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NCERT Class 7 English Solutions for Exercise Think about it in Chapter 6 - Chapter- 6 I Want Something in a Cage

Question 7 Think about it

…. Mr Purcell heard it no more than he would have heard the monotonous ticking of a familiar clock.” (Read para beginning with “It was a rough day…”)

(i) What does ‘it’ refer to?

(ii) Why does Mr Purcell not hear ‘it’ clearly?

Answer:

(i) ‘It’ refers to the chirping, squeaking and mewing of the birds and animals in the shop.

(ii) Mr Purcell doesn’t hear ‘it’ clearly because he was so used to hearing those sounds that it was normal to him like a clock’s ticking.

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