The Great Stone Face - I


Did Ernest see in Gathergold the likeness of the Stone Face?


No, Ernest has been deceived. He did not notice any similarity in the old man's stone face.

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Some More Questions From The Great Stone Face - I Chapter

Who did he confide in and how was he proved right?

What made people believe General Blood-and-Thunder was their man?

Ernest compared the man’s face with the Stone Face. What did he conclude?

Look at the following words.

like - likeness
punctual - punctuality

The words on the left are adjectives and those on the right are their noun forms. Write the noun forms of the following words by adding -ness or -ity to them appropriately. Check the spelling of the new words.

(i) lofty ______________
(ii) able ______________
(iii) happy ____________
(iv) near ______________
(v) noble ______________
(vi) enormous __________
(vii) pleasant _________
(viii) dense ___________
(ix) great _____________
(x) stable _____________

Add -ly to each of the following adjectives, then use them to fill in the blanks.

perfect, near, kind, pleasant, eager

(i) Why didn’t you turn up at the meeting? We all were _______ waiting for you.
(ii) _________ write your name and address in capital letters.
(iii) I was _________ surprised to see him at the railway station. I thought
he was not coming.
(iv) It is _________ believable that I am not responsible for this mess.
(v) He fell over the step and _________ broke his arm.

Complete each sentence below using the appropriate forms of the verbs in brackets.

(i) I _________ (phone) you when I _________ (get) home from school.
(ii) Hurry up! Madam _________ (be) annoyed if we _________ (be) late.
(iii) If it _________ (rain) today, we _________ (not) go to the play.
(iv) When you _________ (see) Mandal again, you _________ (not/recognise) him. He is growing a beard.
(v) We are off today. We _________ (write) to you after we _________ (be) back.