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POSSESSIVE DETERMINER / POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES

POSSESSIVE DETERMINERS / ADJECTIVES

Possessive Adjective

Possessives – the word has been derived from the word POSSESSIONS meaning of which is TO OWE SOMETHING.

Thus “The person or thing that has right on anyone or anything is called Possessive.”

i.e. Possessives are the words that show whom the thing or person belongs to

Possessive Adjective/ Determiners

“The words used before the nouns that show the ownership on something/someone are called Possessive Adjective.”

  • It is MY pen.

       Means- This pen belongs to me.

  • is it YOUR water bottle ?

   Means-  ( Does this bottle belong to you?)

  • Where are THEIR notebooks?

      ( Where are the books that belong to them?

The basic feature of Possessive

  1. It is used in place of a noun.

 e.g. Whose pen is this?

      This is Ankit’s pen.

      Suppose Ankit is standing in front of you. 

      You will say by pointing out Ankit that ” It is his pen.” 

      so here the word HIS has been replaced with 

      the noun-Ankit.

2. The Possessive Adjective is always used before the noun.

3. It informs us whom the things belong to.

4. It can be placed as a complement of the verb or as a Subjective case.

e.g. It is my purse. (Complement of a verb)

Is- verb

my – complement  

     (My) purse is on the table. (the subject of a verb)

is- Verb

My Purse-  subject 

A Possessive adjective can be divided into Singular and Plural in the following way- 

 

HIs- for a boy

Her- for a girl

Its- non-living/ideas

My- I Person

Your – Singular / Plural- II Person

Our- Plural- I Person

Their- III Person

‘ Your’  is used as a Singular and Plural also

Demonstrative: What is a Demonstrative Determiner? Demonstrative Determiners with exercises: Use of THIS THAT THESE THOSE

DEMONSTRATIVE DETERMINER

Demonstrative is a word that has been derived from the Latin word DEMONSTRARE that means to ‘show something clearly.’

Thus we can say:-

 

” Demonstrative are the words that point out the ones referred to.”

There are four kinds of Demonstrative-

  • This
  • That
  • These
  • Those

THIS
THIS points out the things, persons or
ideas that are very close to us.

Example- This marker is mine.
(Means – The marker is very close to the person who is pointing it out.)
This book is not yours.
(Means the book  is very close to the

 person who is pointing out.)
This idea is better than that one.
( This idea – the idea that is going on in the mind  right now.)
Were you asking about this boy?
(Means the boy is very close to the speaker.)

In precise, we can notice that we are talking about the things
or ideas that are very close to us.

THAT

That talks about the things, persons, or ideas that are very far from us.

Example
That book is not mine.
(Means- The book is very far from the person who is pointing it out.)

That idea didn’t really work.
(Means- The idea is in the distant memory of the speaker)
My bag is better than that of yours.
(Means- The bag is very far from the person who is pointing it out.)
Your book is heavier than that of mine
(Means- The book is far from the speaker)

So we can simply say that the person, things, or ideas
that have been mentioned in the above sentences
are either far from the speaker or in his distant memories.

THESE-

Plural of This

‘These’ actually  talk s about many persons, things, or ideas that
are very close to us.
Example

These grapes are very sour. I can’t eat them.
Where are you these days?
Can you suggest to me some more plans than these?

THOSE-

Plural of That

That talks about many things,  persons,  things or ideas that area a 
little or very far from the speaker.

Example

Those clocks never give the correct time.
These plants are bigger than those.
Those ideas just really didn’t work.

So these are some usage of demonstratives.

DETERMINERS: INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS A DETERMINER IN GRAMMAR? 8 KINDS OF DETERMINERS

DETERMINERS

Definitions:-

 ‘ A Determiner is a word  that  identifies  a noun in some  or another way.’

To precise – It tells something about a Noun or describes a Noun.

Example:-

  • It is your pen.

     Pen – Noun

     My – Determiner

   ( ‘my’  is giving  information  about 

    a Noun ( Pen)

  • There are some books in the library.
    Books – Noun
    Some- Determiner

         ‘some’ is telling something about

         the books ( Noun) in the library.

 

Kinds of Determiners

There are total 8 kinds of Determiners

  1. Demonstrative
  2. Possessive
  3. Distributive
  4. Quantifiers
  5. Interrogatives
  6. Ordinals
  7. Cardinals
  8. Articles

QUIZ

1. Determiner is known as an ___________ also.

Correct! Wrong!

2. Determiner is a word that tells something about a ________

Correct! Wrong!

3. Determiner is always used ____ a noun.

Correct! Wrong!

4. Determiner is also used before the ______ that describes a noun.

Correct! Wrong!

5. The one who sleeps for long hours is often called as ‘the Kumbhakaran’. Here Kumbhakaran is –

Correct! Wrong!

6. Tell the Determiners in the following sentence- ” Those flowers in your garden are really very nice.”

Correct! Wrong!

Questions of Determiners can always be framed with-

Correct! Wrong!

CORONAVIRUS COVID 19 INSPIRED WORDS- NEW COVID 19 VOCABULARY WORDS OF 2020 ADDED IN OXFORD DICTIONARY

COVID 19 INSPIRED WORDS

With all the ups and downs in our lives and making our lives hell, COVID 19  has gifted OXFORD DICTIONARY some new words. You will find here some words resembling the old words and at the same time, you will notice some words never used before. After the meanings of the words, I have added here one quiz also so that you could learn the meanings of the words more properly.

Following are the words that have been added in the Oxford Dictionary-

  1. QUARANTINI

       – a cocktail typically drunk during  the self-isolation

         ex – Payal was advised to keep on     

               having QUARANTINI  to recover 

               herself soon from this 

              killing disease.

 

  1. COVIDIOT 

       – someone who ignores health

         advice about COVID 19

        ex-  Arun never wears a mask 

         while leaving his home. He is

         really a COVIDIOT.

 

  1. ZUMP 

    – be dumped via zoom during 

      quarantine/ be careless while 

       having  online classes.

     ex- Most of the students used 

     ZUMP during online classes.

 

  1. SPENDEMIC

    – a tendency of doing over online 

      shopping during lockdown

      ex. The virus of ‘being spendemic’ 

      entered into our homes more fastly than         the virus of COVID 19. 

 

  1. SOCIAL BUBBLES

      -the practice of having a safe 

       distance in order to prevent to 

       spread of the disease

 

      ex- Dear students, try to be 

      social bubbles in your classrooms 

      in order to prevent yourselves 

     from the attack of a new virus.

QUIZ : CHECK HOW MUCH YOU HAVE LEARNT

A cocktail typically drunk during the self-isolation

Correct! Wrong!

A tendency of doing over online shopping during lockdown

Correct! Wrong!

The practice of having a safe distance in order to prevent to spread the disease

Correct! Wrong!

Be dumped via zoom during quarantine/ be careless while having online classes. Most of the students used to ZUMP during online classes.

Correct! Wrong!

Someone who ignores health advice about COVID 19

Correct! Wrong!

COVID INSPIRED WORDS
YOUR SCORE

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Which word/words did you like the most,please mention in the comment box below-

THE PROPOSAL QUIZ CLASS 10TH ENGLISH PLAY

THE PROPOSAL (QUIZ)

The Propsal (Extract)
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1. Who is the speaker of the above extract ?

Correct! Wrong!

2. Who is the listener _____

Correct! Wrong!

3. The real purpose of the visitor is to______

Correct! Wrong!

4. The listener thinks that the visitor has come with a request of asking____

Correct! Wrong!

The title ‘ The Proposal ‘ used for the play ,has been used in a sense of-

Correct! Wrong!

A TIGER IN THE ZOO: POEM CLASS X CBSE ENGLISH

A TIGER IN THE ZOO

EXTRACT 1

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions follow:- 

 

Sliding through long grass

Near the water hole

Where plump dear pass.

1. Who is being talked about here?

Correct! Wrong!

2. Where is the tiger right now ?

Correct! Wrong!

3. The rhyming scheme of the above passage is ____

Correct! Wrong!

4. Tell the name of the poet of the above extract-

Correct! Wrong!

5. Read the following conversation of four persons carefully:-

 

IST PERSON: The tiger must feel the gratitude to the zoo owner  and caretakers that they have provided all the facilities to him in the zoo.

2nd PERSON: But the natural growth and happiness of any species is  possible only under

                         his natural habitat. 

3RD PERSON:But here in the zoo , he doesn’t have to labour hard even for his food.

4TH PERSON: Excuse me, don’t you know that a tiger likes to eat only fresh food by hunting .

Now pick out the option that classifies fact (f) and opinion ( o) about the tiger Given by the above persons:- F- FACT, O- OPINION

Please select 2 correct answers

Correct! Wrong!

A LETTER TO GOD: EXTRACT PRACTICE : SAMPLE PAPER CLASS X

A LETTER TO GOD

EXTRACT 1

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions follow:- 

 

“ Of the money that I asked for, only seventy pesos reached me. Send the rest since I need it very much But don’t send it to me through the mail because the post office employees are a bunch of crooks.”

1. The name of the author of the above extract is-

Correct! Wrong!

2. The speaker is writing a letter to –

Correct! Wrong!

3. ’Bunch of crooks’ means a _____

Correct! Wrong!

4. The story ultimately talks about ____

Correct! Wrong!

5. Read the following conversation of four persons carefully:-

 

1ST PERSON: Lencho must not blame the employees. How can he be sure that

   the money has been stolen by the post office employees?

2nd PERSON: But the money was really less than he asked for.

3rd PERSON: Because the Post Master could not collect money as much as 

    Lencho wished for.

4TH PERSON: Yes, and Lencho must be ultimately happy with whatever amount he Got.

Now pick out the option that classifies fact (f) and opinion ( o) of the F- FACT O- OPINION

Correct! Wrong!

 Extract 2

“All through the night, Lencho thought only of his one hope:

 the help of God, Whose eyes as he had been instructed ,see

everything ,even what is deep in one’s conscience.”

 

The _______ of Lencho’s crop had taken away his sleep.

flourishing  

spoilage

growth

2. Lencho looks to God for _______.

money

blessings

none

3. Who comes to Lencho’s rescue?

Neighbours

God

Post Master

4. The word ‘instructed’ WILL NOT  be similiar to ________

trained

misled

educated

5. The basic character trait of Lencho as revealed in this etract is:-

Cunningness

Simplicity

Greed


Answer

  1. spoilage
  2. money
  3. Post Master
  4. misled
  5. Simplicity

SAMPLE EXTRACT QUESTIONS CBSE CLASS X DUST OF SNOW

DUST OF SNOW

EXTRACT 1

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued

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The last two lines tell us the fact that the mood of the poet was____before some time.

Correct! Wrong!

2. What CAN NOT be the meaning of ‘rued’ ?

Correct! Wrong!

What had been saved from ruining?

Correct! Wrong!

The rhyme Scheme in the given stanza is ____

Correct! Wrong!

The poem shows a contrast between two different _____

Correct! Wrong!

What is the message the poet DOES NOT likely to convey through this poem ______

Correct! Wrong!

DUST OF SNOW
RESULT
1- 3= *Keep Trying ! Better Luck Next Time* 3-4= *Good ! Just Give a Little More Efforts* 5-6= Well Done ! Keep Glowing ! Keep Blooming !

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EXTRACT 2

 

The way a crow

Shook down on me

The dust of snow

 

1. Name the Poet of the above extract___

 a . Robert FrosT

 b.  Carolyn Wells

 c. Leslie Norris 

 d. John Berryman

2. ‘Dust of Snow’ stands for ______

a. the dust-laden snow

b. the balls of hail

c. soft particles of snow

d.  snowstorm

3. ‘Me’ im the extract is____

a. The poet’s father

b. The poet’s mother

c. The poet’s friend

d. The poet himself

4. Who / What shook down the dust of snow on the poet ?

a. The wind

b. The Hemlock tree

c. A Crow

d. The poet himself

e. The lines describe a ________ landscape.

a. Summer

b. Winter

c. Spring

d. Autumn

ANSWERS

  1. a. Robert Fost
  2. c.. soft particles of snow
  3. d. The poet himself

  4. c. A crow

  5. b. Winter

If you practiced the second extract, please leave a comment below…

Thank You

TWO STORIES ABOUT FLYING: English classes 10 CBSE

TWO STORIES ABOUT FLYING (Part 1)

” That was twenty-four hours ago. Since then nobody had come near him. The day before, all day long, he had watched his parents flying about with his brothers and sister, perfecting them in the art of flight, teaching them how to skim the waves and how to dive for fish. He had, in fact, seen his older brother catch his first herring and devour it, standing on a rock, while his parents circled around raising a proud cackle. And all the morning the whole family had walked about on the big plateau midway down the opposite cliff taunting him with his cowardice.”

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I. Why do you think nobody came near the young seagull ?

Correct! Wrong!

II. Choose the option that lists the set of statements that are NOT TRUE according to the given extract:-

Correct! Wrong!

III. Pick up the option that correctly classify Fact(s) & opinion(s).

Correct! Wrong!

IV. Which phrase DOES NOT correspond to TAUNTING HIM-

Correct! Wrong!

V. 3. “ taunting him with cowardice” the line shows that his siblings are-

Correct! Wrong!

HIS FIRST FLIGHT
Result Announcement !
1- 3= *Keep Trying ! Better Luck Next Time* 3-4= *Good ! Just Give a Little More Efforts* 5= Well Done ! Keep Glowing ! Keep Blooming !

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EXTRACT 2

” He felt certain that his wings would never support him, so he bent his head and ran away back to the little hole under the ledge where he slept at night.”

a. Who is ‘he’ in the above extract ?

b. Why did he run back to his little hole?

c. Why did he feel his wings will not supoort him?

d. Search of the meaning similiar to ‘confirm’ from the above extract.

e. Tell the name of the author of the above extract.

 

Answers

a. The Young seagull

b. because he was afraid to fly off the ledge/ because he was scared of the height. 

c. he lacked the courage to risk falling off the ledge. 

d. certain

e. Liam O’ Flaherty

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