Insert articles in the blanks where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed:
Use of Article: Number 31
One fine evening ( a ) —— young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take (b ) —— walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to (c) —— cool spring of with a rose in (d) —— middle of it she sat herself down to rest ( e ) —— while. Now she a golden ball in her hand, which was her favorite plaything; and she was always tossing it up into (f) —— air and catching it again as it fell.
Answer: (a) a; (b) a; (c) a; (d) the; (e) a; (f) the.
Use of Article: Number 32
Dhaka stands on (a) —— Burigqnga. It is an old city. It is (b) —— populous city. People of different religions live in ( c) —— city. Their occupation is not ( d) —— same. There is ( e) —— university for the students who wish to be engineers, (f) —— Engineering University is also famous. The roads of the city are, not so big.
Answer: (a) the; (b) a; ( c) the ( d) the; ( e) a; (f)’ The.
Use of Article: Number 33
Akbar (a) —— Great was one of (b) —— greatest emperors of India. He was on the one side a great ruler and on the other side a man of ( c) —— wisdom. Among all ( d) —— Mughal rulers he was (e) —— best. As a result his name has been written in golden letters in the page of (f) —— history.
Answer: (a) the; (b) the; (c) x; (d) the; (e) the; (f) x.
Use of Article: Number 34
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is (a) —— American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Beginning in (b ) —— 1968, he was a member of the funk and soul band the Commodores and then launched (c) —— hugely successful solo career in 1982. He also co-wrote (d) —— 1985 charity single “We are the world” with Michael Jackson, which sold over (e) —— 20 million copies. Richie has sold over 100 million records worldwide making him one of the worlds best-selling artist of all time. He is also a five-time Grammy Award winner. In 2020 Riche received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s highest honour, (f) —— Johnny Mercer Award.
Answer: (a) an; (b) x; (c) a; (d) the; (e) x; (f) the.
Use of Article: Number 35
Soon after the Sherpa Mr. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary scaled Everest, more than (a) —— thousand people followed to make the ascent and compile their own records. In (b) —— odyssey to Everest more than 200 people have lost their lives. It has seen solo ascent by Pasang and Babu Chiri Sherpa of Nepal and at the same time has yielded to more of (c) —— hiking approach by different people as well. One of the names made famous by scaling (d) —— Mount Everest is 15-year-old Temba Tshefi Sherpa, (e) —— youngest person to do so, in 2001. The singular nature of the expedition and his father’s commitment and determination made Temba Tsheri to survive (f) —— ascent of Everest.
Answer: (a) a: (b) the; ( c) x; (d) the; ( e) the; (f) the.
Use of Article: Number 36
The Macmillan English Dictionary is the product of good linguistic data and high-quality people. It has been (a) —— privilege to work with such (b ) ——- talented and creative team, and I would Like to thank ( c ) —— team for producing such ( d) -excellent book. I hope you enjoy ( e) —— results of our hard work and find the dictionary (f) —— pleasure to use.
Answer: (a) a; (b) a;Xc) the; (d) an;-(e) the; (f) a.
Use of Article: Number 37
The word ‘hygiene’ means (a) —— practice of keeping ourselves clean. It also means to keep our (b) —— home and workplace clean. It is (c) —— must for our good health. Nobody likes (d) —— unclean person. Cleanliness is thought to be ( e ) —— next godliness. So we should follow (f) ——-.
Answer: (a) the; (b) x; (c) a; (d) an; (e) x; (f) the.
Use of Article: Number 38
Latin was the (a) —— historical language of the (b) —— Bible, of the (c) —— law courts, of the classic and of ( d) —— educated society. It was seen as pure and authoritative as unlike English, it was ( e) ——- unchanging language that had strict rules for usage. This was mainly because it was (f) —— dead language, none used, it actually for common communication.
Answer: (a) x; (b) x; (c) x; (d) the; (e) an; (f) a.
Use of Article: Number 39
Hazrat Omar (R) was (a) —— second Caliph of Islam. He was (b ) —— honest Caliph. He used to lead a humble (c) —— life. He used to go and. see the condition of ( d) —— subjects with his own eyes. At dead of night he would walk on ( e ) —— streets of Medina. One night while walking he heard ( f) —— sound of crying.
Answer: (a) the: (b) an; (c) x; (d) the; (e) the; (f) the/a.
Use of Article: Number 40
Money is called (a) —— fuel of life. Though money is (b) —— must in our practical life, it cannot ensure all happiness. Happiness lies in ( c) —— contentment. A happy man is liked by all Morality plays (d) —— important role in this regard. We must exercise morality in all walks of our life for building up (e) —— corruption free nation. But it is massively seen that (f) —— more we are trying to evade it, the closer we are getting into it.
Answer: the; (b) a; (c) x; (d) an; (e) a; (f) the.