Grammar

Determiners English Grammar Exercise

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A. Underline the determiner(s) in each sentence.

1. This thirteen-year-old girl has climbed the steep mountain.

2. Each artificial flower was sprayed with some fragrance.

3. There are enough things to enjoy in our life.

4. He asked for a herbal shampoo, but I did not have any shampoo.

5. Neither option suited my budget, so I changed all my plans.

6. They had invited 20 renowned speakers, of whom many invitees declined.

7. Both my teachers have appreciated our little effort of collecting funds very much.

8. Each and every citizen should enjoy the basic rights listed in our constitution.

9. I thought she was that girl, but she turned out to be another girl.

10. These days will never come back, so take a little time out to have some fun.


B. Fill in the blanks with suitable determiners or adjectives.

1. The panelist gave………….(some / an) advice on time management.

2. Life teaches us…………. (many / much) lessons.

3. Does…………. (its / your) pen have…………. (the / any) ink in it?

4. There was (little / few) flour left, so I could not make………… (much/many) pancakes.

5. (Any / Some) friends have borrowed…………. (much / our) tools to fix (their / these) tap.

 6. ………… (Either / Neither) house would have been burgled if………. (no / his) dog had barked.

7. Tanjit has………… (many / much) old notes and………. (less / some) coins in……….. (his / neither) piggy bank.

8. I till have…………. (another / three) assignments to do, but……….. (that / these) will not take……….. (much / many) time.

9. …………(Several / Much) water was released from the reservoir to the farmers.

10. Nobody had………… (much / many) information beyond………… (a / the) news that………… (any / some) dam had burst.


C. Fill in the blanks with little, a little, the Ilittle, few, a few or the few.

Grocer:- Good morning, Sir. Do you have………. time?

Customer:- Certainly, I can spare……….. minutes.

Grocer:- We have………….. questions for the purpose of feedback………… minutes you spare us will help us serve you better.

Customer:- …………. shopkeepers care for feedback. And,………. who take feedback, do not act on it.

Grocer:- Sir, we are among………. grocers who value our customers and want to do every……….. bit to serve them better.

Customer:- It takes only……… effort to improve service. I have suggestions………….and I hope………… suggestions I give will win you many more customers

Grocer:- Thanks a lot, Sir.


D. Fill in the blanks using suitable determiners from the box. You may repeat a determiner.

Doctor: Have you ever been in bad health or had…………. serious problem?

Patient: No, I have never had………… health-related problems.

Doctor: What is…………. problem now?

Patient: I have been having…………. pain in my abdomen for……….. time now.

Doctor: ……….. side of the abdomen is the pain in?

Patient: It is…………. shifting pain but stays longer in……… middle. Doctor: ………… people have been complaining of………. Symptom in………. weather. ………. Advice is that you should have ……… light diet and ………. Water to flush out ……….. toxins from ……… system.

Patient: Thank you, Doctor.


E. Mark a cross (X) where a determiner is missing and write it in the space provided. The first one has been done for you.

1. Choose X type of pots-clay or plastic-but they should be deep……….

2. Layer bottom with a few stones or bits of broken pots, or some gravel……….

3. Then, add any synthetic soil to fill pot. Give enough water to keep ……….

4. The soil moist. Scatter the seeds in the pots and cover them with layer of ………..

5. soil and compost. Move the pots to the balcony where they will get …………

6. Hours of sunlight every day. Water pots to soak the soil completely…………

7. Thereafter, it will be necessary to water your plants in balcony ……….

8. Time a day…………..


F. Choose the correct word and fill in the blanks.

1. “We are planning…………. (any / the / a) surprise party on Alex’s birthday……….. (that / which / what) colour streamers should we buy?” asked Ali.

2. “Pick………… (any / some / this) colour you like,” replied Meera.

3. “Do you like …………. (this / those / that) balloons?

4. “They look nice. But don’t forget to ………. (little / some / enough) money for ………..(a / an / the) cake and sandwiches we have ordered, please,” said Nadira.

5. “I will ask Rehan and Vikram too to join (the/this/ some) party. Then, they too can contribute (little / few / a few) rupees,” said Joe.

6. “Let us not, please,” said Meera. “Alex doesn’t speak to………. (both / either / neither)  of them. Neither would they agree to attend……….. (our/ my / his) birthday party. They fought last Sunday. It will make……….. (any / every / each) one miserable.”

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