Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
1. Idiomatic Expressions Match, the italicised phrases in Column A with the phrase nearest meaning in Column B.

Question:

II. Idiomatic Expressions

Match, the italicized phrases in Column A with the phrase nearest meaning in Column B.

(Hint : First look for the sentence in the text which the phrase in column A occurs.)

A B
1. I was not unmindful
of the fact
(i) had not forgotten; was
aware of the fact
(ii) was not careful
about the fact
(iii) forgot or was not
aware of the fact
2. when my comrades and
I was pushed to our limits
(i) pushed by the
guards to the wall
(ii) took more than
our share of beatings
(iii) felt that we could not endure
the suffering any longer
3. to reassure me and
keep me going
(i) make me go on walking
(ii) help me continue to live in
hope in this complicated situation
(iii) make me remain
without complaining
4. the basic and honorable
freedoms of…
earning my keep,…
(i) earning enough money
to live on
(ii) keeping what I earned
(iii) getting a good salary

Answer:

A B
1. I was not unmindful
of the fact
(ii) was not careful
about the fact
2. when my comrades and
I was pushed to our limits
(iii) felt that we could not endure
the suffering any longer
3. to reassure me and
keep me going
(ii) help me continue to live in hope
in this complicated situation
4. the basic and honorable
freedoms of… earning my keep,…
(iii) getting a good salary

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