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Meaning into Words – Unit: 15 – News | Grade XII

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News – Meaning Into Words
For: Class 12 | Solution of Work Book
Unit 15: News

meaning into words

1. Change the voice of the following sentences using supposed to:

a. They say there’s a monster in Loch Ness.

Ans: There is supposed to be a monster in Loch Ness.

b. I am told that garlic stops you catching a cold.

Ans: Garlic is supposed to stop catching a cold.

c. Apparently Marilyn Monroe was in insomniac.

d. They say Methuselah lived for more than 300 years.

Ans: Methuselah is supposed to have lived for more than 300 years.

2. Rewrite the following remarks using supposed to as in the example:

Example:They say he’s terribly stingy.

He’s supposed to be terribly stingy.

a. Apparently there has been a robbery in the High Street.

Ans: There’s supposed to have been a robbery in the High Street.

b. They say that a tiger has been on the loose.

Ans: A tiger’s supposed to have been on the loose.

c. They say the universe is expanding all the time.

Ans: The universe is supposed to be expanding all the time.

d. People say that she was born on board a ship.

Ans: She’s supposed to have been born on board a ship.

e. I’m told that garlic stop you catching a cold.

Ans: Garlic is supposed to stop you catching a cold.

3. Change the following remarks using supposed to:

a. People say media men earn a lot.

Ans: Media men are supposed to earn a lot.

b. They believe teaching job is highly honourable.

Ans: Teaching job is supposed to be highly honourable.

c. Civil society report that the political leaders are not honest enough.

Ans: Political leaders are not supposed to be honest enough.

d. Everyone knows that market price is uncontrolled.

Ans: Market price is supposed to be uncontrolled.

e. Villagers say that the rebel’s weapons came across the border by road.

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4. Change the following remarks using supposed to:

a. They say the earth is round.

ans: The earth is supposed to be round.

b. Apparently, elephants have good memories.

Ans: Elephants are supposed to have good memories.

c. People say it is unlucky to sit under a ladder.

Ans: It is supposed to be unlucky to sit under the ladder.

d. I am told that Birman was a lory driver at one time.

Ans: Birman is supposed to have been a lorry driver.

e. People say consumption of yoghurt on the day of exam brings good luck.

Ans: Consumption of yoghurt on the day of exam is supposed to bring good luck.

5. Change the following remarks using supposed to:

a. Apparently elephants have very long memories.

Ans: Elephants are supposed to have very long memories.

b. People say it is good to take fruits after the meal.

Ans: It is supposed to be good to take fruits after the meal.

c. They say Pokhara is sinking every day.

Ans: Pokhara is supposed to be sinking every day.

d. I am told that turmeric is an antibiotic.

Ans: Turmeric is supposed to be an antibiotic.

e. I hear that millions of people offer prayer every year at Pashupatinath.

Ans: Million of people are supposed to offer prayer every year at Pashupatinath.

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