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Meaning into Words – Unit 11 – Events in Sequence | Grade XII

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Events in Sequence – Meaning Into Words
For: Class 12 | Solution of Work Book
Unit 11: Events in Sequence

1. Change the following sentences using when instead of and or but.

a. She peeled the banana and gave it to the baby.

Ans: When she had peeled the banana, she gave it to the baby.

b. I looked in the fridge and found some sausages.

Ans: When I looked in the fridge, I found some sausages.

c. He kicked the dog and it barked.

Ans: When he kicked the dog, it barked.

d. The plane took off and the stewardess came round with orange juice.

Ans: When the plane had taken off, the stewardess came round with orange juice.

2. Write two sentences for each pair of events below, showing that the person did them in the right order.

Example: Read the instructions/ switch on the machine

i. Very sensibly, he read the instructions before he switched on the machine.

ii. Very sensible, he didn’t switch on the machine until he’d measured the room.

a. Measure the room/ order the carpet.

Ans: i. Very wisely, he measured the room before he ordered the carpet.

ii. Very wisely, he didn’t order the carpet until he’d measured the room.

b. Check his answers/ leave the exam room.

Ans: i. Sensibly, he checked his answers before he left the exam room.

ii. Sensibly, he did not leave the exam room until he had checked his answers.

3. Write two sentences showing how the following pairs of events happened in rapid successions, using a. had only just … when b. No sooner had … than.

Example: My father had only just retired when he had a heart attack.

a. My father had only just retired when he had a heart attack.

b. No sooner had my father retired than he had a heart attack.

i. We went to bed/ my brother heard a strange noise.

Ans: a. We had only just gone to bed when my brother heard a strange noise.

b. No sooner had we gone to bed than my brother heard a strange noise.

ii. I sat down to watch my favorite programme/ some friends turned up.

Ans: a. I had only just sat down to watch my favorite programme when some friends turned up.

b. No sooner had I sat down to watch my favorite programme than friends turned up.

iii. The auditorium was opened/ it was destroyed by fire.

Ans: i. The auditorium had only just been opened when it was destroyed by fire.

ii. No sooner had the auditorium been opened than it was destroyed by fire.

iv. We had machine repaired/ it broke down again.

Ans: a. We had only just had the machine repaired when it broke down again.

b. No sooner had we had the machine repaired than it broke down again.

v. I finished my exam/ I got a job offer.

Ans: a. I had only just finished my exams when I got at a job offer.

b. No sooner had I finished my exams than I got a job offer.

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4. Change the following sentences using when instead of and or but.

Example:She went to the kitchen and started cooking.

When she went to the kitchen, she started cooking.

a. I looked in the kitchen and found some fried eggs.

Ans: When I looked in the kitchen, I found some fried eggs.

b. She drank the coffee and asked for another cup.

Ans: When she had drunk the coffee, she asked for another cup.

c. He put his foot on the brake but nothing happened.

Ans: When he put his foot on the brake, nothing happened.

d. I read his autobiography and discovered him as a man of multiple intelligent.

Ans: When I read this autobiography, I discovered his as a man of multiple intelligent.

e. He kicked the ball to the post but it got punctured.

Ans: When he kicked the ball to the post, it got punctured.

5. Change the sentences below, using:

i. As soon as + Past + Past Simple

OR

ii. As soon as + Past Perfect + Past Simple

a. I broke the vase and brust into tears.

Ans: As soon as I broke the vase, I broke into tears.

b. The Prime Minister was elected and his supporters cheered.

Ans: As soon as the Prime Minister had been elected, his supporters cheered.

c. The thief opened the window and the bell rang.

Ans: As soon as the thief opened the window, the bell rang.

d. The teacher went into the classroom and started teaching.

Ans: As soon as the teacher had gone into the classroom, he started teaching.

e. The Principal entered the hall and started counselling the students.

Ans: As soon as the principal entered into the hall, he started counselling the students.

6. Change the sentences below using either when/ as soon as + past or when/ as soon as + past perfect.

a. They saw the house and I immediately fell in love with it.

Ans: As soon as they saw the house they fell in love with it.

b. I wrote the letter and posted it straight away.

Ans: As soon as I had written the letter I posted it straight away.

c. The train passed and immediately the crossing barrier went up.

Ans: As soon as the train passed the crossing barrier went up.

d. He left the house straight after breakfast.

Ans: As soon as he had had his the breakfast he left the house.

e. The television program finished and then I went straight to bed.

Ans: As soon as the television program had finished I went straight to bed.

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