover Letter