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Karnataka 1st PUC English Grammar Notes Articles and Prepositions
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate articles and prepositions given in brackets:
Once upon a time an elephant made friendship _________ a man. One day _________ heavy thunderstorm broke, out; the elephant went to his friend who had a little hut _________ the edge of _________ forest. (a, the, with, on, on, at)
with, a, on, the.
“My dear good friend, your skin Is harder than mine, there is not enough room _________ both of us, you can afford _________ remain In _________ rain while I am protecting my delicate skin from _________ hailstorm”. (a, for, by. the, to, in) ,
for, to, the, a.
“My Lord, there is no disturbance of the peace _________ your kingdom. I have only been having _________ little discussion _________ my friend here as to _________ possession of this little hut”. (an, with, the, a, in, for)
In, a, with, the.
_________ seeing the personnel, _________ man protested and asked lilt was not necessary to include _________ this Commission _________ member from his side. (in, a, on, on, the)
On, the, in, a.
“Gentlemen of _________ jungle, there is no need _________ me to waste your valuable
time_________ relating _________ story which I am sure you all know’.(in, a, with, of, for, the)
the, for. In, a.
“My good man, please confine yourself _________ relevant issues. We have already heard
the circumstances_________ various unbiased sources; all we wish you to tell us is whether
_________ undeveloped space in your hut was occupied _________ anyone else before
Mr. Elephant assumed his position”. (a, from, by, to, an, the)
to, from, the, by.
_________ our opinión this dispute has arisen through _________ regrettable misunderstanding clue to _________ backwardness _________ your ideas.
(from, of in, o, the, on)
In, a, the, of.
Early one morning, when _________ huts already occupied _________ the jungle lords were
all beginning to decay and fall to pieces, he went out and built, bigger and better
hut a little distance away _________ the jungle. (on, by, o, the, in, from)
the, by, a, from.
_________ coffee seedbed has to be protected from _________ sun _________ putting up a
shade _________ it. (the, of, a, on, over, by)
A, the, by, over.
This creeper has small leaves resembling betel leaves and bears fruits _________ a bunch like grapes. Immediately after _________ rains, this plant comes up and flowers very quickly put forth flowers and fruits and die in _________ very short time. As It is not seen for most of the year it is tied _________ a tree. (on, in, the, to, a, on)
in, the, a, to.
Mara decided to brush his teeth and wash his face _________ trekking back home. When he broke _________ small stick from a nearby plant to brush a third or fourth time, he felt a sour taste in _________ mouth. He thought that there was something wrong _________ the stick and threw it. (a, with, in, the, for, before)
before, a, the, with.
_________ Mara’s house they got ready to cook. They prepared _________ masala _________
spices put the water to boll and opened the packet to take out the meat. Instead of the meat, there was _________ live wild buck. (a, in, the, an, to, with)
In, the, with, a.
It was quite _________ big city in the valley of a mountain, some thousand five hundred miles _________ home, _________ Inhabitants of which had never been known _________ the
quality of mercy. (the, a, for, from, by, to)
a, from, the, for.
The narrator stayed in the city In _________ small dingy room. By tradition _________ people there were professional soldiers. Some _________ them went to distant places and lent out money __________ interest. (of in, the, to, on, on, o)
a, the, of, on.
Babar Ah must be the youngest headmaster in the world. The story of this young man _________ Murshidabad in West Bengal is _________ remarkable tale _________ the desire to learn amid _________ direst poverty. . (in, from, of, o, the, on)
from, a, of, the.
Babar lives _________ his three siblings and his parents _________ a thatched house which is __________ size of __________ average city kitchen. (the, a, on, in, with, for)
with, in, the, an.
Clad in widow’s whites, stick _________ hand, Tutu Rani Hazra Is_________ illiterate fishmonger by morning and __________ crusading educationalist __________ afternoon.
(an, the, in, by, on, a)
in, an, a, by.
Babar Au’s tale is a testament to _________ difference that one person can make _________ his/ her world. In this case it was _________ mere child who decided to do something
a situation he felt was unfair. (about, the, by, o, on, In)
the, in, a, about.
On the Eastern base _________ Baba Budan Hills .n Karnataka State, there is obscure
little place now called Sakkarepatna, which _________ one time, a thousand or more years
ago, was _________ capital of a king called Rukmangada. (at, on, a, the, of, in)
of, an, at, the.
Verona is_________ lovely city, rich _________ history, with quiet medieval streets and splendid buildings_________ an exquisite pale honey colour. Romeo and Juliet are reputed to have lived there. Bombed in _________ recent war, It has lost its bridges, but not its gaiety or charm. (the, o, In, of, from)
a, in, of. the.