Difference in Meaning



Difference in Meaning :



Read the following pairs of sentences and state the difference in the meaning. One has been done for you.


1. ‘John,’said his father,‘is ill.’
2. John said his father is ill.


The sentence – 1 means that John is ill.
The sentence – 2 means that John’s father is ill.


1. The teacher wanted a boy who drew well to take up the project.
2. The teacher wanted the boy who drew well to take up the project.


1. The poet and statesman is dead.
2. The poet and the statesman are dead.


1. No. Price is too high.
2. No price is too high.


1. The boy standing with the girl in a yellow shirt is my brother.
2. The boy in yellow shirt standing with the girl is my brother.


1. Only Amit and I will go to the party.
2. Amit and I will go only to the party.


1. The vice principal is my friend.
2. The wise principal is my friend.


1. Mr. and Mrs. Narayan compliment each other.
2. Mr. and Mrs. Narayan complement each other.


1. We went to Baroda to see some sights.
2. We went to Baroda to see some sites.


1. Turn back and see who is on the left.
2. Turn back and see who is left.


1. She tore the wrapper of the package.
2. She tore the wrapper off the package.


1. There was nobody in the library.
2. There was no body in the library.


1. Kim went to the school on Wednesday.
2. Kim went to school on Wednesday.


1. Here is the price of this book.
2. Here is the prize for this book.


1. The gardener watered the plants in his garden.
2. The gardener watered his plants in the garden.



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