Reference Notes | English
Clarifying – Meaning Into Words
For: Class 12 | Solution of Work Book
Unit 3: Clarifying
1. Change the following sentences into indirect narration.E
a. “Shall we take sandwiches?”
Ans: They asked if they would take sandwiches.
b. “Do you think I should buy some spare batteries?”
Ans: He wanted to know if he should buy some space batteries.
c. “What does it feel like to be hypnotized?”
Ans: He asked what it felt like to be hypnotized.
d. “Please, you must help me! I don’t know what to do?”
Ans: She begged me to help her.
2. Correct the following as in the below:W
Example:Doctors look after your teeth.
It isn’t doctors who look after your teeth. It is dentists.
a. Marco Polo discovered America.
Ans: It wasn’t Marco Polo who discovered America. It was Columbus.
b. The sun causes the tides.
Ans: It isn’t the sun that causes the tides. It is the moon.
c. Democracy started in Italy.
Ans: It wasn’t Italy where democracy started. It was in England.
3. Change the following questions into information questions:
a. Are there four/five/six of you?
Ans: How many of you are there?
b. Are you Rita’s cousin/ brother/ nephew?
Ans: Who are you to Rita?
c. Are we having tomato/ chicken/ mushroom soup today?
Ans: Which flavor of soup are you having today?
d. Was it raining/ foggy/ cold when you were in London?
Ans: How was the weather like when you were in London?
4. Combine the following pair of sentences into indirect questions:
Example:What does he do for a living? I often wonder.
I often wonder what he does for a living.
a. What are you coming back from Jomsom? Have you decided yet?
Ans: Have you decided yet when you are coming back from Jomsom?
b. did you ever find your lost book? I wanted to know.
Ans: I wanted to know if you ever found your lost book.
c. Did the hailstorm destroy the crops? The minister wants to know.
Ans: The minister wants to know if hailstorm destroyed the crops.
d. Did the lab boy get angry? Did you notice?
Ans: Did you notice if the lab boy got angry?
e. What are your parents busy with? The CEO wants to know.
Ans: The CEO wants to know what my parents were busy with.
5. Complete the following sentences.
a. I’m starving. I could eat a horse.
But you told me just now ……
Ans: You had been to the party.
b. Oh look! Its raining.
What? But they said on the weather forecast ……
Ans: It would be a sunny day.
c. The rent’s a $50 a week.
But when I spoke to you earlier you said ……
Ans: That it was $24 a week.
d. Can I have one of your cigarettes?
But I thought ……
Ans: You left smoking.
e. Didn’t get me a ticket?
No, I don’t realize ……
Ans: That you had been interested to go with us.
6. Rewrite the following questions into information questions.
Example:What are golf balls made of?
Do you know what golf balls are made of/a.
a. What time did you wake up this morning?
Can you remember ……?
Ans: Can you remember at what time did you woke up?
b. Was he alone?
Did you notice ……?
Ans: Did you notice if he was alone?
c. When are they getting married?
I’m longing to know ……?
Ans: I’m longing to know when they are getting married?
d. Has the train left?
Have you found out if the train has left?
Ans: Have you found out if the train are getting married?
e. How much do touch – screen laptops cost these days?
Have you any idea …?
Ans: Have your any idea how much touch – screen laptops cost these days?
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