Q. 44.3( 62 Votes )
What special treatment did the chain receive?
The author’s friend fiddled with the chain. He first tightened it till it would not move then he loosened it until it became twice its original length.
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(i) Now arrange the words given in the box under three headings.
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Use should, must, ought to appropriately in the following sentences :
(i) People who live in glass houses _______ not throw stones.
(ii) You _______ wipe your feet before coming into the house, especially during rains.
(iii) You _______ do what the teacher tells you.
(iv) The pupils were told that they _______ write more neatly.
(v) Sign in front of a park : You _______ not walk on the grass.
(vi) You _______ be ashamed of yourself having made such a remark.
(vii) He left home at 9 o’clock. He _______ be here any minute.
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