Insert articles in the blanks where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed:
Use of Article: Number 71
(a) —— int1mt often asks such (b) —— uncommon question that even an aged (c) —— man fails to answer ( d) —— question. ( e ) intelligent man thinks over (f) —— question.
Answer: (a) an; (b) an; (c) x; (d) the; (e) an; (f) the.
Use of Article: Number 72
One of (a) —— snake charmers was playing on (b ) —— flute and (c ) —— other was beating a drum. As ( d) —— music grew louder and louder, more people joined ( e ) —— crowd. Suddenly with hand (f) —— flutistjerked off the top of the basket in front of him.
Answer: (a) the; (b) a; (c) the; ( d) the; ( e) the; ( f) the.
Use of Article: Number 73
William Wordsworth, (a) —— second son of (b) —— attorney at law read in (c) —— university named (d) ——-Cambridge. He wrote a remarkable poem on (e) —— French Revolution. (t) —— English are proud of him.
Answer: (a) the; (b) an; (c) a; (d) x; (e) the; (f) The.
Use of Article: Number 74
(a) —— literate man is an asset to an undeveloped country. He can teach the igrorant (b) —— unique matter without facing (c) —— obstruction. For this, there is difference between (d) —— educated and an uneducated person. The role played by ( e) —— learned is beyond description. For (f) —— greater interest of the country, we should be literate.
Answer: (a) A; (b) a; (c) an; (d) an; (e) the; (f) the.
Use of Article: Number 75
(a) —– great ship Titanic, sailed for New York from Southampton on April 1912. At that time she was (b) —— largest ship. The tragic sinking· of this great ( c) —— liner will always be remembered for she went down on her first voyage. Four days after sailing out, while it was sailing across the icy (d) —– waters of (e) —— North Atlantic. (f) —— huge ice berg was suddenly spotted by the look out.
Answer: (a) The; (b) the; (c) x; (d) x; (e) the; (f) a.
Use of Article: Number 76
Little things are not to be neglected. They can build up (a) —— great things. Little drops of water have made (b) —— vast ocean. Little particles of sand have made ( c) —— beautiful land. Little deeds of kindness can make ( d) —– earth as sweet as ( e) —– Eden of (f) —– heaven.
Answer: (a) a; (b) a; (c) a; (d) the; (e) the; (f) x.
Use of Article: Number 77
There lived a poor (a) —— man named Suruj Ali. He was (b) —– honest man. He would look after a large mango garden, ( c) —— owner of the garden was a rich man. During ( d) —— summer season some of his friends paid ( e) —— visit to his norae. It was ( f) —– time when mangoes ripe.
Answer: (a) x; (b) an; (e) The; (d) the; (e) a; (f) the.
Use of Article: Number 78
Honesty is (a) —— quality of speaking the truth. Honesty is (b ) —— great virtue. It is (c) —— road to peace and happiness. The man who possesses it is blessed. He is respected by all and hated by none. Even a dishonest man cannot but respect him. ( d) —— honest man enjoys peace of mind. Though he suffers at times, he succeeds in ( e) —— long run and is happy. On the contrary, a dishonest man may succeed for ( f) —– time being.
Answer: (a) a; (b) a; (c) the; (d) An; (e) the; (f) the.
Use of Article: Number 79
Sports are not only (a) —— matter of entertainment but also an important aspect of the development of (b) —— global relationship. ( c) —— sports venue is a meeting place of people from different countries. They can come closer to each other and express their views and (d) —— opinions. They create ( e) —— sense of brotherhood among them. Thus they develop a global relationship which is (f) —— effective way of globalization.
Answer: (a) a; (b) x; (c) The; (d) x; (e) a; (f) an.
Use of Article: Number 80
Eld-ul-Fitr is (a) —— biggest festival of (b) —— Muslims. It comes at (c) —— end of the holy (d) —— month of (e) —— Ramadan. It is (f) ——- occasion for thanksgiving to the Almighty.
Answer: (a) the; (b) the; (c) the; (d) x; (e) x; (f) an.
Use of Article: Number 81
Unemployment is (a) —— great social evil. All (b ) —— able-bodied persons in a society should be engaged in any occupation, (c) —— unemployed man has to lead a vagabond’ life. Life becomes (d) —— curse and burden to him. He has (e) —— idle brain which very soon becomes (f) —— devil’s workshop.
Answer: (a) a; (b) the; (c) An; (d) a; (e) an; (f) the.