Ramanujan Question Answer | Maharashtra Board English Class 8 Chapter 4.4 Solution

Maharashtra Board English Class 8 Chapter 4.4 Solution Ramanujan Balbharati Question Answer

(1) (A) Use the following words/phrases to make sentences of your own:


Answer : She approached the task with enthusiasm.

Fraud :-

Answer : The company discovered a fraud in its accounting records.


Answer : His explanation lacked clarity, leaving the audience confused.


Answer : She greeted her neighbors with an amiable smile every morning.

to come:-

Answer : He promised to come to the party tomorrow.

 to terms with:-

Answer : She needed time to come to terms with the news of her promotion.

(B) The following words can be used as Nouns as well as Verbs.

Answer :

Visit:- (Noun):- A visit to the museum sparked her curiosity.

 Visit :- (Verb):- I plan to visit my grandparents next weekend.

Honor:- (Noun):- He received an honor for his bravery in the war.

Honor:- (Verb):- She will honor her promise to help with the project.

Report:- (Noun):- The teacher asked for a report on the science experiment.

Report:- (Verb):- Please report any suspicious activity to the authorities immediately.

Watch:- (Noun):- He glanced at his watch to check the time.

Watch:- (Verb):- She likes to watch birds in the park.

Form:- (Noun):- Please fill out this form with your personal information.

From:- (Verb):- She tried to form a circle with her friends in the playground.

Surprise:- (Noun):- The children’s faces lit up with joy at the sight of the surprise birthday cake.

Surprise:- (Verb):- I want to surprise my sister with a special gift for her graduation.

(2) Say WHY

(a) Ramanujan’s letter bored and irritated Hardy, at first.

Answer : Ramanujan wrote the letter, but when Hardy opened it, he discovered sheets of paper that were far from clean. The letter, penned in halting English, bore the signature of an unknown Indian to Hardy and contained numerous theorems of various kinds, some of which were original. However, no proofs were attached to the theorems. Hardy felt not only bored but also irritated.

(c) Mother agreed to send Ramanujan to England.

Answer : Ramanujan’s mother held great reverence for the goddess of Namakkal. One morning, she made a significant announcement, sharing a dream she had the previous night. In her dream, she saw her son seated among a group of Europeans in a grand hall, while the goddess of Namakkal had instructed her not to obstruct her son’s fulfillment of his life’s purpose.

(e) Ramanujan had to be hospitalized.

Answer : He fell ill shortly after.

(f) Ramanujan found the number 1729 very interesting.

Answer : This number is incredibly intriguing because it’s the smallest number that can be expressed as the sum of two cubes in two distinct ways.

(4) (A) Underline the verbs in the following sentences and state whether the sentences are in Active or Passive voice.

(a) England gave Ramanujan great honors.

Answer : England gave Ramanujan great honors.

Active voice.

(b) A large untidy envelope was decorated with Indian stamps.

Answer : A large untidy envelope was decorated with Indian stamps.

Passive voice.

(c) The timetable was not altered.

Answer : The timetable was not altered.

Passive voice.

(d) She saw her son in a big hall.

Answer : She saw her son in a big hall.

Active voice.

 (e) Hardy corrected his statement.

Answer : Hardy corrected his statement.

Active voice.

(f) Ramanujan was brought to England.

Answer : Ramanujan was brought to England.

Passive voice.

(B) Change the voice in the following sentences.

(a) Hardy taught Ramanujan.

Answer : Ramanejan was taught by hardy.

(b) He knew nothing of the modern rigour.

Answer : He was known nothing of the modern rigour.

(c) Sheets of paper were found in it, by Hardy.

Answer : Hardy find the sheets of paper in it.

(d) Hardy was bored by that manuscript.

Answer : The manuscript bored Hardy.

 (e) Trinity supported unorthodox talent.

Answer : Unorthodox talent was supported by Trinity.

(f) He could not break the ban.

Answer : The ban could not be broken by him.

(5) Identify Simple, Complex and Compound sentences.

(a) When he opened it, he found sheets of paper.

Answer : Complex sentence.

(b) He glanced at a letter.

Answer : Simple sentence.

(c) Hardy was not only bored but he was also irritated.

Answer : Compound sentence.

(d) Ramanujan turned out to be a poor clerk.

Answer : Simple Sentence.

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