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DETERMINERS
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1. Complete the introduction given below to the story The Story Teller by 
Saki (H.H. Munro), by using 'a' 'an' or 'the'.
The afternoon was hot, and so was (a) ______ railway carriage. (b) ______ next 
stop was at Templecombe, nearly (c) ______ hour ahead. In the carriage were a 
small girl, (d) ______ smaller girl, and a small boy. (e) ______ aunt belonging to (f) 
______ children sat in (g) ______ corner seat, and in (h) ______ further corner seat 
on (i) ______ opposite side, was a man who was a stranger to them, but (j) ______ 
small girls and the small boy were (k) ______ ones who filled the compartment. 
The children chatted on and on to their aunt, like (l) ______ housefly that 
refuses to be put off. Most of the aunt's remarks seemed to begin with "Don't", 
and nearly all of (m) ______ children's remarks began with "Why?"
(a) Where were the characters at the time of narration?
__________________________________________________________________________
(b) Who was travelling with the aunt?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (c) How did the children pass their time?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (d) How long would they take to reach Templecombe?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (e) How does the aunt respond to the children's antics? Why do you say so? 
__________________________________________________________________________
You must have used a variety of articles in your answer. Why did you use them? 
Discuss the reasons with your teacher. 
1.1 Answer the following questions
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DETERMINERS
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2 2
1. Complete the introduction given below to the story The Story Teller by 
Saki (H.H. Munro), by using 'a' 'an' or 'the'.
The afternoon was hot, and so was (a) ______ railway carriage. (b) ______ next 
stop was at Templecombe, nearly (c) ______ hour ahead. In the carriage were a 
small girl, (d) ______ smaller girl, and a small boy. (e) ______ aunt belonging to (f) 
______ children sat in (g) ______ corner seat, and in (h) ______ further corner seat 
on (i) ______ opposite side, was a man who was a stranger to them, but (j) ______ 
small girls and the small boy were (k) ______ ones who filled the compartment. 
The children chatted on and on to their aunt, like (l) ______ housefly that 
refuses to be put off. Most of the aunt's remarks seemed to begin with "Don't", 
and nearly all of (m) ______ children's remarks began with "Why?"
(a) Where were the characters at the time of narration?
__________________________________________________________________________
(b) Who was travelling with the aunt?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (c) How did the children pass their time?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (d) How long would they take to reach Templecombe?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (e) How does the aunt respond to the children's antics? Why do you say so? 
__________________________________________________________________________
You must have used a variety of articles in your answer. Why did you use them? 
Discuss the reasons with your teacher. 
1.1 Answer the following questions
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2 2
22
Study the following pair of sentences from the description. Notice the use of 
articles-a, an or the or no article (X).
e.g. The next stop was at X  Templecombe.
An aunt belonging to the children sat in one corner.
In the corner sat a stranger.
Hence we conclude
1. No article is used before a proper noun.
2. 'The' is used to refer to a specific place/person/object.
3. 'A' is used when the person/place is referred to for the first time.
4. 'An' is used before a vowel sound.
2. Look at the numbers on the map, and match them with the names given in 
the box below.
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CBSE
DETERMINERS
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2 2
1. Complete the introduction given below to the story The Story Teller by 
Saki (H.H. Munro), by using 'a' 'an' or 'the'.
The afternoon was hot, and so was (a) ______ railway carriage. (b) ______ next 
stop was at Templecombe, nearly (c) ______ hour ahead. In the carriage were a 
small girl, (d) ______ smaller girl, and a small boy. (e) ______ aunt belonging to (f) 
______ children sat in (g) ______ corner seat, and in (h) ______ further corner seat 
on (i) ______ opposite side, was a man who was a stranger to them, but (j) ______ 
small girls and the small boy were (k) ______ ones who filled the compartment. 
The children chatted on and on to their aunt, like (l) ______ housefly that 
refuses to be put off. Most of the aunt's remarks seemed to begin with "Don't", 
and nearly all of (m) ______ children's remarks began with "Why?"
(a) Where were the characters at the time of narration?
__________________________________________________________________________
(b) Who was travelling with the aunt?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (c) How did the children pass their time?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (d) How long would they take to reach Templecombe?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (e) How does the aunt respond to the children's antics? Why do you say so? 
__________________________________________________________________________
You must have used a variety of articles in your answer. Why did you use them? 
Discuss the reasons with your teacher. 
1.1 Answer the following questions
21
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
2 2
22
Study the following pair of sentences from the description. Notice the use of 
articles-a, an or the or no article (X).
e.g. The next stop was at X  Templecombe.
An aunt belonging to the children sat in one corner.
In the corner sat a stranger.
Hence we conclude
1. No article is used before a proper noun.
2. 'The' is used to refer to a specific place/person/object.
3. 'A' is used when the person/place is referred to for the first time.
4. 'An' is used before a vowel sound.
2. Look at the numbers on the map, and match them with the names given in 
the box below.
CBSE
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23
Bay of Bengal Arctic Ocean     Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Asia India Mount Everest Lake Baikal Ganges
Sri Lanka Persian Gulf     Himalayas    Tropic of Cancer
"There is very little cloud cover at the moment. I can see (1) India right below 
me. (2) The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are clearly visible, and of course 
there is (3) ____________ to the south. I can see where (4) ____________flows into 
(5) ____________. A little higher are the glistening snows of (6) ____________ but I 
can't see (7) ____________ itself. I can just make out (8) ____________ to the west. 
I'm passing over, (9) ____________ right now. To the north, I can just see (10) 
____________ in the centre of the vast expanse of (11) ____________. In the far 
north, the ice of (12) ____________is clearly visible." 
A weary traveller stopped at a Bedouin's tent and asked for shelter for the 
night. Without (a) ____________ delay, the man killed (b) _________ chicken and 
handed it to (c) ________ wife for (d) _______guest's supper.
As the woman stirred the meat in (e) ______________ copper cooking pot, she 
smelled the rich steam and could not resist tasting (f) _________of the meat and 
soup, to see if it was soft and tasty. But mouthful followed mouthful, and there 
wasn't (g) _________ chicken left, but for the neck piece, which she gave to her 
little son to nibble. The boy found it so tasty that he whined, "Give me (h) ______ 
more chicken, mother!" The woman slapped the little boy and scolded him: "It's 
a shameful habit (i) ______ father taught you, enough of it, I tell you!" On the (j) 
_______ side of the wooden hanging which screened the woman's part of the 
tent from the rest, the traveller overheard them. "What habit has (k) _________ 
father taught (l) ___________ child?" he asked curiously. "Oh," said the woman, 
2.1 An astronaut is speaking to the Mission Control from her capsule, 
describing geographical features she can see on Earth. Decide which 
features she is talking about. Fill in the gaps in the astronaut's description 
below. Use the names given in the box with the correct determiners (a, an, 
the). (The first two have been done for you).
3. Choose a suitable word from the options given and complete the story 
from Tunisia.
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INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
CBSE
DETERMINERS
I
N
T
U
2 2
1. Complete the introduction given below to the story The Story Teller by 
Saki (H.H. Munro), by using 'a' 'an' or 'the'.
The afternoon was hot, and so was (a) ______ railway carriage. (b) ______ next 
stop was at Templecombe, nearly (c) ______ hour ahead. In the carriage were a 
small girl, (d) ______ smaller girl, and a small boy. (e) ______ aunt belonging to (f) 
______ children sat in (g) ______ corner seat, and in (h) ______ further corner seat 
on (i) ______ opposite side, was a man who was a stranger to them, but (j) ______ 
small girls and the small boy were (k) ______ ones who filled the compartment. 
The children chatted on and on to their aunt, like (l) ______ housefly that 
refuses to be put off. Most of the aunt's remarks seemed to begin with "Don't", 
and nearly all of (m) ______ children's remarks began with "Why?"
(a) Where were the characters at the time of narration?
__________________________________________________________________________
(b) Who was travelling with the aunt?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (c) How did the children pass their time?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (d) How long would they take to reach Templecombe?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (e) How does the aunt respond to the children's antics? Why do you say so? 
__________________________________________________________________________
You must have used a variety of articles in your answer. Why did you use them? 
Discuss the reasons with your teacher. 
1.1 Answer the following questions
21
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
2 2
22
Study the following pair of sentences from the description. Notice the use of 
articles-a, an or the or no article (X).
e.g. The next stop was at X  Templecombe.
An aunt belonging to the children sat in one corner.
In the corner sat a stranger.
Hence we conclude
1. No article is used before a proper noun.
2. 'The' is used to refer to a specific place/person/object.
3. 'A' is used when the person/place is referred to for the first time.
4. 'An' is used before a vowel sound.
2. Look at the numbers on the map, and match them with the names given in 
the box below.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
2 2
23
Bay of Bengal Arctic Ocean     Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Asia India Mount Everest Lake Baikal Ganges
Sri Lanka Persian Gulf     Himalayas    Tropic of Cancer
"There is very little cloud cover at the moment. I can see (1) India right below 
me. (2) The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are clearly visible, and of course 
there is (3) ____________ to the south. I can see where (4) ____________flows into 
(5) ____________. A little higher are the glistening snows of (6) ____________ but I 
can't see (7) ____________ itself. I can just make out (8) ____________ to the west. 
I'm passing over, (9) ____________ right now. To the north, I can just see (10) 
____________ in the centre of the vast expanse of (11) ____________. In the far 
north, the ice of (12) ____________is clearly visible." 
A weary traveller stopped at a Bedouin's tent and asked for shelter for the 
night. Without (a) ____________ delay, the man killed (b) _________ chicken and 
handed it to (c) ________ wife for (d) _______guest's supper.
As the woman stirred the meat in (e) ______________ copper cooking pot, she 
smelled the rich steam and could not resist tasting (f) _________of the meat and 
soup, to see if it was soft and tasty. But mouthful followed mouthful, and there 
wasn't (g) _________ chicken left, but for the neck piece, which she gave to her 
little son to nibble. The boy found it so tasty that he whined, "Give me (h) ______ 
more chicken, mother!" The woman slapped the little boy and scolded him: "It's 
a shameful habit (i) ______ father taught you, enough of it, I tell you!" On the (j) 
_______ side of the wooden hanging which screened the woman's part of the 
tent from the rest, the traveller overheard them. "What habit has (k) _________ 
father taught (l) ___________ child?" he asked curiously. "Oh," said the woman, 
2.1 An astronaut is speaking to the Mission Control from her capsule, 
describing geographical features she can see on Earth. Decide which 
features she is talking about. Fill in the gaps in the astronaut's description 
below. Use the names given in the box with the correct determiners (a, an, 
the). (The first two have been done for you).
3. Choose a suitable word from the options given and complete the story 
from Tunisia.
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24
"whenever a guest arrives at (m) ________ tent, he cuts off his ears and roasts 
them over the fire for (n) _______ son to eat." Making not a sound, the traveller 
picked up (o) ______shoes and ran. 
(a) (i) no any (ii) little (iii) any (iv) no
(b) (i) a few (ii) some (iii) few (iv) a
(c) (i) his (ii) her   (iii) their (iv) there
(d) (i) the  (ii) a     (iii) theirs (iv) their
(e) (i) her (ii) hers (iii) the (iv) an
(f) (i)  some   (ii) few     (iii) a few (iv) more
(g) (i) any        (ii) some (iii) a few (iv) few
(h) (i) little  (ii) a little (iii) a few (iv) some
(i) (i) hers      (ii) yours (iii) their (iv) his
(j) (i) an other (ii) another (iii) other (iv)  one
(k) (i) hers  (ii) her (iii) him (iv) his
(l) (i) a  (ii) an (iii) the (iv) X
(m) (i) X   (ii) our (iii) ours (iv) their
(n) (i) their (ii) his (iii) him (iv) our
(o) (i) her (ii) his (iii) our (iv) X
(a) How did the Bedouin and his wife extend their hospitality to the weary 
traveller?
__________________________________________________________________________
(b) Why didn't she have any meat left to serve her guest? 
__________________________________________________________________________
(c) Why was her son crying out aloud?
__________________________________________________________________________
3.1 Based on your reading of the above story, answer the following questions.
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INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
CBSE
DETERMINERS
I
N
T
U
2 2
1. Complete the introduction given below to the story The Story Teller by 
Saki (H.H. Munro), by using 'a' 'an' or 'the'.
The afternoon was hot, and so was (a) ______ railway carriage. (b) ______ next 
stop was at Templecombe, nearly (c) ______ hour ahead. In the carriage were a 
small girl, (d) ______ smaller girl, and a small boy. (e) ______ aunt belonging to (f) 
______ children sat in (g) ______ corner seat, and in (h) ______ further corner seat 
on (i) ______ opposite side, was a man who was a stranger to them, but (j) ______ 
small girls and the small boy were (k) ______ ones who filled the compartment. 
The children chatted on and on to their aunt, like (l) ______ housefly that 
refuses to be put off. Most of the aunt's remarks seemed to begin with "Don't", 
and nearly all of (m) ______ children's remarks began with "Why?"
(a) Where were the characters at the time of narration?
__________________________________________________________________________
(b) Who was travelling with the aunt?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (c) How did the children pass their time?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (d) How long would they take to reach Templecombe?
__________________________________________________________________________
 (e) How does the aunt respond to the children's antics? Why do you say so? 
__________________________________________________________________________
You must have used a variety of articles in your answer. Why did you use them? 
Discuss the reasons with your teacher. 
1.1 Answer the following questions
21
CBSE
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2 2
22
Study the following pair of sentences from the description. Notice the use of 
articles-a, an or the or no article (X).
e.g. The next stop was at X  Templecombe.
An aunt belonging to the children sat in one corner.
In the corner sat a stranger.
Hence we conclude
1. No article is used before a proper noun.
2. 'The' is used to refer to a specific place/person/object.
3. 'A' is used when the person/place is referred to for the first time.
4. 'An' is used before a vowel sound.
2. Look at the numbers on the map, and match them with the names given in 
the box below.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
2 2
23
Bay of Bengal Arctic Ocean     Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Asia India Mount Everest Lake Baikal Ganges
Sri Lanka Persian Gulf     Himalayas    Tropic of Cancer
"There is very little cloud cover at the moment. I can see (1) India right below 
me. (2) The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are clearly visible, and of course 
there is (3) ____________ to the south. I can see where (4) ____________flows into 
(5) ____________. A little higher are the glistening snows of (6) ____________ but I 
can't see (7) ____________ itself. I can just make out (8) ____________ to the west. 
I'm passing over, (9) ____________ right now. To the north, I can just see (10) 
____________ in the centre of the vast expanse of (11) ____________. In the far 
north, the ice of (12) ____________is clearly visible." 
A weary traveller stopped at a Bedouin's tent and asked for shelter for the 
night. Without (a) ____________ delay, the man killed (b) _________ chicken and 
handed it to (c) ________ wife for (d) _______guest's supper.
As the woman stirred the meat in (e) ______________ copper cooking pot, she 
smelled the rich steam and could not resist tasting (f) _________of the meat and 
soup, to see if it was soft and tasty. But mouthful followed mouthful, and there 
wasn't (g) _________ chicken left, but for the neck piece, which she gave to her 
little son to nibble. The boy found it so tasty that he whined, "Give me (h) ______ 
more chicken, mother!" The woman slapped the little boy and scolded him: "It's 
a shameful habit (i) ______ father taught you, enough of it, I tell you!" On the (j) 
_______ side of the wooden hanging which screened the woman's part of the 
tent from the rest, the traveller overheard them. "What habit has (k) _________ 
father taught (l) ___________ child?" he asked curiously. "Oh," said the woman, 
2.1 An astronaut is speaking to the Mission Control from her capsule, 
describing geographical features she can see on Earth. Decide which 
features she is talking about. Fill in the gaps in the astronaut's description 
below. Use the names given in the box with the correct determiners (a, an, 
the). (The first two have been done for you).
3. Choose a suitable word from the options given and complete the story 
from Tunisia.
CBSE
INTERACT IN ENGLISH WORK BOOK
2 2
24
"whenever a guest arrives at (m) ________ tent, he cuts off his ears and roasts 
them over the fire for (n) _______ son to eat." Making not a sound, the traveller 
picked up (o) ______shoes and ran. 
(a) (i) no any (ii) little (iii) any (iv) no
(b) (i) a few (ii) some (iii) few (iv) a
(c) (i) his (ii) her   (iii) their (iv) there
(d) (i) the  (ii) a     (iii) theirs (iv) their
(e) (i) her (ii) hers (iii) the (iv) an
(f) (i)  some   (ii) few     (iii) a few (iv) more
(g) (i) any        (ii) some (iii) a few (iv) few
(h) (i) little  (ii) a little (iii) a few (iv) some
(i) (i) hers      (ii) yours (iii) their (iv) his
(j) (i) an other (ii) another (iii) other (iv)  one
(k) (i) hers  (ii) her (iii) him (iv) his
(l) (i) a  (ii) an (iii) the (iv) X
(m) (i) X   (ii) our (iii) ours (iv) their
(n) (i) their (ii) his (iii) him (iv) our
(o) (i) her (ii) his (iii) our (iv) X
(a) How did the Bedouin and his wife extend their hospitality to the weary 
traveller?
__________________________________________________________________________
(b) Why didn't she have any meat left to serve her guest? 
__________________________________________________________________________
(c) Why was her son crying out aloud?
__________________________________________________________________________
3.1 Based on your reading of the above story, answer the following questions.
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(d) How did she cover up her mistake?
__________________________________________________________________________
(e) Why did the traveller flee from the tent?
__________________________________________________________________________
(a) their; his; her; your;  ____ ____________________________________________
(b) a few; a little; some; ____ ____________________________________________
(c) any ____ ____________________________________________
(d) this; these; other ____ ____________________________________________
(e) two            ____ ____________________________________________
show numbers;   show quantity;   show possession; 
show place/positions;    to express a negative idea
(a) How (much/many) (chair/chairs) do we need?
(b) (Much/ Several) (schools/ schools) will be participating.
(c) (Several/much) (student/students) have arrived.
(d) How (much/many) (information/ informations) does this brochure give?
(e) We have only (a few/ a little) sponsors for (some/ much) events.
4. Why do you use the determiners? Match the determiners with their uses, 
using the clues given below:
5. Here are a few questions and statements written down by the Cultural 
Secretary, that she/he needs to share. Tick the correct words from those 
given in brackets.
5.1 In pairs, study the completed sentences in 5 above. You will notice that 
words like a little and much go with certain nouns. Are these nouns 
Countable [C] or Uncountable [U]?
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