Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
2. Notice how the word ‘hope’ is used in these sentences from the story. Match the sentence in Column ‘A’ with the meanings of ‘hope’ in Column B :

Question:

Match the sentence in Column ‘A’ with the meanings of ‘hope’ in Column B :

A B
1. Will you get the subjects you want
to study in college?
I hope so
(i) a feeling that some good will probably
happen.
2. ‘I hope you don’t mind my saying this,
but I don’t like your argument.’
(ii) thinking that this world happens (it may or
may not have happened).
3. This discovery will give new hope to HIV/AIDS sufferers. (iii) stopped believing that this good thing would happen.
4. We were hoping against hope that the
judges would not notice our mistakes.
(iv) wanting something to happen (and thinking it quite possible).
5. I called early in the hope of speaking to
her before she went to school.
(v) showing concern that what you say should not offend
or disturb the other person: away of being polite.
6. Just when everybody had given up hope, the fisherman
came back, seven days after the cyclone.
(vi) wishing for something to happen, although this is very unlikely.

Answer:

1. (i)

2. (v)

3. (ii)

4. (vi)

5. (iv)

6. (iii)

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