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Why did Bepin Babu hesitate to visit Mr. Mukerji? Why did he finally decide to phone him?
Mr. Mukerji was a very sarcastic person. If he smelled a whiff of what was going on in Bepin Babu’s life, he would make jokes about and make Bepin Babu’s life even more miserable than it already is. This is why Bepin Babu hesitates to visit Mr. Mukerji.
Over the phone it was not possible for Mr. Mukerji to understand what was going on and Bepin Babu could cut the line whenever he wanted. This would stop Mr. Mukerji from knowing the uncomfortable truth. This is why he finally decide to phone him.
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Why was Dr. Chanda puzzled? What was unusual about Bepin Babu’s loss of memory?NCERT English - Honeydew
Study the sentences in the columns below:
Compare the sentences in the two columns, especially the verb forms.
Answer the following questions about each pair of sentences.
(i) Which column tells us that Bepin Babu is still working at the same place?
(ii) Which column suggests that Chunilal is now waiting for a reply from the publisher?
(iii) Which column suggests that the person still remembers the movie he saw?
(iv) Which column suggests that the experience of visiting Ranchi is still fresh in the speaker’s mind?NCERT English - Honeydew
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First, arrange them in the order in which you would find them in a dictionary.
(Clue: An idiom is usually listed under the first noun, verb, adjective or adverb in it. Ignore articles or prepositions in the idiom).
To help you, we have put in bold the word under which you must look for the idiom in the dictionary.)
(i) at/from close quarters (close: adjective)
(ii) break into a smile (break: verb; look under ‘break into something)
(iii) carry on (carry: verb)
(iv) have a clean record (you may find related meanings under both these words).
(v) beat about the bush (verb)
Now refer to your dictionary and find out what they mean.NCERT English - Honeydew
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Given below are jumbled sentences. Working in groups, rearrange the words in each sentence to form correct sentences.
You will find that each sentence contains an idiomatic expression that you have come across in the lesson. Underline the idiom and write down its meaning. Then use your dictionary to check the meaning.
(i) Stop/and tell me/beating about/what you want/the bush.
(ii) don’t pay/If you/ attention/you might/the wrong train/to the announcement/board
(iii) The villagers/tried/the crime/on the young woman/to pin.
(iv) Bepin Babu/orders to/telling people/under/loved/doctor’s/eat early/that he was.
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