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Class 10 - English - A Letter to God

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A Letter to God

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Question 2:

Match the sentences 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.

a feeling that something good will probably happen

2.

I hope you don’t mind my saying this, but I don’t like the way you are arguing.

thinking that this would happen (It may or may not have happened).

3.

This discovery will give new hope to HIV/AIDS sufferers.

stopped believing that this good thing would happen

4.

We were hoping against hope that the judges would not notice our mistakes.

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.

showing concern that what you say should not offend or disturb the other person: a way of being polite

6.

Just when everybody had given up hope, the fishermen came back, seven days after the cyclone.

wishing for something to happen, although this is very unlikely

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