Mr Sinha Has a Severe Headache. ✓ He is Having a Blue-coloured Maruti Car. ✗ Mr Sinha Has Two Daughters and No Sons. ✓ - English - Communicative

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The verb ‘to have’
Be careful with the verb ‘to have’, which has many different uses and meanings. Study the box below and consider the sentences that follow.

  Health (H) Possession (P) Relationship (R)
Mr Sinha headache Maruti car two daughters

Put a tick (✓) or cross (✗) against each sentence according to whether it is correct or incorrect.

  • Mr Sinha has a severe headache. ___________
  • He is having a blue-coloured Maruti car. ___________
  • Mr Sinha has two daughters and no sons. ___________


  • Mr Sinha has a severe headache. ✓
  • He is having a blue-coloured Maruti car. ✗
  • Mr Sinha has two daughters and no sons. ✓
Concept: Writing and Grammar
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Chapter 1.1: Verb Forms - Exercises [Page 7]


CBSE Class 9 English Communicative - Workbook Interact in English
Chapter 1.1 Verb Forms
Exercises | Q 8 | Page 7


Answer the following question briefly.
Why did the grandmother depend on her granddaughter to know the story?

Answer the following question briefly:

 Private Quelch looked like a ‘Professor’ when the author first met him at the training depot. Why?

Answer the following question briefly.

Who was the passenger of chair No. 9? What did he suddenly do?

List common dilemmas that teenagers face involving the choice of one or more “roads”. Give examples of “roads” that you must travel (e.g. facing peer pressure, choosing friends, observing rules laid down by school and parents, acting on your own values).

The Indian Rhinoceros: Where are they? Do they have a future? 
We are very materialistic and are often lured into buying and using clothes and articles made from animal skin and other organs. 
Here's a shopping list ....... . 

The list seems endless, doesn't it? Are these things not shameful enough to set us pondering deeply over the harm that we are inflicting on nature's creations? 
1. Why is the list 'most shameful'? 
2. What is the name of the organisation that has been formed to protect and conserve wildlife? 
3. Name at least ten other animals that are being exploited by man for commercial purposes. Surf the net to get your information and complete the following table

Animal Part of the body used Product

Look at sentences in Column A. Match them with the appropriate explanation in Column B.

1. Next Friday is the
29th of May.
a. emphasizing that something
will happen very soon
2. I’ll have left by the
time you get here.
b. making a promise
3. I’m visiting my
uncle on Sunday.
c. predicting that some­thing
will be true at a given time in the future
4. I’ll send the photo­graphs
as soon as I can.
d. stating something
which is a certainty
5. The lesson is about
to start… hurry!
e. reporting a decision
made earlier
6. The population of
our country will increase
in the next ten years.
f. making a prediction
about future events

The teacher/ student will read out the Radio programme again. Fill in as much information as you can in the following table. Then exchange information with your partner to complete the table. 
                             RADIO SHOW 

Content of programme  Details 
1. School News  .
2. Jokes  .
3. 'Meet the Teacher'  .
4. Advert Time  .
5. Safety at School  .

Do you see any difference in the following sentences?

(a) You can use a ruler to dig holes.
(b) You can use my ruler to dig holes.
(c) You can find a ruler in the study room.

Can is used to express permission, ability, and possibility in these sentences.

In sentence (a) can is used to express ________.
In sentence (b) can is used to express ________ and,
in sentence (c) can is used to express ________.

Can, could, may, might, will, would, must, ought to, shall, should are called Modal verbs.

Look at the following pair of sentences. Underline the modals and discuss why each one is used in that sentence.

I must not take those pills. (I’m not allowed.)
I need not take those pills. (It is not compulsory but I may if I wish.)

1. (a) I can’t go to the meeting because I’m not a member.
(b) I needn’t go to the meeting if I don’t wish to.

2. (a) I can swim a length of the pool.
(b) I can swim in the pool on Saturdays.

3. (a) You ought to get a nice present for her.
(b) You have to get a nice present for her.

4. (a) Can I go to the toilet?
(b) May I be excused?

5. (a) I may come tomorrow if I have the time.
(b) I might come tomorrow but it’s going to be difficult.

Did you know?
Modals are a small group of verbs that are used to express possibility,
probability, capability, capacity, ability, obligation and predictions.
Some of the modals you learnt in this unit are
Need, dare, had better are also modals.

Understanding Modals:
Modal Auxiliaries
A modal verb or auxiliary verb is a verb, which modifies another verb, so that
the modified verb has more intention in its expression. In essence the modal
verb expresses modality, the way in which something is being said.
The main modals are
Can: could; may: might; shall: should; will: would: must; ought to; need to;
have to.
The negative modals are
Couldn't; wouldn't; shouldn't; mustn't; needn't; oughtn't/ ought not to

Modal Examples Uses
Can/ can't

She can read and write

It can rain today

Can I borrow your pen?

Can you lend me your notes?

Can I carry your books?


possibility /probability

seeking permission



Could/ couldn't

Could I borrow your book?

Could you please help me with  this sum?

We could go for a picnic on Sunday

I think you could come first this time 

There was a time when I could  work round the clock.

seeking permission



possibility/ probability

past ability


May I have some water?

May I help you?

May I shut the door?

India may become a super power by 2020.

May God bless you




possibility/ probability

wish/ desire

Might They might sell their house as they need the money. future possibility/ probability
Will /Won't

It is very cold so I will stay at home.

I will help you if you wish.

Will you look after my dog for a day?

It will rain tonight.

I will get you a shawl from Srinagar.







Would you mind if I come over tonight?

Would five o'clock suit you?

Yes it would.

Would you pass the salt?

Would you come to my party?

Would you prefer tea or coffee?


making arrangements







Shall I help you?

Shall we meet at 3.00 pm outside Bakshi Stadium?


making arrangements


We should check the timings of the train.

You should listen to the advice of your elders.

recommended action


Ought to

You ought to do your duty.

The bus ought to be here any minute




We must make a move now.

You mustn't tell lies.




He need not go to the market.

You need to lose weight.

I need to get the groceries.




What would you do if you became invisible? Would you use your invisibility to play tricks on people or for the good of people?
Write a short paragraph on 'If I was invisible'. 


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