English Grammar Exercises for Class 9

Learning any new language includes the process of learning its grammar. The term ‘grammar’ refers to the speaker’s or writer’s use of language in a set particular manner. Applying grammatical rules when employing different sentence structures, using parts of speech, following word order and putting ideas and thoughts into words, sentences and paragraphs will help you make meaningful communication.

In this article, you will find grammar exercises based on various grammatical components which students of Class 9, as well as all language learners, can try their hand at.

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Exercise 1 – Use of Articles

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the article.

  1. Murty is ____ old friend of mine. (an/a)
  2. I had ___ weirdest day yesterday. (the/a)
  3. I spoke to ____ teacher yesterday after class. (the/a)
  4. There is ____ storm coming soon this way. (a/the)
  5. ___ baby gorilla sleeps on its mother’s lap all day. (the/an)
  6. India is ____ South Asian country. (a/the)
  7. Samar might be poor, but he is ___ honest man. (an/a)
  8. Paris is one of ____ most beautiful cities in the world. (a/the
  9. The teacher asked me ___ question that I could not answer. (a/the)
  10. The man who was injured in ____ accident was my uncle. (the/a)
  11. The Chinese restaurant is ___ hour away from our house. (the/an)
  12. Can you give me ___ glass of water? (a/an)
  13. Bring me _____ board markers. (an/the)
  14. This is ______ tallest building in ____ area. (a/the)
  15. Do you have ____ umbrella? (an/a)

Answers:

  1. Murty is an old friend of mine. (an/a)
  2. I had the weirdest day yesterday. (the/a)
  3. I spoke to the teacher yesterday after class. (the/a)
  4. There is a storm coming soon this way. (a/the)
  5. The baby gorilla sleeps on its mother’s lap all day. (the/an)
  6. India is a South Asian country. (a/the)
  7. Samar might be poor, but he is an honest man. (an/a)
  8. Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. (a/the)
  9. The teacher asked me a question that I could not answer. (a/the)
  10. The man who was injured in the accident was my uncle. (the/a)
  11. The Chinese restaurant is an hour away from our house. (the/an)
  12. Can you give me a glass of water? (a/an)
  13. Bring me the board markers. (an/the)
  14. This is the tallest building in the area. (a/the)
  15. Do you have an umbrella? (an/a)

Exercise 2 – Use of Modal Verbs

Fill in the gaps with ‘would’ or ‘should.’

  1. _____ you like to go with me to the prom?
  2. Timmy ____ listen to his parents.
  3. The doctor _____ like to examine you.
  4. ____ the culprit try to run, arrest him immediately.
  5. Parents ___ take care of their children’s diet.
  6. Penny _____ love to go shopping with you.
  7. How ____ you like your pizza base?
  8. ____ he fail the test, he ___ be demoted.
  9. The dogs ___ keep coming for more treats.
  10. Hina ____ be late if she doesn’t hurry.
  11. Manisha ______ be here in some time.
  12. Neetu and Rita _______ not be able to make it.
  13. _______ Danny be able to accompany Jibin to the hospital?
  14. Did someone say something? _______ we carry our ID cards?
  15. Bring me the books, ______ you?

Answers:

  1. Would you like to go with me to the prom?
  2. Timmy should listen to his parents.
  3. The doctor would like to examine you.
  4. Should the culprit try to run, arrest him immediately.
  5. Parents should take care of their children’s diet.
  6. Penny would love to go shopping with you.
  7. How would you like your pizza base?
  8. Should he fail the test, he would be demoted.
  9. The dogs would keep coming for more treats.
  10. Hina would be late if she didn’t hurry.
  11. Manisha should be here in some time.
  12. Neetu and Rita would not be able to make it.
  13. Would Danny be able to accompany Jibin to the hospital?
  14. Did someone say something? Should we carry our ID cards?
  15. Bring me the books, would you?

Exercise 3 – Use of Suitable Verb Forms

Choose the correct option to complete the blanks.

  1. The gardener ____ his job efficiently. (do/did)
  2. The children ___ playing in the garden. (were/was)
  3. Either of the boys ____ broken the glass. (has/have)
  4. The planets ____ on their own axis. (rotate/rotates)
  5. Trees ___ an important part of our ecosystem. (were/are)
  6. Yusuf and Rasid ____ brothers. (are/is)
  7. The poet and novelist ____ dead. (is/are)
  8. The horse and carriage ___ arrived. (has/have)
  9. I ___ an orchard full of apple trees. (has/have)
  10. The team ____ developing a new robot. (is/are)
  11. The committee members ____ not agreeing with one another. (are/is)
  12. The jury ___ found the man innocent. (have/has)
  13. Our solar system ____ to the Milky Way galaxy. (belong/belongs)
  14. The girls ____ quite early. (arrive/arrived)
  15. _______ the door. (closes/close)

Answers:

  1. The gardener did his job efficiently. (do/did)
  2. The children were playing in the garden. (were/was)
  3. Either of the boys has broken the glass. (has/have)
  4. The planets rotate on their own axis. (rotate/rotates)
  5. Trees are an important part of our ecosystem. (were/are)
  6. Yusuf and Rasid are brothers. (are/is)
  7. The poet and novelist is dead. (is/are)
  8. The horse and carriage has arrived. (has/have)
  9. I have an orchard full of apple trees. (has/have)
  10. The team is developing a new robot. (is/are)
  11. The committee members are not agreeing with one another. (are/is)
  12. The jury has found the man innocent. (have/has)
  13. Our solar system belongs to the Milky Way galaxy. (belong/belongs)
  14. The girls arrived quite early. (arrive/arrived)
  15. Close the door. (closes/close)

Exercise 4 – Use of Prepositions

Fill in the blanks by choosing the most suitable preposition from the list given below. Make sure to use each of the given prepositions only once.

(across, from, on, to, by, between, for, on top of, opposite, under, at, into, around, with, in front of, in)

  1. The cat is lying ______ the bed.
  2. The little boy kept running _______ the table.
  3. I walked ______ the street.
  4. When are you going ____ your grandparents’ house?
  5. I will meet you ____ the park.
  6. Put the clothes _____ the bed.
  7. Kevin is going ______ Kannan.
  8. Sanju will be sitting _______ you and Raswanth.
  9. Make sure to collect the books _______ the store.
  10. My brother had kept the remote _________ the fridge and forgot all about it.
  11. My mom baked a cake ______ my birthday.
  12. We were standing __________ the railway station.
  13. The dog ran straight _____ the swimming pool.
  14. The students were asked to assemble ____ the auditorium ____ 11 a.m.
  15. The grocery store ________ the school was shut down.

Answers:

  1. The cat is lying under the bed.
  2. The little boy kept running around the table.
  3. I walked across the street.
  4. When are you going to your grandparents’ house?
  5. I will meet you at the park.
  6. Put the clothes on the bed.
  7. Kevin is going with Kannan.
  8. Sanju will be sitting between you and Raswanth.
  9. Make sure to collect the books from the store.
  10. My brother had kept the remote on top of the fridge and forgot all about it.
  11. My mom baked a cake for my birthday.
  12. We were standing in front of the railway station.
  13. The dog ran straight into the swimming pool.
  14. The students were asked to assemble in the auditorium by 11 a.m.
  15. The grocery store opposite the school was shut down.

Exercise 5 – Use of Punctuation

Go through the following sentences and punctuate them appropriately.

  1. mahesh is my uncle
  2. we met the president
  3. did you finish the project
  4. my brother and i are going to buy some clothes
  5. who is that
  6. what a wonderful movie
  7. ashraff the new manager is from delhi
  8. i will prepare lunch you do the dishes
  9. you will be visiting us wont you
  10. saniya ramzan and suhaid are best friends
  11. she said i am going to paris for the holidays
  12. the cafe around the corner is new
  13. the man who is wearing a white shirt and black pants is my brothers friend
  14. the taj mahal one of the wonders of the world is located in india
  15. what is the time

Answers:

  1. Mahesh is my uncle.
  2. We met the President.
  3. Did you finish the project?
  4. My brother and I are going to buy some clothes.
  5. Who is that?
  6. What a wonderful movie!
  7. Ashraff, the new manager, is from Delhi.
  8. I will prepare lunch; you do the dishes.
  9. You will be visiting us, wont you?
  10. Saniya, Ramzan and Suhaid are best friends.
  11. She said, “I am going to Paris for the holidays.”
  12. The cafe, around the corner, is new.
  13. The man, who is wearing a white shirt and black pants, is my brothers friend.
  14. The Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, is located in India.
  15. What is the time?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is knowing English grammar necessary for Class 9?

The key to learning any new language perfectly is learning the grammatical rules of usage and applying them. The same is the case with the English language. So, in order to be able to communicate meaningfully and effectively, it is crucial that students learn grammar.

How can I practise English grammar?

One can practise English grammar by solving grammar exercises based on different topics. Doing this on a regular basis will aid in improving one’s language skills.

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