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Meaning into Words – Unit 12: Comparison | Grade XII

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Comparison – Meaning Into Words
For: Class 12 | Solution of Work Book
Unit 12: Comparison

meaning into words

1. Express the meaning of the sentences below with another comparative sentence, beginning with the words given.

Example:Those children ought to go the bed much earlier than they do.

Answer: Those children go to bed much later than they ought to.

a. He’s not supposed to drink quite as much as he does.

Ans: He drinks much more than he’s supposed to.

b. You didn’t need to get up early as you did.

Ans: You got up earlier than you needed to.

c. I had thought the room would be more expensive than it actually was.

Ans: The room was actually much cheaper than I had thought it would be.

d. I’ve never been as frightened as I was during the flight.

Ans: During that flight, I was much more frightened than I’ve ever been.

2. Change the sentences below into comparative sentences using:

i. Than ii. as …… as

a. The exam is not usually very difficult, but this year it was quite tough.

Ans: i. The exam this year was more difficult than it usually it.

ii. The exam was not as easy this year as it usually is.

b. I had imagined my landlady would be in her fifties, but she turned out to be thirty.

Ans: i. My landlady was younger than I had imagined her to be.

ii. My landlady was not as old as I had imagined her to be.

c. His parents would like him to word hard, but he doesn’t.

Ans: i. He works less hard than his parents would like him to do.

ii. He doesn’t work as hard as his parents would like him to do.

d. I had hoped to do quite a lot of work today, but I’ve only managed to do a little.

Ans: i. I have managed to do less work today than I had hoped to do.

ii. I couldn’t do work today as much as I had hoped to do.

e. They could have helped me a lot, but in fact, they hardly helped me at all.

Ans: i. They helped me less than they could have.

ii. They didn’t help me as much as they could have.

3. For each set of information below, write a comparative sentence using than.

a. Exam marks: Jane: 75% Paul 42%

Ans: Jane got more marks than Paul in the exam.

b. My house: 20 lakhs, your house: 30 lakhs

Ans: My house is cheaper than your house.

c. Yesterday’s temperature: 270C, Today’s temperature: 320C

Ans: Today is hotter than yesterday.

d. Jane: 17 years, Paul 20 years

Asn: Paul is older than Jane.

e. Banepa-Kathmandu: 26km, Pokhara-Kathmandu: 200km

Ans: Pokhara-Kathmandu highway is longer than Banepa-Kathmandu highway.

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4. Write comparative sentences based on the information below. In each case, write two sentences:

a. with than b. with as + adj + as ……

Example: Bhoj is 16.5, Rishav is 17

a. Rishav is a bit older than Bhoj. (a bit)

b. Bhoj is not quite as old as Rishav. (not quite)

a. Exam Marks: (i) Kshitiz: 80% (ii) Yash 42% (far/ not nearly)

Ans: i. Kshitiz has obtained far more marks than yash.

ii. Yash has not obtained nearly as much mark as Kshitiz.

b. (i) My shoes: Rs.700 (ii) Your shoes: Rs.375 (a lot/ not nearly)

Ans: i. My shoes are a lot more expensive than yours.

ii. Your shoes are not nearly as expensive as mine.

c. (i) Kathmandu – Changunarayan 11 km (not nearly)

ii. Kathmandu – Dhulikhel 25 km (considerably)

Ans: i. Kathmandu – Changunarayan road is not nearly as long as Kathmandu – Dhulikhel Road.

ii. Kathmandu – Dhulikhel road is considerely longer than Kathmandu – Changunarayan Road.

d. Yesterday’s temperature:

(i) Bhairahawa: 190 (ii) Narayangrah: 170 (slightly/ nearly)

Ans: i. Bhairawa is slightly hotter than Narayangrah.

ii. Narayangrah is not nearly as hot as Bhairawa.

e. (i) Madan’s experience of teacing 19 years (not quite).

Ans: i. Madan’s experience is a bit more than Hari’s.

ii. Hari’s experience of teaching is not quite as much as Madan’s.

5. Change the sentences below into comparative sentence using as … as:

a. The exam is not usually very difficult, but this year it was quite tough.

Ans: This year the exam wasn’t as easy as it usually is.

b. I had imagined my landlady would be in her fifties, but she turned out to be thirty.

Ans: My landlady was not as old as I had imagined her to be.

c. His parents would like him to make hard, but he doesn’t.

Ans: He does not work as hard as his parents would like him to.

d. They could have helped me a lot, but in fact they hardly helped me at all.

Ans: They did not help me as much as they could have done.

e. Fifty people had been invited, but eighty came.

Ans: They die not come as few as I ha invited

6. Change the sentences below into comparative using: (a) than, (b) as … as.

Example:The exam is not usually very difficult, but this year it was quite tough.

The exam this year was tougher than it usually is.

The exam this year was not as easy as it usually is.

a. His parents would like him to work hard, but he doesn’t.

Ahs: He doesn’t work as hard as his parents would like him to work. He doesn’t work harder than his parents would like him to work hard.

b. I had expected a lot of help from them, but in fact they hardly helped me at all.

Ans: They didn’t help me as much as I had expected. They helped me less than I had expected.

c. I had not expected here to be very furious, but in fact she was absolutely angry.

Ans: She was more furious than I had expected her to be. She was not as calm as I had expected her to be.

d. I had imagined my principal madam would be in her forties, but she turned to be thirty.

Ans: My principal madam was younger than I had imagined. My principal madam was not as old as I had imagined.

e. You said I would enjoy the film, but in fact I din’t like it much.

Ans: I didn’t enjoy the film as much as you had told me. I enjoyed the film less than you had told me.

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