Relating Past Events – Meaning Into Words Grade XII | Solution of Work Book

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Relating Past Events – Meaning Into Words
For: Class 12 | Solution of Work Book
Unit 3: Relating Past Events

Previous Events:

Complete the following sentences using the past perfect tense.
Example: I apologized to him for all the inconvenience I had caused.

  1. I took back to the library all the books I had borrowed.
  2. I was thoroughly ashamed of the stupid mistake I had made
  3. On the application form I had to list all the schools I had attended.
  4. I couldn’t decide whether to apply for the job I had left
  5. He couldn’t pay back the money I had lent.
  6. He could not pay back the money I had lent.
  7. I complained to the examiner about the mark I had scored.
  8. I wanted to show her the presents I had bought.
  9. I threw away the pieces of the vase that I had broken.

Previous Activities:

Add three sentences about the following people, explaining what they had possibly been doing
structure: subtract been+v+ing

1. Jack’s eyes were all red
a. He’d been peeling onions.
b. He’d been watching TV for ten hours.
c. He’d been reading for the whole night

2. Angela was out of breath
a. She’d been running for an hours
b. She’d been hungry for at 3 days.
c. She’d been exercising for the whole morning

3. Peter was covered in dirt
a. He’d been sweeping the whole house.
b. He’d been working in the wheat mill .
c. He’d been working in a muddy path.

4. Sheila felt very cold … .
a. She’d been walking in rain.
b. She’d been suffering from fever.
c. She’d been climbing the mountain.

5. Michael could not stand up straight. . .
a. He’d been suffering from stomach ache.
b. He’d not been eating anything since yesterday.
c. He’d been exercising a lot in the gym.

Relative Clauses:

Join the following sentences together using a non-defining relative clause.

1. Finally brown (Willis had been sharing an office it him) decided to retire.
Finally Brown, with whom Willis had been sharing an office, decided to retire.

2. Mrs. Aldrich (she was married with two children ) never recovered consciousness.
Mrs. Aldrich, who was married two children, never recovered cons

3. The old house (the family had lived in it for 300 years) was finally sold.
The old house in which the family had lived for 300 years was finally sold.

4. Mary noticed that he was wearing her ring (she had lost it five years before).
Mary notices that he was wearing her ring which she had lost five years before.

5. Nobody liked the eldest son (old lord Banbury had left all his money to him).
Nobody liked the oldest son to whom old lord Banburry had left all his money.

6. He proudly showed me round his house (he had paid $ 100,000 for it).
He proudly showed me round his house for which he had paid $100,000.

7. He became quite fond of Brixton Prison (he had spent so much of his life there).
He was quite fond of Brixton Prison, where he had spent so much of his life.

8. Godfrey (his parents had been in the theater) decided to become an actor himself.
Godfrey whose parents had been in the theater decided to become an actor himself.

9. In 1948 ( he was still a student then) he joined the conservative Party.
In 1948 when he was still a student, then he joined the conservative party.

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