Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
1. For decades the Union Buildings had been the seat of white supremacy, and now .................

Question:

II. This text repeatedly contrasts the past with the present or the future. We can use coordinated clauses to contrast two views, for emphasis or effect.

Given below are sentences carrying one part of the contrast. Find in the text the second part of the contrast, and complete each item. Identify the words which signal the contrast. This has been done for you in the first item.

For decades the Union Buildings had been the seat of white supremacy, and now .................

Answer:

It was the site of a rainbow gathering of different colors and nations for the installation of South Africa’s first democratic, non –racial government.

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