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In this unit you will use the words which help to identify things – to say whether they are known or unknown to the listener, which one(s) the speaker is talking about, whether the speaker is thinking of specific examples or talking in general. You will also work with words which say ‘how much’ or ‘how many’.

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

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 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 ...............
• Can you think of a reason why different words are used before building in these two sentences? (Clue: Remember what you read in Class IX about 'specific and non-specific items.')
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Working in pair, decide which of the following items in italics is definite (or specific) and which is indefinite (or non-specific).
Then complete the following sentence using appropriate articles.

  • Bangkok is ___ capital of Thailand.
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Working in pair, decide which of the following items in italics is definite (or specific) and which is indefinite (or non-specific).
Then complete the following sentence using appropriate articles.

  • Australia, ................ country in the southern Hemisphere, has produced some world-class sportspersons.
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Working in pair, decide which of the following items in italics is definite (or specific) and which is indefinite (or non-specific).
Then complete the following sentence using appropriate articles.

  • ___ fruit seller does not earn much during the rainy season.
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Working in pair, decide which of the following items in italics is definite (or specific) and which is indefinite (or non-specific).
Then complete the following sentence using appropriate articles.

  • ................... girl who lives at the corner of our street has been selected for the
    civil services.
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Working in pair, decide which of the following items in italics is definite (or specific) and which is indefinite (or non-specific).
Then complete the following sentence using appropriate articles.

  • Many countries rely on ___ type of cocoa produced in Ghana for their chocolate products.
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Working in pair, decide which of the following items in italics is definite (or specific) and which is indefinite (or non-specific).
Then complete the following sentence using appropriate articles.

  • The Amazon is considered to be ___ largest river in the world, in terms of volume of water.
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Working in pair, decide which of the following items in italics is definite (or specific) and which is indefinite (or non-specific).
Then complete the following sentence using appropriate articles.

  • .............. Punjab, ..........  important state of North India, has five rivers flowing through it.
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Working in pair, decide which of the following items in italics is definite (or specific) and which is indefinite (or non-specific).
Then complete the following sentence using appropriate articles.

  • 1950 is ___ year in which India became a republic.
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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.

                                                                                                   Ref.: The Time Machine
                                                                                                            By H.G.Wells

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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 Brahmaputrajoin together before flowing into the Bay of Bengal. Between the fertile Indus and Ganga plains are the Aravalli Hills and the Thar Desert.

Now discuss within your groups how the article is used (or not used) before geographical terms, and complete the following table:

Names Category Use of the Conclusion Other examples
Himalyas Mountain range   The' is used before names of mountain ranges

The Alps

The Andes

Mount Everest        
  Cities     Pune, Delhi
India
Nepal
       

People's

Republic of China

A country whose name includes words like republic, union etc.      
  Rivers      
        Dal lake
  Deserts      
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You and your friend have been asked to help the quiz-master to prepare questions for a geography quiz in your school. You may choose topics from the list below to prepare your questions:

continents           oceans and seas    countries                 deserts
mountains            lakes                      rivers and canals

Work in pairs. Each pair should write at least five questions (and their
answers), e.g.

What do you cross, when travelling from Europe to the USA? (The Atlantic Ocean)

You may use an atlas. Remember what you have learned in B.4 about using
or not using the.

..............................................................

.................................................................

When you have written your questions, your teacher wW organize a class
quiz.

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Determiners with countable and uncountable nouns

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 .............
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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.

The area of/ Atlantic Ocean south of Florida                                         the
has been an tricky one for travellers.                                                     --------
In the days of sail, ships crossing / area                                                ---------
often found themselves becalmed for/ periods.                                    --------- 
To save drinking water, more horses on board                                     ----------
would be thrown into / sea.                                                                   ----------
Nevertheless, any sailors died of thirst.                                                 -----------
One of/ unique sea-going mysteries ever,                                            -----------
an 103-foot sailing ship was found floating,                                         -----------
abandoned with the life-boat missing.                                                  -----------
In the last 100 years much than 50 ships                                               ------------
and 20 aeroplanes have disappeared in the Bermuda triangle.             ------------

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Determiners with countable and uncountable nouns

Now get into groups of four, compare your answers, and decide which of
the determiners can be used with
.....................................   countable nouns only
 ....................................    uncountable nouns only
........................................... both countable and uncountable nouns

Fill in the table below as you do this activity

Countable (C) Uncountable (U) Both (C) and (U)
a pen some water some pens / some water
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Choose the appropriate option from the box to complete the given sentence.

1 have been to ______ [a/ the ] doctor, whose name appeared in the New York Times.

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Choose the appropriate option from the box to complete the given sentence.

l had left _____I [ the/ my] green shirt on the bed, but l can't find it now.

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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, firs  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.

two, three (etc), an, a, the, several, many, very little, every, each, X
..........  mango groves
............. ghats
............. riverganga
...............prayer flags
.............. ascetics
............  boats
............. tourists
............  temples
............. devotees
............ team of security officials
.............. sand

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Choose the appropriate option from the box to complete the given sentence.

________[ one/ few/ an ] example helps understand concepts better.

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