MP Board Class 12th General English Grammar Determiners

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MP Board Class 12th General English Grammar Determiners

A determiner is a word that comes before a noun and limits its meaning.

Determiner वह शब्द है, जो किसी Noun के पूर्व प्रयोग किया जाता है और जो अपने अर्थ को सीमित रखता है।

सर्वाधिक प्रयोग में आने वाले Determiners हैं –
a, ‘an, the, some, any, much, several, few, little, each, every, all, both, either, neither, no.

Article Determiners

Indefinite Articles

A और An का अर्थ ‘एक’ होता है, जैसेA table = एक मेज, An inkpot = एक दवात।
A का प्रयोग उन शब्दों से पहले किया जाता है जिनका उच्चारण किसी व्यंजक [क, ख आदि] की ध्वनि से होता है, जैसे
a boy, a woman, a chair, a unit, a university, a European.

Note – अन्तिम तीन शब्दों का उच्चारण व्यंजन ‘य’ से होता है।

An का प्रयोग उन शब्दों से पहले किया जाता है जिनका उच्चारण किसी स्वर [अ, , आ, इ, ई उ, ऊ, ए, ऐ, ओ, औ] की ध्वनि से होता है, जैसे –
an inkpot, an umbrella, an owl, an apple, an elephant, an hour, an honest boy, an M.P.

Note – अन्तिम तीन शब्दों में व्यंजन h और m होते हुए भी उनका उच्चारण स्वरध्वनि से किया जाता है [आवर, औनेस्ट, एम.पी.]

(A) उपर्युक्त दो नियमों को पूरा करते हुए A और An का प्रयोग निम्नलिखित दशाओं में किया जाता है :
(a) उस singular noun के पूर्व जो countable हो [जो गिना जा सके], जिसका उल्लेख प्रथम बार किया गया हो और जिसे किसी विशिष्ट [particular] व्यक्ति या वस्तु के लिए प्रयुक्त न किया गया हो।

  • A cow is an animal – A man is a social animal.
  • A house has a roof – He lost an eye.
  • A mouse can cut a net – She is an ugly woman.

(b) कुछ संख्यावाचक शब्दों के साथ :
a pair, a couple, a dozen, half a dozen, a score, a gross, a hundred, a thousand, a lot of, a great many of, many a, a great deal of.

(c) मूल्य, गति, अनुपात आदि बताने में ‘प्रति’ के अर्थ में : five rupees a kilo [पाँच रुपया प्रति किलो], twenty paise a dozen, eighty kilometres an hour, three times a day.

Note – उपर्युक्त उदाहरणों में a के स्थान पर one का प्रयोग नहीं किया जा सकता है।

(d) उस भोजन के नाम से पूर्व जिसके पहले कोई Adjective लगा हो : We had a good dinner yesterday.

The Definite Article

The केवल this, that, these और those का एक विशिष्ट रूप है अतः इसका प्रयोग Singular और Plural दोनों Nouns के साथ होता है।

(B) उपर्युक्त बात को ध्यान में रखते हुए ‘the’ का प्रयोग निम्नलिखित दशाओं में किया जाता है:
(a) उन Nouns से पूर्व जो अद्वितीय हैं :
the sun, the moon, the sea, the sky, the weather, the North/ South Pole.

(b) उस से पूर्व जो दोबारा प्रयुक्त होने के कारण निशिचत हो गया है:
A man and a woman came to me. The man told a strange story about the woman.

(c) उस Noun से पूर्व जो किसी phrase या clause के जुड़ने से निश्चित हो गया है:
the boys on the platform; the girl with blue eyes. the dinner given to celebrate his birthday. the kindness shown to me. the place where she met me.

(d) उस Noun से पूर्व जो अपने निर्धारित स्थान के कारण निश्चित है :

  • He is in the garden (= the garden of this house).
  • Please taste the butter (= the butter on this table).
  • She sent for the doctor (= her own doctor).

(e) उस Singular Noun से पहले जो अपने पूरे वर्ग का प्रतिनिधित्व करने
के लिए प्रयोग किया गया हो :
The dog is a faithful animal [= all dogs are faithful animals].

(f) उस Adjective से पूर्व जो पूरे वर्ग का प्रतिनिधित्व करने के लिए प्रयोग किया गया है :
The old and the young should live together.

(g) Superlatives, only और first, second आदि से पूर्व :
the tallest boy, the only son, the first book.

(h) समुद्रों, नदियों, पर्वत श्रृंखलाओं, द्वीपसमूहों और देशों के बहुवचन नामों से पूर्व :
the Atlantic Ocean, the Ganges, the Himalayas, the Nether lands, the U.S.A..

(i) प्रसिद्ध पुस्तकों के नामों से पूर्व :
the Gita, the Bible, the Quran.

(j) वाद्य यन्त्रों के नामों से पूर्व :
She is learning to play the flute.

(k) जातियों के नामों से पूर्व :
the English, the French, the Hindus, the Muslims.

(C) किसी भी Article का प्रयोग निम्नलिखित दशाओं में नहीं किया जाता है।

(a) अनिश्चित uncountables से पूर्व :

  • He likes butter. – He bought a house in Agra.
  • Men fear death. – The brick hit Hari’s face.
  • A ring is made of gold. – This is new to me.

(b) भोजनों के नामों से पूर्व :
We have breakfast at 7 a.m.

(c) अनिश्चित plural nouns से पूर्व :
Women are fond of ornaments.

Note – यदि हम उपर्युक्त वाक्य में the women कहें तो अर्थ स्त्रियों के एक विशेष [निश्चित] समूह से होगा।
(d) Home से पूर्व :
He went home.
They arrived home after dark.

Note – इन वाक्यों में home शब्द Adverb है।

(e) निम्नलिखित Nouns से पूर्व जब इनका प्रयोग इनके प्राथमिक उद्देश्य के लिए होता है :
church, market, college, school, hospital, court, prison, work, sea, bed.

→ We go to
church to pray,
market to buy or sell
school to study,
hospital as patients
college to study,
prison as prisoners bed to sleep,
court as litigants sea as sailors
work as workers

(f) निम्नलिखित phrases में :

  1. to catch fire, to take breath, to send word, to bring word, to give ear, to lose heart, to leave home, to leave school, to set foot.
  2. at home, at school, at sunrise, at noon, at sunset, at night, at sight, at dinner, at ease.
  3. in hand, in debt, in bed, in jail, in jest, in town.
  4. on demand, on earth, on horseback, on foot.
  5. by day, by night, by land, by water, by river, by bus, by train, by name.

Solved Examples

1. Fill in the blanks using either a, an or the where necessary :
1. The train left …………………. hour ago. [2009]
2. Ram is …………………. N.C.C. Cadet. [2009]
3. My brother is …………………. engineer. [2017]
4. The room was cleaned by …………………. servant.
5. …………………. elephant is …………………. very huge animal.
6. …………………. hen his …………………. bird.
7. …………………. zebra is …………………. animal.
8. Is there …………………. hospital in your village?
9. …………………. honorary worker is one who is not paid for his services.
10. I want to send my son to …………………. university.
11. He is …………………. honest boy.
12. My nephew works in …………………. insurance company.
13. Edison was …………………. intelligent boy.
14. Cholera is …………………. infectious disease.
15. She is …………………. M.B.B.S. from Delhi University. [2011]
Answer:
1. an, 2. an, 3. an, 4. a, 5. An, a,
6. A, a, 7. A, an, 8. a, 9. An, 10. a,
11. an, 12. an, 13. an, 14. an, 15. an.

2. Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word given in the brackets :

1. Swimming is …………………. great fun. [a, an, the] [2009, 12]
2. It is …………………. easy question. [a, an, the]
3. We must help …………………. poor. [a, an, the]
4. …………………. book you gave me yesterday is very interesting. [a, an, the]
5. He is …………………. heir to the throne. [a, an, the]
6. Hari is …………………. honest boy. [a, an, the]
7. Always speak …………………. truth. [a, an, the]
8. He returned after …………………. hour. [a, an, the]
9. You gave me …………………. one rupee note. [a, an, the]
10. Mr. David is …………………. European [a/an/the] [2018]
11. We should help …………………. poor. [a, an, the]
12. Sanskrit is …………………. difficult subject. [a, an, the]
13. Mr. Sharma is …………………. M.L.A. [a, an, the, no article] [2014]
14. Prabhu is …………………. M.A. in English.[a, an, the] [2015]
15. I have seen …………………. lot of places. [a, an, the] [2016]
Answer:
1. a, 2. an, 3. the, 4. The, 5. an,
6. an, 7. the, 8. an, 9. a, 10. a,
11. the, 12. a, 13. an, 14. an, 15. a.

Exercises For Practice

1. Fill in the blanks in the following sentences by using suitable articles [a, an, the].
1. …………………. Mahabharat was written by Ved Vyas. [2009]
2. Gold is …………………. precious metal. [2010]
3. He went without …………………. umbrella.
4. Gopal is …………………. faithful servant.
5. Rama is …………………. honest boy.
6. My uncle is …………………. S.D.O.
7. He is …………………. European.
8. …………………. more you get …………………. more you want.
9. Mathematics is not …………………. easy subject.
10. Never tell …………………. lie.
11. You are …………………. M.A. of Vikram University.
12. This is …………………. cow that I have bought.
13. Ceylon is …………………. island.
14. He was …………………. one-eyed man.
15. We went to Delhi to see …………………. Red Fort.
16. He is reading …………………. Hindustan Times.
17. She reads …………………. Ramayana every day.
18. India needs …………………. Gandhi today.
19. My uncle is …………………. artist.
20. He saw …………………. old man crossing the road.

2. Correct the following sentences :

  1. Peacock is the national bird of our country.
  2. Only the best quality goods are sold at this shop.
  3. English is not easy language.
  4. Mt. Everest is the highest peak.in the Himalayas.
  5. There was such bad weather at Mussoorie that we had to stay at home.
  6. He took to the habit of smoking at an early age.
  7. Last summer, the frequent breakdown of electricity made our life miserable.
  8. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a great philosopher and scholar.
  9. He always gives me valuable advice.
  10. My father became a Member of Parliament in 1948.
  11. He has given me a word to help me with difficulty.
  12. Always help poor and the weak.
  13. The milk in the jug is without sugar.
  14. A University degree is no guarantee for a job.
  15. My brother prefers traveling by train.

Other Determiners

1. Enough [इनफ] = पर्याप्त, काफी

जब कोई वस्तु आवश्यकता या इससे थोड़ी ज्यादा संख्या या मात्रा में हो तो countable व uncountable दोनों के साथ इसका प्रयोग किया जाता है,

जैसे –
1. We give him enough money.
हम उसे पर्याप्त धन देते हैं।
2. They have enough mangoes.
उनके पास पर्याप्त आम हैं।

3. Do you not have enough milk?
क्या तुम्हारे पास पर्याप्त दूध नहीं है?

4. Enough has been said by you on this matter.
तुम्हारे द्वारा इस मामले पर काफी कहा जा चुका है।

5. The field has yielded enough corn.
खेत ने पर्याप्त धान उत्पन्न किया है।

6. Father has not provided me enough money
पिताजी ने मुझे पर्याप्त धन प्रदान नहीं किया है।

7. Enough flowers have been plucked, now leave the work.
पर्याप्त फूल तोड़े जा चुके हैं, अब यह काम छोड़ दो।

8. The government has sanctioned enough funds to dig wells in rural areas.
सरकार ने ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में कुएँ खोदने के लिए पर्याप्त रकम स्वीकृत कर दी है।

9. I have listened enough.
मैंने काफी सुन लिया है।

10. You have taken enough food.
तुमने पर्याप्त भोजन कर लिया है।

2. Some = कुछ
Enough से कम किन्तु उसके बहुत कुछ पास जब कोई वस्तु होती है तो Countable व Uncountable Nouns के पूर्व some का प्रयोग Affirmative Sentences में किया जाता है [Negative व Interrogative] में नहीं,

जैसे –

  1. He has given me some money to start my business.
    उसने मुझे अपना व्यापार प्रारम्भ करने के लिए कुछ धन दिया है।
  2. Mother has bought some mangoes.
    माँ ने कुछ आम खरीदे हैं।
  3. I have some books on this subject.
    इस विषय में मेरे पास कुछ पुस्तकें हैं।
  4. The officer has received some complaints from people against the clerk.
    ऑफीसर को क्लर्क के विरुद्ध कुछ शिकायतें प्राप्त हुई हैं।
  5. There are some mango trees in our garden.
    हमारे बगीचे में आम के कुछ वृक्ष हैं।
  6. Some roads in the town are in very bad condition.
    नगर की कुछ सड़कें बहुत बुरी अवस्था में हैं।
  7. Owing to flood some trains have been suspended.
    बाढ़ के कारण कुछ ट्रेनें निलम्बित कर दी गयी हैं।
  8. The merchant has sold some sugar.
    व्यापारी ने कुछ शक्कर बेची है।
  9. There is some milk in the pot.
    बर्तन में थोड़ा दूध है।
  10. Will you give me some money?
    क्या आप मुझे कुछ धन देंगे? [यह वाक्य प्रश्नवाचक न मानकर Request के रूप में Assertive ही माना जाता है।]

3. Any = कोई

Any का प्रयोग Countable व Uncountable Nouns के साथ Negative व Interrogative वाक्यों में किया जाता है,

जैसे –

  1. Father has not taken any food.
    पिताजी ने कुछ भी नहीं खाया है।
  2. I am not going anywhere.
    मैं कहीं नहीं जा रहा हूँ।
  3. Mother has not purchased any apples.
    माँ ने कोई सेब नहीं खरीदे हैं।
  4. There is not any milk in the pot.
    बर्तन में कुछ भी दूध नहीं है।’
  5. I have not touched anything.
    मैंने किसी चीज को नहीं छुआ है।
  6. Did you take any bicycle?.
    क्या तुमने कोई साइकिल ली?
  7. Do his brothers play any game in the morning?
    क्या उसके भाई सुबह कोई खेल खेलते हैं?
  8. Why haven’t you done any work?
    तुमने कोई भी काम क्यों नहीं किया है?
  9. Will they not sing any song?
    क्या वे कोई गीत नहीं गायेंगे?
  10. Does she sweep any room?
    क्या वह कोई कमरा झाड़ती है?

4. No = open TNI
[No = not any]
[Not any = No]

As–

  1. I have not read any book.
    = I have read no book.
  2. She did not bring any copy.
    = She brought no copy.
  3. His brothers do not do anything..
    = His brothers do nothing.
  4. Your sister has not taken any rice.
    = Your sister has taken no rice.
  5. Do you not play any game?
    = Do you play no game?
  6. The teacher gave no work to me.
    = The teacher did not give any work to me.
  7. Mother washes no clothes.
    = Mother does not wash any clothes.
  8. Is there no water in the well?
    = Is there not any water in the well?
  9. The juggler has no tricks to play now.
    = The juggler has not any tricks to play now.
  10. The guests have no manners.
    = The guests do not have any manners.

5. Many = कोई

कोई Countable Noun पर्याप्त से ज्यादा होने पर उसके पूर्व many का प्रयोग किया जाता है।

As–

  1. I have many pens.
    मेरे पास कई कलमें हैं।
  2. Many do not know his name.
    कई उसका नाम नहीं जानते हैं।
  3. Many people are lazy.
    कई लोग सुस्त होते हैं।
  4. Does she sell many hen?
    क्या वह कई मुर्गियाँ बेचती हैं?
  5. I do not bring many books.
    मैं कई किताबें नहीं लाता हूँ।

6. A lot of = बहुत सारा, या सारे
Much = ज्यादा

[a] कोई Countable Noun – many से भी ज्यादा हो।
[b] कोई Uncountable Noun – enough से ज्यादा हो तो a lot of का प्रयोग किया जाता है।
[c] Much का प्रयोग Uncountable Nouns के साथ Negative वाक्यों में प्रचलित रिवाज है।

As –

  1. There are a lot of books on this subject in the library.
    वाचनालय में इस विषय पर बहुत सारी पुस्तकें हैं।
  2. There is a lot of milk in the glass.
    गिलास में बहुत सारा दूध है।
  3. There is not much milk in the glass.
    गिलास में बहुत ज्यादा दूध नहीं है।
  4. This merchant doesn’t sell a lot of rice.
    यह व्यापारी बहुत सारा चावल नहीं बेचता है।
  5. This girl does a lot of work.
    यह लड़की बहुत सारा काम करती है।
  6. Father doesn’t give me much money.
    पिताजी मुझे ज्यादा धन नहीं देते हैं।
  7. A lot of birds died this winter.
    इस शीत ऋतु में बहुत सारे पक्षी मर गये।
  8. You are not to worry much.
    तुम्हें ज्यादा चिन्ता करने की आवश्यकता नहीं।
  9. A lot of wheat has been grown this year.
    इस वर्ष बहुत सारा गेहूँ उगाया गया है।
  10. She does not talk much.
    वह बहुत ज्यादा बात नहीं करती है।

7. Other = दूसरा [यह नहीं, वह]
Another = दूसरा [एक और]

As –

  1. I don’t want this book, give me the other book.
    मुझे यह पुस्तक नहीं चाहिए, मुझे दूसरी पुस्तक दो।
  2. You have taken a cup of tea, please take another as well.
    आपने एक कप चाप पी है, कृपया दूसरा कप भी लीजिए।
  3. Call the other Boy.
    दूसरे लड़के को बुलाओ।
  4. Call another boy.
    दूसरे [एक और] लड़के को बुलाओ।
  5. Do not tell your story to others.
    दूसरों को अपनी कहानी मत सुनाओ।
  6. Tell us another story.
    हमें एक और कहानी सुनाओ।
  7. I have read a book, I don’t want to read another.
    मैंने एक पुस्तक पढ़ ली है, मैं दूसरी नहीं पढ़ना चाहता।

8. Each = प्रत्येक
Every = प्रत्येक

Note –

  1. In every the attention is focussed on the collection of units with emphasis on the units [every = all]. Every में हमारा ध्यान units के संग्रह पर emphasis डालकर किया जाता है। Eyery = सब बराबर रूप से।
  2. In each attention is focussed on units considered one by one individually and separately.
    Each से हमारा ध्यान units पर एक – एक करके एकाग्र किया जाता है। Each का प्रयोग दो या दो से अधिक, दोनों के लिए किया जाता है।

As–

  1. I told every boy to come.
    [इकट्ठे सब को] मैंने प्रत्येक बालक को आने के लिए कहा।
  2. I told each boy to come.
    [अलग – अलग सबको] मैंने प्रत्येक बालक को आने के लिए कहा।

Other Examples :

  1. Everyone rebuked him.
  2. Each boy got a prize.
  3. Each boy carried the furniture.
  4. Every boy carried a bench.
  5. The teacher gave good remark to every boy.
  6. The teacher gave remarks to each boy.

9. Few = थोड़े

इसका प्रयोग Countable Nouns के पूर्व ‘कम’, किन्तु ‘अपर्याप्त नहीं’ के अर्थ में किया जाता है।

As –

  1. Few boys took part in games.
    थोड़े लड़कों ने खेलों में हिस्सा लिया।
  2. He sold few books.
    उसने थोड़ी पुस्तकें बेर्ची।
  3. The artist drew few pictures.
    कलाकार ने कुछ चित्र बनाये।
  4. The gardener dug few holes.
    माली ने कुछ गड्डे खोदे।
  5. The guest took few mangoes.
    मेहमान ने कुछ आम खाये।

10. A Few = बहुत थोड़े [अपर्याप्त]

  1. He gave me a few books.
    उसने मुझे बहुत थोड़ी पुस्तकें र्दी।
  2. The merchant knew a few things about us.
    व्यापारी को हमारे बारे में बहुत थोड़ी चीजें मालूम थीं।
  3. The guest took a few biscuits.
    मेहमान ने बहुत थोड़े बिस्कुट लिये।
  4. A few persons tell the truth.
    बहुत थोड़े लोग सच बोलते हैं।
  5. A few persons attended the meeting.
    बहुत थोड़े से लोग सभा में उपस्थित हुए।

11. The Few = थोड़े [बचे हुए]

  1. The few mangoes left after selling were thrown by her.
    बेचने के बाद बचे थोड़े से आम उसके द्वारा फेंक दिये गये।
  2. The few things left will be sufficient for me.
    शेष थोड़ी बची चीजें मेरे लिए पर्याप्त होंगी।
  3. He was helped by the few persons remaining there.
    वहाँ बाकी बचे लोगों ने उसकी मदद की।
  4. The few men of the sunken boat were eaten by the crocodiles.
    डूबी नौका के बचे शेष लोगों को मगर खा गये।

12. Little = थोड़ा

किसी Uncountable Noun की मात्रा थोड़ी अर्थात् अपर्याप्त के अर्थ में होने पर ‘little’ का प्रयोग किया जाता है।

As–

  1. There is little milk in the pot.
    बर्तन में थोड़ा दूध है।
  2. He took little rice in his meal.
    उसने भोजन में थोड़े चावल लिये।
  3. Give me little work.
    मुझे थोड़ा काम दो।
  4. He earned little money.
    उसने थोड़ा धन कमाया।
  5. There is little hope of his recovery.
    उसके अच्छा होने की थोड़ी उम्मीद है।

13. A little = थोड़ा

यद्यपि अधिक नहीं, नाकाफी
As –

  1. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
    बहुत थोड़ा ज्ञान खतरनाक है।
  2. A little care would save you from accidents.
    थोड़ी सी सावधानी तुम्हें दुर्घटना से बचा सकती है।
  3. I have a little time for reading.
    मेरे पास पढ़ने का बहुत कम समय है।
  4. Will you take a little tea?
    क्या आप थोड़ी चाय लेंगे?
  5. He knows a little Punjabi.
    वह थोड़ी पंजाबी भाषा जानता है।

14. The little = थोड़ा

लेकिन सब, थोड़ा बचा
As –

  1. The cat drank the little milk left in the pot.
    बर्तन में बचा थोड़ा दूध बिल्ली पी गई।
  2. He cares for the little ones.
    वह छोटे बच्चों की देखभाल करता है।
  3. He spent the little money given to him by his mother.
    उसने वह थोड़ा धन भी खर्च कर दिया जो उसे उसकी माँ ने दिया था।
  4. The little work he did, was poor.
    जो कुछ थोड़ा काम उसने किया वह भी ठीक न था।
  5. The little experience, he had, helped him much.
    उसके पास जो थोड़ा अनुभव था उसने उसकी काफी मदद की।

15. All = सब

इसका प्रयोग Countable Plural Nouns व Uncountable Nouns दोनों के साथ होता है।
As –

  1. All the boys are present.
    सभी लड़के उपस्थित हैं।
  2. All are pleased with me.
    सब मुझसे प्रसन्न हैं।
  3. He spent all the money.
    उसने सारा धन खर्च कर दिया।
  4. All the mangoes are rotten.
    सब आम सड़े हैं।
  5. All the teachers of our school are intelligent.
    हमारे विद्यालय के सभी शिक्षक प्रतिभावान हैं।

16. Both = दोनों

  1. Both Ram and Shyam are engineers.
    राम व श्याम दोनों इंजीनियर हैं।
  2. He learnt Sanskrit and English both.
    उसने संस्कृत व अंग्रेजी दोनों सीखीं।
  3. Both of them do not have books.
    इन दोनों के पास किताबें नहीं हैं।
  4. He can play table – tennis with both the hands.
    वह दोनों हाथों से टेबल – टेनिस खेल सकता है।
  5. You can take away the chair and the table both.
    तुम कुर्सी व टेबल दोनों ले जा सकते हो।

17. Whole = सम्पूर्ण

इसके पूर्व प्रायः ‘the’ का या किसी possessive का प्रयोग होता है।

  1. The whole world thinks so.
    सारा संसार ऐसा सोचता है।
  2. He paid his whole attention to his studies.
    उसने अपना सारा ध्यान अपने अध्ययन पर लगा दिया।
  3. The merchant sold the whole lot of his goods.
    व्यापारी ने अपना सारा माल बेच दिया।
  4. M/s S.P. and Sons are a wholesaler of books.
    मैसर्स एस.पी. एण्ड सन्स पुस्तकों के थोक व्यापारी हैं।
  5. Please take the whole loaf of bread.
    ब्रेड का पूरा हिस्सा ले लीजिए।

18. None = कोई नहीं
No one = None

As –

  1. Father did not give fruit to any one.
    = Father gave fruit to none.
  2. No one is so happy as Mr. Das in our company.
    = None is so happy as Mr. Das in our company.
  3. She took none with her.
  4. None played well.
  5. She spoke to none.

Solved Examples

1. He speaks ……………… different languages. [few, many, some] [2010]
2. I have ……………… friend. [much/many] [2018]
3. I have ……………… money in the pocket. [2009]
4. ……………… public libraries that we have are not well equipped.
5. He hasn’t got ……………… money now.
6. Did you want ……………… money?
7. We did not see ……………… of them again.
8. They did not buy ……………… book.
9. ……………… knowledge is very dangerous. [Few, Little, A few, A little] [2012, 16]
10. There are ……………… precious books in the library. [some, any, much, a little] [2009, 16]
Answer:
1. many,
2. many,
3. some,
4. Some,
5. any,
6. some,
7. any,
8. any,
9. A little,
10. some.

Exercises For Practice

1. Do as directed :

  1. [Rewrite using either in place of neither]
    I like neither of these books.
  2. [Rewrite using both in place of either]
    There were houses on either side of the road.
  3. [Rewrite using some in place of much]
    There isn’t much water in the river.
  4. [Rewrite using all in place of every]
    Every competitor was given a certificate of participation.
  5. [Make it more informal]
    Few students participated in the competition.

2. Choose the appropriate verbs and complete these sentences :

1. A few of them …………………… eager to learn. [is, are]
2. Each of them …………………… a separate room. [has, have]
3. Many of them …………………… there every week. [goes, go]
4. Neither of them …………………… willing to come. [is, are]
5. Both of them …………………… invited for consultation. [was, were]

3. Rewrite filling in some or any :

1. There is hardly …………………… sugar left.
2. Would you like …………………… more sugar in your milk?
3. Have you got …………………… change on you?
4. Please have …………………… more biscuits.
5. I rarely get …………………… visitors these days.
6. She bought …………………… books for her brother.
7. It will not make …………………… difference to me.
8. Will it make …………………… difference to you?
9. I think we will need …………………… more paper.
10. Won’t you have …………………… more tea?

4. Fill in the blanks with Determiners :

1. Last night …………………… thieves broke into the house of Mr. Jain.
2. He lays unconscious for …………………… hour and …………………… half.
3. How …………………… eggs are there in the basket?
4. How …………………… stories does this book contain?
5. He is not …………………… honest man.
6. One goes to …………………… University to receive higher education.
7. Honesty is …………………… best policy.
8. I had very …………………… money those days, so I could not go to see movies.
9. She asked me for …………………… money but I didn’t have …………………… .
10. How …………………… ink is there in the bottle?
11. …………………… is knocking at the main gate?
12. I have …………………… spare book. [all, two, no many] [2015]
13. Did you buy …………………… sugar from the shop. [some/any] [2017]
14. I don’t like …………………… of them. [either/neither] [2017]
15. He lost …………………… the money he had. [each, all, every] [2010, 15]
16. The weather was cold but there was …………………… wind. [no, any, none] [2010]
17. Would you give me …………………… books? [some, any, whole, much] [2011]
18. He did not have …………………… milk [some, little, any, few] [2013]
19. Have you …………………… complaint against us? [much, any, many, both] [2014]

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