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A. There are twenty determiners in the grid given below. Encircle these determiners.

NCERT Solutions: Unit 1 - Determiners, English Communicative, Class 10 | EduRev Notes

Ans.

NCERT Solutions: Unit 1 - Determiners, English Communicative, Class 10 | EduRev Notes

B.1.   
1. The building that I visited today is a museum.
2. A building in which antiques are kept is called a museum.
The word used before building in ….

Sentence 1 is _____ and in
Sentence 2 is ______

Ans.
Sentence 1 is __the____ and in
Sentence 2 is ___a____

B.2. Working in pairs, decide which of the items in italics are definite (or specific) and which are indefinite (or non-specific).

Then complete the following sentences using appropriate articles.
 a) Bangkok is _______ capital of Thailand.
 b) Australia, _______ country in the southern Hemisphere, has produce some world-class sportspersons.
 c) _______ fruit seller does not earn much during the rainy season.
 d) _______ girl who lives at the corner of our street has been selected for the civil services.
 e) Many countries rely on _______ type of cocoa produced in Ghana for their chocolate products.
 f) The Amazon is considered to be _______ largest river in the world, in terms of volume of water.
 g) ___ Punjab, _______ important state of North India, has five rivers flowing through it.
 h) 1950 is _______ year in which India became a republic.

Ans.

a. ...is _the__ capital...
b. Australia, __a_ country...
c. __A___ fruit seller does...
d. __The__ girl who lives at...
e. ...countries rely on __a__ type of cocoa...
f. ...considered to be __the_ largest river...
g. _The_ Punjab, __an__ important state...
h. 1950 is __the_ year in which...

B.3. Read this extract from a story. Fill in the blanks using a, an or the where necessary.

I drove on the Time Machine without changing _________ lever . At last I stopped; _________ sun was red and very large and _________ huge reddish rock was there. _________ Time Machine, in which I sat, was standing on _________ sloping beach and I saw _________ sea stretch to _________ horizon, but without any waves. No breath of wind stirred and I began to breathe very fast and felt _________ oppression in my head. I heard _________ harsh scream and saw _________ thing like _________ huge butterfly. But as I turned to look around again, I froze. _________ reddish mass of rock was moving towards me. I realized that it was _________ monstrous crablike creature. I felt a tickle on my cheek, as though _________ fly had lighted there. I struck at this and caught something threadlike. With horror I realized that I had just grasped _________ antenna of _________ monster crab. In a moment I had pulled the lever. I placed _________ time of one month between myself and these monsters.

Answer:

I drove on the Time Machine without changing __the_____ lever . At last I stopped; ___the______ sun was red and very large and ____a_____ huge reddish rock was there. __the______ Time Machine, in which I sat, was standing on _____a____ sloping beach and I saw __a_______ sea stretch to ____the___ horizon, but without any waves. No breath of wind stirred and I began to breathe very fast and felt ___an______ oppression in my head. I heard _____a___ harsh scream and saw ____a_____ thing like ___a______ huge butterfly. But as I turned to look around again, I froze. __A___ reddish mass of rock was moving towards me. I realized that it was ____a____ monstrous crablike creature. I felt a tickle on my cheek, as though ___a___ fly had lighted there. I struck at this and caught something threadlike. With horror I realized that I had just grasped ___an___ antenna of __the___ monster crab. In a moment I had pulled the lever. I placed __the___ time of one month between myself and these monsters.

B4. In groups of four, read the following description from a geography book, and underline the geographical names.

The Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world, protect India from the cold winds blowing from central Asia and the People's Republic of China. Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak of the world belongs to this range and is situated in Nepal. To the south of the Himalayas, the great northern plains extend between the mouth of the rivers Indus and the Ganga. The Indus, the Ganga and the Brahmaputra start in the Himalayas .The Indus starts in Tibet near Mansarovar Lake. The Ganga rises in the Himalayas and the Brahmaputra, also known as Tsang Po, starts in Tibet. The Ganga and the Brahmaputra join together before flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Between the fertile Indus and Ganga plains are the Aravalli Hills and the Thar Desert.

Ans. 

The Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world, protect India from the cold winds blowing from central Asia and the People's Republic of ChinaMount Everest, the highest mountain peak of the world belongs to this range and is situated in Nepal. To the south of the Himalayas, the great northern plains extend between the mouth of the rivers Indus and the Ganga. The Indus, the Ganga and the Brahmaputra start in the Himalayas .The Indus starts in Tibet near Mansarovar Lake. The Ganga rises in the Himalayas and the Brahmaputra, also known as Tsang Po, starts in Tibet. The Ganga and the Brahmaputra join together before flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Between the fertile Indus and Ganga plains are the Aravalli Hills and the Thar Desert.

C. Determiners with countable and uncountable nouns

C1. Add a suitable noun to each of the following determiners in the box below.

a ____    both ____   few ____ much ____
 all ____  each ____   little ____ neither ____
 an ____  either ____ many ____  no ____
 another ____ enough ____ more ____ any ____
 every ____     most ____   several ____ one ____
 some ____     two (etc) ____  a lot of ____

Ans.

a _man___          both _girls___            few _objects___    much _water___
all _friends___    each _person___      little _money___     neither _boys___
an _apple___      either _situation__    many _leaves__     no _answer__
another _girls_    enough _food__        more _notes___     any _thing___
every _student_  most _popular___     several _people_    one _rupee___
some _thing___    two (etc) _cycles__   a lot of _money_

C.3. Given below is a picture of a beautiful scene you saw on your trip to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Write an email to your friend Harsh, in Bangalore, describing the scene. To help you write your e-mail, first match the determiners in the box with items from the picture. (X indicates that the word does not require a determiner.) Apart from the determiners given in the box, you can also use other suitable determiners.

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two, three (etc), an, a, the, several, many, very little, every, each, X

__________mango groves
__________ghats
__________river ganga
__________prayer flags
__________ascetics
__________boats
__________tourists
__________temples
__________devotees
__________team of security officials
__________sand

Ans.

several/a few/many_mango groves
_many_____ghats
 _the_______river ganga
_several____prayer flags
 _two______ascetics
_few______boats
_many_____tourists
_several____temples
 _many_____devotees
 _a_______team of security officials
_very little____sand

D. Determiners - Summary

D1: Kishore stayed with a family during his holiday. As Kishore, write a letter to your parents using the information given below. You will also have to use appropriate determiners in your letter.

Karan Awasthi: 26, hotel manager (five star hotel), recently married, lives in Gurgaon 

Wife: Nayantara, fashion designer, post graduate from Delhi University

Shared interests: reading and music, enjoy films together, Karan likes to travel, so does Nayantara. Not happy with present house, plan to move, seen houses but not yet decided. Planning holiday - Ranikhet and Ramgarh

Answer:

816, C-block
Gurgaon
Haryana
13 February 2011

Dear Mom and Dad,

I am having a good time here with the Awasthis. They are very helpful and fun-loving couple. Karan Awasthi is 26 years old, a young man. He works as a manager in some five star hotel. He is recently married and both live in Gurgaon. His wife, Nayantara is a fashion designer. She is a post graduate from Delhi University.

Both husband and wife love reading and music. Both enjoy films together. Karan likes to travel and so does her wife. They are not happy with their present house and are planning to move. They have seen several houses but have not yet decided which one will suit them. For the coming holidays, all of us are planning for an excursion. During holidays we will visit Ranikhet and Ramgarh.

Yours affectionately
Kishore.

D.2. The following paragraph has not been edited. (There is one error or omission in each line). The errors have been underlined and the omissions marked with a '/'. Write your corrections in the space provided. The first correction has been done as an example.

  1. The area of / Atlantic Ocean south of Florida the
  2. has been an tricky one for travellers.   ____
  3. In the days of sail, ships crossing / area   ____
  4. often found themselves becalmed for / periods. ____
  5. To save drinking water, more horses on board  ____
  6. would be thrown into / sea. ____
  7. Nevertheless, any sailors died of thirst.  ____
  8. One of / unique sea-going mysteries ever, ____
  9. an 103-foot sailing ship was found floating, ____
  10. abandoned with the life-boat missing. ____
  11. In the last 100 years much than 50 ships ____

Answer:

  1. - the Atlantic Ocean
  2. a tricky one
  3. - crossing the area
  4. - becalmed for those periods  (Note: suppose we have to add determiner, otherwise 'long' also fits).
  5. many horses
  6. the sea
  7. many sailors
  8. - of the unique
  9. a 103-foot
  10. - abandoned with her life-boat missing  (Note: her is possessive determiner denotes the ship)
  11. more than 50 ships

D.3. Read the dialogue and fill in the blanks by using words which will help to make the meaning clear.

A. (1) ________ two chairs look so shabby. Don't you think we need to get a (2) ______ of new ones?
 B. We'll talk about it a (3) _______ later, I have (4) _______ important piece of work to complete tonight. I can't spare (5) _______ time right now.
 A. I saw (6) _______ exquisite chairs at 'WOODCRAFT'. I think they would fit beautifully in (7) _______ drawing-room.
 B. WOODCRAFT! It is (8) ______ most expensive show-room in town!
 A But they have authentic teak furniture, or we could choose (9) ________ set of chairs in rosewood ; (10) _______ idea may be to buy some cane chairs.
 B. I guess it would be useful to spend a (11) _______ more on furniture which would last for (12) _______ years.
 A. So, when can you spare a (13) ______ hours to visit WOODCRAFT with me?
 B. We could go (14) ______ Saturday or Sunday.

Answer:

  1. These two chairs
  2. pair
  3. week
  4. an
  5. any
  6. many
  7. the
  8. the
  9. many
  10. The idea
  11. lot more
  12. few hours
  13. this Saturday

D4 . Choose the appropriate option from the bold to complete the given sentences.

1. I have been to _____ a / the doctor, whose name appeared in the New York Times.
2. I had left ____ the / my green shirt on the bed, but I can't find it now.
3. Is there ___ the / a fitness centre near your house?
4. ____ one / few / an example helps understand concepts better.
5. ________ India / India's cultural diversity attracts tourists from all over the world.
6. That house at the corner of the street belongs to _____ many / those people who are standing near its gate.
7. He has hardly read ____ many / any book.
8. He drove with _____ much / little care and hence was fined by the traffic police.
9. _______ little / a little milk is required for a cup of tea.
10. _______ few / some of the mango trees in their garden bear fruit twice a year.
11. _______ any / each student of this class is a scholar badge holder.
12. My _____ another / other sister is taller than me.
13. The ______ many / three monkeys that escaped from the Delhi zoo were found eating bananas in a fruit shop.
14. I spent the little / a little money I had.
15. You may have either / any of the four watches.

Ans.

1. I have been to the Doctor...
2. I had left my green shirt...
3. Is there a fitnetss...
4. An example helps...
5. India's cultural diversity...
6. ...belongs to those people...
7. ...hardly read any book.
8. drove with little care...
9. A little milk is ... (Hint: 'a little' means "not very much", In general little (without "a") is sued for a more negative meaning)
10. some of the mango trees...
11. Each student of...
12. My other sister is ...
13. The three monkeys that escaped
14. I spent the little..
15. ...any of the four...

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