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Match the sentences in Column A with the meanings of ‘hope’ in Column B.

Column A
1. Will you get the subjects you want to study in college?I hope so.
2. I hope you don’t mind my saying this, but I don’t like the way you are arguing.
3.This discovery will give new hope to HIV/AIDS sufferers.
4.We were hoping against hope that the judges would not notice our mistakes.
5.I called early in the hope of speaking to her before she went to school.
6.Just when everybody had given up hope, the fishermen came back, seven days after the cyclone.

Column B

(a) a feeling that something good will probably happen
(b) thinking that this would happen (It may or may not have happened).
(c) stopped believing that this good thing would happen
(d) wanting something to happen (and thinking it quite possible)
(e) showing concern that what you say should not offend or disturb the other person: a way of being polite
(f) wishing for something to happen, although this is very unlikely

NCERT Class 10th: First Flight English Ch 1 A Letter to God
1-d 2-e 3-a 4-f 5-b 6-c


0 0 0
(5)- b
(6)- c 
1 5 1
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