Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
2. Only moments before, the highest generals of the South African defense force and police saluted me and pledged their loyalty not so many years before they would not have saluted .................

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.

Only moments before, the highest generals of the South African defense force and police saluted me and pledged their loyalty not so many years before they would not have saluted .................

Answer:

but arrested me.

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